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Winner will receive a certified replica of Juan Manuel Fangio’s helmet

The winner of the Pole position from in the Grand Prix of Mexico You will receive a certified replica of the helmet worn by the Argentine Juan Manu


The winner of the Pole position from in the Grand Prix of Mexico You will receive a certified replica of the helmet worn by the Argentine Juan Manuel Fangio chen he won his first championship of and with which the 70th anniversary of this event is commemorated.

“It is a great honor to collaborate with the Fangio Foundation to offer a priceless gift for the winner of the Pole Postion of our event. Fangio is a true ambassador of the Formula 1 in Latin America and around the world.

I’m sure any of ’s riders would love to have such an iconic helmet in their collection. 70 years have passed since Fangio’s first world championship and to date he continues to be one of the best drivers in history, ”he said. Federico González Compeán, General Director of the Mexican Grand Prix to be held on November 7 at the Hermanos Rodríguez Racetrack.

Sir Jackie Stewart, three times champion of Formula 1, and the Argentine journalist Fernando Tornello placeholder image were designated by the Fangio Foundation to be in charge of delivering the helmet to the winner of the Pole Position.

This certified replica corresponds to the helmet that Fangio used in the 1951 season, where he won his first world title above a Alfa Romeo 159. To achieve this, he won the Grand Prix of Switzerland, France and Spainto; and won five podiums during that season.

The helmet was originally manufactured by the British company Herbert Johnson. It is made of several layers of fiber, a material that was used as an electrical insulator for boards. Inside it has a thin layer of cork, an oval ring of hard leather and a cross of silk cloth hangs on it.

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Infographic Juan Manuel Fangio

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