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The fight of Fangio

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It is 1950 and five years after the 2 World War. The Argentinian Juan Manuel Fangio makes his debut at the former British war airfield Silverstone with an Alfa Romeo Tipo 158. Unfortunately, he had to stop the fight
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While the Argentinian Juan Manuel Fangio seemed unbeatable on almost all circuits in the world, it was different in Great Britain. In 1950 he debuted on the island during the British European Grand Prix at the Silverstone circuit with an Alfa Romeo Tipo 158. Unfortunately, he had to leave the battlefield prematurely because the Alfa Romeo had given up.

His next performance took place during the International Trophy Race of May 1951. It was raining cats and dogs. He was no further than fourth in his factory Alfetta. Loaded like an atomic bomb, he wanted to prove himself shortly afterwards during the Grand Prix of Great Britain. He had to recognize his superior in his protégé 'Pepe' Gonzalez - at Ferrari - and finished second after a fierce battle. Gonzalez also scored the first points in the World Championship for the Maranello brand. And then the Easter Monday came from 1952. Fangio would play at Goodwood in "his" Alfa Romeo. The Milanese brand, however, withdrew. Like Maserati. Fangio stood by and looked at it. No car. John Cooper presented his new Cooper-Bristol Formula 2 car there and immediately made his third car available to Fangio. Unfortunately, the engine did not run well all day, so he did not get any further than sixth place. Mike Hawthorn won twice that day with the new Cooper Formula 2…


It is 1950 and five years after the 2 World War. The Argentinian Juan Manuel Fangio makes his debut at the former British war airfield Silverstone with an Alfa Romeo Tipo 158. Unfortunately, he had to stop the fight

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