Tribute to Fangio
A glowing tribute that chronicles the racing career of Juan Manuel Fangio
(Italian pronunciation:; June 24, 1911 -- July 17, 1995), nicknamed El
Chueco ("the bowlegged one", also commonly translated as "bandy legged") or
El Maestro ("The Master"), was a racing car driver from Argentina, who
dominated the first decade of Formula One racing.
From childhood, he abandoned his studies to pursue auto mechanics. In 1938,
he debuted in Turismo Carretera, competing in a Ford V8. In 1940, he
competed with Chevrolet, winning the Grand Prix International Championship
and devoted his time to the Argentine Turismo Carretera becoming its
champion, a title he successfully defended a year later. Fangio then
competed in Europe between 1947 to 1949 where he achieved further success.
He won five Formula One World Drivers' Championships—a record which stood
for 46 years until beaten by Michael Schumacher—with four different teams
(Alfa Romeo, Ferrari, Mercedes-Benz and Maserati), a feat that has not been
repeated. We see him racing with: Maserati, 1953 Mille Miglia, Alfa Romeo,
Ferrari wins, 1953 Reims Maserati, Ferrari, British Gran Prix -- Ferrari,
Monza -- Italian GA, Ferrari -- Maserati, Pan America w/ Lancia, 1954
Mercedes Benz, 8cyl. W/ Fangio, Demolish the rest -- World Gran Prix wins,
1955 Sterling Moss joins Mercedes, 1956 Ferrari Fangio, Moss -- Maserati,
1957 Maserati -- he tests car -- Monaco -- German Gran Prix, Maserati vs.
Nürburgring - Hermann Lang
In 1962 Hermann Lang came back to the Nürburgring to drive his Mercedes
W125 Grand Prix car again. The 1937 Mercedes W125 Data: 8-Cylinder In-line
5,660 CC 646 bhp at 5,800 rpm (The most powerfull gp car ever built up
until the late seventies)
Allan McNish Tells How The 2014 F1 Cars Will Drive - /SHAKEDOWN
He drove F1, he knows about driving Energy Recovery Technology racecars,
he's now a BBC F1 reporter. So, getting Allan McNish to describe the new F1
technology, the new cars, and the new driving style needed to go fast and
win in 2014 makes this /ShakeDown with Leo Parente a must see.
And then we handicap the field to start figuring out which teams are on the
rise and which will struggle - Infiniti Red Bull, Ferrari, Mercedes AMG,
McLaren, Lotus, Williams Caterham, et al. Plus, the drivers to watch -
Hamilton, Alonso, Kimi, Vettel, Magnussen, et al.
The best preview of 2014 F1 is here.
F1 Tech Explained
Jerez Testing Days Details
Nurburgring '1967 [TEAM LOTUS]
Winner: Denny Hulme (Brabham-Repco)
Pole position: Jim Clark (Lotus-Ford) - 8:04.1
Fastest Lap: Dan Gurney (Eagle-Weslake) - 8:15.1
Nine Days In Summer - Ford Archive Gems DVD 1967