Carlos 'Lole' Alberto Reutemann, Argentina
F1 Career: Argentina 1972 - Brazil 1982
After just two races into the 1982 season, he suddenly retired for reasons that have never really been explained. Later went in to politics and became the govenor of Santa Fe, Argentina between 1991-95 and 1999-2003. In 2001 Reutemann surprised and disappointed many by declining, on several occasions, to run for president. He finally presented himself for the 2003 general election and won a seat in the National Senate, which he occupies at present. On January 1, 2006 Reutemann was named Commendatore della Repubblica by President of the Italian Republic Carlo Azeglio Ciampi.