19th of January – The 1958 Argentine Grand Prix in Buenos Aires would be Fangio’s good-bye from his home crowd as the maestro had already decided to retire after his fifth crown in 1957. As Maserati had to retire from Formula 1 due to the Company’s precarious finances, Fangio stood without a drive for his farewell home GP. So two Maseratis were entered by the race organizers just for this one occasion under the Scuderia Sud Americana banner, one 250F for the reigning champion, who’d set pole position, the other one for Carlos Menditeguy. Dominating the race early on, the powerful but heavy Maseratis had no chance against Stirling Moss nimble Cooper-Climax and the swifter Ferraris and so Fangio finished his last home GP in 4th place. By the way: Do you know when was his final Grand Prix race of his impressive career?