The world of motorsport and Formula 1 they are in mourning. This wednesday he passed away Carlos Reutemann, remembered Argentine driver who was the protagonist of the highest category of world motorsport in the 70’s and early 80’s. After several weeks of anguish due to the critical health situation in which he found himself, today the sad end was confirmed.
“Dad left in peace and dignity after fighting like a champion with a strong and noble heart that accompanied him to the end.”, wrote Cora, daughter of Reutemann, on his Twitter account. Along with a photo of a girl with her father, she said goodbye with an emotional message. «I am proud and blessed by the father I had. I know that he will accompany me every day of my life until we meet again in the house of the Lord.
Reutemann He was hospitalized after several health complications, the effects of a gastric operation that was performed some years ago due to cancer. The ex-pilot suffered continuous episodes of internal bleeding that made him remain in intensive care, especially in recent months. His health continued to deteriorate and this Wednesday his body said enough.
His time in Formula 1
Carlos Reutemann was one of the most outstanding pilots of the F1 in one of his moments of global expansion, during the 70s. He drove cars for different teams, such as Brabham, Ferrari and Lotus, but it was in Williams where he came closest to achieving maximum sporting glory.
He was third in the championship of Formula 1 on three occasions (1975, 1980 and 1980), and in 1981 he finished as runner-up to Nelson Piquet by just one point difference. After that, he decided to retire from the top flight. After his sports career he dedicated himself to politics in his country, where he held various positions at the executive and legislative levels.
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