The monument has been reopened Juan Manuel Fangio in the woods of Palermo, which currently It is located between the intersection of Andrés Bello and Int. Bunge facing the lake. With this transfer, the work is located in the Parque Tres de Febrero, within the Paseo Fangio, which pays homage to the highest reference in national motorsport.
The inauguration took place this Tuesday just 75 years after the first victory (March 21, 1948) which achieved one of the highest references in the history of Argentine motorsport. The event took place in front of Lago Regatas, where the promenade with the new statue was officially inaugurated, and was attended by the “Friends of Paseo Fangio” association and the legislator Matías López.
The idea of moving the statue to the new Paseo obeyed that there was the old 5 kilometer racing circuit where the five-time world champion raced for the first time in a Grand Prix car. The position needed a law Rightly promoted by López, called Vamos Juntos (Law 6608 approved last year).
“Paseo Fangio is the natural place for the transfer of the monument, it is not only a historical site for Argentine and international motor sports, but in this way it would emulate what has been done in other emblematic circuits in the world of Formula 1 which already have the same sculpture: the Circuit de Catalunya in Spain, the Monza circuit in Italy, the Monte Carlo circuit in Monaco and the Nürburgring circuit in Germany. A sixth replica of this monument stands at the entrance to the Mercedes-Benz Museum in Stuttgart, also in Germany,” Lopez said.
The history of the monument and its location
In 2005, to commemorate the tenth anniversary of the Quintuple’s death, the Juan Manuel Fangio Foundation decided to donate a monument to the city to remember him. The 3,500-kilo work sees Fangio with helmet in hand, next to his Formula 1 car, which was a Mercedes Benz W 196, the Silver Arrow of the 1950s.
Previously, The work was located in Puerto Madero because the building of Daimler Chrysler Argentina (Mercedes-Benz Argentina) was located there. When this company moved, the work was meaningless as well as solitary and therefore the initiative to move it was born.
The Catalan artist Joaquim Ros Sabaté He was in charge of creating the fifth work in a series of six that remained around the world. THE The idea was born thanks to Sebastián Salvadó Plandiura, president of the Royal Automobile Club of Catalonia. He asked Joakim to take care of the statue 5.50 long and 2.60 wide.
“The works inside the Paseo Fangio would be added to the information signs with which it already has along its entire route and would be an extra attraction, both for the regulars and passers-by that the place already has, and for the agenda of historic motoring events that take place throughout the year. All of this would have a favorable impact on the tourist-cultural aspect of Parque 3 de Febrero”says the law 6608 which authorized the transfer.
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