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Fangio, Juan Manuel

Born: 1911 AD
Died: 1995 AD
Nationality: Argentinian
Categories: Race Drivers

1911 – Born on June 24th in Balcarce, Argentina. Juan-Manuel Fangio was famous for winning a race at the slowest possible speed. His record of wins against starts will probably never be matched.

1929 – Fangio’s first race at eighteen was in a Ford taxi.

1940 – He won the Gran Premio del Norte was almost 10,000 kilometers long.

1949 – At the age of 37 that he achieved regular success on the European circuit.

1950 – He was given a drive at Alfa Romeo. Battling with his teammate Nino Farina he ended up in second place but the die had been cast.

1952 – Suffer his first major accident, at Monza, when he broke his neck and had to miss the rest of the season.

1954 – He moved to the Mercedes team and won his second World Championship.

1957 – Juan-Manuel Fangio won one of his most famous races at the German Grand Prix.

1958 – Drove his last race, the French Grand Prix he finished fourth and retired.

1995 – Died on July 17th.