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Alexandre "Alex" Dias Ribeiro (born in Belo Horizonte, November 7, 1948) is a former racing driver from Brazil. He raced in 20 Formula One World Championship Grands Prix.

Later, he became the FIA's official Medical Car driver.

Formula One Career[]

Pre-Formula One[]

1976[]

Ribeiro made a one-off debut appearance for Hesketh at the 1976 United States Grand Prix, where he finished in 12th place, two laps down.

1977[]

After a solid graduation from the lower formulae (he placed fifth in the 1976 European Formula Two season), Ribeiro paid for his drive in the March Formula One team for the 1977 season. Ribeiro drove a March for a full season in 1977, but he suffered a horrible start to the year, retiring from his first four races and failing to qualify for his next six. His first finish came in the form of an eighth place in the German Grand Prix. He greatly improved on his performance, and ended the year with finishes in four of the five last races.

1979[]

Ribeiro failed to qualify for the last two races of the year for Fittipaldi.

Post-Formula One[]

In 1994, he joined the Brazil national football team as a pastor at the FIFA World Cup in the United States.

In 1999, Ribeiro became Formula One's medical car driver. On Saturday morning before practice for the 2000 Monaco Grand Prix, Ribeiro crashed the medical car into the barriers at Tabac. He was unhurt but FIA medical delegate Sid Watkins suffered broken ribs in this incident.

At the 2002 Brazilian Grand Prix, Ribeiro had another incident in which he was lucky to escape with his life, after he opened the car door and Nick Heidfeld smashed into it as he was about to get out of the car.

Formula One Statistical Overview[]

Formula One Record[]

Year Entrant Team WDC Points WDC Pos. Report
1976 Hesketh Racing Hesketh-Ford Cosworth 0 NC Report
1977 Hollywood March Racing March-Ford Cosworth 0 NC Report
1979 Fittipaldi Automotive Fittipaldi-Ford Cosworth 0 NC Report

Career Statistics[]

Entries 20
Starts 10
Pole Positions 0
Race Wins 0
Podiums 0
Fastest laps 0
Points 0

Race Wins[]

Win Number Grand Prix

Career Results[]

Complete Formula One results
Year 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 Pts Pos
1976 Flag of Brazil (1968–1992).svg Flag of South Africa 1928-1994.svg Flag of the United States.svg Flag of Spain 1945 1977.svg Flag of Belgium.svg Flag of Monaco.svg Flag of Sweden.svg Flag of France.svg Flag of the United Kingdom.svg Flag of Germany.svg Flag of Austria.svg Flag of the Netherlands.svg Flag of Italy.svg Flag of Canada.svg Flag of the United States.svg Flag of Japan.svg 0 NC
12th
1977 Flag of Argentina.svg Flag of Brazil (1968–1992).svg Flag of South Africa 1928-1994.svg Flag of the United States.svg Flag of Spain 1977 1981.svg Flag of Monaco.svg Flag of Belgium.svg Flag of Sweden.svg Flag of France.svg Flag of the United Kingdom.svg Flag of Germany.svg Flag of Austria.svg Flag of the Netherlands.svg Flag of Italy.svg Flag of the United States.svg Flag of Canada.svg Flag of Japan.svg 0 NC
Ret Ret Ret Ret DNQ DNQ DNQ DNQ DNQ DNQ 8th DNQ 11th DNQ 15th 8th 12th
1979 Flag of Argentina.svg Flag of Brazil (1968–1992).svg Flag of South Africa 1928-1994.svg Flag of the United States.svg Flag of Spain 1977 1981.svg Flag of Belgium.svg Flag of Monaco.svg Flag of Sweden.svg Flag of France.svg Flag of the United Kingdom.svg Flag of Germany.svg Flag of Austria.svg Flag of the Netherlands.svg Flag of Italy.svg Flag of Canada.svg Flag of the United States.svg 0 NC
C DNQ DNQ


Key
Symbol Meaning Symbol Meaning
1st Winner Ret Retired
2nd Podium finish DSQ Disqualified
3rd DNQ Did not qualify
5th Points finish DNPQ Did not pre-qualify
14th Non-points finish TD Test driver
NC Non-classified finish (<90% race distance) DNS Did not start
Italics Scored point(s) for Fastest Lap [+] More Symbols

Notes[]



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