Pedro Rodriguez

28. Oct 2019 
by Ziv Knoll

Pedro Rodriguez de la Vega was a Mexican racing driver. He was the older brother of Ricardo Rodriguez.

His career comprises two victories in Formula 1, one Le Mans 24 hours victory and 13 race wins in the world endurance championship.

He is seen here in 1970, in the BRM P153.

BRM had offered him a ride in Formula 1 in 1970 after John Surtees had left to set up his own team at the last minute.

At Spa, Rodriguez won with his BRM P153 over the new March 701 of Chris Amon by just 1.1 sec and with an average speed of 241,3 km/h (149.93 mph), then the highest average speed in the history of F1.

Sadly, Rodriguez was killed in an Interserie sports car race at the Norisring, driving a Ferrari 512M entered by his friend Herbert Muller, on July 11 1971.

Source: DR

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