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Born:

10 Aug 1914
Buenos Aires

Died:

27 Apr 1973
Buenos Aires

Nationality:

Argentina

Grands Prix:

11 (1953-1960)

Later became a hugely successful horse trainer, after previously becoming an Argentine polo legend after racing. Died after an operation for treatment after a heart-attack, but he was also suffering from diabetes and Parkinson's. Carlos was also a national junior tennis champion in his youth. Whilst unquestionably fast, Carlos didn't have a lot of mechanical sympathy and this denied him better results; most notably the 1956 Argentine Grand Prix, when a broken gearbox through a mis-timed gear change denied him a famous and surprise win. However Carlos did win the Buenos Aires 1000kms that year.

Biography last updated 22 Jan 2016