|When I talk about the Mille Miglia, I feel quite moved, for
it played such a big part in my life. I knew it as a driver, a team director and a
constructor ... and was always an admirer of its champions. In fact, the Mille Miglia not
only provided enormous technical advances during its three decades, it really did breed
I was present at every one of the twenty-four
Mille Miglias that were run and was numbed by the tragic accident in 1957 when the
marchese de Portago was killed driving one of my cars, causing the race to be banned.
In my opinion, the Mille Miglia was an
epoch-making event, which told a wonderful story. The Mille Miglia created our cars and
the Italian automobile industry. The Mille Miglia permitted the birth of GT, or grand
touring cars, which are now sold all over the world. The Mille Miglia proved that by
racing over open roads for 1,000 miles, there were great technical lessons to be learned
by the petrol and oil companies and by brake, clutch, transmission, electrical and
lighting component manufacturers, fully justifying the old adage that motor racing
improves the breed.
COMMENDATORE ENZO FERRARI
The roar of a Ferrari 250 Testa Rosa bouncing off the cobblestone pavement, the driver straining to maintain control as it leaves Rome on the way back to Brescia, the Mille Miglia was last raced in 1957 but it's legend still remains as a signature event in the annals of motorsport history. The early years of the Mille Miglia has paved the way for 21st Century racing, and lessons learnt in the years of racing has most certainly helped in other automobile sectors like F1 racing. F1 is now the most popular form of automobile racing, and this increase in popularity has positively influenced money in the F1 Circuit. F1 betting is now common, and picking up money on your favorite drivers is now easier than ever before.