Carlos Reutemann, a former driver of Brabham, Ferrari, Lotus and Williams, died today in Santa Fe at the age of 79. The news was given by her daughter, Cora Reutemann, through her Twitter account. During the night the daughter of ‘Lole’, as Reutemann was nicknamed, had denied the news of the disappearance of her father, prematurely published by some Argentine news sites. This time, unfortunately, the death of the Santa Fe native is official.
Reutemann in his F1 career has conquered 12 victories, even touching the world title in 1981, when he finished second behind Nelson Piquet. After his adventure in sport, he had successfully dedicated himself topolitical activity. Governor of Santa Fe from 1991 to 1995 and again from 1999 to 2003, he then became a Senator of the Republic, a position he held until his death.
Papá se fue en paz y dignidad después de luchar as a campeón with a noble corazón and fuerte que it acompañó hasta el final. Siento orgullo y bendición por el padre que tuve. Sé que me acompañará todos los días de mi vida hasta que nos volvamos a encontrar en la casa del Señor🙏🏻 pic.twitter.com/84wo3WgfTg
– Cora Reutemann (@CoraReutemann) July 7, 2021
“Dad left in peace and with dignity – wrote his daughter Cora – after fighting like a champion with a noble and strong heart that is accompanied him to the end. I am proud and blessed for the father I had. I know that he will be with me all the days of my life until we meet again in the house of the Lord “.