Alfa Romeo 158 Formula 1 World Champion 1950 with Giuseppe Farina

ALFA ROMEO 158

HISTORY

The Alfa Romeo 158 is a car that competed in car racing from 1938 to 1950. His last year of racing was the first Formula 1 World Championship. Born in the Scuderia Ferrari workshops, at the time Alfa Romeo’s experimental department, the car was designed by Gioacchino Colombo and the engineer Alberto Massimino.
Since 1949, the car was modified to comply with the new Formula A regulations, followed by Formula 1, which equated 1.5 supercharged and 4.5 liter aspirated cars.

Giuseppe Farina won the first Formula 1 Grand Prix at Silverstone on 13 May 1950 with the Alfa Romeo 158 and the first Formula 1 World Championship in 1950. The Italian driver won three races: GP England, GP Switzerland and GP Italia. Despite the same victories of Farina: GP Monaco, GP Belgium, GP France, teammate Juan Manuel Fangio came second in the world for only three points difference.

In the last GP of the season in Italy won by Farina, the Alfa Romeo took the new Alfa Romeo 159 model on track, setting the stage for the victory of the 1951 World Championship.

CHASSIS

Alfa Romeo 158
Tubular spars
Length: 4280 mm
Width: 1473 mm
Height: 1164 mm
Brakes: Drum
Tyres: Pirelli

ENGINE

Alfa Romeo 1479cc 8 cylinder in line
Power: > 350 kW
Roots-type supercharger
Drive Type: Front
Transmission: Manual 4-speed and RM
Fuel Type: Petrol

RESULT

Winner Formula 1 World Champion 1950 driver Giuseppe Farina
GP winner: GP of Great Britain 1950 (Giuseppe Farina), GP of Monaco 1950 (Juan Manuel Fangio), GP of Switzerland 1950 (Giuseppe Farina), GP of Belgium 1950 (Juan Manuel Fangio), GP of France 1950 (Juan Manuel Fangio), GP of Italy 1950 (Giuseppe Farina)

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