Maserati reminds us that 24 June 2011 would have been the 100th birthday of Juan Manuel  Fangio, the Argentinian five-times Formula One World Champion, with two of those titles – 1954 and 1957 – won in Maseratis.

He raced and won with cars of all makes but always had a special relationship with Maseratis  since they were safe and reliable cars always on the cutting edge of technology. Besides this Fangio admitted that there was a relationship of friendship and a special atmosphere between the brand and him which could make him feel …at home.

The greatest drive of Fangio’s life was at the Nuerburgring on 4 August 1957 when he won in a Maserati 250F to scoop his fifth and final World Championship.