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Fangio DNA Test Confirms Espinosa Being Son

Dec 10, 2015 - by Dani
Fangio DNA test confirms Espinosa's claim

Juan Manuel Fangio was arguably the best racing driver in history

Juan Manuel Fangio DNA test confirmed that Oscar Espinosa is the son of the Argentine Formula 1 legend.

A Fangio DNA test was ordered by a court in Argentina earlier this year in order to confirm the paternity claim of the 77-year-old Oscar Espinosa. In August, Fangio was exhumed in Balcarce, Argentina, for DNA samples to be taken and the results of the Fangio DNA test just came back confirming that Espinosa was right when stated that the legendary driver was his father.

Motorsport.com: DNA test confirms Espinosa as Fangio’s son

The five-time Formula One world champion was 1911 and died 1995 in Balcarce, 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 DNA tests confirmed Espinosa's paternity claim

One of the two paternity claims has been confirmed already (Photo: minutobalcarce.com.ar)

Espinosa’s mother had a long relationship with fangio and Oscar also became a racing driver himself and had a close relationship with the five-time world champion. He is recognized as Oscar ‘Cacho’ Fangio in the world of motorsports, and now the usage of the name ‘Fangio’ is backed by the results of the Fangio DNA test, confirming that Espinosa is the son of the late Juan Manuel Fangio.

The 73-year-old Ruben Vazquez stated that his late mother, Catalina Basili revealed him in 2005 that he had a relationship with Fangio, and that the F1 great was his father. His case is expected to be resolved in the coming days, according to sports scores news.

Fangio is arguably the best racing driver in history. He won five Formula One world championship titles in the 1950s, as many experts of gambling facts might know. 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.

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