Enzo Ferrari. F1 and WSC success, which cannot be said of many, maybe McLaren, but not as consistent.
And whoever said Neubauer good shout. Although I only mostly read about him.
Thisis only F1 though. Don't know much about other Motorsport.
Btw, Dennis over Ferrari.
Surely this has to play a certian role too...
Even by the bloody standards of Formula 1 racing of the day, the death toll of racing drivers at Ferrari was unusual. During the late 1950s and 1960s seven Ferrari drivers - Alberto Ascari, Eugenio Castellotti, Alfonso de Portago, Luigi Musso, Peter Collins, Wolfgang Von Trips, and Lorenzo Bandini - were all killed driving Ferrari racecars. While the reason for the high death toll is much debated, contemporary F1 race car driver Stirling Moss commented: “I can’t think of a single occasion where a (Ferrari) driver’s life was taken because of mechanical failure.”
Some critics believe that Ferrari deliberately increased psychological pressure on his drivers, encouraging intra-team rivalries and fostering an atmosphere of intense competition for the position of number one driver. “He thought that psychological pressure would produce better results for the drivers,” says Brooks. With so many drivers dying in his cars the Vatican newspaper L’Osservatore Romano described Ferrari as being like the god Saturn, who consumed his own sons. On hearing of the death of one of his drivers, Eugenio Castellotti, Ferrari is said to have replied: “And the car?”
In public Ferrari was careful to acknowledge the drivers who risked their life for his team, insisting that praise should be shared equally between car and driver for any race won. However, his longtime friend and company accountant, Carlo Benzi, related that Ferrari "would say that the car was the reason for any success,” says Benzi. “The driver was an accessory.” He adds: “For the 42 years I worked for Ferrari I only saw him cry once, and that was when he was at the tax office.” “If he had been in politics,” concluded Benzi, "Machiavelli would have been his servant.