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PODCAST: Listen to the amazing true story of how F1's biggest star was kidnapped at gunpoint

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It sounds like the plot to a Hollywood action film: On the eve of the tragic 1958 Cuban Grand Prix, Formula 1’s biggest star is kidnapped by armed revolutionaries.

But this is no movie, it's all too real, and the great Juan Manuel Fangio – already a five-time World Champion – is in mortal danger.

But what do the kidnappers want? What will they do to Fangio? And why is Cuba’s dictator also a threat?

Brought to life by eyewitness accounts from Fangio and the kidnappers themselves, the latest episode of new podcast series F1 On The Edge tells the amazing true story of how the most famous racing driver in the world faced the greatest peril of his life.

You can enjoy a sneak peak of the documentary in the video above, and the full episode is available to listen to now – completely for free – exclusively on Spotify by clicking here.

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