Fangio

Fangio : The Life Behind the Legend

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Juan Manuel Fangio's name is indelibly inscribed in the record books and many consider him to be the greatest driver in history. It was 46 years before his record of five World Championships was beaten, but even now he is still remembered for an exceptional Formula 1 career which contained some of the greatest displays of skill and daring ever seen. Few though know of his almost super-human exploits in epic South American road races that made competition at the pinnacle of motor sport seem like child's play. Gerald Donaldson chronicles not only those arduous early competitions but also his long journey from humble origins in remote Argentina to the lofty heights of international celebrity.show more

Product details

  • Paperback | 368 pages
  • 130 x 194 x 26mm | 258.55g
  • Ebury Publishing
  • Virgin Books
  • London, United Kingdom
  • English
  • UK ed.
  • 8 pages b/w
  • 0753518279
  • 9780753518274
  • 260,792

Review quote

"Fascinating" * Guardian * "Donaldson's offering on the legendary Juan Manuel Fangio mirrors his deep understanding of the sport's heroes" * Independent * "An enjoyable read that brings out the essence of a dedicated, warm and humble man" * Classic Cars *show more

About Gerald Donaldson

Gerald Donaldson is one of the world's most highly regarded motor sport authors. He has written several books, among them highly acclaimed biographies of Gilles Villeneuve and Juan Manuel Fangio.show more

Review Text

"Donaldson's offering on the legendary Juan Manuel Fangio mirrors his deep understanding of the sport's heroes"show more

Back cover copy

'Donaldson's offering on the legendary Juan Manuel Fangio mirrors his deep understanding of the sport's heroes' Independent 'An enjoyable read that brings out the essence of a dedicated, warm and humble man' Classic Cars Juan Manuel Fangio's illustrious name is indelibly inscribed in the record books and many consider him to be the greatest driver in history. It was forty-six years before his record of five World Championships was beaten, but even now he is still remembered for an exceptional Formula 1 career, which contained some of the greatest displays of skill and daring ever seen. Few, though know of his almost super-human exploits in epic South American road races that made competition at the pinnacle of motorsport seem like child's play. Fangio is the compelling tale of the life of a Formula 1 legend.show more

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33 ratings
3.96 out of 5 stars
5 30% (10)
4 39% (13)
3 27% (9)
2 3% (1)
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