Giuseppe Farina

1906 - 1966

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Emilio Giuseppe Farina, also known as Giuseppe Antonio "Nino" Farina, (Italian pronunciation: [dʒuˈzɛppe ˈniːno faˈriːna]; 30 October 1906 – 30 June 1966) was an Italian racing driver and first official Formula One World Champion. He gained the title in 1950. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Giuseppe Farina has received more than 346,677 page views. His biography is available in 50 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 48 in 2019). Giuseppe Farina is the 8th most popular racing driver (up from 9th in 2019), the 486th most popular biography from Italy (down from 472nd in 2019) and the 2nd most popular Italian Racing Driver.

Giuseppe Farina is most famous for being the first man to win the Formula One World Championship.

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Among racing drivers, Giuseppe Farina ranks 8 out of 888Before him are Enzo Ferrari, Juan Manuel Fangio, Ayrton Senna, Michael Schumacher, James Hunt, and Alain Prost. After him are Ken Miles, Alberto Ascari, Carroll Shelby, Emerson Fittipaldi, Bruce McLaren, and Jackie Stewart.

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Among people born in 1906, Giuseppe Farina ranks 25Before him are Josephine Baker, Emmanuel Levinas, Prince Gustaf Adolf, Duke of Västerbotten, Maria Goeppert Mayer, Ed Gein, and Dietrich Bonhoeffer. After him are Soichiro Honda, Alexey Stakhanov, Hermann Fegelein, Ernst Ruska, Léopold Sédar Senghor, and Léon Degrelle. Among people deceased in 1966, Giuseppe Farina ranks 12Before him are Anna Akhmatova, Sergei Korolev, Jean Arp, Sepp Dietrich, Chester W. Nimitz, and Montgomery Clift. After him are Peter Debye, Ken Miles, Sayyid Qutb, Felix Steiner, Dietrich von Choltitz, and Cemal Gürsel.

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Among people born in Italy, Giuseppe Farina ranks 486 out of 4,088Before him are Pietro Aretino (1492), Ettore Bugatti (1881), Tibullus (-50), Nero Claudius Drusus (-38), Propertius (-50), and Livius Andronicus (-280). After him are Pope Zephyrinus (150), Muzio Clementi (1752), Claudia Octavia (40), Pope Anterus (180), Francesco I Sforza (1401), and Ludovico Ariosto (1474).


Among racing drivers born in Italy, Giuseppe Farina ranks 2Before him are Enzo Ferrari (1898). After him are Alberto Ascari (1918), Giacomo Agostini (1942), Lella Lombardi (1941), Valentino Rossi (1979), Tazio Nuvolari (1892), Maria Teresa de Filippis (1926), Vittorio Brambilla (1937), Riccardo Patrese (1954), Lucien Bianchi (1934), and Luigi Fagioli (1898).