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Ats - The Italian Team That Challenged Ferrari free pdf End of October 1961, the so-called "Palace uprising" taking place at Ferrari leads to the dismissal by the Commendatore of eight elements that have formed the core of the team of Maranello, capable of contributing in a decisive way to the just conquered Formula One World Title in the same season. These include the designer Carlo Chiti and team manager Romolo Tavoni, who, along with most of the defectors, decide, thanks to the contribution of three wealthy businessmen of the time, Giorgio Billi, Giovanni Volpi di Misurata and Jaime Ortiz Patino, to create a new all-Italian team, the Automobili Turismo Sport Serenissima (ATS): 11 February 1962, the headquarters are fixed in via Altabella 17 in the Centre of Bologna. A few months later, in the presence of World Champion Juan Manuel Fangio, the first stone of a futuristic factory in Pontecchio Marconi in placed where will be built not only the car of Formula One, but also a road car Gran Turismo. This initiative gives rise to huge interest, for the quality and the characteristics of those who made up the team, and because many see in ATS the true antagonist of the "Prancing Horse." In December the car Type 100 is presented in great style in the luxury emilian hotel, the Baglioni, whit yet another shot at effect: the pair of drivers hired, one who raced for Ferrari in the Championship just ended, the former world champion Phil Hill and Giancarlo Baghetti, the Italian rising star. This is the history of the Bologna racing team, through the words of veterans, documents of the time, and the numerous vintage photos, of his brief adventure in the 1963 season in Formula One and the ATS 2500, innovative car unveiled at the Geneva Motor Show that is able to take part in the 1964 Targa Florio.

About Michael John Lazzari

Michael John Lazzari was born in Bologna, Italy on 4 October 1970. Having english relatives, he soon inherited a keen interest for the motor races. His idols are first Clay Regazzoni and then Nigel Mansell, two racing drivers able to drive with their hearts and not with mere calculation. He has a degree in Political Science, professional journalist, he has worked for ten years in the sports editorial office of the daily newspaper Il Domani/L'Informazione. In 2010/11 he worked for the Gazzetta dello Sport, the most famous sports newspaper in Italy. He was the press agent for the Emilia Romagna Tennis Federation and also writes for Tennis Italiano magazine. He conducts a radio programme on Radio International Bologna about the Formula One and another about English football. In 2012 he published "ATS, la scuderia bolognese che sfido Ferrari," now translated into English, in Italy it has reached the second edition. In 2013 he published two books, one dedicated to the Formula One "Eroi al volante, trenta storie di piloti oltre la leggenda" (published by Castelvecchi). The second "Teodoro Zeccoli: Cuore Alfa" (published by Maglio), it was reached the second edition. He is now working on another book about the motor races in the 60s. It will be published by the end of September, in Italian and English."

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Author : Michael John Lazzari
Publisher : Createspace
Data Published : 17 July 2014
ISBN : 1500543705
EAN : 9781500543709
Format Book : PDF, Epub, DOCx, TXT
Number of Pages : 154 pages
Age + : 15 years
Language : English
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