A memory for Fangio on the anniversary of his death

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The numbers of Juan Manuel Fangio are spectacular. Only Michael Schumacher has more titles, but the percentages of the argentinian driver are unbeatable in most of the statistics: nobody got more victories, pole positions and fastest laps in relation to their number of shares The Crooked.

Fangio died on a day like today in 1995, but left a legacy immeasurable, not only in Formula 1, but the length and width of the racing world. In Engine.is we wanted to remember his exploits at the pinnacle of world motorsport.

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The gesta


Their numbers

First GP Great Britain 1950
Last GP France 1958
Great Prizes 51
Equipment Alfa Romeo, Ferrari, Maserati, Mercedes
Cars Alfa Romeo 158/159, Maserati A6GCM, Maserati 250F, Mercedes W196/196S, Ferrari D50,
Victories (%) 24 (47.06%)
Pole positions (%) 29 (56.86%)
quick Turns (%) 23 (45.10%)
Podiums (%) 35 (68.63%)
Dropouts (%) 14 (27.45%)
Puntos 277.64
Average number of points/GP (%) 5.44
Average points/season (%) 34.70
Titles 5 (1951, 1954, 1955, 1956, 1957)

His first F1

Curiosities

  • the Second rider with most world titles: 5.
  • Pilot with more age in to get a world title: 46 years, 1 month, 11 days.
  • Second pilot with more consecutive world titles: 4.
  • Second pilot with less GP appearances before being champion: 15.
  • Second pilot with less seasons disputed before becoming champion: 2.
  • Pilot with more titles with different constructors: 4.
  • Pilot with more titles with different bikers: 4.
  • Pilot with the highest percentage of wins: 47.06%.
  • Third driver is older in a win: 46 years, 9 months, 11 days.
  • Pilot with the highest percentage of pole positions: 56.86%.
  • Second pilot older in a win: 46 years, 6 months, 26 days.
  • Second pilot with the highest percentage of podiums: 68.63%.
  • Pilot with the highest percentage of fastest laps: 45.10%.
  • Pilot older to get a fast lap: 46 years, 6 months, 26 days.
  • the Fourth pilot with the highest number of hat trick (pole position, win, fastest lap): 9.
  • Rider with best average position on the grid: 1.78.

The interview

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