|ALFA ROMEO CELEBRATES 65TH ANNIVERSARY OF ITS VICTORY IN THE INAUGURAL FORMULA ONE RACE IN SILVERSTONE|
|◾Four Alfetta 158 race cars take to the Silverstone race track to compete in the inaugural Formula One race
◾Giuseppe 'Nino' Farina leads home an Alfa Romeo podium sweep as Alfa Romeo begins its domination of the first championship season
◾The Alfetta was upgraded for 1951 to give Juan Manuel Fangio his first championship and Alfa Romeo its second
◾Today the Alfetta 158 is one of the most important cars in the famous Museo Storico Alfa Romeo
Exactly 65 years ago today, on May 13th 1950, fo...[Read more...]|
|INFINITI ANNOUNCES U.S. FINALISTS IN GLOBAL SEARCH FOR THE NEXT FORMULA ONE ENGINEERING STAR|
|Hong Kong – Infiniti has taken a step closer to discovering the world's next Formula One engineering stars, as the premium automotive brand today announces that four American students have made it through to the world finals of the Infiniti Performance Engineering Academy.
The finalists will individually compete against eight others from around the world to win the work placement of a lifetime – a 12-month engineering role with Infiniti Red Bull Racing, complete with accommodation in t...[Read more...]|
|1955 Syracuse Grand Prix: A Dentist Fills the British Manufacturing Cavity|
|Ever since Raymond Mays laid a BRM egg, the promise of British manufacturing in Formula One had been left unfulfilled and there were very few signs of that hole being filled any time soon. British manufacturing appeared disease-riddled. Therefore, it would be no minor miracle Tony Brooks would perform on the 23rd of October in 1955.
Connaught had earned respect and success in Formula 2 with its Lea-Francis-powered car. The tiny firm from Send, outside of Woking, would provide drives for some ...[Read more...]|
|1972 Italian Grand Prix: Youth Beats Experience|
|From the moment Fittpaldi responded by earning victory following the tragic loss of Jochen Rindt back in 1970, it was clear the Brazilian was a World Champion in the making. The question would be 'How long would it take?' In just two short years, and in front of the Tifosi, everyone would have their answer.
It had been a remarkable moment. Emerson inherited the lead of the 1970 United States Grand Prix with less than ten laps remaining. He had only just taken his place at Lotus at the British...[Read more...]|
|1970 United States Grand Prix: Hopes Renewed by 'Emerson Who?'|
|It would be a chaotic and ghastly sight. The twirling Lotus mass carried with it another of a brotherhood of drivers that were both very successful and wildly popular. It was another loss for Team Lotus. It was terrible when Jim Clark was lost, but Jochen Rindt's passing would be more than the team could bear. It seemed all hope had gone. But then there would be a young Brazilian, of whom most of the world was ignorant. However, all of that would change one day in the fall of 1970.
Emerson Fi...[Read more...]|