The revolutionary Formula One Racing car developed in 1970 is the protagonist of Andrea Marini movie ‘Ferrari 312B: Where the revolution begins’ is the title of the new docufilm directed by Andrea Marini, and produced by Tarpini Production, which portrays how, in a race against time and all odds, the legendary Formula One racing car Ferrari 312B gets back on the Monaco circuit, 46 years later, under the wing of its creator, the genius engineer Mauro Forghieri. The movie is currently screened in Italy, but soon it will be distributed by Nexo Digital in 50 countries worldwide.
Mauro Forghieri, then Ferrari’s engineer and chief designer, in 1970 designed the revolutionary model of the Formula One car, backed by the power of an unprecedented propulsion mechanism: the ‘V12 counterpointed’; which was the first ‘flat’ engine of race history, that was, indeed, originally designed for a factory. An engine that changed the story of racing.
With the new layout, the Ferrari 312B allowed its top runners, Jacky Ickx and Clay Regazzoni, to win four Grand Prix and to compete for the world title. Ferrari started an extraordinary period of wins over a decade, with 37 wins in Grand Prix, 4 Formula One World Constructors’ Championship and 3 Formula One World Drivers’ Championship. Half a century later, the images of Andrea Marini, tell the passion that drives a former Formula One driver, the Italian Paolo Barilla, who wants to bring a Ferrari 312B back to race again on the Montecarlo circuit in the competition that every two years is reserved for historic cars. To make it possible, Barilla entrusts the car to the same man who conceived it in 1970, Mauro Forghieri, and to an enthusiastic team of mechanics. The film is accompanied by voices of Niki Lauda, Jacky Ickx, Jackie Stewart, Gerhard Berger, Damon Hill.
Ilona Catani Scarlett