Giuseppe Farina

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Giuseppe Farina
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Nationality Italy Italian
Born Emilio Giuseppe Farina
(1906-10-30)30 October 1906
Turin, Piedmont, Italy
Died 30 June 1966(1966-06-30) (aged 59)
Aiguebelle, Savoie, France
Formula One World Championship career
Active years 19501957
Teams Alfa Romeo, Ferrari, Lancia
Entries 36 (33 starts)
Championships 1 (1950)
Wins 5
Podiums 20[note 1]
Career points 115 13 (127 13)[note 2]
Pole positions 5
Fastest laps 5
First entry 1950 British Grand Prix
First win 1950 British Grand Prix
Last win 1953 German Grand Prix
Last entry 1957 Indianapolis 500
24 Hours of Le Mans career
Participating years 1953
Teams Scuderia Ferrari
Best finish DISQ

Dottore Giuseppe Antonio “Nino” Farina (30 October 1906 – 30 June 1966), was an Italian racing driver and was the first official Formula One World Champion, gaining the title in 1950. He was also the Italian Champion in 1937, 1938 and 1939. During his thirty-year racing career he suffered a series of accidents.

Early years[edit]

Born in Turin, Farina was the son of Giovanni Carlo Farina (1884–1957) who founded the Stabilimenti Farina coachbuilder.[1] Giuseppe began driving a two-cylinder Temperino, at the age of just nine. He became a Doctor of Political Science (although some source say engineering), he also excelled at skiing, football and athletic. He cut short a career as a cavalry officer with the Italian army to fulfil a different ambition: motor racing.[2][3][4][5][6]

While still a university Farina purchased his first car, a second-hand Alfa Romeo, and ran it in the 1925 Aosta-Gran San Bernardo Hillclimb. While trying to beat his father, he crashed, breaking his shoulder and receiving facial cuts, establishing a trend that continued throughout his crash-prone career. His father finished fourth.[2][3][5][7][8]

Farina's damaged Alfa Romeo 8C-35 at the 1936 Deauville Grand Prix

During the 1933 and 1934 seasons Farina returned to the sport, racing Maseratis and Alfa Romeos for Gino Rovere and Scuderia Subalpina, and began a friendship with Italian racing legend Tazio Nuvolari. It was Nuvolari who to some extent, guided Farina’s early career.[2] In 1935, he raced for the factory Maserati team, showing enough promise to impress Enzo Ferrari, who recruited him to drive for Scuderia Ferrari, the team that ran the works-supported Alfa Romeos. It was in an Alfa Romeo 8C that he finished second in the Mille Miglia, after driving through the night without lights. He made mistakes aplenty, but kept coming back for more and became a Grand Prix winner, when he won the 1937 Grand Prix of Naples.[2][3][5][6][7][8]

Although he was noted[by whom?] for his driving style and intelligence, he had a petulant streak and disregard for his fellow competitors whilst on the race track.[9] He was involved in two fatal accidents. The first was during the 1936 Grand Prix de Deauville, when tried to pass Marcel Lehoux for second. Farina’s Alfa Romeo 8C collided with Lehoux’s ERA, causing the ERA to overturn and cautch fire. Lehoux was thrown out, received a fractured skull and died in hospital, while Farina escaped with minor injuries. Two seasons later, during the 1938 Gran Premio di Tripoli, László Hartmann's Maserati 4CM cut a corner in front of Farina. The cars to collided and overturned. Farina survived without major injuries, but Hartmann died the following day.[8][9][10][11]

In 1938, the official Alfa Romeo team, Alfa Corse, returned to motor sport and Farina was a member. Driving the new Alfa Romeo 158 Voiturette in 1939, he won the Grand Prix d’Anvers, Coppa Ciano and the Prix de Berne, to become the Italian Champion for the third year in succession. The following year, he won the Tripoli Grand Prix and finished second in the Mille Miglia for the third time.[2][3][6][7][8]

Post WWII career[edit]

After World War II, Farina returned to Alfa Corse to drive their 158. He won the 1946 Grand Prix des Nations. However, he left Alfa Corse after a disagreement over team leadership and sat out the whole of the 1947 season. He came back to the sport in 1948 with a privately entered Maserati and a works Ferrari. During this period, he also got married to Elsa Giaretto. In her opinion motor sport was a silly and dangerous activity, and she tried to persuade Farina to stop.[12] Three days after their high society wedding, the Farina flew to Argentina where he drove his Maserati 8CL to victory in the Gran Premio Internacional del General San Martín. On his return to Europe, he won the Grand Prix des Nations and 1948 Monaco Grand Prix. Using Ferrari’s first Grand Prix car, the Ferrari 125, he won the Circuito di Garda before giving the Temporada another visit. This resulted in victory in the Copa Acción San Lorenzo in February 1949. The rest of the year he raced Maseratis for Scuderia Milano and Scuderia Ambrosiana, and at times in his own 4CLT/48. He won the Lausanne Grand Prix and then was re-signed by Alfa Corse.[2][3][5][7][8][12][13][14][15][16]

1950 World Champion[edit]

In 1950, Farina returned to Alfa Romeo for the inaugural FIA World Championship of Drivers. The opening race of the season was held at Silverstone Circuit, in front of 150,000 spectators. Farina won, from team-mates Luigi Fagioli and Reg Parnell, completing an Alfa Romeo 1-2-3. There was plenty of drama to be had during the season. At Monaco, just eight days later, a multiple pile-up on the first lap, at the Tabac Corner, saw Farina spin out of a race that Juan Manuel Fangio went on to win. In the 1950 Swiss Grand Prix, Farina beat his team-mate Fagiloli into second. The next race, at Circuit de Spa-Francorchamps, saw Fangio beat Fagiloli, with Farina finishing in fourth with transmission problems. At this stage, Farina still led the championship on points: Farina 22; Fagioli 18; Fangio 17.[6][7][17][18][19][20][21]

When Fangio won the 1950 French Grand Prix, Farina finished outside of the points in seventh. By the season finale, the 1950 Italian Grand Prix, Farina was trailing his team-mate by two points. For Alfa, Monza was home territory and so they fielded an additional car for Piero Taruffi and Consalvo Sanesi. It was the Ferrari of Alberto Ascari who put pressure on the Alfas during the early stages of the race, lying in second, in the knowledge his car only needed one fuel stop to the Alfas’ two, but his eventual lead was temporary as his car expired in a cloud of smoke. Soon after, Fangio’s gearbox failed and Taruffi handed over his car, only for it to drop a valve and retire. Instead, first position and therefore the championship went to Farina.[6][7][20][22][23]

He continued with Alfa Romeo for the 1951 season, but had to give best to Fangio, who secured the title for the Milanese marque. As for Farina, he finished the season in fourth place, with his only world championship victory coming in the 1951 Belgian Grand Prix at the Spa-Francorchamps. Farina switched back to the Scuderia Ferrari for 1952, when Grand Prix racing switched to Formula 2 specification, but had to take second place to team leader Ascari. He won the non-championship Gran Premio di Napoli and Monza Grand Prix. Ascari’s total domination of the championship had been a bitter blow to Farina’s self-image.[20] He also drove Tony Vandervell’s Thinwall Special – a modified Ferrari 375 F1 car to second place in the end-of-season Woodcote Cup at Goodwood.[24][25][26][2][6][7][8][27]

He remained at Ferrari for the 1953 season. Farina was involved in a large accident at the first race of the season, the Argentine Grand Prix. President Juan Perón had allowed free access to the race for everyone. This meant the drivers had to race with hordes of spectators lining the circuit, and a young boy ran across the track while Farina was committed to a fast corner, the Curva Nor Este. Farina was forced to take evasive action and swerved into the spectators standing on the exit of the corner, killing seven and injuring many others.[8][28][29]

Farina's best result of the season was victory in the 1953 German Grand Prix. He took up the challenge against the works Maserati of Fangio and Mike Hawthorn when Ascari car lost a wheel. Other non-Championship Formula One victories came in the Gran Premio di Napoli and Grand Prix de Rouen-les-Essarts. By now he had accepted that Ascari and Fangio were faster drivers than him,[8] and Farina finally seemed to have harnessed his experience into a less win-or-bust approach to racing.[according to whom?] This resulted in a strings of podium finishes, gaining third place in the World Championship. This year saw the introduction of the World Sportscar Championship, and as part of the Scuderia Ferrari squad of drivers, Farina made a number of appears, winning twice. The first came in the 24 Heures de Spa-Francorchamps, when he and Hawthorn had a winning margin of 18 laps, which amounted to about an advantage of close to 90 minutes. The second victory came in the next race, the 1953 1000km of Nürburgring, this time partnered by Ascari, with a smaller margin of just under 15½ minutes. He also triumphed in the Daily Express Trophy race at Silverstone in another one-off race in the Thinwall Special.[2][6][7][30][31][32]

Although he was now 47, a golden opportunity arose at Ferrari, when Ascari left the team, leaving Farina he team leader. After early season results including victories in the 1000 km Buenos Aires sports car race, co-driven by the young Italian Umberto Maglioli, and Syracuse Grand Prix, he crashed heavily in the Mille Miglia whilst leading in his Ferrari 375 Plus. Just seven weeks later, and with his right arm still in plaster, Farina raced in the 1954 Belgian Grand Prix. He was leading before the end of the first lap, dicing with Fangio’s Maserati, until the ignition failed on his Ferrari.[2][6][33][34][35] Later in the season he was badly injured in the Supercortemaggiore Grand Prix, a sports car race at Monza, as a consequence of which he spent 20 days in hospital.

He was back with Ferrari for the start of the 1955 season in Argentina, taking morphine injections to ease the pain. But the heat took its toll on all of the drivers. Farina pitted due to exhaustion, with his Ferrari 625 being taken over by the team’s spare driver, Maglioli. When José Froilán González pitted, a revived Farina was sent out in his place. Later in the race, González – who was back in his car – crashed but rejoined and handed the car back to Farina, who brought it home in second. Third place in the 1955 Argentine Grand Prix went to Farina’s original car which had been drivern by Maglioli and Maurice Trintignant. After a third place in Belgium, Farina ‘retired’ mid-season, owing to the continued pain and the death of Ascari.[citation needed] He returned for the 1955 Italian Grand Prix, but his Scuderia Ferrari-entered Lancia D50 suffered a tyre failure at 170 mph during a practise session, whilst on the Monza’s new banking. The car spun, but Farina stepped out unhurt. Ferrari withdrew the car from the event, and Farina did not start his final Grand Prix.[2][6][7][36][37]

Farina entered the 1956 Indianapolis 500, with a six-cylinder Ferrari engine installed in a Kurtis Kraft chassis. The car, sponsored by Bardahl, and was listed on the entry as a Bardahl-Ferrari. Qualifying for the race was scheduled for four days during May. The second weekend saw heavy rain that cancelled the third day and left only a small amount of time for drivers to contest the remaining spaces of the grid. This meant a few drivers didn’t get a chance to qualify on the fourth day. Farina was one of them, and the project was deemed a failure.[by whom?] Farina elected to race a conventional Indy car in 1957, but he had difficulty getting the car up to speed and experienced some handling problems. His team-mate, Keith Andrews, stepped into the car for a test run, but crashed on the frontstretch, the car backed into the inside wall and Andrews was crushed to death between the cowl and fuel tank. Farina withdrew from the event and never returned.[2][3][6][7][38][39][40][41]

Death[edit]

Following his retirement, Farina became involved in Alfa Romeo and Jaguar distributorships and later assisted at the Pininfarina factory.[2][3]

On his way to the 1966 French Grand Prix, Farina lost control of his Lotus Cortina in the Savoy Alps, near Aiguebelle, hit a telegraph pole and was killed instantly. He was not only visiting to spectate but also to film, for throughout the season he had been the adviser and driving double of the French actor Yves Montand, who played an ex-World Champion in the film Grand Prix.[2][3][7][8][42][43]

Racing record[edit]

Career highlights[edit]

Season Series Position Team Car
1933 Coppa Principessa di Piemonte [44] 3rd Alfa Romeo 2300
1934 Masarykuv Okruh [45] 1st Scuderia Subalpina Maserati 4CM
Giro d’Italia [46] 2nd Lancia Astura V8
Gran Premio de Biella [3] 3rd Scuderia Subalpina Maserati 4CM
1935 Bergamo GP [3] 2nd Scuderia Subalpina Maserati 4CM
Gran Premio de Biella [3] 3rd Scuderia Subalpina Maserati 4CM
AIACR European Championship [47] 21st Gino Rovere Maserati 6C-34
1936 Mille Miglia [48] 2nd Scuderia Ferrari Alfa Romeo 8C 2900 A
Penya Rhin Grand Prix [3] 3rd Scuderia Ferrari Alfa Romeo 8C-35
Circuito di Milano [3] 3rd Scuderia Ferrari Alfa Romeo 8C-35
Gran Premio di Modena [3] 3rd Scuderia Ferrari Alfa Romeo 8C-35
AIACR European Championship [49] 14th Scuderia Ferrari Alfa Romeo 8C-35
1937 Italian Championship [2] 1st Scuderia Ferrari Alfa Romeo 12C-36
Gran Premio di Napoli [50] 1st Scuderia Ferrari Alfa Romeo 12C-36
Mille Miglia [48] 2nd Scuderia Ferrari Alfa Romeo 8C 2900 A
Turin Grand Prix [50] 2nd Scuderia Ferrari Alfa Romeo 12C-36
Circuito di Milano [51] 2nd Scuderia Ferrari Alfa Romeo 12C-36
AIACR European Championship [52] 7th Scuderia Ferrari Alfa Romeo 8C-35
AAA National Championship [53] 7th Scuderia Ferrari Alfa Romeo 8C-35
1938 Italian Championship [2] 1st Alfa Corse Alfa Romeo Tipo 316
Pontedecimo-Giovi [54] 1st Alfa Corse Alfa Romeo 2900B MM
Coppa Ciano [50] 2nd Alfa Corse Alfa Romeo Tipo 316
Coppa Acerbo [50] 2nd Alfa Corse Alfa Romeo Tipo 316
Gran Premio d’Italia [55] 2nd Alfa Corse Alfa Romeo Tipo 316
AIACR European Championship [56] 8th Alfa Corse Alfa Romeo Tipo 312
Alfa Romeo Tipo 316
1939 Italian Championship [2] 1st Alfa Corse Alfa Romeo 158
GP d’Anvers [57] 1st Alfa Corse Alfa Romeo 8C 2900B/412S
Coppa Ciano [58] 1st Alfa Corse Alfa Romeo 158
Prix de Berne [59] 1st Alfa Corse Alfa Romeo 158
Coppa Acerbo [60] 3rd Alfa Corse Alfa Romeo 158
AIACR European Championship [61] 13th Alfa Corse Alfa Romeo 158
1940 Gran Premio di Tripoli [62] 1st Alfa Corse Alfa Romeo 158
Mille Miglia [63] 2nd Alfa Romeo 6C 2500 SS Spider Touring
1946 Grand Prix des Nations [13] 1st Alfa Romeo 158
1948 Gran Premio Internacional del General San Martín [14] 1st Scuderia Milano Maserati 8CL
Grand Prix des Nations [15] 1st Maserati 4CLT
Grand Prix Automobile de Monaco [16] 1st Maserati 4CLT
Circuito di Garda [64] 1st Ferrari 125
1949 Copa Acción de San Lorenzo [65] 1st Scuderia Ferrari Ferrari 125C
Lausanne Grand Prix [66] 1st Maserati 4CLT/48
Grande Prêmio da Cidade de Rio de Janeiro [65] 2nd Scuderia Ferrari Ferrari 125C
Daily Express BRDC International Trophy [67] 2nd Scuderia Ferrari Ferrari 125
1950 FIA FORMULA WORLD CHAMPIONSHIP [68] 1st Alfa Romeo SpA Alfa Romeo 158
Alfa Romeo 159
RAC British Grand Prix [69] 1st Alfa Romeo SpA Alfa Romeo 158
Großer Preis der Schweiz [70] 1st Alfa Romeo SpA Alfa Romeo 158
Gran Premio di Bari [71] 1st Alfa Romeo SpA Alfa Romeo 158
Daily Express BRDC International Trophy [72] 1st Alfa Romeo SpA Alfa Romeo 158
Gran Premo d’Italia [73] 1st Alfa Romeo SpA Alfa Romeo 158
Gran Premio Internacional del General San Martín [74] 2nd Dott G. Farina Maserati 4CLT
Copa Acción de San Lorenzo [74] 3rd Dott G. Farina Maserati 4CLT
1951 Grand Prix de Paris [75] 1st Scuderia Milano Maserati 4CLT
Ulster Trophy [75] 1st Alfa Romeo SpA Alfa Romeo 159A
Grote Prijs van Belgie [76] 1st Alfa Romeo SpA Alfa Romeo 159A
Woodcote Cup [77] 1st Alfa Romeo SpA Alfa Romeo 159
Festival of Britain Trophy [77] 2nd Scuderia Milano Maserati 4CLT
Grand Prix de Pau [75] 3rd Scuderia Milano Maserati 4CLT
Großer Preis der Schweiz [78] 3rd Alfa Romeo SpA Alfa Romeo 159A
Gran Premio d’Italia [79] 3rd Alfa Romeo SpA Alfa Romeo 159M
Gran Premio de España [80] 3rd Alfa Romeo SpA Alfa Romeo 159M
FIA Formula One World Championship [81] 4th Alfa Romeo SpA Alfa Romeo 159A
Alfa Romeo 159M
1952 Gran Premio di Napoli [25] 1st Scuderia Ferrari Ferrari 500
Gran Premio dell’Autodromo di Monza [26] 1st Scuderia Ferrari Ferrari 500
FIA Formula One World Championship [82] 2nd Scuderia Ferrari Ferrari 500
Grands Prix de France [83] 2nd Scuderia Ferrari Ferrari 500
Grand Prix de Paris [84] 2nd Scuderia Ferrari Ferrari 500
Grote Prijs van Belgie [85] 2nd Scuderia Ferrari Ferrari 500
Grand Prix de la Marine [86] 2nd Scuderia Ferrari Ferrari 500
Grand Prix de l’ACF [87] 2nd Scuderia Ferrari Ferrari 500
Großer Preis von Deutschland [88] 2nd Scuderia Ferrari Ferrari 500
Grand Prix de la Comminges [89] 2nd Scuderia Ferrari Ferrari 500
Grote Prijs van Nederland [90] 2nd Scuderia Ferrari Ferrari 500
Woodcote Cup [91] 2nd G.A. Vandervell Ferrari 375 Thinwall
Gran Premio di Siracusa [92] 3rd Scuderia Ferrari Ferrari 500
1953 Gran Premio Ciudad de Buenos Aires [93] 1st Scuderia Ferrari Ferrari 500
Gran Premio di Napoli [94] 1st Scuderia Ferrari Ferrari 500
Grand Prix de Rouen-les-Essarts [95] 1st Scuderia Ferrari Ferrari 625
Daily Express Trophy [96] 1st G.A. Vandervell Ferrari Thinwall
24 Heures de Spa Francorchamps [31] 1st Scuderia Ferrari Ferrari 375 MM Pinin Farina Berlinetta
Großer Preis von Deutschland [97] 1st Scuderia Ferrari Ferrari 500
Internationales ADAC-1000 km Rennen Weltmeisterchaftslauf Nürburgring [32] 1st Automobili Ferrari Ferrari 375 MM Vignale Spyder
12 h Casablanca [98] 1st Scuderia Ferrari Ferrari 375 MM Berlinetta
Grote Prijs van Nederland [99] 2nd Scuderia Ferrari Ferrari 500
Großer Preis der Schweiz [100] 2nd Scuderia Ferrari Ferrari 500
Gran Premio d’Italia [101] 2nd Scuderia Ferrari Ferrari 500
FIA Formula One World Championship [102] 3rd Scuderia Ferrari Ferrari 500
RAC British Grand Prix [103] 3rd Scuderia Ferrari Ferrari 500
Gran Premio di Monza [104] 3rd Scuderia Ferrari Ferrari 250 MM Vignale Spyder
1954 1000 km Buenos Aires [33] 1st Scuderia Ferrari Ferrari 375 MM
Gran Premio di Siracusa [105] 1st Scuderia Ferrari Ferrari 625
Grand Prix d’Agadir [106] 1st Scuderia Ferrari Ferrari 375 Plus
Gran Premio de la Republic Argentina [107] 2nd Scuderia Ferrari Ferrari 625
Gran Premio Ciudad de Buenos Aires [108] 3rd Scuderia Ferrari Ferrari 625
FIA Formula One World Championship [109] 8th Scuderia Ferrari Ferrari 625
1955 Gran Premio de la Republic Argentina [110] 2nd Scuderia Ferrari Ferrari 625
Grote Prijs van Belgie [111] 3rd Scuderia Ferrari Ferrari 625
FIA Formula One World Championship [112] 5th Scuderia Ferrari Ferrari 625

Complete Formula One World Championship results[edit]

(key) (Races in bold indicate pole position, races in italics indicate fastest lap)

Year Entrant Chassis Engine 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 WDC Points[note 2]
1950 Alfa Romeo SpA Alfa Romeo 158/50 Alfa Romeo Straight-8 GBR
1
MON
Ret
500
SUI
1
BEL
4
FRA
7
ITA
1
1st 30
1951 Alfa Romeo SpA Alfa Romeo 159A Alfa Romeo Straight-8 SUI
3
500
BEL
1
FRA
5
4th 19 (22)
Alfa Romeo 159B GBR
Ret
GER
Ret
Alfa Romeo 159M ITA
3*
ESP
3
1952 Scuderia Ferrari Ferrari 500 Ferrari Straight-4 SUI
Ret
500
BEL
2
FRA
2
GBR
6
GER
2
NED
2
ITA
4
2nd 24 (27)
1953 Scuderia Ferrari Ferrari 500 Ferrari Straight-4 ARG
Ret
500
NED
2
BEL
Ret
FRA
5
GBR
3
GER
1
SUI
2
ITA
2
3rd 26 (32)
1954 Scuderia Ferrari Ferrari 625 Ferrari Straight-4 ARG
2
500
FRA
GBR
GER
SUI
ITA
ESP
DNA
8th 6
Ferrari 553 BEL
Ret
1955 Scuderia Ferrari Ferrari 625/555 Ferrari Straight-4 ARG
2**
5th 10 13
Ferrari 625 MON
4
Ferrari 555 500
BEL
3
Lancia D50 Lancia V8 NED
GBR
ITA
DNS
1956 Bardahl-Ferrari Kurtis Kraft 500D Ferrari Straight-6 ARG
MON
500
DNQ
BEL
FRA
GBR
GER
ITA
NC 0
1957 Giuseppe Farina Racing Kurtis Kraft 500G Offenhauser Straight-4 ARG MON 500
DNQ
FRA GBR GER PES ITA NC 0

* Indicates Shared Drive
** In the 1955 Argentine Grand Prix, Farina finished both 2nd (shared drive with Trintignant and González) and 3rd (shared drive with Maglioli and Trintignant). He was awarded one-third of the points for each result.

Non-Championship Formula One results[edit]

(key)

Year Entrant Chassis Engine 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 30 31 32 33 34 35 36 37 38 39
1950 Alfa Romeo SpA Alfa Romeo 158/50 Alfa Romeo Straight-8 PAU RIC SRM PAR EMP BAR
1
JER NAT
Ret
NOT ULS PES STT INT
1
GOO PEN
Dr. Giuseppe Farina Maserati 4CLT/48 Maserati L4C ALB
NC
NED
1951 Giuseppe Farina Maserati 4CLT/48 Maserati L4C SYR
Ret
PAU
3
RIC SRM
DNA
PAR
1
NED
Ret
ALB PES
Maserati 4CLT/50 BOR
DNA
Alfa Romeo 158 Alfa Romeo Straight-8 INT
9
ULS
1
SCO
Alfa Romeo 159 BAR
Ret
GOO
1
1952 Scuderia Ferrari Ferrari 500 Ferrari Straight-4 RIO SYR
3
PAU
ALT
IBS MAR
Ret
AST INT
DNA
ELÄ NAP
1
EIF PAR
2*
ALB FRO ULS MNZ
1
LAC ESS MAR
2
SAB
Ret
CAE DAI COM
2
NAT BAU
Ret
MOD
4
CAD SKA MAD AVU JOE NEW RIO
Ferrari 375 Ferrari V12 VAL
Ret
RIC LAV
1953 Scuderia Ferrari Ferrari 500 Ferrari Straight-4 SYR
Ret
PAU
Ret
LAV AST BOR
Ret
INT ELÄ NAP
1
ULS WIN FRO COR EIF ROU
1
STR CRY AVU USF LAC DRE BRI CHE SAB NEW CAD SAC RED SKA LON MOD MAD BER JOE CUR
Ferrari 375 Ferrari V12 ALB
Ret
PRI GRE ESS MID
1954 Scuderia Ferrari Ferrari 625 Ferrari I4 SYR
1
PAU
5
LAV BOR INT BAR CUR ROM FRO COR BRC CRY ROU CAE AUG COR OUL RED PES SAC JOE CAD BER GOO DAI
1955 Scuderia Ferrari Ferrari 625 Ferrari I4 NZL BUE VAL
Ret
PAU GLO BOR
Ret
INT
DNA
NAP ALB CUR COR LON DAR RED DAT OUT AVO SYR

* Indicates Shared Drive with André Simon

Complete 24 Hours of Le Mans results[edit]

Year Team Co-Drivers Car Class Laps Pos. Class
Pos.
1953 Italy Scuderia Ferrari United Kingdom Mike Hawthorn Ferrari 340 MM Pininfarina Berlinetta S5.0 12 DSQ
(Illegal refuel)

Complete 24 Hours of Spa results[edit]

Year Team Co-Drivers Car Class Laps Pos. Class
Pos.
1936 Italy Scuderia Ferrari Italy Eugenio Siena Alfa Romeo 8C 2900A Compr. DNF
(Valve)
1953 Italy Scuderia Ferrari United Kingdom Mike Hawthorn Ferrari 375 MM Pininfarina Berlinetta S 260 1st 1st

Complete Mille Miglia results[edit]

Year Team Co-Drivers Car Class Pos. Class
Pos.
1934 Italy Scuderia Subalpina Italy Luigi Della Chiesa Alfa Romeo 6C 1750 T2.0 DNF
1936 Italy Scuderia Ferrari Italy Stefano Meazza Alfa Romeo 8C 2900A +2.0c 2nd 2nd
1937 Italy Scuderia Ferrari Italy Stefano Meazza Alfa Romeo 8C 2900A S+2.0 2nd 2nd
1938 Italy Alfa Corse Italy Stefano Meazza Alfa Romeo 8C 2900B S3s/4.5 DNF
(Accident)
1940 Italy Paride Mambelli Alfa Romeo 6C 2500 SS 3.0 2nd 1st
1953 Italy Ferrari Spa Italy Luigi Parenti Ferrari 340 MM Touring Spyder S+2.0 DNF
(Accident)
1954 Italy Scuderia Ferrari Italy Luigi Parenti Ferrari 375 Plus S+2.0 DNF
(Accident)

Complete Carrera Panamericana results[edit]

Year Team Co-Drivers Car Class Pos. Class
Pos.
1952 United States Scuderia Guastella United States Bill Spear Ferrari 340 Mexico Vignale Spyder S DNS

Complete 12 Hours of Casablanca results[edit]

Year Team Co-Drivers Car Class Pos. Class
Pos.
1953 Italy Scuderia Ferrari Italy Piero Scotti Ferrari 375 MM S+2.0 1st 1st

Indianapolis 500 results[edit]

Year Chassis Engine Start Finish Team
1956 Kurtis Kraft Ferrari DNQ Bardahl
1957 Kurtis Kraft Offenhauser DNQ Giuseppe Farina Racing

Notes[edit]

  1. ^ total of 20 podiums includes both 2nd place and 3rd place at the 1955 Argentine Grand Prix
  2. ^ a b Up until 1990, not all points scored by a driver contributed to their final World Championship tally (see list of points scoring systems for more information). Numbers without parentheses are Championship points; numbers in parentheses are total points scored.

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Further reading[edit]

  • "The World Champions: Giuseppe Farina to Jackie Stewart", Anthony Pritchard, 1974
  • "The Grand Prix Who's Who", Steve Small, 1995
Sporting positions
Preceded by
None
Formula One World Champion
1950
Succeeded by
Juan Manuel Fangio
Preceded by
Hermann Lang
Gran Premio di Tripoli winner
1940
Succeeded by
None
Preceded by
Manfred von Brauchitsch
1937
Grand Prix de Monaco winner
1948
Succeeded by
Juan Manuel Fangio
1950
Preceded by
Alberto Ascari
Grand Premio di Bari winner
1950
Succeeded by
Juan Manuel Fangio
Preceded by
Alberto Ascari
BRDC International Trophy winner
1950
Succeeded by
Reg Parnell
Preceded by
Georges Grignard
Grand Prix de Paris winner
1951
Succeeded by
Piero Taruffi
Preceded by
Alberto Ascari
Gran Premio di Napoli winner
1952 & 1953
Succeeded by
Luigi Musso
Preceded by
None
Gran Premio Ciudad de Buenos Aires winner
1953
Succeeded by
Maurice Trintignant
Preceded by
Luigi Chinetti
Jean Lucas
1949
Spa 24 Hours winner
with Mike Hawthorn

1953
Succeeded by
Robert Crevits
Gustave Gosselin
1964
Records
Preceded by
None
Youngest Grand Prix Polesitter
43 years, 195 days
(1950 British Grand Prix)
Succeeded by
Juan Manuel Fangio
38 years, 331 days
(1950 Monaco GP)
Preceded by
None
Youngest Grand Prix Race
Winner

43 years, 195 days
(1950 British Grand Prix)
Succeeded by
Juan Manuel Fangio
38 years, 331 days
(1950 Monaco GP)
Preceded by
None
Youngest driver to set
Fastest Lap in Formula One

43 years, 195 days
(1950 British Grand Prix)
Succeeded by
Juan Manuel Fangio
38 years, 331 days
(1950 Monaco GP)
Preceded by
None
Youngest Driver to score a
Podium Position in Formula One

43 years, 195 days
(1950 British Grand Prix)
Succeeded by
Reg Parnell
38 years, 315 days
(1950 British GP)
Preceded by
None
Youngest Driver to score
Points in Formula One

43 years, 195 days
(1950 British Grand Prix)
Succeeded by
Reg Parnell
38 years, 315 days
(1950 British GP)
Preceded by
None
Most Grand Prix wins
2 wins
1st at the 1950 British GP
Succeeded by
Juan Manuel Fangio
6 wins,
3rd at the 1950 French GP
Preceded by
None
Youngest Formula One
World Drivers' Champion

43 years, 308 days
(1950 season)
Succeeded by
Juan Manuel Fangio
40 years, 126 days
(1951 season)