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March 2010

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Lancia-Ferrari D50

The iconic D50 was designed by Vittorio Jano at Lancia and made its race debut in 1954, driven by Alberto Ascari. Financial troubles at Lancia saw a number of cars being acquired by Scuderia Ferrari who developed them further and it was in a Ferrari-badged D50 that Juan Manuel Fangio won the Formula One World Championship in 1956.

Only two of the original cars survive and they remain on static display in museums. However, a number of original components, including engines and gearboxes were stored prior to the Ferrari move. These parts re-appeared many years later and were used by Jim Stokes Workshops as the basis of a re-creation project. A total of six cars have now been re-created for use in historic racing.

Lancia-Ferrari D50 on the gid at Goodwood Revival

Lancia-Ferrari D50 on the grid at the Goodwood Revival meeting

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All photographs by Gabriel de Meurville.

D50 on the Goodwood grid Driver change during the race

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