Juan Manuel Fangio articles on F1 Fanatic archive

Ferrari score their 200th Grand Prix victory 8th October 2007, 11:00

Kimi Raikkonen’s victory in the Chinese Grand Prix was the 200th Grand Prix win for Ferrari. The great Italian team is the only outfit that was present in the first ever championship Grand Prix still competing in Formula One. Until 1988 the team was headed by founder Enzo Ferrari. But it has won more races […]

Ten worst… F1 tracks 4th October 2007, 7:00

The Shanghai International Circuit is next – and it’s my least favourite track on the calendar. Yes, most people hate the Hungaroring and I can see why – it’s narrow, tight, slow and produces terrible races. But Shanghai annoys me because it’s a missed opportunity. With the amount of money they spent they could have […]

“Fangio: The Life behind the Legend” (Gerald Donaldson, 2003) 30th September 2007, 7:00

Five world championships, 24 wins from 51 starts – benchmarks that for decades the Formula 1 fraternity thought un-surpassable. They have been beaten now, but his victory strike rate and sheer total of championships won – second only to Michael Schumacher – will remain etched in the pages of history. But anyone who came to […]

“Champion: Fangio” (DVD, 2002) 9th September 2007, 7:00

It’s fifty years since Juan Manuel Fangio won his fifth and final world championship. It took until 2003 for Michael Schumacher to surpass his haul of championship victories. He may have raced at the dawn of the world championship but a fair amount of footage of the great Argentinian’s career does exist. Plenty of which […]

2007 Turkish GP facts and stats 27th August 2007, 7:00

The Turkish Grand Prix might not have been a thriller but it was a pot-boiler of a result for the world championship – the top four drivers coming home in the reverse of their championship positions closed things up nicely. Here are the facts and statistics from the Turkish Grand Prix.

Boring races 14th August 2007, 7:00

Top F1 pundit Peter Windsor recently wrote this in response to a question on how he would improve F1: I would change nothing. I think F1 is fantastic as it is. If you want to watch a million meaningless overtaking manoeuvres and lots of shunts go and watch NASCAR or bikes or IRL or something. […]

Maserati commemorates Fangio anniversary 8th August 2007, 9:00

Maserati is commemorating the 50th anniversary of Juan Manuel Fangio’s final F1 world championship with a special website dedicated to the great Argentine. Fangio drove 16 races for Maserati in 1957 and won 10 of them. That included his final F1 victory and arguably his greatest ever drive, when he recovered a deficit of over […]

Hungarian GP 2007 Facts & Statistics 6th August 2007, 7:00

All the revealing, curious and just plain weird statistics from the Hungarian Grand Prix. Plus, the 50th anniversary of a very special Grand Prix.

F1 in the blogs 38: Fangio’s finest 4th August 2007, 7:00

Read an interesting response to yesterday’s ‘Best Lap Ever’ post. Plus rumoured changes to the tyre rules for next year, why Alex Wurz is great, and someone in a monkey suit…

Ten of the best… British Grands Prix 6th July 2007, 7:00

The British Grand Prix is one of only two races to have held a round of the world championship every year since the series started. So it must have held a few decent races in 57 years? Damn right. Here’s ten of the best: