Héctor Alonso

Sunday 5th February 1956

Born on this day, Héctor Alonso Rebaque, Mexician, racing driver who participated in 58 Formula One World Championship Grands Prix, scoring a total of 13 championship points. He also ran his own unsuccessful F1 team, Rebaque, in 1978 and 1979; usually he raced Lotuses but for the last three races in 1979 he fielded his own car designed by Penske which he called the HR100. He also drove in the 1982 CART IndyCar season for Forsythe Racing including the 1982 Indianapolis 500 where he finished 13th after a pit fire on lap 151. He won his final CART race, which was the first one held at Road America.

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