Biography

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Five times world champion

Thirth Part 1943-1949

  • 1943

    Fangio who has dedicated himself to the workshop is associated with his friend Hector Barragán and travel permanently to the south of the country buying trucks and trailers to trade only the tires, which were scarce in Argentina because of the war.

  • 1946

    The activity of the competition returns and it participates in two competitions in unofficial dirt track with Ford "T", in Morón and Tandil. He is second in a Series in Morón and wins one Challenge in the other. The machines are facilitated by Nardi and Naranjo, respectively.

  • 1947

    On February 15th competes in National Mechanic (MN) in the Retiro Circuit with a Chevrolet Ford chassis "T" "La Negrita", in the race prior to the corresponding to the First International Season in Argentina, with the presence of aces European Grand Prix.


    On March 1 the City of Rosario Prize runs with the same car, after winning in MN it is by regulation enabled to compete in the Grand Prix car race won by Aquiles Varzi with Alfa Romeo. It is his debut in international track events with a National Mechanic car.


    Buy another monoposto to replace "La Negrita". It is a red Volpi chassis with Rickenbacker engine that is later replaced by a 6-cylinder Chevrolet triumphing on August 17 at the Ciudad de Montevideo-Uruguay GP and on September 20 at the Spring GP of Mar del Plata.


    Repeats the success on October 29 in TC with 1939 Chevrolet with engine '46 red color, in the Double Return of the Window.

  • 1948

    On February 6 I won the Jean Pierre Wimille Prize at the Palermo Circuit with the Volpi-Chevrolet in MN. On February 27 he gets his first victory against European riders in Special Cars. It is in the Circuit "El Torreón" of Mar del Plata running to Maserati 4CLT / 48 with the colors blue and yellow. On March 20 with Volpi Chevrolet in MN, I have come to triumph in the Dead Brother Award of Bell Ville.


    He is Captain of the Argentine team "Aquiles Varzi" who travels to Italy, to settle near Milan, in Galliate.


    In Europe I have participated in 10 races and wins in 6 of them: on April 3 in San Remo, on April 18 in Pau, on May 8 in Perpignan all with Maserati 4CLT / 48, on May 22 in Marseille with Simca, June 26 at Monza with Ferrari 125 and July 10 at Albi with Maserati 4CLT / 48. Upon his return to Argentina, he is greeted by a crowd. The Cordovan Association of Flyers gives you a silver plate "IN TRIAL OF ADMIRATION"


    Participates in the Great Road Prize with its 1939 Chevrolet coupe - 1946 engine, network, finishing second by Juan Gálvez. It is your farewell to the TC Category.


    President Juan Perón presents him with a medal "AL CABALLERO DEL DEPORTE" on the balcony of the Casa Rosada.


    The Automobile Club of Mendoza distinguishes it with the Condor de Oro "IN HONOR OF MERIT".

  • 1949

    On February 6 he wins the Jean Pierre Wimille Prize at the Palermo Circuit with the Volpi-Chevrolet in MN. On February 27 he gets his first victory against European riders in Special Cars. It is in the Circuit "El Torreón" of Mar del Plata running a Maserati 4CLT / 48 with the colors blue and yellow. On March 20 with Volpi Chevrolet in MN, he returns to triumph in the Dead Brother Award of Bell Ville.


    He is Captain of the Argentine team "Aquiles Varzi" who travels to Italy, to settle near Milan, in Galliate.


    In Europe he participates in 10 races and wins in 6 of them: on April 3 in San Remo, on April 18 in Pau, on May 8 in Perpignan all with Maserati 4CLT / 48, on May 22 in Marseille with Simca, June 26 at Monza with Ferrari 125 and July 10 at Albi with Maserati 4CLT / 48. Upon his return to Argentina, he is greeted by a crowd. The Cordovan Association of Flyers gives you a silver plate "IN TRIAL OF ADMIRATION"


    Participates in the Great Road Prize with its 1939 Chevrolet coupe - 1946 engine, red, finishing second by Juan Gálvez. It is your farewell to the TC Category.


    President Juan Perón presents him with a medal "AL CABALLERO DEL DEPORTE" on the balcony of the Casa Rosada.


    The Automobile Club de Mendoza distinguishes it with the Condor de Oro "IN HONOR OF MERIT".

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