The Italian Job

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When you think of Formula 1 team bases there are only really 2 locations to choose from, Great Britain and Maranello. In fact, if you look at the list of constructors titles since its inauguration in 1958  only once, in 1969 with Matra, has the winner not derived heritage from either. Even then, the French team was ran by Ken Tyrrell from a shed in Surrey. In 1958 Vanwall were Champions and the Driver’s Championship belonged to a Briton, Mike Hawthorn, who was racing for Ferrari.

Ferrari have entered almost every race to date and with 928 starts they have amassed 224 victories. 19 British drivers have won 257 races so you would imagine that these figures would overlap and one driver would have claimed at least 20 Grand Prix for the Prancing Horse. However, only 17 races are synonymous. There have only been 9 Brits who have raced for Ferrari…

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