Reutemann back in intensive care

Reutemann driving a Brabham. Image Credits: Retro Grand Prix on Twitter

Carlos Reutemann has been put back into intensive care, as his fight with internal bleeding and kidney problems continue.

It’s the latest event in a string of health issues for the Argentine former F1 driver, who spent a few weeks in hospital in May due to dehydration caused by anemia. His family has said he is “very ill” but there are “small improvements”. Most of his issues are believed to be related to liver cancer.

Reutemann is a successful racer and politician. He came second in the 1981 Formula 1 World title, losing it by a single point to Nelson Piquet. He took 12 wins in his career, and came third in the title three times in 1974, 78, and 80. He unceremoniously split with Williams in 1982 due to the outbreak of the Falklands War.

He spent two stints as governor of Santa Fe in his native Argentina, holding the post from 1991-95 and again from 1999-2003. He has been a Senator for Santa Fe since December 2003. ASN extends its well wishes to Reutemann and his family.

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