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Jose Froilan Gonzalez


Jose Froilan Gonzalez is an Argentine former racing driver, particularly notable for scoring Ferrari's first win in a Formula One World Championship race at the 1951 British Grand Prix. He made his Formula One debut for Scuderia Achille Varzi in the 1950 Monaco Grand Prix. His last Grand Prix was the 1960 Argentine Grand Prix.

Gonzalez competed in 26 World Championship Formula One Grands Prix over nine seasons (1950-1957 and 1960) and numerous non-Championship events. In the 26 World Championship races, Gonzalez scored two victories (the 1951 British Grand Prix and the 1954 British Grand Prix), seven second place finishes, six third place finishes, three pole positions and six fastest laps. Gonzalez scored 72.14 points and led 14 times in nine Grands Prix, for 270 laps, making a career lead of 1363.85 kilometers or approximately 847.457 miles. He won the 1951 Coppa Acerbo, in 1954 the 24 Hours of Le Mans with Maurice Trintignant, and the Portuguese Grand Prix for Ferrari.

Gonzalez's nicknames were The Pampas Bull (by his English fans) and El Cabezon .

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