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Tag Archives: Juan Manuel Fangio

GRAND PRIX CUTAWAYS—THE 2.5-LITER ERA, PART 1

I’M ESPECIALLY enamored of Formula One cars of the 2.5-liter formula, 1954–1960. At first, Juan Manuel Fangio dominated the field while piloting front-engine race cars to four consecutive Driver’s World … Continue reading

March 6, 2017 · 6 Comments

MASERATI 250F—A CLASSIC RACE CAR OF A CLASSIC ERA

JUAN MANUEL FANGIO’S drive of a Maserati 250F in the 1957 German Grand Prix is one of the greatest motor racing victories. It’s a story oft told, but well worth … Continue reading

March 24, 2015 · 2 Comments

LANCIA D50 GRAND PRIX CAR

MODERN FORMULA One cars fit the technical term “hybrid” because of their complex interactive gasoline/electric powerplants. But hybrid also describes the corporate characteristics of an innovative mid-1950s Grand Prix car, … Continue reading

November 7, 2014 · 5 Comments

POLITICS AND MOTORSPORTS

VLADIMIR PUTIN has been courting Bernie Ecclestone. The reason: The Russian president hopes to “encourage” the boss of Formula 1 to bring a Grand Prix to Sochi, Krasnodar Krai, next year. … Continue reading

February 12, 2013 · 3 Comments