Sport: Racers in the Sun

In Buenos Aires last week, competitors in the Argentine Grand Prix took part in one of the hottest motor races on record. As the temperature soared to 104° in the shade, drivers wilted like limp lettuce, and some dropped out to recuperate from heat exhaustion every few laps on the burning 2.4-mile track. Cars changed hands so often that a partisan crowd, rooting for Argentine Favorite José Froilan González in his Italian Ferrari, often found itself cheering his teammates, France's Maurice Trintignant or Italy's Giuseppe Farina.

British Champion Stirling Moss, driving a Mercedes-Benz, stopped to tinker with his fuel pump, was promptly...

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