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Database start - Driver search - Giuseppe Farina


 
Giuseppe 'Nino' Farina, Italy
1906-10-30 - 1966-06-30
F1 Career: British 1950 - Italy 1955

  Races
Race Wins
Pole Positions
Podiums
Fastest Laps
Total Points
33
5
5
18
6
127,33
       
Percent Wins
Percent Poles
Percent Podiums
Percent Fast.Lap
Points per Race
 
15,15%
15,15%
54,55%
18,18%
3,86p  
  DriverChampion
1950 Alfa Romeo
Farina took the first-ever World Championship for drivers.
At the Argentine GP 1953 Nino swerved to avoid public crossing the track but skidded into the crowd on the edge of the tarmac. Ten people where killed - many thought the actual number was much higher - more than three dozen more were injured. Farina escaped with leg injuries and the race continued the the end.
Mille Miglia 1954 he crashed, he recoverd only to burn his legs badly in a accident at Monza. Came back 1955 but needed morphine to race at the Argentine GP. His injuries forced him to retire at the end of the season. Nino made a half-hearted attempt for a comback in 1956 where injured again at Monza. After Keith Andrews died in his car at Indy he retired for good. Died in a fatal traffic accident on his way to visit the French GP, he was the adviser & driving double for Yves Montand, who played a Ferrari ex-World Champion in the movie 'Grand Prix'.

Year Plac Points Nr / Team / Car Wins 2:nd 3:rd Poles FastL Races Ret Notes
1955 5 10,33 Ferrari 625/555 & Lancia D50 0 1 2 0 0 3 0 1 dns
1954 7 6 Ferrari 625 & 553 0 1 0 1 0 2 1 -
1953 3 26 Ferrari 500 1 3 1 0 0 8 2 -
1952 2 27 Ferrari 500 0 4 0 2 0 7 1 -
1951 4 22 Alfa Romeo 159A, B & M 1 0 2 0 1 7 3 -
1950 1 30 Alfa Romeo 158/50 2 0 0 2 4 6 2 R
Wins    Poles    FastLaps   

Non F1

Year Series Result Team/Car Notes
1966 Movie: Grand Prix . as Racing driver/advisor .
1956 INDY500 dnq Keith Andrews crashed the car in practice
. Monza Supercortemaggiore dns . Accident in practice
1954 1000 km Buenos Aires winner Ferrari 375 Plus Pinin Farina Spyder FL
. Mille Miglia ret Ferrari 375 Plus chrashed
. Syracuse GP winner Ferrari .
1953 1000km Nurburgring winner Ferrari 375 MM Vignal .
. 24h LeMans DQ Ferrari 340 MM Pinin Farina Coupé .
. 24h Spa winner Ferrari 375 MM Pinin Farina Berlinetta FL
. Mille Miglia ret Ferrari 340 MM Touring .
. Formula 2 3rd Ferrari 500 .
. Nurburgring 1000km winner Ferrari 375 MM Vignal .
1952 Formula 2 2nd Ferrari 500 .
. Grands Prix de France 2nd Ferrari 500 .
1950 Bari Grand Prix winner Alfa Romeo 158 Non championchip race
. BRDC International Trophy winner Ferrari .
1949 BRDC intl trophy, Silverstone 1st & 2nd Maserati 4CLT/48 2 heats
. Lausanne GP winner Maserati 4CLT/48 .
. Rosario GP winner Ferrari Tipo 166 .
1948 Monaco GP winner Maserati 4CLT 1500cc .
. GP des nations, Geneva winner . .
. Geneva & Mar del Plata winner Maserati 4CLT 1500cc .
1946 GP des nations, Geneva winner Alfa Romeo 158 first race after the war
1940 Tripoli GP winner Alfa Romeo 158 last race before the war
1939 Italian driving champion . . .
. Swiss GP winner Alfa Romeo 158 .
1938 Italian driving champion . . .
. Antwerp GP, Coppa Ciano & Prix de Berne winner Alfa Romeo 158 .
1937 Italian driving champion . . .
. Naples GP winner Alfa Romeo .
1935 Monaco GP ret Maserati 6C-34 .
1932 . . Alfa Romeo .
. Aosta-St Bernard hill-climb crashed . fist race