Mourning at Ferrari: a historic face of the Maranello team has died



Mourning at Ferrari: a historic face of the Maranello team has died. Very bad news for all Scuderia fans

Historical engineer Mauro Forghieri died at the age of 87 in his Modena. He was one of the most important designers in the history of Ferrari, father of some excellent Formula 1 cars.

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There is a tradition that has never changed over the years at Ferrari. All those who are part of the Cavallino stable are trustworthy people. The Maranello racing department is made up of engineers and professionals born in the Modena region or arrived after a long and careful selection. Joining the Ferrari family is not for everyone, especially in management positions. Sadly, today the most famous Red in Formula 1 history mourns one of its most famous engineers, who signed on a long string of successful cars. We are talking about Mauro Forghieri, who died in his Modena these hours, at the age of 87. Forghieri arrived in Maranello in 1962, selected by Enzo Ferrari himself. He was added to the racing department at the age of 27, serving as technical director not only for Formula 1 cars, but also for Sport Prototypes.

Mourning at Ferrari: engineer Mauro Forghieri, historical designer of Maranello, died

Eng. Mauro Forghieri (Ansa Foto)

Under Forghieri’s management, the Rossa won 54 Formula 1 victories, four world titles and seven constructors. Under his leadership, in the 1970s, there was the great epic of Niki Lauda, ​​double champion with the Maranello team before moving to McLaren. After closing the parenthesis of Formula 1, at the end of the 1980s, during the era of Prost and Mansell, he devoted himself to several fruitful collaborations, including those with Lamborghini and Bugatti. Motor racing fans also remember him for his collaboration with Telepiù in the early 2000s, when he played the role of technical commentator alongside Paolo Leopizzi. These were the years of Schumacher and the most successful Ferrari of all time. Today, it truly seems like centuries have passed since those moments and Red Team fans can only mourn his indelible memory.

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