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Ferrari celebrate its first Formula 1 win | Paddock Magazine
July 15, 2021
This coming Sunday, earlier than the beginning of the British Grand Prix, a historic race that has been on the calendar in yearly of the world championship, Scuderia Ferrari will have a good time in a particular manner, the seventieth anniversary of the primary of its 238 System 1 wins. It occurred on 14 July 1951 courtesy of the Argentinian driver Jose Froilan Gonzalez on the wheel of a 375 F1.
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Charles as “El Cabezon”. One in every of these legendary automobiles has made the journey to England from the Officina Classiche in Maranello, the place it has been fully restored over the previous few months. As soon as once more, subsequently, the sound of the 375 F1 12 cylinder engine will ring out round Silverstone, courtesy of Charles Leclerc, winner of two System 1 races with the Scuderia, similar to “El Cabezon,” as Gonzalez was recognized in racing circles.
Evolution meets custom. Lots has modified since 1951, particularly the automobiles, however fortunately so too has the extent of security, exemplified by the Silverstone circuit, now with extra corners than 70 years in the past. In any case, System 1 is a sport in a state of fixed evolution, during which technological analysis is pushed to the restrict and a spotlight to element is all the things. Nonetheless, additionally it is true that, on the coronary heart of this sport, there are values, traditions and partnerships that endure over time. Again in 1951, the Scuderia used Shell lubricants, Pirelli tyres and SKF bearings, simply because it does immediately.
Particular brand. To have a good time 70 years since Ferrari’s first System 1 win, the SF21s pushed by Charles Leclerc and Carlos Sainz will characteristic a particular brand on the halo for this weekend. The automotive covers might be off this weekend! As well as, in honour of Italy profitable the Euro2020 soccer match final Sunday, 53 years on from its earlier success in 1968, the SF21s may also carry the hashtag #grazieAzzurri.