Who was the first formula 1 champion?

Emilio Giuseppe "Nino" Farina was an Italian racing driver. He stands out in the history of Grand Prix motor racing for his much copied 'straight-arm' driving style and his status as the first ever Formula One World Champion. He won 3 out of the 7 races that season and finished with 30 points to win the title. He drove for a constructor named Alfa Romeo.