Pedro Rodriguez

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Birthday
18, 1940
Birthplace
Mexico City, Mexico
Death Date
Jul 11, 1971 (31)
Birth Sign
Capricorn
Birthday
18, 1940
Birthplace
Mexico City, Mexico
Death Date
Jul 11, 1971 (31)

About

Mexican race car driver who won the 24 Hours of Le Mans and Daytona Sports Car Classic competitions. He died while racing sports cars in Nuremberg, Germany in 1971.

Before Fame

He attended Illinois' Western Military Academy, where he learned to speak English.

Trivia

He brought a recording of the Mexican national anthem with him to races after the organizers of the 1967 South African GP did not have the anthem to play upon his victory.

Family Life

His brother, Ricardo Rodriguez, was also killed while racing, dying as a result of a severe accident in the Mexican Grand Prix.

Associated With

He and legendary Italian driver Mario Andretti both won the Daytona Sports Car Classic.