Jesús Iglesias, Date of Birth, Place of Birth, Date of Death


Jesús Iglesias

Argentinian racing driver

Date of Birth: 22-Feb-1922

Place of Birth: Pergamino, Province of Buenos Aires, Argentina

Date of Death: 11-Jul-2005

Profession: engineer, racing automobile driver, Formula One driver

Nationality: Argentina

Zodiac Sign: Pisces

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About Jesús Iglesias

  • 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.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.

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