Born JUN 24, 1911, died JUL 17, 1995 in Argentina
From 1934 to 1958
Alfa Romeo, BRM, Maserati, Mercedes and Ferrari
Just too many to mention but his ’57 race at the Nurburgring, where he clinched his 5th world championship after beating numerous lap records, will stand the test of time.
El Maestro was well loved for his incredibly down to earth view of things and modesty.
Fangio’s relation to Suixtil was long and deep and, ever faithful to the brand that gave him his start, he sported Suixtil gear long after the brand had disappeared. Most recognizable, no doubt, was his Rivadavia helmet, his race pants, one of his Monaco bombers, a shirt or his Cuba (yes!) t-shirt….
Facts and trivia
El Chueco broke so many records, it is hard to list them all. Suffice to say that he won his first world championship title at the age of 40 and his fifth and last at over 46, a man in full!