It happened today

Juan Manuel Fangio takes his leave

17 Jul 1995

On this day back in 1995, Juan Manuel Fangio passed away in Buenos Aires. Born in Balcare, Argentina on 24th June 1911, Fangio was Formula 1 World Champion five times, in 1951, 1954, 1955, 1956 and 1957. In ’56, he took the title driving for Scuderia Ferrari. At the wheel of a D50, designed and built by Lancia, who pulled out of the sport the year before, the Argentine took part in seven Grands Prix, winning three and starting six times from pole.

His record for world titles was only broken 46 years later, by another Ferrari driver, Michael Schumacher.