September 18, 2020

7. Juan Manuel Fangio

Juan Manuel Fangio Deramo also known as El Maestro, is considered by many to one of the greatest sportsmen Argentina has ever produced. Fangio dominated the first decade of Formula One racing, winning the World Drivers’ Championship five times, a record that would stand for over 45 years. The official Formula One website states of Fangio “that many consider him to be the greatest race car driver of all time.” Fangio has been immortalized time and time again, with various statues, museums and even a brand of gasoline named after him by Argentina’s biggest oil company. Yet, to show you how much staying power El Maestro truly has, Google gave him his own doodle to commemorate what would have been his 105th birthday.

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