‘La Congiura degli innocenti’ is the first book that fully addresses the partnership between Bernie Ecclestone’s Formula One Brabham team and Italian sports cars manufacturer Alfa Romeo in the mid 1970s. An account of this intriguing period in Formula One history has never been attempted before by any other author neither in the United Kingdom nor in Italy.The book is the story of the improbable partnership between entities that could not have been more different. It’s a portrait of future Formula One owner Bernie Ecclestone in his early years, when he strives to succeed with his own team but at the same time begins to eye a greater prize. It’s the story of an allegiance of circumstance between improbable allies that hides a tumultuous clash in racing philosophies and working mentalities, a rivalry between the British and the Italian factions inside the same team where reciprocal suspicion is king and the only aspect they share is their unwavering drive to success. And success they achieve – despite all their differences and the irrational politicking that goes on at all times within Alfa Romeo.