For the successes achieved in the F1, Carlos Alberto Reutemann He is one of the great figures of Argentine sports. The Lole was runner-up in the World in 1981 and also triumphed in 12 Grand Prizes. After him, no other compatriot came to stand out in the top flight. So it is not surprising that Rodrigo H. Vila, director, screenwriter and showrunner has confessed his interest in shooting a film about the Santa Fe.
Vila, through its production company Cinema 7 Films, He has experience in bringing the life of an Argentine pilot to a screen since he is one of those responsible for the documentary Fangio: The Man Who Tamed Machines that can be seen on the platform Netflix.
"Those of us who live in Reutemann's time know that the guy was a monster ... I think that after Fangio he is the most important"explained the filmmaker in an interview I did with him for Instagram Live to talk about the film that portrays the life of El Chueco.
“He had to compete against riders who were tremendous and at a time when you had to have a very cool head to race. Now too, but nowadays the drivers have a lot of technical support and the car itself is safer, which is why the death rate is low. But in Lole's time that percentage was very high ”, remarked.
"Hopefully another project related to Formula 1 and Argentina will emerge ... And if so, it has to be Reutemann ...", said the documentary maker, who has also done other work on Mercedes Sosa, Astor Piazzola, Jairo y Boca Juniors, .
In the IG talk, Vila provided the details of Fangio's film, which has been a great success on the streaming platform. Directed by Francisco Macri, looks back on the life of the five-time F.1 champion through interviews with many people who knew and admired him.
The testimonies of the champions Jackie stewart, Alain Prost, Mika Hakkinen y Nico Rosberg and the team-manager Toto wolff They enhance the figure of El Chueco and, at the same time, reveal certain aspects of being a top-flight pilot such as one's talent, the relationship with the mechanics, achieving glory or overcoming the death of a colleague.
In addition, it offers data from a study called "Formula for success: Model of driver and team performance 1950-2014" and that was done by Andrew Bell, member of the Institute of Methods at the University of Sheffield. That exhaustive report reveals that Fangio has indeed been the best driver in F.1.