RACING DRIVER

Juan Manuel Fangio

1911 - 1995

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Juan Manuel Fangio (Spanish pronunciation: [ˈfanχjo], Italian pronunciation: [ˈfandʒo]; 24 June 1911 – 17 July 1995), nicknamed El Chueco ("the bowlegged" or "bandy legged one") or El Maestro ("The Master"), was an Argentine racing car driver. He dominated the first decade of Formula One racing, winning the World Drivers' Championship five times.From childhood, he abandoned his studies to pursue auto mechanics. In 1938, he debuted in Turismo Carretera, competing in a Ford V8. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Juan Manuel Fangio has received more than 1,392,151 page views. His biography is available in 65 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 62 in 2019). Juan Manuel Fangio is the 3rd most popular racing driver (up from 4th in 2019), the 8th most popular biography from Argentina and the most popular Argentinean Racing Driver.

Juan Manuel Fangio is most famous for being the first Formula One driver to win five world championships.

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Among RACING DRIVERS

Among racing drivers, Juan Manuel Fangio ranks 3 out of 888. Before him are Niki Lauda and Enzo Ferrari. After him are Ayrton Senna, Michael Schumacher, James Hunt, Alain Prost, Giuseppe Farina, Ken Miles, Alberto Ascari, Carroll Shelby, and Emerson Fittipaldi.

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Contemporaries

Among people born in 1911, Juan Manuel Fangio ranks 7Before him are Ronald Reagan, Baba Vanga, Josef Mengele, Konstantin Chernenko, Naguib Mahfouz, and Georges Pompidou. After him are Emil Cioran, Nino Rota, Władysław Szpilman, Võ Nguyên Giáp, William Golding, and Marshall McLuhan. Among people deceased in 1995, Juan Manuel Fangio ranks 3Before him are Yitzhak Rabin and Gilles Deleuze. After him are Emil Cioran, Harold Wilson, Michael Ende, Emmanuel Levinas, Konrad Zuse, Mikhail Botvinnik, Anatoly Dyatlov, Gunnar Nordahl, and Dean Martin.

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In Argentina

Among people born in Argentina, Juan Manuel Fangio ranks 8 out of 900. Before him are Pope Francis (1936), Jorge Luis Borges (1899), Alfredo Di Stéfano (1926), Eva Perón (1919), Diego Maradona (1960), and Juan Perón (1895). After him are Astor Piazzolla (1921), Isabel Martínez de Perón (1931), Martha Argerich (1941), Jorge Rafael Videla (1925), José de San Martín (1778), and Daniel Barenboim (1942).

Among RACING DRIVERS In Argentina

Among racing drivers born in Argentina, Juan Manuel Fangio ranks 1After him are Carlos Reutemann (1942), José Froilán González (1922), Onofre Marimón (1923), Alejandro de Tomaso (1928), Ricardo Zunino (1949), Clemar Bucci (1920), Alberto Crespo (1920), Carlos Menditeguy (1914), Roberto Bonomi (1919), Oscar Alfredo Gálvez (1913), and Pablo Birger (1924).