Juan Manuel Fangio won the 1951 Formula One World Championship, the first of five, driving an Alfa Romeo with 31 points.
He won additional championships in '54 with Maserati/Mercedes, '55 with Mercedes, '56 with Ferrari and '57 with Maserati.
Juan Manuel Fangio won the 1955 Formula One World Championship with the Mercedes chassis (third overall) with 40 points.He was previously champion in 1951 (with Alfa Romeo) and 1954 (with Maserati/Mercedes).
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Juan Manuel Fangio won the 1954 Formula One World Championship and second overall with the Maserati Mercedes chassis with 42 points.He is a five-time World Champion: 1951 (won with Alfa Romeo), 1954 (with Maserati/Mercedes), 1955 (with Mercedes), 1956 (with Ferrari) and 1957 (with Maserati)
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The 1951 Formula One championship was won by Juan Fangio - (Argentina).