Fangio Poster Una Vita a 300 All’ora – Version 2 – Averado Ginello
£4.50 – £18.00
This poster is the second version of the poster for the film, Fangio: Una vita a 300 all’ora – A life at 300 km an hour’s first release. The motor racing film poster was created by Averado Ginello is carried out in a style that replicates many early Grand Prix posters. The image portrays Fangio leading the race in his famous Maserati 250F Formula 1 car. Behind him, he leaves a trail of devastation as cars collide in a huge pile-up. Racing car images just don’t get much better than this.
There isn’t a huge difference between this version and the first version other than, a bridge has been constructed above Fangio and his car has changed from number one to number two. We have absolutely no idea why!
The film was a 1981 documentary film about Formula One champion Juan Manuel Fangio. It was directed by Hugh Hudson and stars Fangio as himself. It was written by Gualtiero Jacopetti and filmed at Titanus studios.
Jean Manuel Fangio was undoubtedly one of the greatest drivers in modern motorsport history. The Argentinian motor racing driver dominated automobile racing competition in the 1950s.
Fangio began his Grand Prix career in 1948. He went on to win the world driving championship in 1951, 1954, 1955, 1956, and 1957. It was a record that stood for 46 years until beaten by German racing driver Michael Schumacher.
He had won 24 world-championship Grand Prix races when he retired from racing in 1958. Fangio won world titles driving for Alfa Romeo, Mercedes-Benz, Ferrari, and Maserati. He also won the 12-hour Sebring race in 1956 and 1957. Fangio holds the highest winning percentage in Formula One at 46.15%, winning 24 of 52 Formula One races he entered.
Fangio was known for his remarkable consistency and fearlessness on the track, often setting lap records during race events and leaving his rivals far behind. Fangio retired after the 1958 season, after which, he worked for Mercedes-Benz in Argentina. Jean Manuel Fangio remains an inspirational figure in motor racing to this day.
Having had such a successful career it probably comes of little surprise to discover that the Argentinian racing driver was depicted on many racing posters over the years. We currently have about a dozen Fangio related posters on our website and we’re adding to them all the time. Three of our favourites include a 1954 Victory poster created by Hans Liska for Mercedez-Benz. The poster depicts Fangio in a silver Merc taking the chequered flag at the 1954 Frankrig Grand Prix. It acknowledges both first-placed Fangio and his teammate Karl Kling who took silver at the event. Fangio appeared an several of Mercedes-Benz victory posters in the 1950s.
Another stunner is Geo Ham’s 1947 poster for the 1947 Automobile Meeting d’Aviation in France. It portrays a supercharged Alfa Romeo 158 being pursued by a Ferrari. The Alfa was one of the most successful racing cars ever produced. It was driven by many notable drivers such as Jean-Pierre Wimille, Giuseppe Farina, Luigi Fagioli and, of course… Juan Manuel Fangio.
For our third choice, we’ve gone with a vintage car poster created by Jacques Ramel. The poster promotes the 1955 Monaco Grand Prix, in which Fangio raced. The poster offers an unusual view from underneath the body of a speeding Maserati 250F racing car. The Maserati is being chased by the beautiful-looking silver Mercedes-Benz W196 Streamliner. The car Fangio raced in at this event. Unfortunately, the Argentine driver didn’t complete the race having to retire at the halfway mark with transmission trouble. His exit left the race open for Maurice Trintignant to take his first Formula One victory with second and third going to Eugenio Castellotti and Jean Behra.
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