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Alex Dias Ribeiro

Alex Dias Ribeiro, 1975.Copyright Alan Cox, 2009.  Used with permission.

Alex Dias Ribeiro, 1975.Copyright Alan Cox, 2009. Used with permission.

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Born:

07 Nov 1948
Belo Horizonte

Nationality:

Brazil

Grands Prix:

10 (1976-1979)

F2 starts:

28 (1975-1978)

Drove the Mercedes circuit Safety Car at the Brazillian GP, after years performing this potentially lifesaving role. A former long-time touring car driver in his homeland, he is now head of a major Christian support group for sportsmen and women, acts as a pastor, and he also still has involvement in racing, through his "Jesus Saves" team. Alex first got into the sport through a go-kart and motorbike shop that he ran in Brasilia, a business called Camber - the races he ran in and the links he forged helped him on his way. Two of his earliest customers were two teenagers who became Formula 1 drivers - Nelson Piquet and Roberto Moreno.

Biography last updated 10 Jul 2015