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The tragedy that forced Ferrari's first F1 winner to quit

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The tragedy that forced Ferrari's first F1 winner to quit
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Dec 21, 2019, 2:02 PM

Burly and pugnacious, Jose Froilan Gonzales was an unlikely-looking racing driver. And yet he claimed Ferrari's first world championship Formula 1 race win. NIGEL ROEBUCK recalls the man they called 'El Cabezon'

I met Jose Froilan Gonzales only once, in 2002. The Belgian Grand Prix had been won by Michael Schumacher, and it marked the 100th victory for a Ferrari running on Shell: a happy consequence was that Shell invited to Monza the man who had scored the first.

In fact, Gonzales's victory in the 1951 British Grand Prix was also the first for Ferrari since the inception of the world championship.

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Series Formula 1
Drivers Jose Froilan Gonzalez
Author Nigel Roebuck