The first 'British' Ferrari

The first 'British' Ferrari

Ferrari's first monocoque Formula 1 car came about thanks to a small British company. Gary Watkins discovers one of the more remarkable stories of 1973

Pat Fry and James Allison may be at the top of the Ferrari technical tree today, but they aren't the first Brits to whom the Scuderia has turned for engineering expertise.

Even before John Barnard and his Surrey skunkworks in the late 1980s and Harvey Postlethwaite at the start of that decade, the Italians had swallowed their pride and looked north.

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