Former Formulation 1 star Carlos Reutemann has died at a medical facility in his native Santa Fe, Argentina, the place he had been present process remedy over the previous month for intestinal and kidney points. He was 79.
Reutemann (pictured above in 1981) drove for Brabham, Ferrari, Lotus and Williams in the midst of his F1 profession from 1972-82. He received 12 grands prix together with 4 victories in 1978 for Ferrari, when he swept each U.S. races at Lengthy Seashore and Watkins Glen, and likewise bested legend Niki Lauda — whom he had contentiously crammed in for throughout the Austrian’s restoration from his critical crash in 1976 — in a spectacular head-to-head duel within the British GP at Manufacturers Hatch. Whereas driving for his remaining workforce, Williams, he narrowly misplaced the 1981 world championship to Nelson Piquet.
After retiring from F1, Reutemann made a one-off return to motorsport within the World Rally Championship earlier than beginning a profession in politics. He served two phrases as governor of the Argentine province of Santa Fe and served within the Argentine senate from 2003 till his loss of life.
We’re deeply saddened to study of the passing of Carlos Reutemann.
A revered fighter and 12-time Grand Prix winner, he will probably be deeply missed. pic.twitter.com/DYbvTOyemQ
— Formulation 1 (@F1) July 7, 2021