Carlos Reutemann, a 12-time Grand Prix winner, is in intensive care in his native Argentina after being hospitalized with internal bleeding.

Reutemann (pictured above after winning the British GP 1978) was admitted to a private hospital in Santa Fe Thursday with a medical bulletin dubbed “Digestive System Bleeding” for tests. There were no further updates regarding the results of these tests or the current condition of the 79-year-old, but doctors have ruled out the coronavirus.

Reutemann drove 146 races in an impressive Formula 1 career and came second in the drivers’ championship against in 1981 Nelson Piquet when he drove for Williams. On this occasion he led the championship into the final round and started from pole in Las Vegas, but could not score a goal.

Reutemann won four races for Ferrari in 1978, including a round of the two USGPs that year in Long Beach ( Picture) and Watkins Glen. Motorsport Pictures

Reutemann’s first win came in 1974 for Brabham, and he also had wins for Ferrari and a total of 45 podiums. Reutemann not only came close to the title in 1981, but also finished third in three other seasons – once each for Brabham, Ferrari and Williams – and also had two entries in the World Rally Championship, which he landed on the podium both times at his home rally .

After his racing career, Reutemann went into politics and was governor of Santa Fe twice. He is currently in the final year of his mandate as a member of the Argentine Senate.

While studying sports journalism at the University of Central Lancashire, Chris managed to win the 2008 British Grand Prix and stayed for three years before joining ESPN F1 as Assistant Editor. After three years at ESPN, after a time as F1 editor at the Crash Media Group, the main task was to start the English language website of and to run it as editor.
Present at every race since the beginning of 2014, he has further expanded his freelance portfolio and worked with international titles. In addition to writing for RACER, he also works for BBC 5Live and Sky Sports in the UK, as well as titles in Japan and the Middle East.

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