"Progress is never achieved by endless repetition, but by breaking the chains of habit and the cycle of inertia. Progress is the result of us choosing not by-products of the past, but catalysts of a future."
Those were the words that Ferrari chairman Sergio Marchionne used in a letter he addressed to factory staff last year when he wrote about his vision for the future of the Maranello team. And while he might have been talking about the need for fresh management to make the most of a new era, his comments ring true for a different path that Ferrari has embarked upon more recently on the political front too.
It's one that culminated in that stunning F1 concept-car image that swept through the internet last week.