1951-2011- Back on track with the José Froilan Gonzalez 375 F1
Silverstone, 10 July – Sixty years on from José Froilan Gonzalez’s victory in the British Grand Prix, his 375 F1 car is back in action at Silverstone circuit.
Today, at 11.20, the car that gave Scuderia Ferrari the first of its 215 wins to date in the Formula 1 World Championship, will be on the grid for a photo-call and video shooting, along with Team Principal Stefano Domenicali and the drivers, Fernando Alonso and Felipe Massa. After that, Fernando will get into the cockpit of the car, which is part of Bernie Ecclestone’s private collection, to do a lap of the track to celebrate this special anniversary for the most successful team in Formula 1.
“Sixty years have passed and Ferrari is the only team that can claim to have taken part in every year of the most important championship in motor sport,” commented Stefano Domenicali. “After that first win, so many others followed and with them, 31 titles – 16 Constructors’ and 15 Drivers’ – all part of what makes this team truly unique. Currently, we really want to add to that list of wins as soon as possible. That is the aim of all the men and women who work in Maranello and we know it is also what our fans expect of us.”