Stories about Juan Manuel Fangio, the greatest Formula One driver ever, are pretty well-trod at this point—there’s the famous 1957 German Grand Prix win, the fact that he was in his forties in his prime, the fact that he won 24 of the 51 grands prix he competed in. Less talked about is just how terrifying those races…
Determining the best Formula One lap ever is answering a big question. One far greater than I have the knowledge for, but maybe one of you might know.
[It used to be a little easier to tell when Formula One cars were loaded up in a turn. Here’s Juan Manuel Fangio driving a Maserati during the 1957 Italian Grand Prix. Photo credit: Central Press/Getty Images]
Oscar Espinosa, now 77, had an extensive racing career and was close with five-time Formula One racer Juan Manuel Fangio during his lifetime. Now we know just how close: he was Fangio’s son, a recent DNA test confirmed after decades of mystery.
Juan Manuel Fangio, widely considered to be one of the greatest Formula One drivers of all time, died damn near 20 years ago at the ripe old age of 84. He never married, and didn’t have any children – supposedly. Now a man going by the name of “Oscar Espinosa Fangio” is claiming Juan is his father, and his body is…
This silver IKA Torino 380S sedan belonged to racing legend Juan Manuel Fangio and has been untouched by the family since his death in 1995. Now, Silverstone Auctions will put it under the hammer at the NEC Classic Motorshow without reserve. That's right, you should give it a go!
The Mercedes-Benz W196 race car piloted by Juan Manuel Fangio in the 1950s obliterated the public auction record for automobiles when it went under the gavel in England today, selling for a staggering $29.6 million.
There are barn finds, and then there are barn finds. Okay, technically this was a warehouse find, but it falls under the same category. And it's remarkably awesome: the Mercedes-Benz race car piloted by racing legend Juan Manuel Fangio to victory in both the 1954 German and Swiss Grands Prix. It can be yours if you…
There is talk of a renewed Argentine Grand Prix in 2013 to be held in Mar del Plata, a resort town on the South Atlantic near the birthplace of Juan Manuel Fangio. It would be a seaside race at the end of the season, in December, allowing for an awesome Southern Hemisphere combination of racing, steak and sunshine.
Juan Manuel Fangio’s epic win at the Nürburgring in 1957 is perhaps the greatest race in the 62-year history of Formula One. After fifty years in a drawer, an American Private’s Kodachrome slides of the race have been published, and they are utterly breathtaking.
There are two great moments in Argentine motoring history centered around the Nürburgring and then there’s a third, a fourth-place finish at a race you’ve never heard of. Of course it’s the latter that’s the pride and joy of Argentine car enthusiasts: the story of the Torinos at the 1969 Nürburgring 84 Hours.
This is the podium ceremony after the 1993 Brazilian Grand Prix, Ayrton Senna’s second home victory. As he waves the Brazilian flag to the manic crowds, 82-year-old Juan Manuel Fangio walks onto the stage, hands the constructors’ trophy to McLaren team principal Ron Dennis, then drags Senna from the podium and gives…
We all know where we were when Ayrton Senna died. But do we really? Asif Kapadia’s documentary is only the latest chapter in the 17 years of collective remembrance which has turned Senna’s death into the epochal event it now is. A new piece of amateur footage from the grandstands of Imola shows a very different…
The seventh running of the 12 Hours of Sebring in 1957 has a lot going for it as the best-looking motor race ever. For starters, the car and the man above: World War II hero John Fitch driving Zora Arkus-Duntov’s Corvette SS.
Fifty-three years ago this week, Cuban rebels led by Fidel Castro pulled one of the great political stunts of the modern era — kidnapping Juan Manuel Fangio. Joe Saward tells how it happened on his Grand Prix Blog. — Ed.
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Fifty-six years after he won the last Formula One Grand Prix held in Switzerland, the Maestro is applying a dab of oppo yet again at the Geneva Motor Show.
7.3-liter V12’s don’t grow in peach orchards. Before AMG gave Pagani the monster engine to propel the Zonda, they built it for one of their own cars: the ferocious SL73.