Alfa Romeo in its centenary year will be taking centre stage as the featured marque at this year's Goodwood Festival of Speed. That's an Alfa 158 with an Alfa MiTo Cloverleaf outside the British Racing Drivers Club
The 158 which won six Grands Prix from six starts in the initial season of Formula One
The world's premier television sport had a major birthday this week. On May 13, 1950, the first ever Formula One World Championship race was held at the UK’s Silverstone motor racing circuit with Alfa Romeo storming to an historic 1-2-3 podium lockout. Italian Giuseppe Farina, nephew of the founder of the influential automotive stylist Pininfarina, dominated proceedings in his 300 bhp Alfa Romeo 158 ('15' for 1,500cc and '8' for 8 cylinders), with the three Alfas two laps clear of the 21-strong field. F1's influence has grown over the last 60 years to the point where more than 600 million people watch each race - that is, one in every eleven human beings watches each F1 race.
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