Pedro Rodríguez (racing driver)

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Pedro Rodríguez
Pedro Rodríguez 1968 Nürburgring-1.jpg
Born (1940-01-18)18 January 1940
Mexico City, Mexico
Died 11 July 1971(1971-07-11) (aged 31)
Nuremberg, Germany
Formula One World Championship career
Nationality Mexico Mexican
Active years 1963 - 1971
Teams Ferrari, Lotus, Cooper, BRM
Races 54
Championships 0
Wins 2
Podiums 7
Career points 71
Pole positions 0
Fastest laps 1
First race 1963 United States Grand Prix
First win 1967 South African Grand Prix
Last win 1970 Belgian Grand Prix
Last race 1971 French Grand Prix
24 Hours of Le Mans career
Participating years 1958, 1959, 1960, 1961, 1962, 1963, 1964 1965, 1966, 1967, 1968, 1969, 1970 and 1971
Teams N.A.R.T.
OSCA Automobili
SpA Ferrari SEFAC
John Wyer Automotive
Best finish 1st (1968)
Class wins 1 S 5.0 (1968)
Rodríguez in his BRM P133 during the 1968 German Grand Prix.

Pedro Rodríguez de la Vega (born 18 January 1940 in Mexico City, Mexico; died 11 July 1971 in Nuremberg, Germany) was a Mexican Grand Prix motor racing driver. He was the older brother of Ricardo Rodríguez.

Personal

Rodríguez was the first son from the marriage of Pedro Natalio Rodríguez and Concepción "Conchita" Rodríguez (née de la Vega), and had three brothers, Federico†, Ricardo, and Alejandro, and a younger sister, Conchita.

At 15, his father sent him to Western Military Academy in Alton, Illinois in order to learn English and to get more discipline.1

Rodríguez brothers raced bicycles and motorcycles, becoming Mexican national motorcycle champion in 1953 and 1954. He made his international debut in cars at Nassau in 1957 in a Ferrari.

He married Angelina (née Dammy), in Mexico since 1961, although he had a girlfriend in England, Glenda Foreman, with whom he lived in Bray on Thames in his latter years, but left no children.2 Rodríguez disliked driving in urban traffic, which he considered too dangerous, preferring to use a driver.citation needed

Rodríguez always traveled with a Mexican flag and a record of the national anthem because when he won the 1967 South African GP the organizers did not have the Mexican anthem.3

Jo Ramírez was a very close friend to both Rodríguez as well as his younger brother Ricardo.

Career

At 18 Rodríguez shared a Ferrari 500 TR at 24 Hours of Le Mans, entered by U.S. importer Luigi Chinetti, with José Behra, brother of Jean Behra, as his co-driver. Rodríguez came back every year to Le Mans, fourteen times in total, and won in 1968, co-driving with Belgian Lucien Bianchi, sharing a Ford GT40 for the JWGulf team.

After his brother was killed in a horrific accident while practicing for the Mexican Grand Prix, Rodríguez considered retiring from racing. However, in 1963 he won at Daytona International Speedway and took part in his first Grands Prix for Lotus at Watkins Glen and Magdalena Mixhuca. He competed in Formula One sporadically through 1966 with Ferrari and Lotus.

At the start of the new season of 1967, Rodríguez won in only his ninth Grand Prix, at Kyalami.4 Cooper manager Roy Salvadori allowed Rodríguez to drive the practice car, over the objections from teammate Jochen Rindt, who had demanded Rodríguez's car, with strong support from Rindt's close friend Jackie Stewart. Rodríguez's smooth, consistent driving earned him victory after Denny Hulme had had a lengthy pit stop and local privateer John Love's Tasman Cooper needed a late fuel stop. Rindt, by contrast, retired the other Cooper-Maserati after 38 laps. Rodríguez drove a controlled season in 1967 as No. 2 to Rindt. Though usually slower than his teammate, he built up experience in the older and heavier T81, while Rindt was given the improved T81B and later the brand new T865clarification needed and was also slowed by a mid-season accident. Nevertheless, Rodríguez was only marginally slower than Rindt in the Dutch Grand Prix,6 also the only other race in the season where the Coopers were competitive.

Rodríguez at the 1968 Dutch Grand Prix

His performance at Zandvoort earned Rodríguez a better drive with, BRM in 1968.7 Rodríguez proved himself excellent in the wet at Zandvoort and Rouen where he got his only fastest lap in F1 during the French GP.8 Lack of power meant he had to settle for second behind Bruce McLaren in Belgian GP at Spa.910

The BRM P133 faded through the year from lack of testing time after the death of Mike Spence, who team's owners favoured.citation needed Nevertheless, Rodríguez led the Spanish Grand Prix from Chris Amon for 28 laps until he made a mistake and spun off.11 At the end of the year, despite Rodríguez's good performances, BRM team manager Sir Louis Stanley released Rodríguez to the Parnell BRM privateer team for.

The Reg Parnell Racing BRMs proved to have hopeless engines, and after Monaco,12 Rodríguez left and signed for Ferrari for the remainder of the 1969 Grand Prix and sports car series.

Reentering F1 in the British Grand Prix,13 Rodríguez matched teammate Amon's pace in practice and led Amon by a whisker in the race. The uncompetitive 312s ran midfield until Rodríguez's car broke and Amon's engine blew for the second race in a row. Given the hopelessness of the 312 V12, the frustration of his drivers, and the slow progress with getting the new flat-12 F1 car ready, Enzo Ferrari would rather have run two Italian drivers for the rest of the season, but the Brambilla brothers, Vittorio and Ernesto, proved too slow. So, Ferrari ran Rodríguez in the last four races of the season, in NART American racing colours for the North American races, but still, effectively, as a Ferrari works team. In the underpowered car, Rodríguez managed a fourth in 1968;14 sixth in 1964,15 196716 and 1970;17 and seventh in 196518 and 1969;17 places in his six home races in Mexico, but Ferrari didn't offer him a ride for 1970.

BRM only offered him a ride in 1970 after John Surtees decided to leave to set up his own team at the last minute. For most of 1970, Stanley clearly favoured Jackie Oliver as number one driver, perhaps partly in response to Stewart's opinion of Rodríguez and possibly because of his "old-boys' club" of Englishmen at the team.citation needed At Spa, Rodríguez won with his BRM P153 over the new March of Chris Amon by just 1.1 seconds and with an average speed of 149.94 mph (241.31 km/h), then the highest average speed in the history of F1,19 Jean-Pierre Beltoise got the third place in Matra.20

The power of the V12 engines was particularly suited to the fast circuits with few really slow corners, such as Spa, Monza, and to a degree Brands and Nürburgring, and that was usually the case with the BRM, Matra, and Weslake engined cars. A strong drive at St Jovite saw him finish 4th. Only the need to pit in the last laps for fuel at Watkins Glen, robbed him of a victory in the United States Grand Prix, the highest paying event of the year at the time, US$50,000.21clarification needed The winner was a young man named Emerson Fittipaldi (23), who got the first victory of his career in F1, Reine Wisell from Lotus got the third place in the podium.22

The 1971 season could have seen him as a championship contender, with a BRM P160 being prepared by Tony Southgate, and for once BRM did have consistently good engines. The BRM team, however, was overextended, trying to run three, and later four, cars. Pedro challenged Jacky Ickx magnificently in the rain during the Dutch Grand Prix, but just failed to win.2324

Death

Rodríguez was killed in an Interserie sports car race at Norisring in Nuremberg, Germany, on 11 July 1971. While he was driving for the lead, a slower car driven by Kurt Hild edged him into the wall and his prototype burst into flames. The Mexican died shortly after he was extracted from the wreck.25 Rodríguez was at the wheel of a Ferrari 512M of Herbert Müller Racing, his friend and teammate at the Targa Florio in 1971.

Legacy

Pedro Rodríguez was considered the best driver of his era in the wet,2627 and after many years racing for Ferrari in the World Championship of Makes for sports cars, he signed for JW-Gulf-Porsche in 1970. He became two-time28 world champion driver in the fearsome Porsche 917 together with his co-driver Leo Kinnunen (the sportscars series was run by teams in shifts).2930 He developed into one of the sport's great all-rounders, racing CanAm, NASCAR, rallies and even becoming North American Ice Racing champion in 1970, invited by the Alaska Sports Car Club from Anchorage, the race was in Sand Lake. In his NASCAR career, Rodríguez earned two top tens, including a 5th in the 1965 World 600.31 Along with Jo Siffert, he was considered the bravest driver in motorsport, an example of this being the two touching through the then-very narrow and very dangerous Eau Rouge corner in the rain in their 917s at the start of the 1970 1000km of Spa-Francorchamps.

After winning the LMP2 class at the 2013 24 Hours of Le Mans, the first class victory for a Mexican driver since Rodríguez, Ricardo González recognized Pedro Rodríguez as his hero.3233

Commemoration

Rodríguez at Paul Ricard in 1971

The first hairpin at Daytona International Speedway (the right-hand hairpin) is named the Pedro Rodríguez curve,.2 In 1973 the Mexico City race track Magdalena Mixuhca, where F1, Champ Car, NASCAR and other series race was renamed for him and Ricardo: Autódromo Hermanos Rodríguez (Autodrome Brothers Rodríguez).

In July 2006, a bronze plaque was placed at the site of his crash in Nuremberg, a joint effort by Scuderia Rodríguez (the friends and family foundation) and the city authorities.3435 The Scuderia keeps alive the memory of both Rodríguez brothers, serving as register for Rodríguez memorabilia and cars, and certifying them. Its Secretary General, Carlos Jalife, published the Rodríguez brothers' biography in December 2006, with an English translation ready for sale 3637 in United States, Canada, and England which won the Motor Press Guild Book of the Year award in 2009.38

Racing record

Formula One World Championship results

(key) (Races in bold indicate pole position; races in italics indicate fastest lap)

Year Entrant Chassis Engine 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 WDC Pts.
1963 Team Lotus Lotus 25 Climax V8 MON BEL NED FRA GBR GER ITA USA
Ret
MEX
Ret
RSA NC 0
1964 North American Racing Team Ferrari 156 Aero Ferrari V6 MON NED BEL FRA GBR GER AUT ITA USA MEX
6
22nd 1
1965 North American Racing Team Ferrari 1512 Ferrari V12 RSA MON BEL FRA GBR NED GER ITA USA
5
MEX
7
14th 2
1966 Team Lotus Lotus 33 Climax V8 MON BEL FRA
Ret
GBR NED NC 0
Lotus F2 44 Cosworth Straight-4 GER
Ret
ITA
Lotus 33 BRM V8 USA
Ret
MEX
Ret
1967 Cooper Car Company Cooper T81 Maserati V12 RSA
1
MON
5
NED
Ret
BEL
9
FRA
6
GBR
5
GER
11
CAN
ITA
USA
MEX
6
6th 15
1968 Owen Racing Organisation BRM P126 BRM V12 RSA
Ret
6th 18
BRM P133 BRM V12 ESP
Ret
MON
Ret
BEL
2
NED
3
FRA
NC
GBR
Ret
GER
6
CAN
3
USA
Ret
MEX
4
BRM P138 BRM V12 ITA
Ret
1969 Reg Parnell Racing BRM P126 BRM V12 RSA
Ret
ESP
Ret
MON
Ret
14th 3
Scuderia Ferrari Ferrari 312 Ferrari V12 NED
DNA
FRA GBR
Ret
GER ITA
6
North American Racing Team Ferrari 312 Ferrari V12 CAN
Ret
USA
5
MEX
7
1970 Yardley Team BRM BRM P153 BRM V12 RSA
9
ESP
Ret
MON
6
BEL
1
NED
10
FRA
Ret
GBR
Ret
GER
Ret
AUT
4
ITA
Ret
CAN
4
USA
2
MEX
6
7th 23
1971 Yardley Team BRM BRM P160 BRM V12 RSA
Ret
ESP
4
MON
9
NED
2
FRA
Ret
GBR
GER
AUT
ITA
CAN
USA
10th 9

Pedro Rodríguez at Ferrari

1962 Le Mans-winning Ferrari 330 TRI-LM, bought by the Rodríguezes through NART. Rodríguez raced several times in it.
Year Race Team Car Pos. Co-driver
1957 Nassau Trophy NART 500 TR Ret. Solo
1957 Governor's Trophy NART 500 TR 9 Solo
1958 24 Hours of Le Mans NART 500 TR 5 José Behra
1958 Governor's Trophy NART TR 58 4 Solo
1958 Ferrari Classic NART TR58 2 Solo
1958 Nassau Trophy NART TR 58 2 Solo
1959 II Circuito del Moral NART TR 58 2 Solo
1959 12 Hours of Sebring NART TR58 Ret. Paul O'Shea
1959 1000 km Daytona NART TR58 No started
1959 VII Circuito Avándaro NART 58TR 8 Solo
1959 Kiwanis GP Riverside NART 250 TR Ret. Solo
1959 Governor's Trophy NART TR59 3 Solo
1959 Nassau Trophy NART TR59 13 Solo
1960 Cuban GP NART TR59 2 Solo
1960 12 Hours of Sebring NART Dino 196S Ret. Ricardo Rodríguez
1960 Targa Florio NART Dino 196S 7/1 Sport-2 Ricardo Rodríguez
1960 1000 km Nürburgring NART Dino 196S Ret. Ricardo Rodríguez
1960 24 Hours of Le Mans NART TRI60 Ret. Ludovico Scarfiotti
1960 Governor's Trophy NART TR59/60 Ret. Solo
1960 Nassau Trophy NART TR59/60 2 Ricardo Rodríguez
1961 12 Hours of Sebring NART TR59/60 3 Ricardo Rodríguez
1961 1000 km Nürburgring NART TRI/60 2 Ricardo Rodríguez
1961 24 Hours of Le Mans NART TRI/61 Ret. Ricardo Rodríguez
1961 I GP Independencia 250 GT Cal 1 Solo
1961 GP Canada Sport NART TRI/61 2 Solo
1961 1000 km Montlhéry NART 250 GT SWB 1 Ricardo Rodríguez
1961 Governor's Trophy NART TRI/61 1 Solo
1961 Nassau Trophy NART TRI/61 3 Solo
1962 12 Hours of Sebring NART 246 SP Ret. Ricardo Rodríguez
1962 12 Hours of Sebring NART Dino 246S Ret. Grossman x Connell
1962 1000 km Nürburgring NART 268 SP 2 Ricardo Rodríguez
1962 24 Hours of Le Mans SpA Ferrari SEFAC 246 SP Ret. Ricardo Rodríguez
1962 Double 400 Bridgehampton NART 330 TRI/LM 1 Solo
1962 GP Canada Sport NART 330 TRI/LM 2 Solo
1962 1000 km Montlhéry NART 250 GTO 1 Ricardo Rodríguez
1963 Continental 3 Hours of Daytona NART 250 GTO 1 Solo
1963 12 Hours of Sebring NART 330 TRI/LM 3 Graham Hill
1963 24 Hours of Le Mans NART 330 TRI/LM Ret. Roger Penske
1963 Governor's Tophy NART 250 P 2 Solo
1963 Nassau Trophy NART 250 P 2 Solo
1964 CC 250 M Daytona NART 250 LM Ret. Solo
1964 Continental 2000 km Daytona NART 250 GTO 1 Phil Hill
1964 12 Hours of Sebring NART 330 P Ret lap 40 John Fulp
12 Hours of Sebring 250 GTO 7 Piper/xGammino
1964 24 Hours of Le Mans NART 330 P Ret S. Hudson
1964 12 Hours of Reims NART 250 GTO 11 Nino Vaccarella
1964 Player's Quebec NART 275 P 1 Solo
1964 Double 500 Bridgehampton NART 275 P 2 Solo
1964 GP Canada Sport NART 330 P 1 Solo
1964 1000 km Montlhéry NART 250 GTO 2 Jo Schlesser
1964 GT+22 Oakes Field NART 250 GTO 7/1 class Solo
1964 Nassau Tourist Trophy NART 250 GTO 6/1 class Solo
1964 Governor's Trophy NART 330 P 4/1 class Solo
1964 Nassau Thophy NART 330 GTO 3/2 class Solo
1965 Continental 2000 km Daytona NART 330 P2 Ret. John Surtees
Continental 2000 km Daytona NART 275 P Ret. Hansgen x
1965 12 Hours of Sebring NART 330 P Ret. Graham Hill
1965 24 Hours of Le Mans NART 365 P2 7/1 class Nino Vacarella
1965 12 Hours of Reims NART 365 P2 1 Jean Guichet
1965 Double 500 Bridghampton NART 250 GTO 2/1 class Solo
1965 GP Canada Sport NART 365 P2 3 Solo
1966 24 Hours of Daytona NART 365 P2 4 Mario Andretti
1966 12 Hours of Sebring NART 365 P2 Ret. Mario Andretti
1966 1000 km Nürburgring NART Dino 206 S 3 Richie Ginther
1966 24 Hours of Le Mans NART 330 P3 Ret. Richie Ginther
1966 200 M Bridgehampton NART Dino 206 S Ret. Solo
1966 200 M Laguna Seca NART Dino 206 S 18 Solo
1966 Governor's Trophy NART 275 GTB/C 7/1 class Solo
1966 Nassau Trophy NART Dino 206 S 7/1 class Solo
1967 24 Hours of Daytona NART 412 P 3 Jean Guichet
1967 12 Hours of Sebring NART 206 S Ret. Jean Guichet
1967 1000 km Monza NART 412 P Ret. Jean Guichet
1967 24 Hours of Le Mans NART 412 P Ret. Giancarlo Baghetti
1967 12 Hours of Reims NART Dino 206 S Ret. Jean Guichet
1968 24 Hours of Daytona NART Dino 206 S Ret. Kold
1968 Brands Hatch GP NART 275 ML 5 Pierpoint
1969 12 Hours of Sebring NART 330 P3 Ret. Parsons
1969 6 Hours of Brands Hatch NART 312 P 4 Chris Amon
1969 1000 km Monza NART 312 P Ret. Schetty
1969 1000 km Spa NART 312 P 2 David Piper
1969 1000 km Nürburgring NART 312 P 5 Chris Amon
1969 24 Hours of Le Mans NART 312 P Ret. David Piper
1969 200 M Bridgehampton NART 312 P 5 Solo
1970 200 M Mid Ohio NART 512 S 11 Solo
1970 200 M Elkhart Lake NART 512 P 7 Solo
1971 200 miles of Norisring Private 512 M Died Solo

Pedro Rodríguez in Porsche

Pedro Rodríguez won the World Champion of Makes in 1970 and 1970 World in this Porsche 917
Year Race Team Car Pos. Co-driver
1970 24 Hours of Daytona John Wyer 917K 1 Kinnunen/Redman
1970 12 Hours of Sebring John Wyer 917K 4 Kinnunen/Siffert
1970 1000km of Brands Hatch John Wyer 917K 1 Leo Kinnunen
1970 1000 km Monza John Wyer 917K 1 Leo Kinnunen
1970 Targa Florio John Wyer 908-3 2 Leo Kinnunen
1970 1000 km Spa John Wyer 917K Ret. Leo Kinnunen
1970 1000 km Nürburgring John Wyer 908-3 Ret. Leo Kinnunen
1970 24 Hours of Le Mans John Wyer 917K Ret. Leo Kinnunen
1970 6 Hours of Watkins Glen John Wyer 917K 1 Leo Kinnunen
1970 1000 km Zeltweg John Wyer 917K Ret. Leo Kinnunen
1971 1000 km of Buenos Aires John Wyer 917K Ret. Jackie Oliver
1971 24 Hours of Daytona John Wyer 917K 1 Jackie Oliver
1971 12 Hours of Sebring John Wyer 917K 4 Jackie Oliver
1971 1000 km Brands Hatch John Wyer 917K Ret. Jackie Oliver
1971 1000 km Monza John Wyer 917K 1 Jackie Oliver
1971 1000 km Spa John Wyer 917K 1 Jackie Oliver
1971 Targa Florio John Wyer 908-3 Ret. Herbert Müller
1971 1000 km Nürburgring John Wyer 908-3 2 Oliver/Siffert
1971 24 Hours of Le Mans John Wyer 917LH 18 Jackie Oliver
1971 1000 km Zeltweg John Wyer 917K 1 Richard Attwood

Pedro Rodríguez in the 24 Hours of Le Mans

Year Team Num. Car Cat. Co-driver Grid Laps Result
Engine Hours
1958
United States North American Racing Team
25
Ferrari 500 TR58 S 2.0 France José Behra
33°
119
Retire
(Cooling)
Ferrari 2.0 L4
12h
1959
Italy OSCA Automobili
51
OSCA Sport 750TN S 750 Mexico Ricardo Rodríguez
11°
32
Retire
(Water pump)
OSCA 0.7L L4
5h
1960
Italy Scuderia Ferrari SpA
12
Ferrari 250 TRI/60 S 3.0 Italy Ludovico Scarfiotti
47°
22
Retire
(Fuel)
Ferrari 3.0L V12
3h
1961
United States North American Racing Team
17
Ferrari 250 TRI/61 S 3.0 Mexico Ricardo Rodríguez
305
Retire
(Engine)
Ferrari 3.0L V12
23h
1962
Italy SpA Ferrari SEFAC
28
Ferrari Dino 246 SP E 3.0 Mexico Ricardo Rodríguez
32°
174
Retire
(Gear box)
Ferrari 2.4L V6
13h
1963
United States North American Racing Team
10
Ferrari 330 TRI/LM P +3.0 United States Roger Penske
113
Retire
(Accident)
Ferrari 4.0L V12
9h
1964
United States North American Racing Team
15
Ferrari 330 P P 5.0 United States Skip Hudson
58
Retire
(Engine)
Ferrari 4.0 L V12
5h
1965
United States North American Racing Team
18
Ferrari 365 P2/P1 P 5.0 Italy Nino Vaccarella
320
Ferrari 4.4 L V12
24h
1966
United States North American Racing Team
27
Ferrari 330 P3 Spyder P 5.0 United States Richie Ginther
151
Retire
(Gear box)
Ferrari 4.0 L V12
10h
1967
United States North American Racing Team
25
Ferrari 330 P3 P 5.0 Italy Giancarlo Baghetti
144
Retire
(Pistons)
Ferrari 4.0 L V12
11h
1968
United Kingdom John Wyer Automotive Engineering
9
Ford GT40 Mk I S 5.0 Belgium Lucien Bianchi
331
Winner
Ford 4.9 L V8
24h
1969
Italy SpA Ferrari SEFAC
18
Ferrari 312 P Coupé P 3.0 United Kingdom David Piper
223
Retire
(Oil leak)
Ferrari 3.0 L V12
16h
1970
United Kingdom John Wyer Automotive Engineering
21
Porsche 917K S 5.0 Finland Leo Kinnunen
22
Retire
(Engine)
Porsche 4.9 L Flat 12
4h
1971
United Kingdom John Wyer Automotive Engineering
18
Porsche 917L S 5.0 United Kingdom Jackie Oliver
-
Retire
(Oil leak)
Porsche 4.9 L Flat 12
14h

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External links

Sporting positions
Preceded by
Dan Gurney
A. J. Foyt
Winner of the 24 Hours of Le Mans
1968 with:
Lucien Bianchi
Succeeded by
Jacky Ickx
Jackie Oliver









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