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September 7, 1975: Ferrari Wins Big at Home

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Ferrari scored one of its greatest victories in the Italian Grand Prix on this date in 1975.  Clay Reggazoni (No. 11) won the race before the home crowd at Monza, while his teammate Niki Lauda (No. 12) finished third—good enough to bring him and Ferrari the 1975 Formula One World Championship.

As usual, Ferrari's founder did not attend the race.  But Luca Dal Monte describes his reaction vividly in his biography, Enzo Ferrari: Power, Politics, and the Making of an Automotive Empire: "One hundred and twenty miles away from the chaotic Monza celebration, in the quiet solitude of his blue-walled office, Enzo rejoiced. He had waited eleven years, but, at last, he was World Champion again."