Ferrari Race to Immortality premiere: A chat on the red carpet with Daryl Goodrich, Louise King, Natalie Pinkham and the Duke of Richmond
Ferrari: Race to Immortality tells the infamous story of Scuderia Ferrari’s rise to fame in the tumultuous early years of Formula 1 in the 1950s, which later became known as the deadliest decade in motor racing history. Focusing mostly on the relationship between Enzo Ferrari and his drivers, whom he would often pit against one another and manipulate to perform to their best, the story unfolds through archive footage and present-day recounts by the wives and girlfriends of those enigmatic British drivers like Peter Collins and Mike Hawthorn, who were so integral to the team’s success.
Ferrari Race to Immortality had its premiere at the Curzon Mayfair, where we had a chance to speak to producer Julia Taylor-Stanley and director Daryl Goodrich, along with the former wife of Peter Collins, Louise King and the founder of Goodwood Festival of Speed, Charles Gordon-Lennox, 11th Duke of Richmond.
Award-winning sports-film director Daryl Goodrich spoke of his passion for telling the stories of these maverick racing legends, and how his opinions of Enzo Ferrari changed over the course of making the documentary.
The British television presenter and F1 pit reporter, Natalie Pinkham, spoke about why Ferrari still retains such an iconic place amongst today’s race car drivers, and why everyone still wants a chance at a spot on the Ferrari team.
Charles Gordon-Lennox told us why he thought Ferrari was such a force of racing pedigree and how the brand has changed since the death of Enzo Ferrari.
Peter Collins’s wife, Louise King, spoke of her feelings of having her former husband’s story told and what it was like reliving those memories that defined such a portion of her life.
Producer Julia Taylor-Stanley talked about what made these race drivers so iconic and what it meant to be in the golden age of motorsport.
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Ferrari: Race to Immortality is released nationwide on 3rd November 2017. Read our review here.