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Absolute Beginners: F1 teams that won on their GP debut

Alfa Romeo, 1950 British Grand Prix – Silverstone The inaugural Formula 1 world championship was naturally bound to see a team win on its debut race and Alfa Romeo earned the accolade at Silverstone on 13 May 1950. Having been tipped as the heavy favourites, the Alfa Romeo 158s and their potent 1.5-litre straight-8 supercharged engines did not disappoint, securing a dominant 1-2-3-4 qualifying result in the capable hands of Giuseppe Farina, Luigi Fagioli, Juan Manuel Fangio, and Reg Parnell. On race day, the 158s kept the edge to lead the entire grand prix and lock up all the podium positions, two laps ahead of their nearest rivals. Only Fangio’s retirement after an oil leak denied the...
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