Juan Manuel Fangio (ARG) (#Alfa Romeo SpA), #Alfa Romeo 159B – #Alfa Romeo L8C (finished 1st)In this picture he is driving Luigi Fagioli’s #8 car. About 10 laps into the race, the engine in Fangio’s car began misfiring, so he stopped at the pits to have the magneto changed, but only completed one further lap before stopping again. When Fagioli came in for his fuel stop, the team ordered the drivers to swap cars.

Fuel stops and problems for the #Ferraris enabled Fangio to make his way into the lead and win the race. Fagioli, in Fangio’s original car, finished 11th, 22 laps behind. 1951 French Grand Prix, Reims-Gueux

juan manuel fangio france 1951 #F1
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