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And another one from 2014.:grin:





On the 24th of June, 1911, a racing legend nicknamed El Chueco was born. Otherwise known as El Maestro, Juan Manuel Fangio died on the 17th of June, 1995. It was a black day for racing, but the Argentinian driver’s legacy soldiers on thanks to the man’s illustrious career. Mr. Fangio, we salute you!

After abandoning school to pursue knowledge in cars and how they work, Fangio then took up racing in ’38. His first competition saw El Chueco drive a Ford. Two years after competing in the Truism Carretera, Fangio started competing with Chevrolet. He went to win the Grand Prix International Championship, and then flied over to Europe for further racing between ’47 to ’49.

It was on the Old Continent where the legend of Juan Manuel Fangio kicked into overdrive. Since Formula 1 was born in 1950 to his retired from the series in 1958, the one we refer to as El Maestro went to win the World Championship of Drivers five times. This record stood in place for 47 years, until Schumacher upped the ante. Still, Schumacher didn’t manage to win the World Championship of Drivers with four teams.

Oh, and what glorious teams Juan raced for in F1: Alfa Romeo, Ferrari, Mercedes-Benz and Maserati. Despite the fact Fangio participated in 52 Formula 1 Grand Prix events during his stint in the series, the man went to win 24 of 52 races. This still represents the highest winning percentage (46.15 percent) in the sport.

Before he retired in 1958, Fangio was kidnapped at gunpoint by two unmasked men of two Fidel Castro's 26th of July Movement. He went off to live the tale and remained a good friend of his captors after 29 hours in custody. Following his retirement from Formula 1, the racing legend competed in other formulas, then went through a number of operations to correct heart and kidney conditions. Before he died in ’95, El Chueco was appointed Honorary President for Life of Mercedes-Benz Argentina, which is speaking volumes.

At his funeral, the 84-year-old Fangio was accompanied by two rather famous pall-bearers: Jackie Stewart and Sir Stirling Moss. Schumacher once said that “Fangio is on a level much higher than I see myself,” but you know what? Fangio's magnificence is best observed by watching him drive the legendary Maserati 250F in Italy. Then again, Fangio and the Maserati 250F1 at the Nurburgring in 1958 wasn't a bad combo either.
 

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Maybe the driver I will talk to you is unknow, but 20 years after El Maestro, another drivers has died, the french driver Jules Bianchi.

He droves only 1 year and half in Formula 1, the second season was stopped by a terrible accident in Japan.

He was one of the most talented F1 drivers, and I don't say that because he's french, but it was the mind of most of people who are fan of F1.
Everyone see him in a Ferrari and compete for a world title in the future.

The highlight of his career was 2 points won in Monaco. It could be nothing, but when your car is the worst of the starting grid, it's like a victory, and most important, the 2 points allow to his team to compete this year again in Formula 1 championship.


He is one of my favourite driver, I will never forget him. Rest in peace Jules.
 

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so sad seen such a great talent leaving too early.:crying::crying:

Jules Bianchi, a Marussia F1 driver, succumbed to his injuries yesterday after colliding with a tractor at the 2014 Japanese Grand Prix over nine months ago.

The Bianchi family released the following statement:

It is with deep sadness that the parents of Jules Bianchi, Philippe and Christine, his brother Tom and sister Mélanie, wish to make it known that Jules passed away last night at the Centre Hospitalier Universitaire (CHU) in Nice, (France) where he was admitted following the accident of 5th October 2014 at Suzuka Circuit during the Japanese Formula 1 Grand Prix.

“Jules fought right to the very end, as he always did, but today his battle came to an end,” said the Bianchi family. “The pain we feel is immense and indescribable. We wish to thank the medical staff at Nice’s CHU who looked after him with love and dedication. We also thank the staff of the General Medical Center in the Mie Prefecture (Japan) who looked after Jules immediately after the accident, as well as all the other doctors who have been involved with his care over the past months.

“Furthermore, we thank Jules’ colleagues, friends, fans and everyone who has demonstrated their affection for him over these past months, which gave us great strength and helped us deal with such difficult times. Listening to and reading the many messages made us realise just how much Jules had touched the hearts and minds of so many people all over the world.

“We would like to ask that our privacy is respected during this difficult time, while we try to come to terms with the loss of Jules.”


Bianchi, 25 years old at the time of his crash and death, was part of Ferrari’s young driver program. He began racing for the Marussia team — now Manor — in 2013. Jalopnik reports Bianchi was the only member of the team to ever score points.

During a period of heavy rain, Bianchi’s car left the circuit and struck a support tractor. The driver sustained head injuries and was in a coma until his death.

The last driver to die due to injuries sustained during a Formula 1 race was Ayrton Senna in 1994. However, María de Villota, also a driver for Marussia, suffered cardiac arrest in 2013 — believed by some to be caused by complications from injuries suffered during a testing incident in a Marussia F1 car.
 
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