"BEN OLIVER EXAMINES THE LEGEND THAT IS FANGIO My Mum recently found a dog-eared, postcard-sized, black and white photograph. It was of Juan-Manuel Fangio, standing next to one of his fifties Mercedes W196 Grand Prix cars. In the top left, "
Onboard with Fangio!
You wouldn’t have thought that this sort of thing existed.
The film has got to be at least fifty years old and yet the camera is spookily steady. The great Juan Miguel Fangio handles the beastly, thin-booted Maserati on the rough surfaces of an Italian aerodrome like the god that he is supposed to have been.
Sometimes you just have to stare in awe.
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