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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?

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5 thoughts on “Fangio’s last home Grand Prix

  1. I don’t know Fangio’s last GP… but Google does! πŸ˜€

    It was the ACF GP, held at Reims on July 6th, 1958.

  2. Send it to Google Europe!

    Google USA kept insisting that Fagio’s last GP had been the Richmond 500 Nascar Sprint Cup race!!! πŸ˜€ πŸ˜€ πŸ˜€

  3. I will!

    Reading P1Mag last year has made me look into Nascar once again. I lost track of it in 2001, after Dale Earnhardt, Sr’s death but this year I will be following it live.

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