Jesús Iglesias

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Jesús Iglesias
Jesus Ricardo Iglesias - El Grafico 1687.jpg
Born(1922-02-22)22 February 1922
Died 11 July 2005(2005-07-11) (aged 83)
Formula One World Championship career
Nationality Flag of Argentina.svg Argentine
Active years 1955
Teams Gordini
Entries 1
Championships 0
Wins 0
Podiums 0
Career points 0
Pole positions 0
Fastest laps 0
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, [1] before being invited to drive one of the works Gordini Type 16s in the 1955 Argentine Grand Prix. [1] 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. [2]

Argentina federal republic in South America

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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.

1955 Argentine Grand Prix Formula One motor race held in 1955

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. [3] He had his best result in the Rafaela 500-mile race in 1956, where he took second place in his Chevrolet Special car. [1]

Rafaela City in Santa Fe, Argentina

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].

Complete Formula One World Championship results

(key)

Year Entrant Chassis Engine 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 WDC Points
1955 Equipe Gordini Gordini Type 16 Gordini Straight-6 ARG
Ret
MON 500 BEL NED GBR ITA NC 0

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References

  1. 1 2 3 "Drivers: Jesus Iglesias". ESPNF1.com. ESPN. Retrieved 22 February 2012.
  2. "Jesus Iglesias profile". Grandprix.com. Inside F1. Retrieved 22 February 2012.
  3. Jenkins, Richard. "Where are they now: Jesus Ricardo Iglesias". Old Racing Cars. Retrieved 22 February 2012.