Historic collapse in Formula 1: the streak that the Argentine driver broke

Historic collapse in Formula 1: the streak that the Argentine driver broke
Historic collapse in Formula 1: the streak that the Argentine driver broke

Frank Colapinto does not stop making history in the motoring worldwide and this Friday, July 5th achieved another important achievement not only for him as a pilot, but also for our country. The one born in Pilar broke a streak of 23 years without An Argentine gets into a Formula 1 car and will have even more action during the weekend in Britain. The Williams team I had already confirmed the news and finally the day arrived.

The Buenos Aires native who represents MP Motorsport of F2 He was almost an hour above the FW46 the Logan Sergeant in the free practice of Silverstone Grand Prix and ended up in the 18th place. While in the top category the Dutchman is sweeping Max Verstappenthe athlete born in the Buenos Aires province He dreams of his opportunity and it is getting closer. This Friday’s step for the 21-year-old who is part of the academy of the aforementioned competition team will undoubtedly make his mark A before and after for his career.

It was excellent.The first FP1 of my life, it’s an amazing moment for me, I enjoyed every lap, every corner of it. And I’m very happy because the first FP1 only happens once in a lifetime. and I felt I did the best I could. I have been improving over the long term but with old tyres it is difficult. Now I’m going to the F2 Qualifying and I’m very excited about that too, delighted to the opportunity that Williams gave me and the support I received from the team,” Colapinto outlined for the team’s social networks.

On the other hand, continued with the thanks and is already thinking about the future of his career and the opportunities that lie ahead in F1“It was another level and I’m super proud of what we achieved with the people who support me and I need to keep working. I want to get here in a few years and I think this is the way. So Thank you Williams for the opportunity“.

Colapinto’s joy at his arrival in Formula 1: “Dreams do come true”

Shortly after the news broke on July 1, through his official Twitter account, Instagram (@francolapinto)“Fran” confirmed to his 435,000 followers that “Dreams do come true” and he elaborated: “I’m going to do FP1 at Silverstone this weekend!!!” “Thanks to everyone who helped me get here”especially to Williams for the confidence and another unforgettable moment in my sporting career.” Finally, He hoped that “it’s just the beginning” and concluded: “Enjoy it!”

When Colapinto races in F1 with Williams

The twelfth race of 2024 will be On Sunday, July 7th at 11am in Argentina with the British Grand Prix at the Silverstone circuitEngland.

Argentine Formula 1 drivers in history

Apart from the test riders or those in training, those who were on the tracks in the official races were:

  1. Juan Manuel Fangio.
  2. Carlos Reutemann.
  3. Jose Froilan Gonzalez.
  4. Onofre Marimón
  5. Roberto Meres.
  6. Carlos Menditéguy.
  7. Oscar Galvez.
  8. Oscar Larrauri.
  9. Ricardo Zunino.
  10. Ciemar Bucci.
  11. Miguel Angel Guerra.
  12. Pablo Birger.
  13. Jorge Daponte.
  14. Nasif Stephen.
  15. Alexander De Tomaso.
  16. Roberto Bonomi.
  17. Jesus Iglesias.
  18. Alberto Rodriguez Larreta.
  19. Juan Manuel Bordeu.
  20. Alberto Crespo.
  21. Alfredo Pián.
  22. Adolfo Schwelm-Cruz.
  23. Stephen Tuero.
  24. Norberto Fontana.
  25. Gastón Mazzacane.
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