F1 history

Alfaholic
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Re: F1 history

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You've definitely got my attention with the Alfas - a great era for us Alfisti :D
Martin

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Re: F1 history

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Not impressed :mrgreen:

Joking of course, so many models which I want, some I have, some I used to have. Still angry at me for selling almost full collection of Spark pre-war Mercedes-Benz GP cars. Looking forward to see 70s cars because this is my main collecting theme.
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Enginer
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Re: F1 history

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The last race with high airboxes - Grand Prix USA / West 1976


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Today some cars of my favorite season of the 70's from the race in Long Beach in 1976

1. Mario Andretti

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SPARK / Parnelli VPJ4B / dnf - water leak

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2. John Watson

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SPARK / Penske PC3 / nc - only 69 rounds

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3. Hans-Joachim Stuck

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SPARK / March 761 / dnf - accident in round 2

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4.Clay Regazzoni

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QUARTZO / Ferrari 312T / winner

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5. James Hunt

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SPARK / Mc Laren M23 / dnf / accident in round 3

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6. Jacques Laffite

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SPARK / Ligier JS5 / 4th place

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© Grand Prix Data Book / D.Hayhoe & D.Holland 1997

Alfaholic
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Re: F1 history

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A fine bunch of high-airbox stunners.
Martin

Tom
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Re: F1 history

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Yup, excellent.

reeft1
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Re: F1 history

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Can't choose a favourite. Super.

Tihomir
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Re: F1 history

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High boxes/periscopes are my favorite era, I would add all of these but unfortunately I have budget constraints and Sparks are well above the budget these days. :roll:
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Enginer
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Re: F1 history

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A Historic Celebration:
110 Years of Alfa Romeo & 70 Years of Formula 1

(especially for our member Alfaholic :D :) )

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1950 - Alfa Romeo 158


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BRUMM / Nino Farina / Italian Grand Prix 1950 / Winner & World Champion

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1951 - Alfa Romeo 159


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MINICHAMPS / Juan Manuel Fangio / Spanish Grand Prix 1951 / Winner & World Champion

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1979 - Alfa Romeo 177


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SPARK / Vittorio Brambilla / Italian Grand Prix 1979 / 12th place

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1979 - Alfa Romeo 179


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SPARK / Vittorio Brambilla / Canadian Grand Prix 1979 / dnf - fuel metering unit

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1980 - Alfa Romeo 179


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SPARK / Patrick Depailler / Monaco Grand Prix 1980 / dnf - engine

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1981 - Alfa Romeo 179C


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SPARK / Mario Andretti / GP USA-West 1981 / 4th place

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1984 - Alfa Romeo 184T


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SPARK / Eddie Cheever / French Grand Prix 1984 / dnf - engine

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1985 - Alfa Romeo 185T


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SPARK / Eddie Cheever / Belgian Grand Prix 1985 / dnf - gearbox

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2019 - Alfa Romeo Racing (Sauber) C38


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SPARK / Kimi Räikkönen / Australian Grand Prix 2019 / 8th place

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Tom
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Re: F1 history

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Fab collection, I'm a fan of the oldies especially. Fair amount of DNFs in the modern F1 cars...

reeft1
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Re: F1 history

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I would happily take all of those Alfas, but the pair of benetton ones in particular

Alfaholic
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Re: F1 history

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Thanks for this post, just the thing I need to take my mind off another woeful qualifying performance by the Alfas (and Ferraris).

There is not a dud amongst these Alfa F1s. Very impressive.
Martin

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Re: F1 history

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Last place in the starting grid for Kimi today in Silverstone..more than four seconds slower than Bottas...
thats really sad.
Small consolation - here are few pictures of a famous, more successful racing car with an Alfa Romeo engine. :)

More pictures of Niki in one of my next posts....


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Tom
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Re: F1 history

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That would definitely have a place in my 'if ever' F1 model collection. Superb.

reeft1
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Re: F1 history

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Yes indeedy!

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