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Pedro Rodriguez: A small stature but a massive talent

The world of motorsport was pulled out of an early summer slumber on this day in 1971 when the news of Pedro Rodriguez's death hit the wires. On a leisurely weekend settled between the French and British Grands Prix, BRM's Pedro Rodriguez had elected to race in a minor Interseries sportscar event at the Norisring, just for the sake of it. Fighting for the lead onboard a Herbert Muller Racing Ferrari 512M, Rodriguez was edged into the wall by a slower car, with devastating consequences. The Ferrari burst into flames and Rodriguez perished in the blaze. The 31-year-old Mexican was a small man in size but a massive talent. A two-time Grand Prix winner, Rodriguez's track record in F1 perhaps...
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