Fangio scorches to home win in Buenos Aires

On this day in 1955, the great Juan Manuel Fangio vanquished his rivals and the scorching temperatures to win his home Grand Prix in Buenos Aires with Mercedes.

The two-time world champion - at the time - brought it home from third on the grid in an incredibly taxing race that left Fangio and countryman Roberto Mieres as the only two drivers able to complete the three-and-a-half-hour race without handing their car to another driver!

Fangio would add another trio of wins to make it title number three at the season’s end.