The Carlos Reutemann tribute at the Goodwood Festival of Speed

Engineer Sergio Rinland and restorer Gabriel de Meurville stood alongside Gordon Murray and the Brabham BT44B that Lole used to win the 1975 German GP.

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During the 2021 edition of Goodwood Festival of Speed it was reminded to Carlos Alberto Reutemann, who passed away on Thursday the 7th at age 79.

Although the South African engineer Gordon Murray I had already anticipated that I would participate in the event with Brabham BT44B that Lole used to win the 1975 German GP, the recent disappearance of the former driver made the vehicle's exit to the track special.

Carlos Reutemann Goodwood
Photo: @MFranchitti.

Before launching the F.1 created by Murray himself for the team he ran at the time Bernie Ecclestone, in the tent where it was on display, two well-known Argentines appeared: the engineer Sergio rinland, who worked for several teams of the Maximum and currently has a consult in the United Kingdom; and the restorer Gabriel de Meurville.

There they took a photo with a sign that said "Forever Lole." Along with Murray Rinland and Meurville was also  Herbie blash, another of the members of that Brabham team from the '70s.

Subsequently, the car hit the 1,86-kilometer track with and Marino Franchitti, the younger brother of Dario Franchitti, behind the wheel.

Carlos Reutemann Goodwood
Photos: Gabriel de Meurville.

“Carlos was one of my favorite drivers of the Brabham era. Lole was a very kind person, passionate about her careers and a true member of the Brabham team family. We developed a very special relationship during the four years that it ran for us ”, Murray remembered about the Satanist.

With the Brabham BT44B, Reutemann played the entire 1975 season. He arrived on 12 of the fourteen dates. In addition to winning at the Nürburgring, he made the podium in Argentina (3 °) South Africa (2 °) Spain (3 °) Belgium (3rd) and Sweden (2nd). That championship, which was left in the hands of Niki Lauda (Ferrari), finished it in third place.

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