Jesús Iglesias

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Jesús Iglesias
Born (1922-02-22)22 February 1922
Died 11 July 2005(2005-07-11) (aged 83)
Formula One World Championship career
Nationality Argentina Argentinian
Active years 1955
Teams Gordini
Races 1
Championships 0
Wins 0
Podiums 0
Career points 0
Pole positions 0
Fastest laps 0
First race 1955 Argentine Grand Prix
Last race 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]

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]

Complete Formula One World Championship results[edit]

(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

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c "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.