Argentine Grand Prix, Buenos Aires. Won by Juan Manuel Fangio in a Maserati
Buenos Aires, Argentina...Juan Manuel Fangio won the Argentine GP in a Maserati. Including a co-drive to victory in 1956, it was the fourth straight win for Fangio in his home GP. Fangio averaged 80 mph for the 3 hour/100 lap race over the 2.42 mile Buenos Aires Autodrome circuit. Fangio took the checkered flag 18.3 seconds ahead of Jean Behra, also in a Maserati. Joakim Bonnier and Wolfgang von Trips made their GP debuts.
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