Reutemann transferred out of ICU as condition improves


Former F1 driver Carlos Reutemann has reportedly left the intensive care unit at Rosario's Sanatorio Parque clinic after the Argentinian Senator's physical condition improved following a case of digestive hemorrhage.

Reutemann was recently admitted to a hospital in Sante Fe after suffering from anemia and internal bleeding. But the 79-year-old's condition required his transfer to Rosario where he underwent an endoscopic procedure and remained in the ICU.

The twelve-time Grand Prix winner was said to be in stable condition after last Tuesday's intervention. On Sunday, it was reported that Reutemann's sustained improving health allowed for his transfer out of IC and into a private room at Rosario's Sanatorio Parque.

"This morning the national senator and former governor Carlos Reutemann, who has been hospitalized in Rosario since Saturday, May 8, after being in intensive care for several days, he was transferred to the general ward," reported Argentine newspaper La Capital.


Reutemann was accompanied during his ordeal by daughters Cora and Mariana , and his wife Veronica.

On Twitter on Sunday, Mariana Reutemann posted a picture of her father sitting upright in his hospital bed reading the local paper.

Reutemann took part in 146 Grands Prix from 1972 to 1982, winning races with Brabham, Ferrari and Williams, and missed out on the 1981 F1 world championship by a single point against Nelson Piquet.

After retiring from motorsport, Reutemann embarked on a political career in his home country, becoming the governor of his native province of Santa Fe. He has served in Argentina's senate since 2003.

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