August 31, 2013

It happened today – 31 August

The 31st August 1947 was the day Luca di Montezemolo was born in Bologna, the same year that the first Ferrari branded car saw the light of day. This is not the place to explain who Montezemolo is, nor what he represents in the history of the company. However, we would like to celebrate his birthday, remembering other numbers from his life in red, starting with 19 Formula 1 world titles (five when he was Sporting Director and fourteen as President,) split between 8 Drivers’ crowns and 11 Constructors.’ Staying with the Formula 1 theme, there are the 118 wins from 370 Grand Prix starts, along with 321 podium finishes, 494 in the points, 97 pole positions, 109 fastest race laps and 3,687 points.