Ricardo Valentín Rodríguez de la Vega (MEX) (Rob Walker Racing Team), #Lotus 24 – Climax FWMV 1.5 V8 (DNS)Ricardo kisses his fathers hand, youngest brother Alejandro looks on and drives the Rob Walker owned #Lotus 24 Climax to his death. Rodríguez was considered a potential future champion already, but was left without a drive when #Ferrari opted not to enter the non-Championship

1962 Mexican Grand Prix at the Magdalena Mixhuca Circuit, Mexico City.

He signed to drive Rob Walker’s #Lotus 24, but died during the first day of practice, when the #Lotus’ rear right suspension failed at the fearsome Peraltada turn, and it hit the barriers killing him instantly. He was 20 years old and his death provoked national mourning in Mexico.

1962 Non-Championship Mexican Grand Prix, Magdalena Mixhuca Circuit

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