Doug Nye (The F-philes, April) says “Ferrari is without doubt the most significant marque in the entire history of motor racing”. Perhaps he is too young to appreciate the 100-year-old history of motor racing.
Ferrari, as a maker, has only competed post-World War II and has never introduced anything that has been a landmark. The honour belongs to Mercedes and Benz, Bugatti, Alfa-Romeo, Peugeot and, postwar, Cooper. Others have also made notable contributions. I admire Ferrari’s enthusiasm and the visual beauty of many of his cars but not much else.
I am yours etc,
GUY GRIFFITHS, HOVE, SUSSEX