13 April 1949 |
San Juan, Argentina
|Formula One World Championship career|
|Active years||1979 - 1981|
|Entries||11 (10 starts)|
|First entry||1979 Canadian Grand Prix|
|Last entry||1981 Argentine Grand Prix|
Ricardo Héctor Zunino (born 13 April 1949 in San Juan) is a former racing driver from Argentina who participated in Formula One from 1979 to 1981. He competed in 11 World Championship races and two non-Championship Formula One races, the 1980 Spanish Grand Prix and 1981 South African Grand Prix.
At the 1979 Canadian Grand Prix, he replaced Niki Lauda at Brabham after the Austrian abruptly quit the team and Formula One. Zunino, attending the race as a spectator on a weekend off from his regular British F1 Championship drive, was chosen to take over the seat, having recently tested for the team. After the 1980 French Grand Prix he was replaced by Héctor Rebaque.
Complete Formula One World Championship results
|Brabham BT49||Cosworth V8||ARG||BRA||RSA||USW||ESP||BEL||MON||FRA||GBR||GER||AUT||NED||ITA||CAN
|Brabham BT49||Cosworth V8||ARG
|1981||Tyrrell Racing||Tyrrell 010||Cosworth V8||USW||BRA
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