An Argentine judge has ordered the remains of 1950sFormula One champion driver Juan Manuel Fangio to be exhumed for a paternity test.

Fangio was one of Formula One‘s earliest champions and is a legend of the racing world. He won championships in 1951, 1954, 1955, 1956 and 1957.

Fangio, who died July 17, 1995 at 84, was never married and was not known to have had children. 

A DNA sample will be taken from the race car driver’s remains to see if he is the father of Oscar Espinoza, the son of Andrea Berruet, Fangio’s companion for two decades.

Fangio’s body is buried in his hometown of Balcarce, south of Buenos Aires. The test will be conducted August 7. – Agence France-Presse

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