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Nevada Appeal at 150: Aug. 9, 1957: Fangio takes world crown

Crossing the finish line in the Grand Prix of Germany at Neurburg Ring, Juan Manuel Fangio, of Argentina, becomes the world champion for the fifth time. His red Maserati covered 22 laps in 3 hours and 30 minutes and 38 seconds. Fangio’s record would hold for almost half a century.

This continues the Appeal’s review of news stories and headlines during its Sesquicentennial year.