When the first Ferrari, the 125 S prototype, was ready for its inaugural run in March 1947, the man who took the barely completed and bodywork-less car for a quick spin to the nearby village of Formigine and back to Maranello was Enzo Ferrari himself.
Today marks 30 years since Enzo's death at the age of 90. It's a reminder of an era where one individual could embody a whole team and have a unique, physical connection to the cars that bear their name. How much grand prix racing has changed in just those three decades, let alone the seven since a Ferrari first raced.
Ferrari, of course, was a driver first and, in his early days, foremost. Not only a race driver from 1919-31 who achieved a good number of minor successes, he was also an individual who would rarely let his chauffeur take the wheel because he wanted to do the work himself.