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Ferrari's top 10 Formula 1 races ahead of its 1,000th grand prix

Ferrari's top 10 Formula 1 races ahead of its 1,000th grand prix

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Ferrari's top 10 Formula 1 races ahead of its 1,000th grand prix

Ferrari's top 10 Formula 1 races ahead of its 1,000th grand prix

Ferrari have 237 race wins, 31 championships and 767 podiums in their history, and there have been many notable moments for a team that surpassed 1,000 grands prix near the end of the 2020 season.

They are the only constructor to have participated in every single F1 season from its inception in 1950, and 70 years on, it reaches the milestone achievement on home soil with the Tuscan Grand Prix, and at the circuit it owns - Mugello.

While it might not be the case recently, Ferrari has been the dominant force in F1, delivering countless stunning drives and iconic moments.

10. 1976 Italian Grand Prix

After his horrifying crash at the Nurburgring in '76, Niki Lauda should never have been anywhere near Monza just 42 days later.

But turn up he did, still suffering from raw-looking facial burns. Lauda put in a heroic performance to qualify fifth on his return and even more remarkably, the Austrian made some brave overtakes to finish a fourth in the 312T2 and cement his iconic status with the tifosi.

After the race, his balaclava was drenched in blood from the re-opened head wounds. Although he did not win or finish on the podium, it was one of Lauda's most memorable performances.

9. 1964 Italian Grand Prix

John Surtees' win at Monza in 1964 lay the foundations for his late-season surge to become the first world champion on both two and four wheels.

Surtees had already triumphed at Monza in the 350cc class in 1958 and '59, and the 500cc category in the same two years and again in 1960.

'Il figlio del vento' [son of the wind] followed up in F1 by taking pole at the 'Temple of Speed' in the 158, and on to victory by over a minute from Bruce McLaren, with the rest of the field a lap down. Team-mate Lorenzo Bandini rounded out the podium to secure a Ferrari one-three.

8. 2007 Brazilian Grand Prix

Kimi Raikkonen had it all to do heading into the final round of the 2007 season at Interlagos.

With only 10 points available and a seven-point deficit to Lewis Hamilton, qualifying behind the Briton appeared to leave the Finn with a mountain to climb.

But a flying start in the F2007, coupled with an issue with Hamilton's McLaren, allowed Ferrari to march clear at the head of the field.

When Raikkonen jumped team-mate Felipe Massa during the pit window, the win clinched what has since proven to be the last drivers' title for the team.

7. 1951 British Grand Prix

Argentine Jose Froilan Gonzalez holds the accolade of being the first driver to win for Ferrari in Formula 1.

'El Cabezon' took pole at Silverstone in 1951, the first time an Alfa Romeo had not taken the top spot in qualifying outside the Indianapolis 500 since the first F1 race at Silverstone a year earlier.

Gonzalez followed it up with a 51-second victory, primarily due to Ferrari's superior fuel efficiency over Alfa.

6. 1952 French Grand Prix

F1 arrived at the daunting Rouen-Les-Essarts circuit off the back of a one-two finish for Ferrari at the Belgian Grand Prix.

The Scuderia, however, went one better in France as Alberto Ascari led home a one-two-three in the Ferrari 500 ahead of Giuseppe Farina and Piero Taruffi.

The victory was the second of Ascari's record nine consecutive victories in the sport on his way to a famous championship win.

Next: Ferrari's Five best F1 races

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