Free Car Mag will be honest, we haven’t read the book yet, but it is written by the great Brock Yates who knows more than a thing or two about cars. This is the book of the film and we haven’t seen that yet, because it has not come out. Don’t worry we will have read the book and watched the book of the film before Christmas. Oh and bought the book as presents for all of our loyal readers…

Genius? Tyrant? Power broker? Enzo Ferrari is the impressively researched, fully detailed biography of one of the most powerful men of the twentieth century. Brock Yates penetrated Ferrari’s inner circle and reveals everything, from his early days in the town of Modena to his bizarre relationship with his illegitimate son; from his fanatic passion for speed to his brilliant marketing of the famous Ferrari image; from his manipulative but enormously effective management tactics to his own frustrated dreams. Fast, fun, and scandalous, Enzo Ferrari more than lives up to its remarkable subject.

ENZO FERRARI is the inspiration for Michael Mann’s forthcoming film FERRARI starring Adam Driver and Penelope Cruz, which will be released by STXFilms on December 25th, 2023. The film takes place in 1957, a year where passion, failure, success and death and life all collided in Ferrari’s battle for supremacy against rival Maserati. Driver is set to play Enzo Ferrari, and Cruz is set to play his estranged wife Laura. Their relationship, as fiery and combustible as the race cars that Ferrari designed, plays a big part in the script Mann wrote.

The great Brock Yates (1933–2016) was an American television and print journalist, screenwriter, and bestselling author. He was the longtime executive editor of Car and Driver magazine. He was inducted into the Motorsports Hall of Fame in America in 2017.


“Captivating . . . Yates deftly records the carnage of major races, business wheeling and dealing, and the political dimensions of motor racing from the pre-WWII Rome-Berlin Axis to today’s ribbon-waving nationalism.” —Publishers Weekly

“A fascinating and provocative book.” —The Observer