22nd July 2014

GRAN PREMIO d'ITALIA - Monza

FERRARI TROUNCE ALFA!

THE ALFA ROMEO TEAM HAVE BEEN DEFEATED BY FERRARI NOW AND THEN DURING THE SEASON BUT IN FRONT OF THE ADORING ITALIAN PUBLIC, THE CARS FROM MARANELLO SOUNDLY BEAT THOSE FROM TURIN IN THIS WORLD CHAMPIONSHIP RACE, WITH THE STARRING ROLE BEING TAKEN BY THE BURLY ARGENTINE FROILAN GONZALES.

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Here is the full result of the 70 lap race:


   1.
6
F. GONZALES FERRARI 375
2.16.50'39
   2.
2
A. ASCARI FERRARI 375
2.16.59'41
   3.
10
D. SERAFINI FERRARI 375
2.19.11'15
   4.
14
L. CHIRON MASERATI 4.CLT
69 laps
   5.
4
L. VILLORESI FERRARI 375
69 laps
   6.
18
L. ROSIER TALBOT LAGO T.26C
69 laps
   7.
30
B. BIRA MASERATI 4.CLT
69 laps
   8.
34
G. FARINA ALFA ROMEO 158
68 laps N.R.F.
   9.
16
E. de GRAFFENRIED MASERATI 4.CLT
68 laps
 10.
20
P. WHITEHEAD THINWALL Spl FERRARI 375
68 laps
 11.
12
R. SOMMER TALBOT LAGO T.26
68 laps
 12.
26
J. CLAES TALBOT LAGO T.26C
67 laps
 13.
32
F. ROL OSCA 4500G
67 laps
 14.
22
P. ETANCELIN TALBOT LAGO T.26
65 laps
 15.
46
R. MANZON GORDINI T.15
64 laps
Fastest lap:   A. ASCARI, FERRARI 375,   on lap 15,   1.53'06

Retired:
 
34
G. FARINA ALFA ROMEO 158
68 laps
 
44
A. SIMON GORDINI T.15
62 laps
 
42
M. TRINTIGNANT GORDINI T.15
54 laps
 
36
L. FAGIOLI ALFA ROMEO 158
47 laps
 
40
F. BONETTO ALFA ROMEO 158
27 laps
 
8
P. TARUFFI FERRARI 375
25 laps
 
38
J. FANGIO ALFA ROMEO 158
23 laps
 
48
P. LEVEGH TALBOT LAGO T.26C
12 lapS
 
28
J. SWATERS TALBOT LAGO T.26C
10 laps
 
24
Y. GIRAUD-CABANTOUS TALBOT LAGO T.26C
7 laps

MONZA MUSINGS:

  • A remarkable turn around in fortunes with Alfa looking all at sea and Ferrari supreme.
  • The local fans were very pro-Ascari but Gonzales just edged the Italian out after a race long duel.
  • With Taruffi's retirement and Villoresi's lack of pace, test driver Serafini did a fine job to come home third.
  • Chiron once again excelled himself, the little Maserati running beautifully all day.
  • Farina's efforts to keep the Championship fight alive come to nought when he crashed with less than two laps to go.
  • Rosier showed the benefit of perseverance, running 12th early on, he made his way up to 6th with some smooth steady driving.
  • When Fangio's drive shaft failed on lap 24 he must have been a little concerned because at that time Farina led the race but Juan Manuel's World Championship was
      confirmed when Nino spun off near the end.
  • The Gordini team ran in the last three places for much of the race but only Manzon saw the chequered flag.
  • So, with just the Spanish Grand Prix left in the Championship season Juan Manuel Fangio is confirmed as World Champion.

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