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Fangio, Juan Manuel, 1911-1995

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Personal name headingFangio, Juan Manuel, 1911-1995
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Variant(s)Fangio, Chueco, 1911-1995
Fangio, Maestro, 1911-1995
Place of birthBalcarce (Argentina)
Place of deathBuenos Aires (Argentina)
AffiliationFormula One
Profession or occupationFormula One race car driver
Found inFangio, c1986: t.p. (Juan Manuel Fangio) p. 18 (b. 6/24/1911, Balcarce, Argentina)
LC data base, 1-29-87 (hdg.: Fangio, Juan Manuel, 1911- )
Wikipedia, July 15, 2013 (Juan Manuel Fangio; born June 24, 1911 in Balcarce; died July 17, 1995 in Buenos Aires; nicknamed El Chueco or El Maestro, was a racing car driver from Argentina, who dominated the first decade of Formula One racing, winning the World Championship of Drivers five times with four different teams (Alfa Romeo, Ferrari, Mercedes-Benz and Maserati), a feat that has not been repeated. A member of the Formula 1 Hall of Fame, he is regarded by many as one of the greatest F1 drivers of all time and holds the highest winning percentage in Formula One, 46%, winning 24 of 52 Formula One races he entered. After retirement, Fangio presided as the honorary president of Mercedes-Benz Argentina from 1987, a year after the inauguration of his museum, until his death in 1995)