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During 1950 Alfa Romeo entered 11 races and won them all. Farina was the victor in seven, including three rounds of the newly inaugurated Drivers' World Championship.

He took the Championship with 30 points to the 27 of Fangio and with Fagioli in third place. Amongst Farina's victories that year was the British Grand Prix where he is seen here. Both Farina and Fangio stayed with Alfa Romeo for 1951 and the 158s were finally defeated by the Ferraris in the British Grand Prix.

The Alfa Romeo 158 or Alfetta was one of the greatest racing cars of all time. It won its first race in 1938 and its last in 1951. Throughout its long career it was constantly developed and modified.

Forty-three year old Giuseppe Farina was by far the most experienced driver in the team. He had previously driven for Alfa Romeo in 1946. Alfa Romeo withdrew from racing at the end of 1951 and Farina joined Ferrari with whom he remained until early 1955.

He was killed on 30th June, 1966 when he lost control of his Lotus-Cortina while driving to watch the French Grand Prix.

Farina - Alfa Romeo 158

Silverstone British Grand Prix
13th May 1950


Alfa Romeo 158 specification (1950)
Engine: straight-eight supercharged, twin overhead camshaft 1479 cc (58 x 70 mm) developing 310 bhp at 7500 rpm. Gearbox: 4-speed. Chassis: twin-tubular.

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