DRIVERS: FRANCISCO GODIA-SALES

Name: Francisco Godia-Sales
Nationality: Spain
Date of birth: March 21, 1921 - Barcelona
Date of death: November 28, 1990 - Barcelona

A wealthy Spaniard from Barcelona, Godia-Sales drove briefly for the Maserati factory on a pay-drive basis in the 1950s and finished fourth in the 1956 German and Italian Grands Prix driving a 250F. He is particularly remembered for remarking when Fangio returned to the pits with a badly damaged Maserati 300S sports car: "You don't have to be a World Champion to do that. I could have done that."

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