Wednesday, January 11, 2017

Roberto Moreno Born In Rio de Janeiro, Brazil - January 11, 1959

January 11, 1959
Roberto Moreno
(Photo; "Roberto Moreno 2007 Desafio Internacional das Estrelas" by Morio)
Born in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.
He participated in 75 Formula One Grands Prix, achieved 1 podium, and scored a total of 15 championship points. He raced in CART in 1986, and was Formula 3000 champion in 1988, before joining Formula One full-time in 1989. He returned to CART in 1996 where he enjoyed an Indian summer in 2000 and 2001, and managed to extend his career in the series until 2008. Also raced in endurance events and GT's in Brazil, but now works as a driver coach and consultant, and although this takes up a lot of his time, he isn't officially retired yet, as he appears in historic events. Away from the sport, he enjoys building light aeroplanes.

Moreno was known as the "Super Sub" late in his career as he was used to replace injured drivers several times. 

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