3 years ago

Alfa Romeo GP Tipo 159 Alfetta at F1 British GP - Alfetta Departure from Museo Storico Alfa Romeo in Arese

To celebrate the victory of the first GP in the history of F1, which ran at Silverstone on May 13th, 1950, Alfa Romeo brings on the English racetrack the GP Tipo 159 "Alfetta", the evolution of the 158 that Nino Farina drove to win the first race.
The car will lead the drivers' parade before the race. Alfa Romeo Racing Team driver Kimi Räikkönen will be at the wheel.
The Alfetta, designed in 1938 and equipped with a 1.5-litre straight-8 supercharged engine, won in 1950 11 out of 11 races and Nino Farina become the first F1 World Champion. Even in 1951 Alfa Romeo won the F1 World Championship, with the Alfetta 159 driven by Juan Manuel Fangio.
The Alfetta 159 belongs to the FCA Heritage collection and comes from the Museo Storico Alfa Romeo in Arese (Milan, Italy), where is permanently exposed.