He was the son of Enzo Ferrari and his wife Laura Garello. Enzo named Alfredo after his grandfather. The nickname " Dino" was derived from the diminutive " Alfredino " of his name.
Enzo Ferrari aspired to since the earliest years of Alfredo to use him as his successor in the company Ferrari and the racing department. Therefore, Alfredo attended the best schools in Europe and studied engineering sciences in Switzerland. Dino suggested in 1955 against his father and the chief engineer Vittorio Jano to the development of a 1.5-liter DOHC V6 engine for Formula 2 racing series. Jano, who was previously employed by Alfa Romeo and Lancia, pressed for a conventional 60 ° V6, which were Ferraris but also for unconventional ways open. So the only 65 ° V6 engine in the world was born. The designers of Ferrari took the work on the first Dino V6 engine in 1956. Dino himself did not live to complete his idea of the end of 1956, he died on June 30, 1956 to muscular dystrophy. The he helped develop 1.5-liter engine was first installed in the Ferrari 156F2 and achieved at the Grand Prix of Naples in April 1957 to third place behind two Lancia - Ferrari V8 Formula One cars.
The circuit of Imola, the Autodromo Enzo e Dino Ferrari on which, among other things since 1981, the Grand Prix of San Marino is discharged, was originally named solely in honor of Dino, after the death of his father Enzo in 1988 his name was added. The Ferrari Dino series was named after him.
Centro Dino Ferrari
The Centro Dino Ferrari for the diagnosis and treatment of neuromuscular and neurodegenerative muscular diseases at the University of Milan in the Department of Neuroscience was founded in 1978 by Professor Guglielmo Scarlato. The Institute is internationally recognized for its activities in the field of research and diagnostics in the field of muscle and neurodegenerative diseases and was named after the late muscular dystrophy Dino Ferrari in 1984.