DRIVERS: ALEX-DIAS RIBEIRO

Name: Alex-Dias Ribeiro
Nationality: Brazil
Date of birth: November 7, 1948 - Belo Horizonte

This pleasant Brazilian raced in the 1976 British Formula 3 Championship, making his Formula 1 debut in that year's US Grand Prix in a Hesketh 308D before joining the factory March team on a "renta drive" deal the following year. He later drove two races for the Fittipaldi team in 1979, failing to qualify on both occasions. In 1999 he returned to the Formula 1 scene driving the official medical car at World Championship Grands Prix, although he blotted his copybook by crashing it prior to a practice session at the 2000 Monaco Grand Prix, leaving his passenger, FIA medical delegate Professor Sid Watkins, with three broken ribs. he has since given up the role.

Print