Termas Uno Hotel

Fangio

Stories

  • "I had to get from London to Milan in a little over a night. I got a flight that left me in Paris: there was a storm over the whole of Europe and the planes couldn't fly. There Maurice Trintignant lent me an old Renault and I reached Monza after driving all night in the rain. During the race, the exhaustion was stronger than me..." - J.M. Fangio
  • Juan is not dead. Every time a race car driver starts the engine, with every pole position won, every time the great Nürburgring race is run, every time a racing driver is at the starting line, he's afraid. Because Fangio is there. Always.
  • “I saw how Villoresi, De Graffenried, Moss, Bira, and Farina treated him. I realized the affection and respect they really had for Juan. His buddies joked about how he tried to help any racer who approached to ask for some advice: 'Yes, you've got to attack that curve in fifth, at full throttle.' He told everyone. But of course, there were those who couldn't attack it even in fourth." - Juan Manuel Bordeu
  • In 1934 the Regulations limited the weight of special cars to no more than 750 kg. German cars were allotted the color white with red numbers painted on a black background. Once these cars had been put together, they weight varied between 751 and 752 kilograms. They quickly scraped the paint off the cars, and appeared at the Nürburgring starting line boasting the aluminum color of the bodywork. That was how the "Silver Arrows" were born.
  • "Engine derived from the Lancia, 8 cylinders, 8,000 revs. I won the 1956 world championship with that. In those days there were a lot of new techniques: side tanks, gear sticks very near the wheel, optimum driving position. But this car had another important story to it. It was the same kind of car that wound up in the sea with Ascari, here in Montecarlo in 1955." J.M. Fangio