This Wednesday the world of Formula 1 came across a «Deep sadness«, When knowing the death of the ex-pilot Carlos Reutemann. The Argentine, runner-up in the 1981 season, had been hospitalized for several weeks in intensive care due to new episodes of digestive bleeding and previous health complications.
The news of the death of one of the best drivers in recent times hit the teams in the category. Formula 1 itself was one of the first to confirm the news and send condolences to the relatives of ‘Lole’ through social networks. “We are deeply saddened to learn of the death of Carlos Reutemann. A revered fighter and winner of 12 Grand Prix, we will miss him deeply, ”noted the category.
For so many years in the world of Formula 1, Reutemann raced for two of the most historic teams in the category: Williams Y Ferrari. The British team, where Reutemann almost achieved his first World title, was also struck by the news. “We are saddened to learn of the passing of our former driver Carlos Reutemann, winner of three Grand Prix for Williams during his career. Our thoughts are with his family and friends at this difficult time. “
On the other hand, the Ferrari team had a special tribute for the Argentine. The Italian team published an extensive article where he tells the story of ‘Lole’ in Formula 1 and how his relationship with the team was born. “Reutemann knew Ferrari well. His mother was Italian and his parents made sure he knew everything about the best Argentine driver, Juan Manuel Fangio”, They explained from the team.
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