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Alfa Romeo are one of the most successful car manufacturers in motor sport history with wins in all major disciplines including Rally, Endurance and Touring Car.

The majority of their success dates from the early days of racing from the 1910's to the 50's where, at times, they ruled the world.

Always patriotic and nearly always red, their cars and drivers were some of the most formidable in the world.

Their history in Formula 1 include the 1950 and 1951 Formula One World Championships.


BackgroundEdit

Alfa Romeo made their first racing car in 1913 and soon became one the the big names of sport at the time achieving success in GP's at Mugello and the Targa Florio with amongst other, drivers like Enzo FerrariUgo Sivocci and Guiseppe Campari.

Alfa-Romeo

An Early appearance of the four leaf clover

It was Sivocci's Alfa, painted with the three leaf clover on a white background that would give the marque its racing emblem and good luck sign.

Prior to Formula One World ChampionshipEdit

Old Ascari

Ascari leads at Spa

In 1923, Alfa Romeo lured designer Vittorio Jano away from the successful GP Manufacturers FIAT and with his cars, won the 1925 Automobiles World Championship winning 2 of the four rounds; at Spa-Francochamps and Monza with the Alfa Romeo P2. The car proved so dominant at times that at Spa, driver Antonio Ascari had time to enjoy a sandwich during his pit-stop on his way to victory.

In 1932, Jano produced the P3 which won 6 Grand Prix in its debut year with driver Tazio Nuvolari and Rudolf Caracciola but in 1933 the factory team closed.

Racing continued for the Alfa Romeo cars, transfered to Enzo Ferrari and his Scuderia Ferrari team. Enzo in charge of development of the cars continued the successes winning many GP including the high profile Italain and Spanish GP's.

1934 some the emergence of the German Silver Arrows which would dominate GP racing but victories stil came in the period upto the war for Nuvolari and Louis Chiron.

Alfa also dominated sports car and endurance racind during this time, winning the Targa Florio 6 times in a row, the Le Mans 24 Hour from 1931 - 34 and every Mille Miglia from 1928 - 38 (barring 1931).

After the war and with the absence of the German marques, Alfa dominated Grand Prix racing with their 158 that they continued to develop, their main competition coming from Maserati.

Formula One World ChampionshipEdit

1950Edit

1950 Silverstone Farina Fagioli

Farina leads Fagioli at the British GP

During 1950 The Alfa Romeo 158 was utterly dominant, winning every round except the Indianapolis 500 which it did not enter and the championship came down to a battle between its lead three drivers, Juan Manuel Fangio, Nino Farina and Luigi Fagioli.

Farina won the opening GP at Silverstone with Fagioli second whilst Fangio retired. Onto Monaco and Fangio this time won after Farina had spun out on lap 1 triggering a multi-car pile-up on the flooded Tabac corner.

At Bremgareten Fangio retired again with Farina winning his second race followed home by Fagioli and in Belgium Fangio won from Fagioli, with Farina bringing home a crippled car 4th.

Farina suffered car trouble again in France, finishing out of the points after leading whilst Fangio won from Fagioli ensuring the title lead coming into the season decider.

1950 1 Farina

Farina in his winning Alfa

At Monza, Fagioli was an outside bet for the championship, with a string of seconds, the drop score system not favouring him. Farina would have to win with Fangio finishing down the order to seal the championship and he set off at great pace with Ferrari's Alberto Ascari in pursuit. Fangio was driving inteligently, just doing enough to take the title when he suffered car trouble and retired. He later took over a team-mates car and retired that too.

Farina was world Champion and Alfa Romeo would take the top three places in the standings.

The only time Alfa Romeo would not lead was for a handful of laps at Spa and Monza where cars with better fuel economy; Raymond Sommer in a Talbot-Lago and Alberto Ascari in a Ferrari, would pass them at pit-stops. 

Season-by-season recordEdit

As worksEdit

Year Chassis Engine Tyre No. Drivers Rounds WCC Points WCC Pos. Report
1950 158
159
158 L8 1.5 P Argentina Juan Manuel Fangio 1–2, 4–7 N/A N/A Report
Italy Giuseppe Farina 1–2, 4–7
Italy Luigi Fagioli 1, 7–8
United Kingdom Reg Parnell 1, 3–5
Italy Consalvo Sanesi 7
Italy Piero Taruffi 7
1951 159 158 L8 1.5 P Argentina Juan Manuel Fangio 1, 3–8 N/A N/A Report
Italy Giuseppe Farina 1, 3–8
Italy Consalvo Sanesi 1, 3–5
Switzerland Emmanuel de Graffenried 1, 7–8
Italy Luigi Fagioli 4
Italy Felice Bonetto 5–8
West Germany Paul Pietsch 6
19521978: Did not complete
1979 177
179
115-12 F12 3.0
1260 V12 3.0
G 35 Italy Bruno Giacomelli 6, 8, 13, 15 0 NC Report
36 Italy Vittorio Brambilla 13–15
1980 179 1260 V12 3.0 G 22 France Patrick Depailler 1–8 4 11th Report
Italy Vittorio Brambilla 11–12
Italy Andrea de Cesaris 13–14
23 Italy Bruno Giacomelli All
1981 179C
179D
1260 V12 3.0 M 22 United States Mario Andretti All 10 9th Report
23 Italy Bruno Giacomelli All
1982 179D
182
182B
1260 V12 3.0 M 22 Italy Andrea de Cesaris All 7 10th Report
23 Italy Bruno Giacomelli All
1983 183T 890T V8t 1.5 M 22 Italy Andrea de Cesaris All 18 6th Report
23 Italy Mauro Baldi All
1984 184T 890T V8t 1.5 G 22 Italy Riccardo Patrese All 11 8th Report
23 United States Eddie Cheever All
1985 184TB
185T
890T V8t 1.5 G 22 Italy Riccardo Patrese All 0 NC Report
23 United States Eddie Cheever All

As privateerEdit

Year Entrant Chassis Engine Tyre Drivers Rounds
1950 United States Privateer 8C-308 158 L8 1.5 F United States Johnny Mauro 3
1963 South Africa Otelle Nucci Special Giulietta L4 1.5 D South Africa Peter de Klerk 10
1965 South Africa Otelle Nucci Special Giulietta L4 1.5 D South Africa Peter de Klerk 1
2018 Sauber C37 P Marcus Ericsson

Charles Leclerc

As engineEdit

Year Entrant Chassis Engine Tyre No. Drivers Rounds WCC Points WCC Pos.
1961 Italy Scuderia Serenissima De Tomaso F1 Giulietta L4 1.5 D Italy Nino Vaccarella 7 0 NC
Italy Isobele De Tomaso Italy Roberto Bussinello 7
1962 South Africa Otelle Nucci LDS Mk1 Giulietta L4 1.5 D South Africa Doug Serrurier 9 0 NC
Federation of Rhodesia and Nyasaland Privateer Cooper T53 Federation of Rhodesia and Nyasaland Mike Harris 9 0 NC
1963 South Africa Otelle Nucci LDS Mk1 Giulietta L4 1.5 D South Africa Doug Serrurier 10 0 NC
Federation of Rhodesia and Nyasaland Privateer Federation of Rhodesia and Nyasaland Sam Tingle 10
1964: Did not complete
1965 Rhodesia Privateer LDS Mk1 Giulietta L4 1.5 D Rhodesia Sam Tingle 1 0 NC
South Africa Privateer South Africa Jackie Pretorius 1
19661969: Did not complete
1970 United Kingdom Bruce McLaren Motor Racing McLaren M7D
McLaren M14D
T33 V8 3.0 G Italy Andrea de Adamich 2–3, 5–12 0 NC
Italy Nanni Galli 10
1970 United Kingdom STP March Racing Team March 711 T33 V8 3.0 F Italy Andrea de Adamich 1–2, 5–7, 9, 11 0 NC
Italy Nanni Galli 3–4, 7–8
Sweden Ronnie Peterson 5

List of race winsEdit

As works ConstructorEdit

No. Race Driver
1 1924 French Grand Prix Italy Giuseppe Campari
2 1924 Italian Grand Prix Italy Antonio Ascari
3 1925 Belgian Grand Prix Italy Antonio Ascari
4 1925 Italian Grand Prix Italy Gastone Brilli-Perri
5 1931 Italian Grand Prix Italy Giuseppe Campari
Italy Tazio Nuvolari
6 1932 Italian Grand Prix Italy Tazio Nuvolari
7 1932 German Grand Prix Italy Tazio Nuvolari
8 1947 Swiss Grand Prix France Jean-Pierre Wimille
9 1947 Belgian Grand Prix France Jean-Pierre Wimille
10 1947 Italian Grand Prix Italy Carlo Felice Trossi
11 1948 Swiss Grand Prix Italy Carlo Felice Trossi
12 1948 French Grand Prix France Jean-Pierre Wimille
13 1948 Italian Grand Prix France Jean-Pierre Wimille
14 1950 British Grand Prix Italy Giuseppe Farina
15 1950 Monaco Grand Prix Argentina Juan Manuel Fangio
16 1950 Swiss Grand Prix Italy Giuseppe Farina
17 1950 Belgian Grand Prix Argentina Juan Manuel Fangio
18 1950 French Grand Prix Argentina Juan Manuel Fangio
19 1950 Italian Grand Prix Italy Giuseppe Farina
20 1951 Swiss Grand Prix Argentina Juan Manuel Fangio
21 1951 Belgian Grand Prix Italy Giuseppe Farina
22 1951 French Grand Prix Argentina Juan Manuel Fangio
Italy Luigi Fagioli
23 1951 Spanish Grand Prix Argentina Juan Manuel Fangio

As Scuderia FerrariEdit

No. Race Driver
1 1933 Italian Grand Prix Italy Luigi Fagioli
2 1933 Spanish Grand Prix Monaco Louis Chiron
3 1934 Monaco Grand Prix France Guy Moll
4 1934 French Grand Prix Monaco Louis Chiron
5 1935 German Grand Prix Italy Tazio Nuvolari

StatisticsEdit

Entries
Starts
Pole Positions
Race Wins
Podiums
Fastest laps
Points

Complete Formula One ResultsEdit

NotesEdit