Carlos Reutemann, who finished runner-up in the 1981 Formula 1 World Championship, has died at the age of 79. The Argentinian, once hailed as the new Fangio, stood on the podium 45 times and showed his brilliance in memorable wins at Kyalami in 1974, the Nürburgring in 1975 and Monaco in 1980.
He made his F1 debut with Brabham in 1972, securing pole in his maiden race at Buenos Aires. In 1974 he came close to winning his home race only to run out of fuel with fewer than two laps remaining. Reutemann finally took a World Championship victory at the next race in Kyalami, keeping Niki Lauda at bay.
A win at the Austrian GP, 1974