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Ferrari’s First GP winner dies

Jose Froilan Gonzalez, the ‘Pampas Bull’ who in 1951 became the first driver to win a F1 world championship GP for Ferrari, has died in Buenos Aires at the age of 90.

india Updated: Jun 17, 2013 02:34 IST

Jose Froilan Gonzalez, the ‘Pampas Bull’ who in 1951 became the first driver to win a F1 world championship GP for Ferrari, has died in Buenos Aires at the age of 90.

Gonzalez beat compatriot and five-times world champion Juan Manuel Fangio to win the 1951 British GP after making his debut with Maserati in Monaco a year earlier.

Gonzalez won again at Silvers-tone in 1954, when he ended the season as runner-up to Fangio. The Argentine’s F1 career spanned 26 GPs. His last appearance for Ferrari came in his home GP in 1960. He also won the Le Mans 24 Hours sportscar race with Frenchman Maurice Trintignant in a works Ferrari in 1954.