Fangio: The Life Behind the Legend

Fangio The Life Behind the Legend Juan Manuel Fangio s illustrious name is indelibly inscribed in the record books and many consider him to be the greatest driver in history Yet his extraordinary life was as remarkable as his racing a

  • Title: Fangio: The Life Behind the Legend
  • Author: Gerald Donaldson
  • ISBN: 9780753509906
  • Page: 470
  • Format: Paperback
  • Juan Manuel Fangio s illustrious name is indelibly inscribed in the record books and many consider him to be the greatest driver in history Yet his extraordinary life was as remarkable as his racing achievements.It was 46 years before his record of five World Championships was beaten, but even now he is still remembered for an exceptional Formula 1 career, which containedJuan Manuel Fangio s illustrious name is indelibly inscribed in the record books and many consider him to be the greatest driver in history Yet his extraordinary life was as remarkable as his racing achievements.It was 46 years before his record of five World Championships was beaten, but even now he is still remembered for an exceptional Formula 1 career, which contained some of the greatest displays of skill and daring ever seen Few, though know of his almost super human exploits in epic South American road races that made competition at the pinnacle of motor sport seem like child s play Gerald Donaldson chronicles not only those arduous early competitions but also his long journey from humble origins in remote Argentina to the lofty heights of international celebrity.Fangio flourished in an era when racing was raw and romantic, when heroic drivers manhandled machines on duanting and dangerous tracks that are no Out of the car his personal magnetism made him one of the most charismatic sportsmen of all time Fangio The Life Behind The Legend, written by motor sport s most highly regarded biographer Gerald Donaldson is a marvellously fitting tribute to a truly iconic figure.

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    1. An informative biography of one of the greatest drivers in motorsport history. The early chapters on Fangio's childhood and the start of his racing career are very interesting, and Donaldson paints a vivid picture of the racing scene in South America at the time. Unfortunately, the chapters on Fangio's time in Formula One feel very formulaic by comparison. They run through the seasons on a race-by-race basis and while there are enough interspersed anecdotes to hold interest, they lack the colour [...]

    2. Gerald Donaldson is one of the elder statesmen of the motorsport history crowd, and in Fangio: The Life Behind the Legend, he shows why. Concise, detailed and well-written, it takes you through the life of the five-time World Champion from his squalid beginnings, through the immense effort of Argentina's Mecanica Nacional racing, and thence his introduction to Grand Prix racing and ultimate domination.At every stage Donaldson is informative, and the story he tells is interesting. I had of course [...]

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