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Helmet of Luis Rubén Di Palma

Flag of Argentina Luis Rubén Di Palma

nationality Argentinian born October 27, 1944 hometown Arrecifes, Buenos Aires died September 30, 2000 place of death Carlos Tejedor, BA

Racing highlights

19973rdTop Race Argentina
19831stTC2000 - 4º Campeonato Argentino
19822ndTC2000 - 3º Campeonato Argentino
19812ndTC2000 - 2º Campeonato Argentino
19802ndMecanica Argentina Formula 2
19781stF1 Mecanica Argentina
19762ndF1 Mecanica Argentina
19751stF1 Mecanica Argentina
19741stF1 Mecanica Argentina
19732ndF1 Mecanica Argentina
19722ndF1 Mecanica Argentina
19721stSport Prototypes Argentina
19711stTurismo Carretera Argentina
19711stSport Prototypes Argentina
19701stTurismo Carretera Argentina Formula A

Racing career summary

Races entered473
Wins71
Podiums108
Pole positions41
Fastest laps55
Race win percentage15%
Podium percentage22.8%

Driver relations

Father of José Luis Di Palma. Father of Patricio Di Palma. Father of Marcos Di Palma. Grandfather of Luis José Di Palma.

Disclaimer: the data and summaries are all taken from the data available in the career details section further below on this page. If you know of things missing or have corrections, please log in and submit them.

Career overview – years in numbers

The following numbers are a summary of the more detailed information available in the Career details further below on the page. Seasons spanning over two years (for example 2013-14 championships) have their race results accounted for in the year the championship ends.

2000Racing1 race0 wins0 podiums0 pole position0 fastest race laps
1999Racing7 races0 wins0 podiums0 pole position0 fastest race laps
1998Racing16 races1 win1 podium0 pole position1 fastest race lap
1997Racing25 races0 wins3 podiums1 pole positions1 fastest race lap
1996Racing12 races1 win1 podium0 pole position0 fastest race laps
1995Racing8 races0 wins0 podiums0 pole position0 fastest race laps
1990Racing13 races0 wins0 podiums0 pole position0 fastest race laps
1989Racing15 races0 wins0 podiums0 pole position0 fastest race laps
1988Racing14 races0 wins1 podium0 pole position0 fastest race laps
1987Racing12 races0 wins0 podiums0 pole position0 fastest race laps
1986Racing8 races1 win1 podium0 pole position1 fastest race lap
1985Racing11 races0 wins1 podium0 pole position0 fastest race laps
1984Racing21 races0 wins3 podiums1 pole positions0 fastest race laps
1983Racing22 races5 wins11 podiums5 pole position6 fastest race laps
1982Racing11 races4 wins6 podiums7 pole position5 fastest race laps
1981Racing22 races4 wins10 podiums7 pole position4 fastest race laps
1980Racing19 races5 wins2 podiums2 pole position2 fastest race laps
1979Racing2 races1 win1 podium2 pole position2 fastest race laps
1978Racing8 races2 wins7 podiums2 pole position4 fastest race laps
1977Racing12 races0 wins3 podiums0 pole position1 fastest race lap
1976Racing12 races2 wins4 podiums0 pole position0 fastest race laps
1975Racing5 races2 wins2 podiums0 pole position1 fastest race lap
1974Racing11 races8 wins8 podiums8 pole position8 fastest race laps
1973Racing13 races4 wins9 podiums0 pole position2 fastest race laps
1972Racing21 races8 wins4 podiums3 pole position4 fastest race laps
1971Racing28 races10 wins6 podiums1 pole positions4 fastest race laps
1970Racing13 races7 wins7 podiums0 pole position5 fastest race laps
1969Racing8 races1 win1 podium1 pole positions2 fastest race laps
1968Racing19 races0 wins3 podiums0 pole position0 fastest race laps
1967Racing26 races1 win3 podiums0 pole position0 fastest race laps
1966Racing22 races1 win3 podiums0 pole position0 fastest race laps
1965Racing15 races1 win3 podiums0 pole position1 fastest race lap
1964Racing20 races2 wins4 podiums1 pole positions1 fastest race lap
1963Racing1 race0 wins0 podiums0 pole position0 fastest race laps

Career details – the racing career of Luis Rubén Di Palma

2000 Turismo Carretera Argentina

PositionPointsTeam
55th3.5
RacesWinsPodiumsPole positions*Fastest laps
10000
* only pole positions from timed qualifying sessions.
CarEngineTyres
Ford Falcon

1999 Turismo Carretera Argentina

PositionPointsTeam
43rd16Di Palma
RacesWinsPodiumsPole positions*Fastest laps
70000
* only pole positions from timed qualifying sessions.
CarEngineTyres
Ford Falcon

1998 Turismo Carretera Argentina

PositionPointsTeam
12th110Di Palma
RacesWinsPodiumsPole positions*Fastest laps
161101
* only pole positions from timed qualifying sessions.
CarEngineTyres
Ford Falcon

1997 Turismo Carretera Argentina

PositionPointsTeam
21st66Di Palma
RacesWinsPodiumsPole positions*Fastest laps
100000
* only pole positions from timed qualifying sessions.
CarEngineTyres
Chevrolet Chevy
Ford Falcon

1997 Top Race Argentina

PositionPointsTeam
3rd100Di Palma
RacesWinsPodiumsPole positions*Fastest laps
150311
* only pole positions from timed qualifying sessions.
CarEngineTyres
Honda Prelude

1996 Turismo Carretera Argentina

PositionPointsTeam
16th82Di Palma
RacesWinsPodiumsPole positions*Fastest laps
121100
* only pole positions from timed qualifying sessions.
CarEngineTyres
Chevrolet Chevy

1995 Turismo Carretera Argentina

PositionPointsTeam
46th17.5Di Palma
RacesWinsPodiumsPole positions*Fastest laps
80000
* only pole positions from timed qualifying sessions.
CarEngineTyres
Torino Coupe
Chevrolet Chevy

1990 TC2000 Argentina

PositionPointsTeam
10th44Di Palma
RacesWinsPodiumsPole positions*Fastest laps
130000
* only pole positions from timed qualifying sessions.
CarEngineTyres
Renault 18 GTX
Click to show race results for TC2000 Argentina 1990.

1989 TC2000 Argentina

PositionPointsTeam
16th13Di Palma
RacesWinsPodiumsPole positions*Fastest laps
100000
* only pole positions from timed qualifying sessions.
CarEngineTyres
Renault 18 GTX
Click to show race results for TC2000 Argentina 1989.

1989 Turismo Carretera Argentina

PositionPointsTeam
46th13
RacesWinsPodiumsPole positions*Fastest laps
50000
* only pole positions from timed qualifying sessions.
CarEngineTyres
Dodge GTX
Torino Coupe

1988 TC2000 - 9º Campeonato Argentino

PositionPointsTeam
12th30Akel , Di Palma
RacesWinsPodiumsPole positions*Fastest laps
140100
* only pole positions from timed qualifying sessions.
CarEngineTyres
Ford Sierra XR4
Renault 18 GTX
Click to show race results for TC2000 - 9º Campeonato Argentino 1988.

1987 TC2000 Argentina

PositionPointsTeam
9th46Herceg , Carlos Akel
RacesWinsPodiumsPole positions*Fastest laps
120000
* only pole positions from timed qualifying sessions.
CarEngineTyres
Ford Sierra XR4
Click to show race results for TC2000 Argentina 1987.

1986 TC2000 Argentina

PositionPointsTeam
13th23Di Palma
RacesWinsPodiumsPole positions*Fastest laps
61101
* only pole positions from timed qualifying sessions.
CarEngineTyres
Volkswagen 1500
Click to show race results for TC2000 Argentina 1986.

1986 Turismo Carretera Argentina

PositionPointsTeam
50th11.5
RacesWinsPodiumsPole positions*Fastest laps
20000
* only pole positions from timed qualifying sessions.
CarEngineTyres
Dodge GTX

1985 TC2000 Argentina

PositionPointsTeam
9th47Di Palma
RacesWinsPodiumsPole positions*Fastest laps
110100
* only pole positions from timed qualifying sessions.
CarEngineTyres
Volkswagen 1500
Click to show race results for TC2000 Argentina 1985.

1984 TC2000 Argentina

PositionPointsTeam
6th62Di Palma
RacesWinsPodiumsPole positions*Fastest laps
110310
* only pole positions from timed qualifying sessions.
CarEngineTyres
Volkswagen 1500
Click to show race results for TC2000 Argentina 1984.

1984 Codasur F2

PositionPointsTeam
18th4Di Palma Competición
RacesWinsPodiumsPole positions*Fastest laps
100000
* only pole positions from timed qualifying sessions.
CarEngineTyres
BertaVolkswagen

1983 TC2000 - 4º Campeonato Argentino

PositionPointsTeam
1st145Di Palma Competición
RacesWinsPodiumsPole positions*Fastest laps
114855
* only pole positions from timed qualifying sessions.
CarEngineTyres
Volkswagen 1500
Click to show race results for TC2000 - 4º Campeonato Argentino 1983.

1983 Codasur F2

PositionPointsTeam
5th23
RacesWinsPodiumsPole positions*Fastest laps
111301
* only pole positions from timed qualifying sessions.
CarEngineTyres
Berta (Volkswagen)

1982 TC2000 - 3º Campeonato Argentino

PositionPointsTeam
2nd122Di Palma
RacesWinsPodiumsPole positions*Fastest laps
114675
* only pole positions from timed qualifying sessions.
CarEngineTyres
Volkswagen 1500
Click to show race results for TC2000 - 3º Campeonato Argentino 1982.

1981 TC2000 - 2º Campeonato Argentino

PositionPointsTeam
2nd104Di Palma
RacesWinsPodiumsPole positions*Fastest laps
114474
* only pole positions from timed qualifying sessions.
CarEngineTyres
Volkswagen 1500
Click to show race results for TC2000 - 2º Campeonato Argentino 1981.

1981 Mecanica Argentina Formula 2

PositionPointsTeam
4th32
RacesWinsPodiumsPole positions*Fastest laps
110600
* only pole positions from timed qualifying sessions.
CarEngineTyres
Berta Dodge

1980 TC2000 - 1º Campeonato Argentino

PositionPointsTeam
4th54Di Palma
RacesWinsPodiumsPole positions*Fastest laps
82222
* only pole positions from timed qualifying sessions.
CarEngineTyres
Volkswagen 1500
Click to show race results for TC2000 - 1º Campeonato Argentino 1980.

1980 Mecanica Argentina Formula 2

PositionPointsTeam
2nd41
RacesWinsPodiumsPole positions*Fastest laps
113???
* only pole positions from timed qualifying sessions.
CarEngineTyres
Berta (Dodge)

1979 F1 Mecanica Argentina

PositionPointsTeam
6th9Pianetto Competición
RacesWinsPodiumsPole positions*Fastest laps
21122
* only pole positions from timed qualifying sessions.
CarEngineTyres
Pianetto (Dodge)

1978 F1 Mecanica Argentina

PositionPointsTeam
1st52.5Pianetto Competición
RacesWinsPodiumsPole positions*Fastest laps
82724
* only pole positions from timed qualifying sessions.
CarEngineTyres
Pianetto (Dodge)

1977 Turismo Carretera Argentina

PositionPointsTeam
10th25Del Campo
RacesWinsPodiumsPole positions*Fastest laps
70100
* only pole positions from timed qualifying sessions.
CarEngineTyres
Ford Falcon

1977 F1 Mecanica Argentina

PositionPointsTeam
6th11Di Palma Competicion
RacesWinsPodiumsPole positions*Fastest laps
502?1
* only pole positions from timed qualifying sessions.
CarEngineTyres
Berta (Torino)Torino

1976 Turismo Carretera Argentina

PositionPointsTeam
0Del Campo
RacesWinsPodiumsPole positions*Fastest laps
30000
* only pole positions from timed qualifying sessions.
CarEngineTyres
Ford Falcon

1976 F1 Mecanica Argentina

PositionPointsTeam
2nd50Di Palma Competicion
RacesWinsPodiumsPole positions*Fastest laps
924?0
* only pole positions from timed qualifying sessions.
CarEngineTyres
Berta (Torino)

1975 SCCA/USAC F5000 Championship

PositionPointsTeam
0
RacesWinsPodiumsPole positions*Fastest laps
00000
* only pole positions from timed qualifying sessions.
CarEngineTyres
Berta BA3 (Chevrolet)

1975 Turismo Carretera Argentina

PositionPointsTeam
8th16Di Palma
RacesWinsPodiumsPole positions*Fastest laps
51101
* only pole positions from timed qualifying sessions.
CarEngineTyres
Torino Coupe

1975 F1 Mecanica Argentina

PositionPointsTeam
1st35
RacesWinsPodiumsPole positions*Fastest laps
?11??
* only pole positions from timed qualifying sessions.

1974 F1 Mecanica Argentina

PositionPointsTeam
1st171Di Palma Competicion
RacesWinsPodiumsPole positions*Fastest laps
118888
* only pole positions from timed qualifying sessions.
CarEngineTyres
Berta (Torino)

1973 F1 Mecanica Argentina

PositionPointsTeam
2nd154Jockey Club Competicion
RacesWinsPodiumsPole positions*Fastest laps
1149?2
* only pole positions from timed qualifying sessions.
CarEngineTyres
Berta (Torino)Torino

1973 Le Mans 24h - GTS

PositionPointsTeam
0North America Racing Team
RacesWinsPodiumsPole positions*Fastest laps
10000
* only pole positions from timed qualifying sessions.
CarEngineTyres
Ferrari 365 GTB 4 (V12 4390 cm3)

1973 41st Grand Prix of Endurance 24 Hours of Le Mans Class GTS 5.0

PositionPointsTeam
0North American Racing Team
RacesWinsPodiumsPole positions*Fastest laps
1000?
* only pole positions from timed qualifying sessions.
CarEngineTyres
Ferrari 365 GTB/4Ferrari 4.4Goodyear

1972 Sport Prototypes Argentina

PositionPointsTeam
1st0
RacesWinsPodiumsPole positions*Fastest laps
116???
* only pole positions from timed qualifying sessions.
CarEngineTyres
Berta Torino

1972 F1 Mecanica Argentina

PositionPointsTeam
2nd66Berta Competicion
RacesWinsPodiumsPole positions*Fastest laps
102434
* only pole positions from timed qualifying sessions.
CarEngineTyres
Berta (Torino)

1971 Turismo Carretera Argentina

PositionPointsTeam
1st51Di Palma
RacesWinsPodiumsPole positions*Fastest laps
164603
* only pole positions from timed qualifying sessions.
CarEngineTyres
Torino Coupe

1971 Sport Prototypes Argentina

PositionPointsTeam
1st0
RacesWinsPodiumsPole positions*Fastest laps
116???
* only pole positions from timed qualifying sessions.
CarEngineTyres
Berta Torino

1971 F1 Mecanica Argentina

PositionPointsTeam
18th1Berta Competicion
RacesWinsPodiumsPole positions*Fastest laps
10011
* only pole positions from timed qualifying sessions.
CarEngineTyres
Berta (Torino)

1970 Turismo Carretera Argentina

PositionPointsTeam
4th6Di Palma
RacesWinsPodiumsPole positions*Fastest laps
62202
* only pole positions from timed qualifying sessions.
CarEngineTyres
Liebre Mk II Torino

1970 Turismo Carretera Argentina Formula A

PositionPointsTeam
1st61Di Palma
RacesWinsPodiumsPole positions*Fastest laps
65503
* only pole positions from timed qualifying sessions.
CarEngineTyres
Torino Coupe

1970 F1 Mecanica Argentina

PositionPointsTeam
0Berta Competicion
RacesWinsPodiumsPole positions*Fastest laps
10000
* only pole positions from timed qualifying sessions.
CarEngineTyres
Berta (Torino)

1969 Turismo Carretera Argentina

PositionPointsTeam
13th3Berta
RacesWinsPodiumsPole positions*Fastest laps
61112
* only pole positions from timed qualifying sessions.
CarEngineTyres
Liebre II B Torino

1969 F1 Mecanica Argentina

PositionPointsTeam
0Joseph,Peña R.U.E.D.A.
RacesWinsPodiumsPole positions*Fastest laps
20000
* only pole positions from timed qualifying sessions.
CarEngineTyres
Benamo (Chevrolet),Bravi (Torino)

1968 Turismo Carretera Argentina

PositionPointsTeam
19th1Di Palma
RacesWinsPodiumsPole positions*Fastest laps
180200
* only pole positions from timed qualifying sessions.
CarEngineTyres
Torino

1968 F1 Mecanica Argentina

PositionPointsTeam
10th12Peña San Justo
RacesWinsPodiumsPole positions*Fastest laps
10100
* only pole positions from timed qualifying sessions.
CarEngineTyres
Maserati (Torino)

1967 Turismo Carretera Argentina

PositionPointsTeam
10th15Di Palma
RacesWinsPodiumsPole positions*Fastest laps
261300
* only pole positions from timed qualifying sessions.
CarEngineTyres
Torino 380W
Ford F100

1966 Turismo Carretera Argentina

PositionPointsTeam
18th11
RacesWinsPodiumsPole positions*Fastest laps
221300
* only pole positions from timed qualifying sessions.
CarEngineTyres
Valiant

1965 Turismo Carretera Argentina

PositionPointsTeam
22nd10
RacesWinsPodiumsPole positions*Fastest laps
151301
* only pole positions from timed qualifying sessions.
CarEngineTyres
Chevrolet
Valiant

1964 Turismo Carretera Argentina

PositionPointsTeam
5th31
RacesWinsPodiumsPole positions*Fastest laps
202411
* only pole positions from timed qualifying sessions.
CarEngineTyres
Chevrolet
Ford V8

1963 Turismo Carretera Argentina

PositionPointsTeam
0El gato negro
RacesWinsPodiumsPole positions*Fastest laps
10000
* only pole positions from timed qualifying sessions.
CarEngineTyres
Ford V8
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