It happened today – 17 July

It happened today – 17 July

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.

Eddie Irvine, July 25th 1999, Zeltweg

It happened today – 25 July

On 25th July 1999, Eddie Irvine won the Austrian Grand Prix, held at the A1-Ring, near Zeltweg. It was the Northern Irish driver’s second…
Felipe Massa -  Fernando Alonso

It happened today – 24 July

On 24th July last year, Fernando Alonso and Felipe Massa were on a visit to the Lower Modena region, which had twice been affected…
It happened today – 23nd July

It happened today – 23nd July

According to what was posted at the time, back in 2008 on the Maranello site, Michael Schumacher’s role in the development of the Ferrari…