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Nino Farina


Giuseppe Emilio Farina, known as Nino (born in Turin on October 30, 1906, died in Aiguebelle on June 30, 1966), was an Italian racing driver who won the inaugural Formula 1 World Championship in 1950. Famously, in 1950, he became the first modern Formula 1 World Champion (also winning the first-ever Formula 1 Grand Prix that year and securing the first pole position). He was also known in the media for his flamboyant behavior both on and off the racetrack, which was considered “excessive” at the time. For instance, he had a habit of racing with a Cuban cigar in his mouth and was known for his passion for women. He held a degree in Political Science. His father, Giovanni, founded “Stabilimenti Farina,” one of the oldest and most significant automotive coachbuilders of the era. His uncle was Battista Farina, the founder of the renowned Pininfarina. Farina tragically passed away at the age of 59 in a road accident near Aiguebelle. He lost control of his Ford Cortina Lotus on a high-speed curve while en route to Reims to attend the French Grand Prix.

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