1957 Cuban GP in Color

Fangio's Maserati at the 1957 Cuban GP

Fangio's Maserati at the 1957 Cuban GPEugenio Castelloti's Ferrari 121LM at the 1957 Cuban GP1957 Cuban GP Grid

Masten Gregory's Ferrari 500 TR

Cuban Grand Prix in Havana, 1957John Killborn's Ferrari 121LMAlfonso de Portago's Ferrari 857S

DISCUSS (4 Comments)

  1. Robert E. Richer

    As I recall, this was when Fangio was kidnapped for a brief while by the Castro gang.

  2. Mike Jacobsen

    Yep–Castro did it; years later Fangio was entertained like Royalty by the same men, now all of them Ministers of the state. The race was stopped after a few laps when Cifuentes killed himself, and Moss passed Gregory during a red flag for the win. He offered to split the prize money with Masten.

  3. Manel

    The above color pics belong to the 1957 Cuban G.P. won by J-M.F. with the red Maser 300S, nÂș 2 (chassis 3071S) shown. The Maestro was retained during the 1958 GP.

  4. Mandy Alvarez

    Fangio won the Cuban GP in 1957.
    He was kidnapped in 1958. Armando Garcia Cifuentes drove the Ferrari Testa Rossa into the crowd. Several spectators died. However Garcia Cifuentes is alive and well, and living in Madrid.
    I was there for both races, but it’s better explained by Joel Finn in Caribbean Capers.

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