Giulio Borsari – Ferrari Racing Mechanic

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You will see many photographs of drivers, but relatively few of those who make it happen, the racing mechanics. Giulio Borsari who passed away on March 27 of this year at the age of 88 here stands next to a Ferrari 312/F1 during practice for the 1967 French Grand Prix at Le Mans. Borsari spent 17 years in the Ferrari Gestione Sportiva – Ferrari’s racing department – after a 10 year stint at Maserati during that firm’s glorious racing years of the mid-1950s. Giulio Borsari was beloved at Ferrari where he had been the lead mechanic for Ferrari world championships in both F1 and sports car racing during the 1960s and 1970s. Borsari was born in the small village of Montale, near Ferrari’s factory at Maranello, and spent his entire career in the Italian auto racing world. “A man of great passion and ability: a real Ferrari man,” said Luca di Montezemolo, President of Ferrari.

Photo by Louis Klemantaski – © The Klemantaski Collection

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