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Happy birthday to Senator Reutemann!

'El Lole' turns 75 years-young today. Surprisingly, in the seventies, Carlos Reutemann was the first successful F1 driver to hail from Argentina since the legendary Juan Manuel  Fangio in the late fifties.  A superb stylist, Reutemann collected twelve GP wins during his ten active years in Formula 1.

Once he retired from racing, Carlos embarked on a political career in his home country, becoming the governer of his native province of Santa Fe, and later a federal senator.

As a popular governor and senator, Reutemann was considered by many to be a worthy candidate for President, but while he considered running  in the 2011 Argentine general election he ultimately declined to do so.