Nicknamed “El Maestro”, Juan Manuel Fangio was an Argentine Formula One World Champion who won the Drivers’ Title 5 times in 1951, 1954, 1955, 1956 and 1957. He is widely regarded as one of the greatest F1 champions of all time and his final victory at the 1957 German Grand Prix, where he overcame a deficit of nearly 50 seconds to beat the leading Ferraris of Mike Hawthorn and Peter Collins, is often seen as one of the greatest wins in motorsport history. Fangio won his home race, the Argentine Grand Prix, 4 times in 1954, 1955, 1956 and 1957. He died peacefully of natural causes in Buenos Aires on 17 July, 1995 at the grand age of 84.
In 2020, Fangio was the subject of a Netflix historical documentary titled “A Life of Speed: The Juan Manuel Fangio Story“.