Authorities attended the Balcarce cemetery on Friday to get the body of Juan Manuel Fangio exhumed to solve two paternity cases.
DNA samples were taken from the remains of F1 legend Juan Manuel Fangio in Balcarce, Argentina. The five-time Formula One world champion was born and died in the town in Buenos Aires province. Fangio was never married and he was thought to be childless. However, two paternity cases emerged in the last ten years in Argentina, leading eventually to get the body of Fangio exhumed. Ruben Vazquez and Oscar Espinosa both claim to be the children of the legendary driver.
Fangio won five Formula One world championship titles in the 1950s. He was only one-time champion, when he had a near fatal accident in Monza in 1952, breaking his neck as he was thrown out from his car. However, he made a comeback at 42, and went on to win four more titles.
Two men claims in Argentina to be the children of the legendary driver, Juan Manuel Fangio. With the purpose of subject to a DNA test was the body of Fangio exhumed on Friday in Balcarce. The procedure started just after 11 am local time in the hometown of the five-time Formula One world champion of the 1950s, online mobile news report.
To get the corpse of Fangio exhumed and perform a DNA test was ordered by a Mar del Plata judge. Mar del Plata is next to Balcarce in Buenos Aires province. The law-case had begun in 2013, as the 77-year-old Oscar Espinosa wanted to prove that he is the son of arguably the best racing driver of all time. The 73-year-old Ruben Vazquez has similar claims. His lawsuit was started in 2015. Now, after the body of Fangio exhumed, the tests can settle both cases.
Espinosa became a racing driver himself and is recognized as Oscar ‘Cacho’ Fangio in the world of motorsport. Juan Manuel Fangio did not married in his lifetime. He did not had any acknowledged children either. However, he and Espinosa’s mother, Andrea Berruet had a long relationship. According to Vazquez, his mother, Catalina Basili told him in 2005 that he is the son of the legendary driver, from a relationship in the 1940s.
Authorities in Buenos Aires province got the corpse of Juan Manuel Fangio exhumed on Friday. Genetic samples were taken from the remains of the legendary Grand Prix driver. They will be to subject of DNA tests in order to determine whether two men are the children of arguably the best driver in motor racing history, or not.
One of them is Oscar Espinosa, a former racing driver himself, who was referred as Cacho Fangio in the world of motor racing. The other one is Ruben Vazquez. The two started separate lawsuits. Fangio is regarded as the best racing driver ever by many of those, who follow sports scores. He dominated Formula One’s first decade in the 1950s, winning five world championship titles. He died in 1995 at 84 years of age, without marrying or having officially recognized children.
The 73 year old Vazquez stated that his claim has nothing to do with money. He said, “There are no economic interests in my request. I just want to be recognised for the Fangio surname.” Andrea Berruet, the mother of Espinosa had a long relationship with the legendary driver that ended in 1960. He supported his claim to be Fangio’s son with letters the F1 legend wrote to Berruet.
According to the order of Judge Rodrigo Cataldo to get the corpse of Juan Manuel Fangio exhumed, the process was carried out on Friday. The genetic samples that were taken will be the subject of a couple of DNA tests. The point of the procedure is to determine two men’s paternity cases. Ruben Vazquez and Oscar Espinosa both claim to be the son of the Formula One legend.
Representatives of the Juan Manuel Fangio Foundation were present at the Balcarce cemetery. The five-time F1 world champion was born in the Argentine town in Buenos Aires province. Fangio died at 84 in his hometown 20 years ago, on July 17, 1995. He never married and did not have officially recognized children, as many of those, who follow sports scores news in Argentina might know.
Vazquez started his paternity lawsuit ten years ago. He said, “The paternity request was started a long time ago and I’ve had to overcome a lot of blockages and obstacles.” He added, “I have no contact with the Fangio family and of course I’d like to know them.” According to Vazquez, her mother, who died at the age of 103 in 2012, signed papers in front of a notary public, stating her son’s father was Fangio.
Formula One must be really boring now. Not just for spectators, but for drivers as well. Lewis Hamilton is so fed up with things for example, that he started to criticize… the trophies. Not the lack of competition, the artificial overtaking process or the quiet and not very intimidating cars, but he slapped those who provide the actual pieces representing Grand Prix wins on the podium.
He wants quality pieces, preferably made of gold, okay, who doesn’t, but it is somehow ridiculous if you hear a driver complaining about baubles. Especially if that particular driver is a two-time world champion, who won his first British Grand Prix in 2008 in pouring rain…
Two-time British world champion driver Lewis Hamilton is the number one favourite to win the 2015 British Grand Prix. He won four out of eight races this year and in the build up to this year’s event, he recalled the 2008 Silverstone race, where he was able to pull out a victory in his second season.
“My favourite British Grand Prix is still that win in the rain,” he said. “I qualified fourth but then the heavens opened and I knew that it was my day. I got a great start and I just followed the lines that I took from my experience of Formula Renault days. It was a great race and everybody was standing every single time I went through Abbey, in the pouring rain with umbrellas up. That was a really special time. I won by 68 seconds.”
Seven years passed since Hamilton’s first championship-winning season, Formula One is considered to be in decline, but Mercedes’ British driver is the number one personality in the business, according to British followers of sports scores. Without him, the stands of the former military airport probably wouldn’t be packed this weekend, but he is a guarantee for high spectator numbers.
Lewis Hamilton has won so many trophies in his Formula One career that he became an expert on the quality of the awards. No joke, and it wasn’t posted on a brand new gambling blog started by Hamilton either, this is really about those pieces the drivers get on the podium.
Hamilton prefers gold, though it turned out that he will be racing at Silverstone for another plastic bauble this weekend, after online gambling news revealed the trophy of this year’s British Grand Prix. Hamilton revealed that he was so annoyed by its cheapness that he took the point to Bernie Ecclestone, the owner of the commercial rights of F1.
Hamilton said, “We just need to make better trophies – it’s shocking how bad the trophies are.The trophies are as good as… at go kart level, it was really bad.” He went on to add, “Formula Renault was just little boxes with a car in the middle. Formula Three was good, and at the beginning of my Formula One career the trophies were really good. But now they are just terrible man. They are so bad. I told Bernie and he got the trophy guy in the room and I just said, ‘you know’.”
While Lewis Hamilton was on the racing track all the time to pursue his dreams about becoming a Formula One world champion, his younger brother, Nic, who has cerebral palsy, spent virtually three years in his bedroom to do something similar in the virtual world.
Nic Hamilton became so good at computer racing games, that after a while Lewis didn’t have any chance against him, though the latter had the occasion to try a few professional simulators during his career.
Though Nic’s condition makes it difficult to walk and also causes pain for him and tied him to a wheelchair for the majority of his childhood, he was so good at simulators, that he had the opportunity to become a real racing driver.
At 23 he became the first disabled driver in the history of the British Touring Car Championship last weekend, gambling news report. “I became UK online champion in 2009”, he expressed “And it got to a point that when I was playing against Lewis I was always faster than him.”
He added, “Some people might call it sad, but for me it was a form of motorsport and actually the thing that started my whole career. That’s how it became real – basically it was his idea saying: ‘You need to get in a real car.”
Formula One returns to Europe after a trip to Canada, where Williams driver Valtteri Bottas was able to finish in front of the two Ferraris, though it was reported before the race that the Italian outfit brought an updated and more powerful engine to Montreal. Felipe Massa thinks that their Mercedes-powered car has the potential to fight for a podium finish again, while Ferrari president Sergio Marchionne revealed that he thought that four-time world championship winner Sebastian Vettel was the best choice for Ferrari. Now there is a Le Mans winner amongst the active drivers, as Nico Hulkenberg was able to pull out a victory in France last weekend in a Porsche.
Sergio Marchionne, the president of Ferrari believes that Sebastian Vettel will take back Ferrari to the top. The German driver took over Fernando Alonso’s seat as the Spaniard left Scuderia for McLaren. Vettel won the Malaysian Grand Prix this year and with his constant presence on the podium makes him the number one opponent for Mercedes.
Marchionne expressed that now they have the best man for the job, gambling news report. He said, “He is a complete driver. It is one of those things that is very difficult to find, he understands the car really well, and his execution style is beyond reproach.”
Marchionne also stated that he believes Vettel belongs to a delicate group of world champions. He added, “We are lucky to have him; my only objective is to give him the car that can make him win. That is it. The rest he needs to do and he can.”
According to sports scores news, Williams driver Felipe Massa thinks that the Grove-based outfit can put some pressure on the Ferraris at the Austrian Grand Prix this weekend. His teammate, Valtteri Bottas was able to beat the Scuderia’s two cars in the last race in Montreal, however the Ferrari factory provided some key engine updates before the event in Canada.
Massa expressed that the Mercedes powered Williams cars have the potential to top the Ferraris once again. He said, “Looking at the upgrades on the [Ferrari] engine the difference [to Mercedes] is still similar and I think it shows that we can still fight at the front.”
The Brazilian driver revealed that he doesn’t know when the Mercedes factory will perform some updates regarding their engine. He said, “I don’t know when Mercedes will put some upgrades on the engine maybe when they do we can get stronger in that area.”
Nico Hulkenberg, who succeeded with Nick Tandy and Earl Bamber in a Porsche, is the first active driver in Formula One who was able to win Le Mans in 24 years. That was the 17th title for Porsche, which is a record in the history of the competition, online mobile news report.
The last time an active F1 driver won Le Mans was in 1991, when Johnny Herbert was part of the team that came first. After the race, Hulkenberg said, “I’m speechless right now, to be honest.” The 30-year-old Tandy was more communicative. He revealed, “I could retire from racing tomorrow and look back on today and I am sure I would be happy for the rest of my life.”
Another Porsche, featuring former Formula One driver Marc Webber, came second and the best Audi was third, which meant that Porsche was able to end Audi’s five-year-long streak. The German car manufacturer won 13 of the last 15 editions of Le Mans.
17-year-old Toro Rosso driver Max Verstappen made a mistake while chasing Romain Grosjean almost two weeks ago in Monte Carlo, ending the race of the Lotus employee, who was challenging for points. Some said that the Dutchman’s recklessness and his dangerous driving lead to the crash, while others suggested that it was a racing accident, and however it is tempting to blame the young driver’s lack of experience, this is not right. Almost every driver and expert agrees though that Verstappen should not say anything like that he said to Grosjean after the race.
Romain Grosjean expressed his disappointment over Max Verstappen “forgetting” to apologize after their crash in the last race in Monaco. The Dutchman was trying to get past the Lotus driver, who was on worn tyres, until the young Toro Rosso driver made a mistake and hit the Frenchman from behind.
The incident divided experts and followers of sports scores. Grosjean blamed the young and reckless Verstappen, while the 17-year-old Dutchman stated that the Frenchman brake-tested him. After the incident, Grosjean was out from the race, and however he was challenging for points, what really hurt him was that Verstappen did not offer an apology at all.
“It does [disappoint me] because we went to the stewards after the grand prix and I tapped him on the back, thinking he could say ‘I’m sorry’ but, instead, he said I brake-tested [him], which is completely wrong as I actually braked later than the lap before,” said Grosjean. “It is not the way I’d like things to happen.”
Max Verstappen was criticized by Felipe Massa several times in the aftermath of the Monaco incident, when the young Dutchman hit Romain Grosjean from behind. However, the 17-year-old Toro Rosso driver stated before the Canadian Grand Prix, that he won’t alter his driving style, though being under fire from drivers, fans and followers of live sports results.
Massa expressed after the race in Monte Carlo that the dangerous Verstappen should be penalized after the accident, and he was duly handed a five-place grid penalty by the FIA, and he also got two penalty points to his Super License. He will serve the penalty in Montreal this weekend. Massa also said that the Dutchman braked too late before hitting Grosjean.
Verstappen responded to that statement in the press conference before the Canadian GP. “Everybody can have their opinion, that’s the first thing, but I looked at my data, I didn’t brake any later,” Verstappen revealed. “I had braked later in the race before that but on the lap I crashed, it was exactly the same lap as the lap before and I got my penalty.”
Jenson Button, world champion of 2009, expressed that he was astonished by Max Verstappen saying Romain Grosjean braketested him when the Toro Rosso driver hit the Frenchman in Monaco nearly a fortnight ago. Button said that Verstappen should think twice before he speaks to the media, according to gambling news.
Button revealed however that he didn’t think that the cause of the accident was Verstappen being inexperienced. The 35-year-old Mclaren driver had problems only with the Dutchman’s remarks to journalists, saying, “He’s obviously inexperienced, it’s easy to go and jump on the bandwagon with that.”
“I think, the thing is, you’ve got to be very careful with what you do say in the press,” he went on. “To point the finger at someone and say that they braketested you, that’s serious. I don’t think that happens in motorsport these days, we’re all grown-ups and we don’t do things like that in Formula 1,” added Button.