Wednesday 17 January 2018

New Motorsport Week article: When Alfa Romeo set the pace - more recently than you think

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L'evoluzione dell'automobile: Alfa Romeo 179 F-1,
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Alfa Romeo is back in F1 for 2018. Sort of.

We know about about Alfa's F1 previous. Again, sort of. As while it bagging the first two F1 world championships in 1950 and '51 comes up readily in a word association test, it's less well known that Alfa in fact was an F1 pace-setter much more recently too.

In my latest for Motorsport Week I look at Alfa and its about as unlikely driver Bruno Giacomelli having its part-season in the sun in late 1980.

You can have a read here:

And somehow I neglected to let you know about my previous Motorsport Week article, which was about the grid girls debate, Bette Hill's sad passing, and how the role of women in F1 in Bette's day was very different to what came next.

That one is available to read here:

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