Famous Racecar Drivers from Argentina

List of notable or famous racecar drivers from Argentina, with bios and photos, including the top racecar drivers born in Argentina and even some popular racecar drivers who immigrated to Argentina. If you're trying to find out the names of famous Argentinian racecar drivers then this list is the perfect resource for you. These racecar drivers are among the most prominent in their field, and information about each well-known racecar driver from Argentina is included when available.

This list includes Onofre Marimón, Esteban Guerrieri and more.

This historic racecar drivers from Argentina list can help answer the questions "Who are some Argentinian racecar drivers of note?" and "Who are the most famous racecar drivers from Argentina?" These prominent racecar drivers of Argentina may or may not be currently alive, but what they all have in common is that they're all respected Argentinian racecar drivers.

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  • Adolfo Schwelm Cruz

    Adolfo Schwelm Cruz (28 June 1923 – 10 February 2012) was a racing driver from Argentina. He participated in one Formula One World Championship Grand Prix, on 18 January 1953. He scored no championship points.
    • Age: 99
    • Birthplace: Buenos Aires, Argentina
  • Alberto Crespo

    Alberto Augusto Crespo (16 January 1920 – 14 August 1991) was a racing driver from Buenos Aires, Argentina. He entered one World Championship Formula One Grand Prix, the 1952 Italian Grand Prix, with a Maserati entered for him by Enrico Platé. Crespo narrowly failed to qualify.
    • Age: Dec. at 71 (1920-1991)
    • Birthplace: Buenos Aires, Argentina
  • Alberto Rodriguez Larreta

    Alberto Rodriguez Larreta (14 January 1934 – 11 March 1977) was a racing driver from Buenos Aires, Argentina. He participated in one World Championship Formula One Grand Prix, the 1960 Argentine Grand Prix on 7 February 1960. Driving a Lotus 16 for Team Lotus, he qualified 15th and finished in ninth place. Larreta was reportedly offered a drive by Colin Chapman, but turned it down and continued competing in a wide variety of other motorsports until 1970. He died from a heart attack in 1977.
    • Age: Dec. at 43 (1934-1977)
    • Birthplace: Buenos Aires, Argentina
  • Alfredo Pián

    Alfredo Pián (October 21, 1912 – July 25, 1990) was a racing driver from Argentina. He entered the 1950 Monaco Grand Prix with a Maserati 4CLT run by Scuderia Achille Varzi. During the Saturday practice sessions, Pián, who had the sixth fastest time at that point, spun on an oil patch and crashed against the guard-rail, being thrown out of the cockpit. He sustained leg injuries and was not able to start the race. He never again entered a World Championship Formula One event.
    • Age: Dec. at 77 (1912-1990)
    • Birthplace: Las Rosas, Chiapas, Mexico
  • Carlos Alberto Menditéguy (10 August 1914 – 27 April 1973) was a racing driver and polo player from Buenos Aires, Argentina. He entered 11 Formula One World Championship Grands Prix, achieving one podium, and scoring a total of nine championship points. In polo he reached the highest possible handicap of 10. He was an all round sportsman and became a scratch golfplayer in under two years as the result of a bet with some friends.Menditeguy was buried in La Recoleta Cemetery in Buenos Aires.
    • Age: Dec. at 58 (1914-1973)
    • Birthplace: Buenos Aires, Argentina
  • Carlos Alberto Reutemann (born April 12, 1942), nicknamed "Lole", is an Argentine former racing driver who raced in Formula One from 1972 through 1982, and later became a politician in his native province of Santa Fe, for the Justicialist Party, and governor of Santa Fe in Argentina. As a racing driver, Reutemann was among Formula One's leading protagonists between 1972 and 1982. He scored 12 Grand Prix wins and six pole positions. In 1981 while driving for Williams he finished second in the World Drivers' Championship by one point, having been overtaken in the last race of the season. Reutemann also finished in third overall three times for three separate teams, 1975 for Brabham, 1978 for ...more
    • Age: 80
    • Birthplace: Santa Fe, Argentina