Tue Mar 25 2014 21:47:48 GMT+0000 (Coordinated Universal Time)

Number 1 of F1 world champions.

1950 Giuseppe Farina became the first world FIA champion winning in his Alfa Romeo.

"The first ever Formula One World Champion came from a privileged background and had a stylish driving technique that was adopted by many drivers. A hard and determined racer, Farina relied on a combination of profound self belief and raw courage to compensate for the superior skills possessed by many of his more naturally talented opponents. Yet he also drove recklessly and few Formula One drivers ever competed with such apparent disregard for their personal safety. Somehow surviving an accident-strewn racing career, he was eventually killed in a road accident."

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