José María López, the standard bearer of the country


On October 7, 2007, in the framework of the 200 Kilometers of Buenos Aires of the TC2000, José María López moved the whole country when he made an exhibition on a Formula 1 Williams. the track of the Buenos Aires racetrack was when he took out the Argentine flag and showed it to the thousands of people who were in the stands.

Less than a year ago, La Máxima had turned its back on Cordoba, who had been waiting for his chance at the hands of the Renault team for some time. With no place in the Rombo program for young drivers, Pechito returned to the country to continue showing his talent on all types of cars.

The results achieved in the TC2000, the Top Race and the Road Tourism opened the doors to the F-1 again, although this time the blow was harder: he had signed a contract to be a starter in the 2010 season, but in a equipment that never existed ...


López composed himself of this new distaste by accelerating, as always. And when going abroad seemed like a distant dream, the WTCC came to this part of the world to carry out one of its dates in Termas de Río Hondo. At the insistence of his father he got into an old BMW with which he got to win a race. That success was key for Citroën, which was working on its landing in the category, allowing it to start a new stage in its sporting life.

Pechito returned so much confidence in the best possible way: achieving the 2014 and 2015 titles, something that allowed Argentina to once again celebrate a world championship since the time of Juan Manuel Fangio in F.1.

The last crown was special and that is why he celebrated it in his own way. After winning the first of the two races in Thailand, and getting the title with that result early, he waved the Argentine flag again, although this time it was not as a consolation, but for happiness.



Automundo is the blog about news from the automotive industry, motorsport and the culture of the region. Director: Diego Durruty.

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