Fangio & Mercedes-Benz


Hartmut Lehbrink

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“More than a century after his birth in the Argentine city of Balcarce, Juan-Manuel Fangio remains one of the most revered names in motorsports. Between 1951 and 1957, Fangio won an astounding five World Championships—more than any other Formula One driver until Michael Schumacher captured his sixth title in 2003.

Fangio raced and won for Alfa Romeo, Maserati, and Ferrari, but many consider his brief stint with Mercedes-Benz in 1954-55 the high point of his career. In Fangio & Mercedes-Benz: Alliance of the Best, Hartmut Lehbrink offers a fresh perspective on the life of a legend and his unique partnership with the great German marque. Originally published in Germany to commemorate Fangio’s centennial in 2011, this beautifully produced book includes recollections of Fangio from his friends, family, and such fellow drivers as Tony Brooks, Hans Herrmann, Stirling Moss, and Jackie Stewart. The revealing and informative text is presented in German and English, and is illustrated with a wealth of previously unpublished photographs from the Daimler archives.