Juan Manuel Fangio began racing in the 1930s in his native Argentina and was immediately successful. He first raced seriously in Europe in 1949, planning on one season only, but stunning victories led to a change of plan and the creation of a legend. Fangio won a record five Formula 1 World Championship titles before retiring in 1958. His brilliant achievements remain a yardstick against which motorsport is measured. Karl Ludvigsen’s authoritative book – in series with his well-received biographies of Stirling Moss and Jackie Stewart – contains much new information, together with a wealth of photographs published here for the first time.