That is why Schumi and Vettel adore Ferrari
Ferrari celebrates the 1000th GP. That’s what made old Enzo so special
“The old man,” Niki Lauda once said, “had incredible charisma. He had a unique way of talking. Like a chant that sounded like a sermon. It was just very difficult to interrupt him. ”Lauda continues:“ But he could also be tough. When I made my comeback after my accident at the Nürburgring in Monza, Enzo already had a substitute ready in Carlos Reutemann. “
Gerhard Berger confirms Lauda’s impressions: “With the first contract, he ripped me off. I had no chance against the old man. You have to imagine my situation: I was a Tyrolean boy who didn’t speak a foreign language and had exchanged truck clutches three years earlier in theschmub’n. I only knew Ferrari from posters. When I was on the podium in Monza shortly after his death in 1988, I got goose bumps. I thought of the old man. I couldn’t do anything about it. “
One thing is certain: the successes are over, but the Ferrari myth lives on forever.