F1 » First Ferrari winner González dies


Jose Froilan Gonzalez, winner of the 1951 British Grand Prix, has died at the age of 90.

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107SS2009

June 16, 2013 9:51 AM


In Europe he was known as the PAMPAS BULL while in Argentina he was known as EL CABAZON, at Silverstone it was first win, a pole and the first lap at that track at 100 mph.
And it might be of interest that BERNIE ECCLESTONE (as is his costume) SNATCHED tenth place driving a Cooper Norton in the support race.

Taipan

June 16, 2013 10:11 AM

Jose was the oldest living former GP winner, that record now passes to Jack Brabham.
I hope Crash put up a photo of him, there's a great one of him and Fangio together, shows just how much has changed in F1.
RIP Jose.

Tiger

June 17, 2013 9:46 AM

@Taipan, Stirling Moss is the oldest living former grand prix winner, (world championship anyway) :)

RIP Jose Froilan Gonzalez, he'll always have his place in motor racing history.

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