facebook
twitter
rss
account
search
search
Headlines

UPI Thoroughbred Racing Roundup

Wrap-up of thoroughbred stakes action.
ROBERT KIECKHEFER, UPI Racing Writer

UPI Thoroughbred Racing Roundup

Wrap-up of thoroughbred stakes action.
ROBERT KIECKHEFER, UPI Racing Writer
UPI Thoroughbred Racing Roundup

UPI Thoroughbred Racing Roundup

Wrap-up of thoroughbred stakes action.
ROBERT KIECKHEFER, UPI Racing Writer
UPI Thoroughbred Racing Roundup

UPI Thoroughbred Racing Roundup

Wrap-up of thoroughbred stakes action.
ROBERT KIECKHEFER, UPI Racing Writer

Breeders' Cup hopefuls, step right up!

Attention older horses with aspirations to the big Breeders' Cup races: This is a weekend to make your mark.
ROBERT KIECKHEFER, UPI Racing Writer

UPI Thoroughbred Racing Roundup

Wrap-up of thoroughbred stakes action.
ROBERT KIECKHEFER, UPI Racing Writer
Keith, family awarded $2.8M in lawsuit

Keith, family awarded $2.8M in lawsuit

PURCELL, Okla., Dec. 26 (UPI) -- Country music star Toby Keith and his family were awarded $2.8 million in a civil action filed after Keith's father was killed in an Oklahoma highway accident.

Nevada high court halts execution

LAS VEGAS, Oct. 15 (UPI) -- The clock counting down the time remaining in convicted killer William Castillo's life was stopped Monday when the Nevada Supreme Court blocked his execution.

Four kids, father, found dead in Maryland

FREDERICK, Md., March 27 (UPI) -- Police in Maryland were looking for the mother of four children found dead in their home with their father, who had apparently committed suicide.

Millions of locusts invade Canary Islands

LAS PALMAS, Spain, Nov. 30 (UPI) -- After devastating crops in parts of Africa and the Mediterranean an estimated 100 million locusts have invaded the Canary Islands.

UPI Thoroughbred Racing Roundup

Wrap-up of the weekend's Thoroughbred stakes action.
ROBERT KIECKHEFER, UPI Racing Writer
Photos
Pedro Rodriguez
Wiki

Pedro Rodríguez (born Pedro Rodríguez de la Vega, 18 January 1940 – 11 July 1971) was a Mexican Grand Prix motor racing driver. He was born in Mexico City and was the older brother of Ricardo Rodríguez. The two are sometimes referred to as "The Little Mexicans". The brothers both raced bicycles and motorcycles to become Mexican champions. Pedro was national champion in 1953 and 1954 in motorcycles. He made his international debut in cars at Nassau in 1957 in a Ferrari, along with Ricardo in a Porsche.

He was just eighteen when US Ferrari importer Luigi Chinetti dispatched them to Le Mans at the wheel of a Ferrari 500 TR Testa Rossa. Ricardo did not drive due to age, so Pedro partnered José Behra, brother of Jean Behra. He came back every year to Le Mans, fourteen times in total, where he won in 1968 with Belgian driver Lucien Bianchi in a Ford GT40 of the Wyer–Gulf team.

In 1962, Ricardo died in a horrific accident while practicing for the Mexican Grand Prix, and Pedro considered retiring from racing. However, in 1963 he won at Daytona International Speedway and took part in his first Grand Prix for Lotus in the USA and Mexico. He competed in F1 sporadically through 1966 with Ferrari and Lotus. Rodriguez won in only his ninth GP, in South Africa in 1967, and became a permanent fixture in F1, racing for Cooper-Maserati in 1967, BRM in 1968, the private Parnell BRM team and Ferrari in 1969, and BRM in 1970 and 1971, achieving his second victory in the Belgian Grand Prix at Spa in 1970.

This article is licensed under the GNU Free Documentation License.
It uses material from the Wikipedia article "Pedro Rodriguez."
Most Popular
1
Jennifer Aniston and Justin Theroux have set a wedding date Jennifer Aniston and Justin Theroux have set a wedding date
2
Erin Andrews has awkward interview with SF Giants' Hunter Pence Erin Andrews has awkward interview with SF Giants' Hunter Pence
3
New Jersey man caught selling 'Ebola' heroin New Jersey man caught selling 'Ebola' heroin
4
Kimberly Guilfoyle: young women should be 'excused' from voting to go on Tinder Kimberly Guilfoyle: young women should be 'excused' from voting to go on Tinder
5
Emma Stone explains why she kept ruining 'Birdman' Emma Stone explains why she kept ruining 'Birdman'
x
Feedback