The former vice world champion of Formula 1 with Ferrari and former governor of the Argentine province of Santa Fe, Carlos Reutemann, died Wednesday 7 July at the age of 79. The announcement was made by her daughter, Cora Reutemann, with a moving message on her Twitter profile.
Pap left us alone and with dignity after fighting like a champion, with a noble and strong heart that accompanied him to the end, wrote Cora. I feel pride and blessing for the dad I had, I know that he will accompany me every day of my life until we meet again in the house of the Lord, the message concludes.
In Formula 1 from 1972 to 1982, Reutemann raced with Ferrari for two years, in ’77 and ’78, obtaining six victories with a third and a fourth place in the drivers’ championship standings. As mentioned, in his period in the red he had Niki Lauda and Gilles Villeneuve as teammates. Then he also competed with Brabham, Lotus and Williams with whom in 1981 he came second in the championship just one point behind the world champion of that season Nelson Piquet. In total, he competed in 146 grands prix in Formula One, with 12 wins and six pole positions. At the end of his career he returned to Argentina starting a new life in politics, until he became a senator, a position he has held until today.
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