Articles tagged José Froilán González

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Sterling silver

To conclude our trilogy of significant French motor sport anniversaries, we rewind 60 years to the day that Mercedes-Benz returned to Grand Prix racing – and obliterated its rivals Writer Richard Williams The first outsider to catch sight of the new Silver Arrow hadn’t a clue what he was looking at. Which was a relief to the Mercedes personnel, who allowed the photographer George Monkhouse to...

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Ferrari’s 20 greatest F1 drivers

Ferrari will have two crowned champions at the helm when it wheels its cars to the grid for the 2014 Australian Grand Prix – a first in world championship terms since Italy 1953, when Alberto Ascari and Nino Farina formed part of a six-strong line-up at Monza. The team has hired many illustrious names before and since, but which are Ferrari's 20 greatest F1 drivers? Writer Simon Arron A curious...

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Letters from readers

Honour satisfied Sir, The news of the sentence imposed on Prof Franco Lombardi [see Matters of Moment] who, apparently out of greed, has tried to stain the honour of my old and dear friend, Olivier Gendebien — now regrettably no longer among us — has arrived in Argentina. I am pleased by the Italian court judgement even though I am sad that Olivier has not lived long enough to see justice done in...

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Räikkönen rejoins reds

...but what will the Finn’s return mean for Ferrari? Kimi Räikkönen is far from the first Ferrari driver to make a return trip to Maranello – the list includes such as José Froilán González, Alberto Ascari, Mike Hawthorn, Maurice Trintignant, Pedro Rodriguez, Jacky Ickx, Mario Andretti, Clay Regazzoni and Gerhard Berger. He is, however, the first to return after being paid a huge sum to walk...

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Nigel Roebuck

REFLECTIONS Bernie's happy; now what about Silverstone's fans? Alonso a hero - in González Ferrari and British GP 'Smokey' Yunick's Indy special graces Goodwood When I got home from Silverstone late on Sunday night, I poured a stiff scotch and soda, and sat down to watch the IndyCar race from Toronto, which was eventually won — after endless 'full-course yellows' — by Dario Franchitti. He was...

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Blood red brothers

Bill Boddy recalls a time when Ferrari were the young upstarts. Their thrilling battle with the well-stablished and hugely successful Alfa Romeo team ensured that the just-launched Formula One World Championship got off to a flying start When war ended Motor Racing in Europe in 1939, the Grand Prix Formula stipulated cars of up to 4.5 litres with atmospheric induction of the fuel mixture, and up...

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José Froilán González - Obituary

1922-2013 Former Ferrari and Maserati Grand Prix driver Jose Froilan Gonzalez died on June 15, aged 90. Together with Juan Manuel Fangio and Onofre MarimOn, he spearheaded Argentina's efforts in international motor racing from the beginning of the Fifties. Among his European career highlights, he ended Alfa Romeo's domination of Formula 1 by giving Ferrari its maiden World Championship victory in...

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Trident Bearer

From time to time a wave of drivers breaks on the motor-racing scene from one place. In the early 1950s, no one suspected South America of hiding so much talent… Everyone knows that Juan Manuel Fangio came to Europe as an unknown driver from Argentina, shocked the motor racing establishment by winning a number of Grands Prix in his first European season, and stayed to win five world championship...

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The 10 best British Grands Prix

Silverstone 1973Jody Scheckter recalls the race infamous for providing F1's biggest-ever multi-car pile-up 10: Purists recoil at the notion of getting excited about accidents in motor racing, but the massive Silverstone pile-up triggered off by Jody Scheckter in 1973 made such an impact that it's etched on the memory of every fan. At the end of the first lap the young South African, in just his...

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Analysing one Rosberg, relecting upon another and fond memories of a chat with Ferrari’s first World Championship Grand Prix winner González, recently departed If the recent form of Nico Rosberg has caused many to re-evaluate a driver long considered something of an enigma in formula 1, so it has also inevitably put Michael Schumacher’s ‘second career’ into fresh perspective. it may have fallen...



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