Giuseppe Farina

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Birthday
30, 1906
Birthplace
Italy
Death Date
Jun 30, 1966 (59)
Birth Sign
Scorpio
Birthday
30, 1906
Birthplace
Italy
Death Date
Jun 30, 1966 (59)

About

Race car driver from Italy most famous for being the first-ever winner of the Formula One World Championship. He was killed after he lost control of his car on an icy road in Aiguebelle while on his way to the 1966 French Grand Prix.

Before Fame

He served in the Italian Army during World War II.

Trivia

He was famous for creating the so-called "straight-arm" driving style, which many drivers have since imitated.

Family Life

His father, Giovanni, owned a body shop.

Associated With

He and Graham Hill are both winners of the Formula One World Championship.