What was Formula 1’s best ever championship showdown? Recap all thirty final race title deciders and then let us know what you think was F1’s best climax to a season.
The first flyaway round of the world championship took place in Argentina on this day 60 years ago. But the race held at the behest of president Juan Domingo Peron ended in tragedy.
On 14 July 1951, Jose Froilan Gonzalez drove his 375 F1 to take the first victory for Ferrari in the Formula 1 World Championship. It was the first chapter of a long story that would include more than 200 wins 16 constructors’ championship titles so far. Gonzalez had become known as El Cabezon, ‘the Wild … Continue reading On this day in 1951: Gonzalez scores Ferrari’s first F1 win
A thread on the Autosport forum about Bernie Ecclestone’s brief racing career caught my eye. Ecclestone dabbled in motorbike racing and Formula Three in the early 1950s. But his only entry in the F1 record books is for the 1958 Monaco Grand Prix – which he failed to qualify for. What’s the story behind the … Continue reading Bernie Ecclestone, racing driver