In 10 years of racing, 30 drivers, most of whom were my friends, were killed behind the wheel …. Modern drivers can retire after winning one world championship, I won five championships and I still had to go to work.

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Juan Manuel Fangio: A rere chance to sit with first Grand Prix legend 


For a fresh-faced 19-year old cub reporter trying to crack into the world of Formula One reporting, the chance to sit with the greatest driver of all time was literally a once-in-a-lifetime chance. 


J.M. Fangio was a household name to an extent that even Lewis Hamilton or Fernando Alonso still aspires to today. We met during the height of the Senna/Prost wars and his insights into the world of modern Formula One were just as powerful then as they are now. 


Just who is the greatest Grand Prix driver of all time? It’s the question that never goes away whether it’s in the era of Senna, Schumacher, Brabham, Stuart or Hamilton, everyone has an opinion. [To be continued...]