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A pioneer of open-wheel racing, he was the greatest racer in the early years of Formula One.
He left school early to become an auto mechanic, which led to a racing career.
He was dominant in Formula One, winning 24 of his 52 races, and capturing the World Championship of Drivers a whopping five times.
How did Juan Manuel Fangio die?
Juan Manuel Fangio's death was caused by pneumonia.
Juan Manuel Fangio died in Buenos Aires in 1995, at the age of 84 from kidney failure and pneumonia; he was buried in his home town of Balcarce.
|Cause of death||Pneumonia|
|Age of death||84 years|
|Profession||Race Car Driver|
|Birthday||June 24, 1911|
|Death date||July 17, 1995|
|Place of death||Buenos Aires, Argentina|
|Place of burial||Balcarce Cemetery, Balcarce, Argentina|
"When I raced with Mercedes, I thought I'd learn German. But my wife didn't want to live in Germany."Juan Manuel Fangio
"Women rule our lives, don't they?"Juan Manuel Fangio
"In my time, you needed to speak a little Italian, and that was it."Juan Manuel Fangio
"The driver of a racing car is a component. When I first began, I used to grip the steering wheel firmly, and I changed gear so hard that I damaged my hand."Juan Manuel Fangio
"I learned to approach racing like a game of billiards. If you bash the ball too hard, you get nowhere. As you handle the cue properly, you drive with more finesse."Juan Manuel Fangio