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Alexandre "Alex" Dias Ribeiro (born in Belo Horizonte, November 7, 1948) is a former racing driver from Brazil. He raced in 20 Formula One World Championship Grands Prix.

Later, he became the FIA's official Medical Car driver.

Formula One CareerEdit

Pre-Formula OneEdit

1976Edit

Ribeiro made a one-off debut appearance for Hesketh at the 1976 United States Grand Prix, where he finished in 12th place, two laps down.

1977Edit

After a solid graduation from the lower formulae (he placed fifth in the 1976 European Formula Two season), Ribeiro paid for his drive in the March Formula One team for the 1977 season. Ribeiro drove a March for a full season in 1977, but he suffered a horrible start to the year, retiring from his first four races and failing to qualify for his next six. His first finish came in the form of an eighth place in the German Grand Prix. He greatly improved on his performance, and ended the year with finishes in four of the five last races.

1979Edit

Ribeiro failed to qualify for the last two races of the year for Fittipaldi.

Post-Formula OneEdit

In 1994, he joined the Brazil national football team as a pastor at the FIFA World Cup in the United States.

In 1999, Ribeiro became Formula One's medical car driver. On Saturday morning before practice for the 2000 Monaco Grand Prix, Ribeiro crashed the medical car into the barriers at Tabac. He was unhurt but FIA medical delegate Sid Watkins suffered broken ribs in this incident.

At the 2002 Brazilian Grand Prix, Ribeiro had another incident in which he was lucky to escape with his life, after he opened the car door and Nick Heidfeld smashed into it as he was about to get out of the car.

Formula One Statistical OverviewEdit

Formula One RecordEdit

Year Entrant Team WDC Points WDC Pos. Report
1976 Hesketh Racing Hesketh-Ford Cosworth 0 NC Report
1977 Hollywood March Racing March-Ford Cosworth 0 NC Report
1979 Fittipaldi Automotive Fittipaldi-Ford Cosworth 0 NC Report

Career StatisticsEdit

Entries 20
Starts 10
Pole Positions 0
Race Wins 0
Podiums 0
Fastest laps 0
Points 0

Race WinsEdit

Win Number Grand Prix

Career ResultsEdit

Complete Formula One results
Year 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 Pts Pos
1976 Flag of Brazil Flag of South Africa 1928-1994 Flag of the United States Flag of Spain 1945 1977 Flag of Belgium Flag of Monaco Flag of Sweden Flag of France Flag of the United Kingdom Flag of Germany Flag of Austria Flag of the Netherlands Flag of Italy Flag of Canada Flag of the United States Flag of Japan 0 NC
12th
1977 Flag of Argentina Flag of Brazil Flag of South Africa 1928-1994 Flag of the United States Flag of Spain 1977 1981 Flag of Monaco Flag of Belgium Flag of Sweden Flag of France Flag of the United Kingdom Flag of Germany Flag of Austria Flag of the Netherlands Flag of Italy Flag of the United States Flag of Canada Flag of Japan 0 NC
Ret Ret Ret Ret DNQ DNQ DNQ DNQ DNQ DNQ 8th DNQ 11th DNQ 15th 8th 12th
1979 Flag of Argentina Flag of Brazil Flag of South Africa 1928-1994 Flag of the United States Flag of Spain 1977 1981 Flag of Belgium Flag of Monaco Flag of Sweden Flag of France Flag of the United Kingdom Flag of Germany Flag of Austria Flag of the Netherlands Flag of Italy Flag of Canada Flag of the United States 0 NC
C DNQ DNQ


Key
Symbol Meaning Symbol Meaning
1stWinner Ret Retired
2ndPodium finish DSQ Disqualified
3rd DNQ Did not qualify
5thPoints finish DNPQ Did not pre-qualify
14thNon-points finish TD Test driver
NCNon-classified finish (<90% race distance) DNS Did not start
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