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Carlos Reutemann Biography, Wiki, Height, Death, Net Worth, F1 Career

Carlos Reutemann Biography: Carlos Alberto “Lole” Reutemann was an Argentine racing driver who competed in Formula One from 1972 to 1982. He then became a politician for the Justicialist Party and the governor of Santa Fe in Argentina.

Carlos Reutemann Biography

Carlos Reutemann Biography: Carlos Reutemann was born in Santa Fe, Argentina, on April 12, 1942. He was descended from a Swiss-German grandfather, an Argentine father, and an Italian mother. He began racing in a Fiat saloon car in 1965. He went to Europe in 1970 to drive a Brabham for the Automobile Club of Argentina Team in the European Formula 2 championship after racing touring cars and Formula 2 in Argentina. He gained quick attention when he met with Austrian Formula One driver Jochen Rindt (that year’s eventual posthumous World Champion) on the first lap of his debut race at Hockenheim, but he went on to finish fourth.

Carlos Reutemann Wiki

NameCarlos Reutemann
Date Of BirthApril 12, 1942
Birth PlaceSanta Fe, Argentina
Height5ft 10inch
Zodiac SignAries
ProfessionRacing Driver
Net Worth $5 Million
Car CollectionN/A
Carlos Reutemann Biography

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Carlos Reutemann Net worth

According to Wikipedia, Forbes, and Business Insider, Carlos Reutemann’s net worth is $5 million.

Carlos Reutemann Career

For the 1972 season, Brabham F1 team leader Bernie Ecclestone signed Reutemann to drive alongside veteran and two-time World Champion Graham Hill. Reutemann qualified his Brabham BT34 in pole position for his first Grand Prix in front of his home audience in Buenos Aires. His colleague Hill qualified 16th, a feat previously achieved by Mario Andretti and since matched only by Jacques Villeneuve. After having to pit to replace his soft tires, he finished the race in seventh place, and the highlight of the remainder of his season was his victory in the non-championship Interlagos Grand Prix.

During the 1973 season, Reutemann and Wilson Fittipaldi Jnior achieved two podium finishes and seventh place in the Drivers’ Championship in the tiny but radical BT42 designed by Gordon Murray. The team finished a close fifth in the Constructors’ Championship with the BT44, designed by Murray in 1974. Reutemann greatly favored the BT44 and won his first three F1 races in South Africa, Austria, and the United States. If the Brabham team had correctly fueled his car, he would have won the first race of the year in Argentina, but he ran out of fuel with less than two laps remaining while safely in the lead. Despite matching Drivers’ Champion Emerson Fittipaldi’s win total, Reutemann finished sixth in the standings due to inconsistent performances in the other races.

Carlos Reutemann Biography

In 1980, when he joined the Williams team, he was once again driving a competitive car, the incredibly quick FW07. Due to engine failure, the patriotic Argentine could not win his native Grand Prix in Buenos Aires, which was the first race of the season and an achievement he would never achieve. Reutemann exited the car, removed his helmet, sat down next to his car, and wept in full view of cameras broadcasting the race around the globe and in front of 80,000 spectators at the track. However, the season improved significantly as he won at Monaco and finished third in the championship with eight podium finishes. Williams won their first Constructors’ Championship with a then-record 120 points as a result of his partnership with number one driver & World Champion Alan Jones.

Carlos Reutemann Cause of Death

In May 2021, Reutemann was hospitalized after suffering an intestinal hemorrhage. His health worsened, resulting in anemia, dehydration, hypoalbuminemia, hemodynamic instability, and fast weight loss. His daughter confirmed his death on social media on July 7th, at the age of 79.

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