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Ricardo Valentin Rodríguez de la Vega (14 February 1942 in Mexico City, Mexico – 1 November 1962 in Mexico City, Mexico) was a Mexican racing driver who competed in the 1961 and 1962 Formula One seasons.

He was formerly the youngest front-row starter in Formula One history, qualifying second on his debut at the 1961 Italian Grand Prix aged 19 years and 208 days, before Max Verstappen broke the record at the 2016 Belgian Grand Prix. He was also, at the time, the youngest ever Formula One driver, until Mike Thackwell succeeded him in 1980, being younger by 18 days.

The Autódromo Hermanos Rodríguez is named after both him and his brother Pedro, who also raced in F1.

Formula One Statistical OverviewEdit

Formula One RecordEdit

Year Entrant Team WDC Points WDC Pos. Report
1961 Scuderia Ferrari Ferrari 0 NC Report
1962 Scuderia Ferrari Ferrari 4 13th Report

Career StatisticsEdit

Entries 9
Starts 5
Pole Positions 0
Front Row Starts 1
Race Wins 0
Podiums 0
Fastest laps 0
Points 4
Laps Raced 196
Distance Raced 1592 km
Races Led 0
Laps Led 0
Distance Led 0 km
Doubles 0
Hat-Tricks 0

Career ResultsEdit

Complete Formula One results
Year 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 Pts Pos
1961 Flag of Monaco Flag of the Netherlands Flag of Belgium Flag of France Flag of the United Kingdom Flag of Germany Flag of Italy Flag of the United States 0 NC
Ret
1962 Flag of the Netherlands Flag of Monaco Flag of Belgium Flag of France Flag of the United Kingdom Flag of Germany Flag of Italy Flag of the United States Flag of South Africa 1928-1994 4 13th
Ret DNS 4th 6th Ret


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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V T E FerrariLogo Scuderia Ferrari
Drivers
5. Germany Sebastian Vettel · 7. Finland Kimi Räikkönen
Personnel
Sergio Marchionne · Maurizio Arrivabene · James Allison · Jock Clear
World Champions
Italy Alberto Ascari (1952, 1953) · Argentina Juan Manuel Fangio (1956) · United Kingdom Mike Hawthorn (1958) · United States Phil Hill (1961) · United Kingdom John Surtees (1964) · Austria Niki Lauda (1975, 1977) · South Africa Jody Scheckter (1979) · Germany Michael Schumacher (2000, 2001, 2002, 2003, 2004) · Finland Kimi Räikkönen (2007)
Cars
125 · 275 · 340 · 625 · D50 · 246 · 256 · 312 · 312B · 156 · F1/86 · F1/87 · F1-2000 · F2001 · F2002 · F2003-GA · F2004 · F2005 · 248 F1 · F2007 · F2008 · F60 · F10 · 150° Italia · F2012 · F138 · F14 T · SF15-T · SF16-H · SF70H · more...
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