1955: JUAN MANUEL FANGIO

Model produced by: Spark

Year: 1955
Driver: Juan Manuel Fangio (Argentina)
Team: Mercedes-Benz
Car: Mercedes W196
Results: 4 wins, 5 podiums, 3 poles, 3 fastest laps

Mercedes dominated the championship again with Fangio winninig 4 races and his team mate Stirling Moss winning 1. Ferrari won at Monaco after Mercedes failed to finish the race and Alberto Ascari crashed at the harbour chicane and ended up in the water. He died four days later, testing Ferrari cars in Monza. The 1955 season also saw the cancellation of four Grand Prix’s after a disaster at the 24 Hours of Le Mans which killed one driver and 80 spectators.

See the 1955 Zandvoort race review.


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