José Froilán González

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José Froilán González
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Formula One World Championship career
Active years1950 Formula One season - 1957 Formula One season, 1960 Formula One season
TeamsMaserati, Talbot-Lago, Ferrari, Vanwall
Races26
List of Formula One World Drivers' Champions0
Wins2
Podiums15
Career points72.14 (77.64)[1]
Pole position3
Fastest lap6
First race1950 Monaco Grand Prix
First win1951 British Grand Prix
Last win1954 British Grand Prix
Last race1960 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[2]. 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 position 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 Nickname were The Pampas Bull (by his English fans) and El Cabezón (Fat Head, by his close colleagues).

Gonzalez demonstrating a Ferrari 500


Formula One World Championship results


(F1 driver results legend 2) (Races in bold indicate pole position; races in italics indicate fastest lap)

Year Entrant Chassis Engine 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 WDC Pts.[1]
1950 Formula One season Achille Varzi Maserati Maserati 4CLT Maserati Straight-4Supercharger 1950 British Grand Prix 1950 Monaco Grand Prix
Ret
1950 Indianapolis 500 1950 Swiss Grand Prix 1950 Belgian Grand Prix 1950 French Grand Prix
Ret
1950 Italian Grand Prix NC 0
1951 Formula One season José Froilán González Talbot-Lago Talbot Lago T26C Talbot Straight-6 1951 Swiss Grand Prix
Ret
1951 Indianapolis 500 1951 Belgian Grand Prix 3rd 24
(27)
Scuderia Ferrari Ferrari Ferrari 375 Ferrari V12 engine 1951 French Grand Prix
2
1951 British Grand Prix
1
1951 German Grand Prix
3
1951 Italian Grand Prix
2
1951 Spanish Grand Prix
2
1952 Formula One season Maserati Maserati Maserati A6GCM Maserati Straight-6 1952 Swiss Grand Prix 1952 Indianapolis 500 1952 Belgian Grand Prix 1952 French Grand Prix 1952 British Grand Prix 1952 German Grand Prix 1952 Dutch Grand Prix 1952 Italian Grand Prix
2**
9th 6.5
1953 Formula One season Maserati Maserati Maserati A6GCM Maserati Straight-6 1953 Argentine Grand Prix
3
1953 Indianapolis 500 1953 Dutch Grand Prix
3*
1953 Belgian Grand Prix
Ret
1953 French Grand Prix
3
1953 British Grand Prix
4
1953 German Grand Prix 1953 Swiss Grand Prix 1953 Italian Grand Prix 6 13.5
(14.5)
1954 Formula One season Scuderia Ferrari Ferrari Ferrari 625 F1 Ferrari Straight-4 1954 Argentine Grand Prix
3
1954 Indianapolis 500 1954 Belgian Grand Prix
4*
1954 British Grand Prix
1
1954 German Grand Prix
2*
1954 Swiss Grand Prix
2
1954 Italian Grand Prix
3*
1954 Spanish Grand Prix 2nd 25.14
(26.64)
Ferrari Ferrari 553 Ferrari Straight-4 1954 French Grand Prix
Ret
1955 Formula One season Scuderia Ferrari Ferrari Ferrari 625 F1 Ferrari Straight-4 1955 Argentine Grand Prix
2*
1955 Monaco Grand Prix 1955 Indianapolis 500 1955 Belgian Grand Prix 1955 Dutch Grand Prix 1955 British Grand Prix 1955 Italian Grand Prix 17th 2
1956 Formula One season Maserati Maserati Maserati 250F Maserati Straight-6 1956 Argentine Grand Prix
Ret
1956 Monaco Grand Prix 1956 Indianapolis 500 1956 Belgian Grand Prix 1956 French Grand Prix NC 0
Vanwall Vanwall Vanwall Straight-4 1956 British Grand Prix
Ret
1956 German Grand Prix 1956 Italian Grand Prix
1957 Formula One season Scuderia Ferrari Lancia-Ferrari Lancia D50 Ferrari V8 engine 1957 Argentine Grand Prix
5*
1957 Monaco Grand Prix 1957 Indianapolis 500 1957 French Grand Prix 1957 British Grand Prix 1957 German Grand Prix 1957 Pescara Grand Prix 1957 Italian Grand Prix 21st 1
1960 Formula One season Scuderia Ferrari Ferrari Ferrari Dino 246 Ferrari V6 engine 1960 Argentine Grand Prix
10
1960 Monaco Grand Prix 1960 Indianapolis 500 1960 Dutch Grand Prix 1960 Belgian Grand Prix 1960 French Grand Prix 1960 British Grand Prix 1960 Portuguese Grand Prix 1960 Italian Grand Prix 1960 United States Grand Prix NC 0

* Shared drive.
** Joint fastest lap.
González started the race in a Ferrari 553 Squalo, but took over one of his team mates' Ferrari 625 F1 during the race.

Notes


  1. 1.0 1.1 Up until 1990 Formula One season, not all points scored by a driver contributed to their final World Championship tally (see List of Formula One World Championship pointscoring systems for more information). Number without parentheses are Championship points; numbers in parentheses are total points scored.
  2. "The Formula One Archives". http://www.silhouet.com/motorsport/archive/f1/title.html. Retrieved on 2007-07-25. 
Sporting positions
Preceded by
Tony Rolt
Duncan Hamilton (racing driver)
List of 24 Hours of Le Mans winners
1954 24 Hours of Le Mans with:
Maurice Trintignant
Succeeded by
Mike Hawthorn
Ivor Bueb
Preceded by
Mike Hawthorn
BRDC International Trophy
1954
Succeeded by
Peter Collins
Records
Preceded by
Geoff Crossley
29 years, 2 days
(1950 British Grand Prix)
List of Formula One driver records
27 years, 228 days
(1950 Monaco Grand Prix)
Succeeded by
Troy Ruttman
20 years, 80 days
(1950 Indianapolis 500)
Preceded by
Manny Ayulo
29 years, 221 days
(1951 Indianapolis 500)
List of Formula One driver records
28 years, 269 days
(1951 French Grand Prix)
Succeeded by
Troy Ruttman
22 years, 80 days
(1952 Indianapolis 500)
Preceded by
Walt Faulkner
30 years, 103 days
(1950 Indianapolis 500)
List of Formula One driver records
28 years, 282 days
(1951 British Grand Prix)
Succeeded by
Jerry Hoyt
26 years, 121 days
(1955 Indianapolis 500)
Preceded by
Johnnie Parsons
31 years, 330 days
(1950 Indianapolis 500)
List of Formula One driver records
28 years, 282 days
(1951 British Grand Prix)
Succeeded by
Troy Ruttman
22 years, 80 days
(1952 Indianapolis 500)
Preceded by
Johnnie Parsons
31 years, 330 days
(1950 Indianapolis 500)
List of Formula One driver records
29 years, 338 days
(1952 Italian Grand Prix)
Succeeded by
Hans Herrmann
26 years, 131 days
(1954 French Grand Prix)
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