|Born||22 February 1922|
|Died||11 July 2005 83)(aged|
|Formula One World Championship career|
|First entry||1955 Argentine Grand Prix|
|Last entry||1955 Argentine Grand Prix|
Jesús Ricardo Iglesias (22 February 1922 in Pergamino – July 11, 2005 in Pergamino), was a racing driver from Argentina. He initially competed with some success in long distance races in Argentina with a Chevrolet Special,before being invited to drive one of the works Gordini Type 16s in the 1955 Argentine Grand Prix. He qualified 17th out of 22 competitors, but had to retire on lap 38 due to transmission failure, although he also seemed to be on the brink of exhaustion because of the boiling heat.
Argentina, officially the Argentine Republic, is a country located mostly in the southern half of South America. Sharing the bulk of the Southern Cone with Chile to the west, the country is also bordered by Bolivia and Paraguay to the north, Brazil to the northeast, Uruguay and the South Atlantic Ocean to the east, and the Drake Passage to the south. With a mainland area of 2,780,400 km2 (1,073,500 sq mi), Argentina is the eighth-largest country in the world, the fourth largest in the Americas, and the largest Spanish-speaking nation. The sovereign state is subdivided into twenty-three provinces and one autonomous city, Buenos Aires, which is the federal capital of the nation as decided by Congress. The provinces and the capital have their own constitutions, but exist under a federal system. Argentina claims sovereignty over part of Antarctica, the Falkland Islands, and South Georgia and the South Sandwich Islands.
Gordini is a division of Renault Sport Technologies. In the past, it was a sports car manufacturer and performance tuner, established in 1946 by Amédée Gordini, nicknamed "Le Sorcier". Gordini became a division of Renault in 1968 and of Renault Sport in 1976.
The 1955 Argentine Grand Prix was a Formula One motor race held at Buenos Aires on January 16, 1955. It was race 1 of 7 in the 1955 World Championship of Drivers.
After that Iglesias went back to endurance racing, in which he competed solely in Argentinian races.He had his best result in the Rafaela 500-mile race in 1956, where he took second place in his Chevrolet Special car.
Rafaela is a city in the province of Santa Fe, Argentina, about 96 km from the provincial capital. It is the head town of the Castellanos Department. It has a population of 99,150 per the 2010 census [INDEC].
|1955||Equipe Gordini||Gordini Type 16||Gordini Straight-6|| ARG |
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