In Italian, the word for a stable of race-horses is ‘scuderia’, this is the name Enzo Ferrari chose for his motor racing team, his stable of impossibly glamorous drivers who are driven to win at all costs. They will push themselves to the limit for their God figure – to win means glory for the team – a mistake means death and dishonour – but Enzo tells them: `Win or die - you will be immortal’.
"The Racing Line" is the story of the men who shaped the championship seasons of 1957 and 1958 with tragic results.
During the golden age of Ferrari, the Scuderia is regarded as the ultimate stable of thoroughbreds. Its five leading members - Peter Collins, Mike Hawthorn, Luigi Musso, Eugenio Castelotti and the Marquis Alfonso de Portago - are the bravest and the best – the most accomplished collection of drivers that have ever been selected for a season.
The skill of these drivers is matched only by their fearlessness. There is massive competition and mistrust on the asphalt; a careless mistake by a team mate can be disastrous but individually they don’t doubt their own ability to win. The cars are a death trap – one mistake and you don’t walk away! It’s a drive-hard, play-hard world and their excesses off the track are as renowned as their risk taking.
Antoine Fuqua is best known for the critically acclaimed, award-winning film “Training Day”, starring Denzel Washington and Ethan Hawke.