Enzo Ferrari: The Man and the Machine

The biography that inspired “Ferrari,” the acclaimed film directed by Michael Mann and featuring Adam Driver, Penelope Cruz, and Shailene Woodley, has been celebrated by Variety as a blend of “Grand Prix” and “The Godfather.”

This comprehensive biography delves into the complex life of the mysterious racing figure and automotive giant behind the Ferrari legacy. Now updated with a new foreword, epilogue, and a section of photographs, the book offers an in-depth look at Enzo Ferrari’s life.

Brock Yates’ meticulously researched work, “Enzo Ferrari,” examines the multifaceted persona of one of the 20th century’s most influential figures. Gaining unprecedented access to Ferrari’s closest associates, Yates unveils everything from Ferrari’s beginnings in Modena, his complicated relationship with his unrecognized son, his obsession with velocity, to the cultivation of the iconic Ferrari brand. This biography also explores Ferrari’s cunning yet highly successful management strategies and his own unfulfilled aspirations. Engaging, insightful, and at times, controversial, “Enzo Ferrari” perfectly captures the essence of its extraordinary subject.