Juan Manuel Fangio

Juan Manuel Fangio Boulevard Albert 1er, Monte Carlo, Monaco
Juan Manuel Fangio, Boulevard Albert 1er, Monte Carlo, Monaco

Juan Manuel Fangio

Boulevard Albert 1er, Monte Carlo, Monaco

 

He wasn’t handsome. He wasn’t dashing. In fact, he was short, bald and bow-legged. But some say Juan Manuel Fangio was the greatest driver of all time. He started his long career as a simple mechanic in his dusty and deprived hometown of Balcarce in Argentina. But by the time he died in 1985 at the grand age of 84, he was one of the most-loved, most-respected Formula 1 drivers ever with 24 Formula 1 grand prix wins under his belt. When he started out, he was nicknamed El Chueco, which means bow-legged. When he finished, he was called the Maestro. This was a man with serious va-va-vooooom.

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