Mr Mauro Forghieri, the engineer and designer of the Ferrari Formula racing cars has passed away aged 87 in Modena, Italy.
Forgieri was born in Italy to parents Afra and Reclus Forghieri and was a mechanical engineer. He is known for helping create and work on Formula one racing cars during the 1960s and early 1970s. He joined Ferrari as an apprentice after studying and graduating in Bolonga University located in Italy in 1961.
After being promoted to Technical Director for the department of racing he designed the Ferrari 312. Under the design of Mauro Forghieri, Ferrari managed to win four driver championships and seven constructor championships. He was the designer of multiple parts that helped the performance of Ferrari F1 cars from the engine, chassis and the gearbox. As the designer he also produced the rear wing to the F1 cars at the Belgian Grand Prix in the year 1968.
The current President of Formula one said in a statement;
"”I am very saddened to hear the news that Mauro Forghieri has passed away”"
With an incredible career in Ferrari, Forghieri became an icon in the racing world. As director he took over and managed to finish the development and design of the Ferrari 250 GTO GT which later went on to become one of the most expensive cars ever to be sold in auction in 2018. It was announced that the 250 GTO had been sold to David MacNeil for $70 million dollars. Ferrari only produced 36 models of the 250 GTO which makes it one of the rarest cars created by Ferrari.