Emilio Giuseppe Farina, born October 30, 1906 in Turin, Italy,
stands out in the history of Grand Prix motor racing for his
much copied and admired 'straight-arm' driving style; and his
status as the first ever Formula One World Champion.
Nicknamed "Nino," he was a qualified medical doctor who began his motor racing career in hillclimbs, graduating to circuit racing with Maserati. But it was not until he moved to Alfa Romeo, as number two driver to the great Tazio Nuvolari, that his racing career really blossomed.
Entering post-war Grands Prix in a privately-owned Maserati, Farina took a win at the 1948 Monaco Grand Prix. For the announced inaugural World Championship for 1950, Farina secured a drive alongside Juan Manuel Fangio and countryman Luigi Fagioli at the dominant Alfa Romeo team, driving the invincible 158 Alfetta cars. Farina took 3 wins from the 7 races of the 1950 season, securing himself the first ever World Championship. It was the pinacle of his career.
Built OOB using Herb Deeks p/e wheels.