After two difficult years with little in the way of success in F1, 1959 and 1960 were the apotheosis, also due to a radical shift in the regulations. Before this, however, Ferrari went through something of an inner struggle. Enzo had to change his mind and agree to put ‘the cart before the horse’ by launching a single-seater and sports car with the engine behind the driver. The decision paid off extraordinarily, with three world titles in one go: Drivers’ and Constructors’ in F1, plus the World Sportscar Championship. Of course, not everything went right as with the tragic death of Ferrari driver Wolfgang von Trips. In addition, that triumphant season ended in a storm, with the team acquiring a totally new management and technical leadership. The 156 F1 designed by Carlo Chiti astonished everyone because it was the first Ferrari mid-engine single-seater. It was dubbed ‘the shark’, due to its innovatively shaped nose with two angled vents that made it look like the great predator. This car helped Phil Hill to win the Drivers’ title by one point over the unfortunate Von Trips, who lost his life in Monza, together with 15 fans. The other Ferrari driver, Richie Ginther, was fifth in the final rankings. Phil Hill set a new Nürburgring record in qualifying, lapping in less than nine minutes, and was also the first American driver to win the F1 World Championship.