Exactly 72 years ago, in Monza, the Italian Giuseppe Farinawith Alfa Romeo, became the first Formula 1 world champion, winning the Italian GP, held in Monza.
On that September 3, 1950, Farina already had two victories in the season, in the British (Silverstone) and Swiss (Bremgarten) GPs, and started in third place in the Italian race, the last of the seven in the inaugural season of the category, and won. Fangio, his main opponent, retired with a valve problem on the 23rd of 80 laps.
Alfa Romeo, with the Alfetta 158 model, dominated the championship with three of its four drivers in the first three places, with Farina closing the season with 30 points, followed by Argentine Juan Manuel Fangio (27) and Italian Luigi Fagioli (24). ).
Giuseppe Farina, who was also called Nino Farina, died at the age of 59, in the city of Aiguebelle (France), in an accident, but not as a pilot, on June 30, 1966.
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