José Froilán González
|Formula One World Championship career|
|Active years||1950 - 1957, 1960|
|Teams||Maserati, Talbot-Lago, Ferrari, Vanwall|
|Career points||72.14 (77.64)|
|First race||1950 Monaco Grand Prix|
|First win||1951 British Grand Prix|
|Last win||1954 British Grand Prix|
|Last race||1960 Argentine Grand Prix|
José Froilán González (born October 5, 1922 in Arrecifes) is an Argentine former racing driver, particularly notable for scoring Ferrari's first win in a Formula One World Championship race at the 1951 British Grand Prix. He made his Formula One debut for Scuderia Achille Varzi in the 1950 Monaco Grand Prix. His last Grand Prix was the 1960 Argentine Grand Prix.
González competed in 26 World Championship Formula One Grands Prix over nine seasons (1950-1957 and 1960) and numerous non-Championship events. In the 26 World Championship races, González scored two victories (the 1951 British Grand Prix and the 1954 British Grand Prix), seven second place finishes, six third place finishes, three pole positions and six fastest laps. González scored 72.14 points and led 14 times in nine Grands Prix, for 270 laps, making a career lead of 1363.85 kilometers or approximately 847.457 miles. He won the 1951 Coppa Acerbo, in 1954 the 24 Hours of Le Mans with Maurice Trintignant, and the Portuguese Grand Prix for Ferrari.
González's nicknames were The Pampas Bull (by his English fans) and El Cabezón (Fat Head, by his close colleagues).
Formula One World Championship results
(key) (Races in bold indicate pole position; races in italics indicate fastest lap)
- Up until 1990, not all points scored by a driver contributed to their final World Championship tally (see list of pointscoring systems for more information). Number without parentheses are Championship points; numbers in parentheses are total points scored.
- "The Formula One Archives". http://www.silhouet.com/motorsport/archive/f1/title.html. Retrieved on 25 July 2007.