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Posted: October 14, 2019 in F1, Fotos
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Coke! and it seems Giuseppe Farina agrees…

He is in the Monza pits all ready to ‘load up’, exact date and meeting uncertain but the Pirelli overalls suggests maybe his 1950 Alfa Romeo 158 Alfetta championship season or ‘praps the year after.

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And here in the Silverstone pits aboard his Alfa Romeo 158 ‘Alfetta’ during the 1950 British Grand Prix weekend- the very first round of the inaugural FIA’s World Championship for Drivers in the fourth year of Formula 1.

Farina won three of the seven rounds- at Silverstone, Bremgarten and Monza in his works Alfa Romeo from teammate JM Fangio who also won three rounds, but fell three points short of the Italians total of 30 points.

The Indy 500, one of the seven rounds back them, was won by Johnnie Parsons in a Kurtis Kraft Offenhauser.


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  1. David E.M. Thompson says:

    A driver today – 70 years later – could demand more money for posing in front of the Coca-Cola sign than Farina earned in his entire career. Just a guess.

    • markbisset says:

      No doubt ‘Nino’ didn’t realise just what a photo opportunity he was providing! Love the shot, it is amazing just what an enduring brand it has been and continues to be in an environment where so many brands of 1950 are long gone…

  2. […] An Alfa Romeo 158 bearing down on a green car in 1950- Giuseppe Farina took the first drivers world championship for the Porttello marque that year. Farina/158 in brief; […]

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