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Carlos Reutemann

Politician from Argentina

Carlos Reutemann Carlos Alberto Reutemann (born April 12, 1942), nicknamed "Lole", is an Argentine former racing driver (who raced in Formula One from 1972 through 1982), and later a politician in his native province of Santa Fe, for the Justicialist Party and governor in Argentina. As a racing driver, Reutemann was among Formula One's leading protagonists between 1972 and 1982. He scored 12 Grand Prix wins and six pole positions. In 1981 he finished second in the World Drivers' Championship by one point, having been overtaken in the last race of the season. He became the second Formula One driver after Leo Kinnunen to be at the podium of a World Rally Championship event, when he finished third in the 1980 and 1985 editions of Rally Argentina. He was also for three decades the only Formula One driver to score drivers' championship points in both F1 and WRC, until Kimi Räikkönen's eighth place at the 2010 Jordan Rally. As a popular governor and a senator, he has been considered by some, on several occasions, to be a worthy candidate for President, but while he considered running for president in the 2011 Argentine general election he declined to do so. Descended from a Swiss-German grandfather, an  ( Wikipedia article )

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Personal facts

Date of birth
1942-04-12
Place of birth
Santa Fe
Nationality
Argentina
Profession
Politician, Racecar driver

Political career

Party From To
Justicialist Party

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