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(Klemantaski)

I chose these two shots of the thousands of the great Argentinian as they demonstrate his delicate touch and judgement at very high speeds…

The first is driving the Alfa 159 for his beloved ‘Alfa Corse’ at Reims on 1 July 1951, his first championship winning season. He is clipping the inside grass on the back section of this French Grand Prix road course in the Champagne Region.

The second is at Bremgarten driving the Mercedes Benz W154 bang on line during the Swiss Grand Prix on 22 August 1954, also a title winning season of course.

Marvel at the finesse, it’s as clear in these neutral or slight understeer shots as the many high speed oversteer shots many of which are at Reims at well over 125mph…

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(Klemantaski)

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1954 French, Reims GP: Victory in #18 Mercedes Benz W154 upon its debut (Klemantaski)

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Fangio, French GP, Reims 1954 (Klemantaski)

Credits…

Klemantaski Collection, Maurice Jarnoux

Tailpiece: Mobbed in Milano, 1 September 1958…

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(Maurice Jarnoux)

 

Comments
  1. There’s a better shot showing Fangio’s deft ability at high speeds, A shot going through a downhill right-hander at the French GP of 1957 (Can’t remember circuit name)
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