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Juan Manuel Fangio

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Juan Manuel Fangio

Racing car driver from Argentina, who dominated the first decade of Formula One racing add

Category: Auto racing

Born in 1911.

Countries: Argentina (25%), (23%), Italy (13%)

Education: undef.

Main connections: Formula One, Chevrolet, Augusto Cicare

Linked to: Scuderia Ferrari, Chevrolet, Formula One, Mercedes-Benz Museum

 

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Juan Manuel Fangio was born in 1911 add something


1923

Spanish Grand Prix - Two Spanish drivers have won the Spanish Grand Prix; Carlos de Salamanca in 1923 and Alonso in 2006 and 2013, with Spanish speaking Juan Manuel Fangio winning in 1951 as well as Maldonado in 2012


1932

In 1932, he was enlisted at the Campo de Mayo cadet school near Buenos Aires add something


1938

In the Tourism Highway category, Fangio participated in his first race between 18 October to 30 October 1938 as the co-pilot of Luis Finocchietti add something


1939

In 1939, the circuit was in Forest, conforming well his last involvement with a Ford V8 add something


1940

During his time racing in Argentina, he drove Chevrolet cars and was Argentine National Champion in 1940 and 1941 add something

 

Turismo Carretera - Future Formula One star Juan Manuel Fangio won the 1940 and 1941 editions of the TC. It was during this time that the series' Chevrolet-Ford rivalry began, with Ford acquiring most of its historical victories

 

Rallying - The first was the "Gran Premio del Norte" of 1940, run from Buenos Aires to Lima and back; it was won by Juan Manuel Fangio in a much modified Chevrolet coupé


1941

In 1941 beat Oscar Gálvez in the Grand Prix Getulio Vargas, in Brazil add something


1942

For the second time, was crowned champion of Argentine TC. In 1942 the pilot ended South Grand Prix in tenth place in accordance with the general classification add something


1946

In 1946, after a brief period of inactivity, returned to racing with two races in Morón and Tandil driving a Ford T add something


1947

On February 1947, competed at National Mechanics in the circuit Retirement and March 1 started the race for Rosario City Award add something


1948

Fangio's first entry into Formula One came in the 1948 French Grand Prix at Reims, where he started his Simca Gordini from 11th on the grid but retired add something

 

He first came to Europe to race in 1948, funded by the Argentine Automobile Club and the Argentine government add something


1949

Fangio entered a further six F1 races in 1949, winning four of them against top-level opposition add something


1950

Even before he joined the Mercedes Formula One team, in the mid 1950s, Fangio had acquired the Argentine Mercedes concession add something

 

In 1950s non-championship races Fangio took a further four wins and two seconds from eight starts add something

 

In the early 1950s, Fangio was involved in a road accident when he was forced to swerve to avoid an oncoming truck add something

 

Coppa Acerbo - The 1950 race was won by future World Champion Juan Manuel Fangio driving for Alfa Romeo

 

Formula One - The first Formula One World Championship was won by Italian Giuseppe Farina in his Alfa Romeo in 1950, barely defeating his Argentine teammate Juan Manuel Fangio


1951

Spanish Grand Prix - Argentine Juan Manuel Fangio won his first world championship at the 1951 event in an Alfa Romeo while he took advantage of the improved works Ferrari's tire problems; and in 1954, Briton Mike Hawthorn stopped Mercedes's dominance by winning in a Ferrari

 

German Grand Prix - The 1951 race was one where Argentine Juan Manuel Fangio led for 14 laps; but he had to refuel his Alfa and he only had 3rd and 4th gears left; and while in the pits, he was overtaken by Ascari in a Ferrari and went on to finish 2nd behind the Italian


1952

He was taken to hospital with multiple injuries, the most serious being a broken neck, and spent the rest of 1952 recovering in Argentina add something


1953

V6 engine - A D24 with a V6 making won the 1953 Carrera Panamericana with Juan Manuel Fangio at the wheel


1954

In Fangio returned to Maserati, who were still using the same iconic 250F which Fangio had driven at the start of 1954 add something

 

Mario Andretti - He had two fond childhood memories of watching a stretch of the Mille Miglia race in 1954 which caused him to become captivated by Italian two-time Formula One world champion Alberto Ascari, who won the race, which got him to go to Monza for the Italian Grand Prix, where he saw Ascari and Juan Manuel Fangio race against each other


1956

Fernando Alonso - At the start, Alonso got ahead of Massa to move up to second and later on in the race, leader Vettel had an engine problem and dropped to fourth and Alonso won the race, becoming the fifth man to win on his debut for Ferrari after Juan Manuel Fangio in 1956, Mario Andretti in 1971, Nigel Mansell in 1989, and Kimi Räikkönen in 2007

 

Ferrari 290 MM - The car won the 1956 Mille Miglia, raced by Eugenio Castellotti, while another 290 MM, led by Juan Manuel Fangio, arrived fourth


1957

Jacky Ickx - As for Stewart one year later, and other champions such as Juan Manuel Fangio in 1957, it turned out that the last Formula One win for Ickx came at Nürburgring, where superior driving skill could beat superior machinery


1958

On 23 February 1958, Two unmasked armed gunmen entered the Hotel Lincoln in Cuba where Fangio was talking with one of his associates add something

 

Alfredo Di Stefano - The FALN was attempting to emulate Fidel Castro's anti-imperialist overthrow of Movimiento 26 de Julio in Cuba that had kidnapped the argentine famous Formula 1 driver Juan Manuel Fangio in 1958 at Havana for international revolutionary propaganda


1960

Fangio was never married, but was involved in a romantic relationship with Andrea Buerret whom he broke up with in 1960 add something

 

Augusto Cicare - In the late 1960s, Cicaré designed a V-4 engine for use in DKW automobiles, the engine being extensively tested by racing driver Juan Manuel Fangio


1974

He was appointed President of "Mercedes-Benz Argentina" in 1974, and its Honorary President for Life in 1987 add something


1980

At the beginning of the 1980s Fangio underwent successful bypass surgery to correct a heart condition add something


1986

In 1986, an automobile museum was established in Balcarce, Fangio's birthplace, and named the "Museo Juan Manuel Fangio" add something

 

This led to the creation of the Museo Juan Manuel Fangio, which opened in Balcarce in 1986 add something


1987

Augusto Cicare - A 1987 design for a fuel injection pump for diesel engines resulted in Cicaré being *awarded the Juan Manuel Fangio Prize, the highest *award for Argentine inventors


1990

Fangio was inducted into the International Motorsports Hall of Fame in 1990 add something


1992

In 1992, Fangio met the three-time world champion, Ayrton Senna, who had genuinely felt the encounter had reflected the mutual affection for both drivers add something


1994

He returned to the spotlight in 1994, when he publicly opposed a new Province of Buenos Aires law denying driver's licences to those over 80 add something


1995

Juan Manuel Fangio died in Buenos Aires in 1995, at the age of 84 add something


Juan Manuel Fangio died in 1995 add something


1999

The incident was dramatized in a 1999 Argentine film directed by Alberto Lecchi, "Operación Fangio" add something


2000

They had a son named Oscar Cacho Espinosa who was acknowledged as the son of Fangio in 2000 add something


2003

His record of five World Championship titles stood for 45 years, until German driver Michael Schumacher took his sixth title in 2003 add something


2007

In 2007 Maserati created a special website to commemorate the 50th anniversary of his fifth and final world championship triumph add something


2011

In 2011, on the centenary of his birth, Fangio was remembered around the world and various activities were held on the occasion of his birthday add something


2015

In July 2015, an Argentinian court ruling ordered exhumation of Fangio's body after Espinosa's claims to be the unacknowledged son of the former race car driver add something

 

In December 2015, the Court confirmed that Espinosa was indeed Fangio's son add something


2016

In February 2016, it was confirmed that Rubén Vázquez is Fangio's son add something