At this year’s Goodwood Festival of Speed we participated with the very special Ferrari Uovo. As the car was driven at the Mille Miglia in three consecutive years from 1950 to 1952, we were invited to join class 2 celebrating “125 years of Road Racing”.
Conte Giannino Marzotto, a well known young Italian part-time racing driver and full-time textile business man, was just 23 when he drove the Mille Miglia in his one-of-a-kind Fontana clothed Ferrari road racer. For several hours he was leading the race against all works entries. Unfortunately he retired the car due to a misjudged differential issue.
It was yet again very impressive to see what the Festival of Speed has become over the years. Allthough at times a bit difficult to get a clear view, the event never disappoints to show an immense amount of very original and important cars and motorbikes from all decades of road, circuit and rallye racing. Besides several Le Mans winners and even a two-time winning Ford GT40, it was great to see a collection of almost every Formula 1 car from Michael Schumacher’s 19 years in Formula 1.