Behind the scenes when the Alfetta dominated the F1 debut

Wheels unmounted by beating on the wheel hub with a lead hammer, tanks filled with rudimental systems - or at times still with a bucket and funnel - engines started with one good turn of the crank. In 1950, like today, races were won even in the pits and Alfa Romeo mechanics would put Farina and Fangio back on the track in less than 22 seconds.