When 24 June 1911 in the Argentine city Baltsars (Balcarce) was born the next five-time world champion Juan Manuel Fangio
, the competition "Formula 1" was not even a trace. Family of his parents openly stricken. His father, an Italian immigrant, worked in construction a simple worker. Future champion had already ten years old get a job. His "work experience" began in the garage of a small private company to repair cars. In 1929 he suffered a severe pneumonia and nearly died. Antibiotics, alas, did not exist.
The first time he raced in 1936. Self modernizing production car involved in the South American Argentinian racing. In 1940 he earned his first trophy by winning the famous track "Premio del Norte", length 5.900 miles. Then came the first sponsors. But only the European "Grand Prix" could bring him fame. He was 37 years old when he first sat behind the wheel of a racing car in the European series of races. Most of the current heroes of this age are thinking about retirement. And he won five of its top titles at the age between 40 and 47 years. "Physically, you may be, is not quite the one that, say, twenty years", - said Fangio
- but head on the ground, the mind takes control over emotions, and the experience and skills - rife. True, some of the joys of life must be sacrificed, for example, go to bed early, instead of beating off his feet at the disco. Young is wild, but you have something old and broken, you know, for which limit yourself. "