Sport: Point of Pride

At Le Mans, France, this summer, the 24-hour Grand Prix sports-car race was hardly finished when Winner José Froilan Gonzalez, 33, a strapping, ruddy Argentine, climbed from his Italian Ferrari and announced to all within earshot: "Fangio never won this one!"

It was a peculiar point of pride. Gonzalez' countryman, Juan Manuel Fangio, 43, had not even entered the race. But aficionados of the Grand Prix circuit understood. José Gonzalez, to hear Gonzalez tell it, is the best sports-car pilot on the road. But year after year the veteran Fangio kept winning the battle for Grand Prix points.

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