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  • Flying Lobster 27 Flying Lobster 27 May 30, 2007 20:38 Flag


    I assume the example of JM Fangio refers to his title win in 1956, when at the last round in Monza, he got into Peter Collins's car after his broke down?
    Na, they weren't team orders. All accounts for that final race clearly state that Collins -who had a shout at the title and was leading at the time- came into the pits and HANDED his car to Fangio on his own accord.
    There was no radio, and drivers in those days were outright heroes. So no 'team order' conspiracy theories, please.
    The irony is...
    Everyone thought that Collins would be champion one day, so handing the 56 title to Fangio merely delayed his eventual crown. But Peter Collins died in a crash at the Nürburgring GP in 1958.

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