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#1 Parkesi

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Posted 27 May 2020 - 14:00

www.sportscardigest.com/20.01.2010 on 1967 24 Hours of Daytona:

 

During their week at Daytona (test/December 1966) the Ferrari team had completed over 580 laps and they were pleased with the results.

When word that the Ferrari P4 had broken the Daytona track record reached Maranello, Enzo Ferrari fired competition manager Dragoni.

It was assumed that Dragoni was fired for allowing this to happen despite explicit orders not to do so.

According to the conspiracy theory Enzo Ferrari set up Dragoni for a fall.

He gave him strict orders NOT to break the track record at Daytona while secretly passing words to some drivers to do just that and

it was done in the testing sessions that were open to the public.

This gave Enzo Ferrari the excuse he needed to fire the wealthy and influential Dragoni.

He was immediately replaced by autosport journalist Franco Lini.

 

Conspiracy or fairy tale? I think we should be told!  



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#2 Bloggsworth

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Posted 27 May 2020 - 17:40

Were it so, should we be surprised?