Vuyovich was a young sportscar driver who died in a plane crash returning from his first win in the Turismo Nacional.
Nicolás Vuyovich died 16 years ago, he was 24 , He would have been 40.
Nicolás Vuyovich was born in Orán, Salta Argentina and was a young sportscar driver. Vuyovich died the same day he clinched his first win in TC2000 series at the wheel of Toyota Corolla. He died in a plane crash in Córdoba while returning from San Juan together with his team manager and other passengers.
He was a successful kart racer and had won his class in the Turismo Nacional in 2000. A few weeks before the place crash, he had tested a British Formula 3 car at Pembrey track where after one day with the car he lapped 8/10ths quicker than the best lap of James Coutney, runner up in the F3 Championship and a Jaguar F1 test driver.
Argentine racing driver who raced for the Minardi Formula One team in 1998. At 19, he became the then third youngest F1 driver in history when he landed his seat alongside Shinji Nakano, but left the championship at the end of the season.