Alfa Romeo T33/3 n.35 did not finish 24 Hours of Le Mans 1970

ALFA ROMEO T33/3 n.35

ALFA ROMEO T33/3 n.35

HISTORY

CHASSIS

Alfa Romeo T33/3
Fibre glass and aluminium spaceframe
Length: ? mm
Width: ? mm
Height: ? mm
Brakes: Ventilated steel discs
Tyres: Firestone

ENGINE

Alfa Romeo 90° V8 2998 cc
Power: 298 kW
Drive Type: Rear wheel drive
Transmission: Five speed Manual
Differential: Rear differential lock
Tank Capacity: ? lt
Fuel Type: Petrol

RESULT

Did not finish in the 24 hours of Le Mans 1970 with drivers Rolf Stommelen, Nanni Galli

Alfa Romeo 8C 2300 Monza n.11 winner 24 Hours of Le Mans 1933

ALFA ROMEO 8C 2300 Monza n.11

ALFA ROMEO 8C 2300 Monza n.11

HISTORY

The Alfa Romeo 8C 2300 Monza 11 is the winning car of the 24 Hours of Le Mans of 1933. The Italian manufacturer after the victory the Grand Prix of Monza gave the nickname to the car already winner of the last two races of the 24 hours of Le Mans , the opponents did not seem able to scratch the strength of the Alfa Romeo.

Tazio Nuvolari and Raymond Sommer won with the Alfa Romeo 8C 2300 Monza n.11 the 24 hours of Le Mans 1933, for the Italian manufacturer was the third consecutive success.
The race as the previous year was a predictable script, with the absolute dominating Alfa, distancing the opponents and monopolizing the podium. In second place came the Alfa Romeo 8C 2300 n.8 driven by De Guinsurg and Chinetti with a gap of nine seconds, while in third place the Alfa Romeo 8C 2300 n.12 of Rose-Richards and Lewis with a gap of eight laps.

CHASSIS

Alfa Romeo 8C 2300 Monza
Steel ladder frame
Length: ? mm
Width: ? mm
Height: ? mm
Brakes: Drums
Tyres: Engelbert

ENGINE

Alfa Romeo 2336 cc S8
Power: 116 kW
Drive Type: Front wheel drive.
Transmission: four speed manual
Tank Capacity: 140 lt
Fuel Type: Petrol

RESULT

Winner 24 hours of Le Mans 1933 with drivers Tazio Nuvolari, Raymond Sommer

Alfa Romeo 8C 2300 n.8 winner 24 Hours of Le Mans 1932

ALFA ROMEO 8C 2300 n.8

ALFA ROMEO 8C 2300 n.8

HISTORY

The Alfa Romeo 8C 2300 n.8 is the winning car of the 24 Hours of Le Mans of 1932. The Italian manufacturer after the first victory of the year before, is the absolute favorite also for the new year, with the Mercedes, the Bugatti and the American Stutz ready to take advantage of any difficulties of Italian reds.

Luigi Chinetti and Raymond Sommer won with the Alfa Romeo 8C 2300 n.8 the 24 hours of Le Mans 1932, for the Italian manufacturer was the second consecutive success.
The race, after the premature withdrawal of the challengers, was a predictable script with the absolute dominating Alfa, with the only withdrawal of the champions in office due to the breaking of the tank. In second place came the Alfa Romeo 8C 2300 n.11 driven by Cortese and Guidotti with a gap of two laps, while in third place the Talbot AV105 n.6 of Rose-Richards and Lewis with a gap of thirty-eight laps.

CHASSIS

Alfa Romeo 8C 2300
Steel ladder frame
Length: ? mm
Width: ? mm
Height: ? mm
Brakes: Drums
Tyres: Engelbert

ENGINE

Alfa Romeo 2349 cc S8
Power: 116 kW
Drive Type: Front wheel drive.
Transmission: four speed manual
Tank Capacity: 140 lt
Fuel Type: Petrol

RESULT

Winner 24 hours of Le Mans 1932 with drivers Luigi Chinetti, Raymond Sommer

Alfa Romeo 159 Formula 1 Champion 1951 with Juan Manuel Fangio

ALFA ROMEO 159

ALFA ROMEO 159

HISTORY

The Alfa Romeo 159 competed in the 1951 Formula 1 World Championship. The car was derived from the Alfa Romeo 158, designed by Gioacchino Colombo, the biggest difference was on the different rear suspension, in the 159 a De Dion suspension was used, in order to be able to further discharge the high power of the engine.

The debut of the Alfa Romeo 159 was immediately successful and took place at the Grand Prix of Italy in 1950, to win was Giuseppe Farina, who with that victory also won the World Championship of Formula 1 in 1950.

Juan Manuel Fangio at the wheel of the Alfa Romeo 159 won the 1951 Formula 1 World Championship. The argentine driver won three races: GP Switzerland, GP France (shared with team-mate Luigi Fagioli) and GP Spain. After a season fight with the Ferrari of Alberto Ascari, the victory of the world came to the last Grand Prix in Spain. For Fangio it was the first title, of the five conquered, while Alfa Romeo decided to retire.

CHASSIS

Alfa Romeo 159
Tubular spars
Length: 4280mm
Width: 1473mm
Height: 1164mm
Brakes: Drum
Tyres: Pirelli

ENGINE

Alfa Romeo 1479cc 8 cylinder in line
Power: 317 kW
Roots-type supercharger
Drive Type: Front
Transmission: Manual 4-speed and RM
Fuel Type: Petrol

RESULT

Winner Formula 1 World Champion 1951 – driver Juan Manuel Fangio
GP winner: GP of Switzerland 1951 (Juan Manuel Fangio), GP of Belgium 1951 (Giuseppe Farina), GP of France 1951 (Juan Manuel Fangio, Luigi Fagioli), GP of Spain 1951 (Juan Manuel Fangio)

Alfa Romeo 158 Formula 1 World Champion 1950 with Giuseppe Farina

ALFA ROMEO 158

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)

Alfa Romeo 8C 2300 n.9 winner 24 Hours of Le Mans 1934

ALFA ROMEO 8C 2300 n.9

ALFA ROMEO 8C 2300 n.9

HISTORY

The Alfa Romeo 8C 2300 n.9 is the winning car of the 24 Hours of Le Mans of 1934. The Italian manufacturer after the three consecutive victories in the French race, despite still having an advantage against the opponents decided not to participate with the official team , but gave the possibility to private teams to compete with their cars.

Luigi Chinetti and Philippe Etancelin won with the Alfa Romeo 8C 2300 n.9 the 24 hours of Le Mans 1934, for the Italian manufacturer was the fourth consecutive success.
In the race the private Alfa went immediately on the run, but many cars in the category with an engine over 3 liters were forced to retire due to mechanical problems, of these only the blue Alfa of the Italian driver and the French driver arrived at the finish line. In second place came the Riley 6/12 MPH Racing n.27 driven by Sebilleau and Delaroche with a gap of thirteen laps, while in third place the Riley 6/12 MPH Racing n.28 Dixon and Paul with a gap of fourteen laps .

CHASSIS

Alfa Romeo 8C 2300
Steel ladder frame
Length: ? mm
Width: ? mm
Height: ? mm
Brakes: Drums
Tyres: Engelbert

ENGINE

Alfa Romeo 2336 cc S8
Power: 116 kW
Drive Type: Front wheel drive.
Transmission: four speed manual
Tank Capacity: 140 lt
Fuel Type: Petrol

RESULT

Winner 24 hours of Le Mans 1934 with drivers Luigi Chinetti, Philippe Etancelin

Alfa Romeo 8C 2300 n.16 winner 24 Hours of Le Mans 1931

ALFA ROMEO 8C 2300 n.16

ALFA ROMEO 8C 2300 n.16

HISTORY

The Alfa Romeo 8C 2300 n.16 is the winning car of the 24 Hours of Le Mans of 1931. The Italian manufacturer entrusted the engineer Vittorio Jano with the project for a new inline eight-cylinder supercharged engine, which proved to be one of the most successful . With the Bentley retreat, the favorites for the win were the Alfa Romeo, Mercedes, the Bugatti and the American Stutz and Chrysler.

Earl Howe and Henry Birkin won with the Alfa Romeo 8C 2300 n.16 the 24 hours of Le Mans 1931, for the Italian manufacturer was the first success.
The race started with the suitors very close, but with the passing of the hours and with the very hot temperature began the first withdrawals, in particular that of the Bugatti that despite the excellent speed were afflicted by tire problems that forced the French cars to a forced withdrawal. In second place came the Mercedes-Benz SSK n.1 driven by Ivanowski and Stoffel with a gap of seven laps, while in third place the Talbot AV105 n.11 of Rose-Richards and Saunders-Davies with a gap of eleven laps.

CHASSIS

Alfa Romeo 8C 2300
Steel ladder frame
Length: ? mm
Width: ? mm
Height: ? mm
Brakes: Drums
Tyres: Dunlop

ENGINE

Alfa Romeo 2336 cc S8
Power: 116 kW
Drive Type: Front wheel drive.
Transmission: four speed manual
Tank Capacity: 140 lt
Fuel Type: Petrol

RESULT

Winner 24 hours of Le Mans 1931 with drivers Earl Howe, Henry Birkin