I wonder whether winning with so many different constructors is really something against which the most superior driving skill and talent can be measured. It is well documented that Fangio followed the best teams around, therefore giving him the opportunity to win so many championships.
Fangio is described as exuding style and grace in his driving, showing an immense amount of skill and courage, but isn't the true test of a great driver winning races in a car that isn't the best? Maybe his real skill was an eye for spotting the best car.
|Fangio driving an Alfa Romeo during the 1951 season.|