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French ex-F1 driver Patrick Tambay dies at 73

French ex-System One driver Patrick Tambay, who gained two Grands Prix for Ferrari within the Nineteen Eighties, has died after an extended sickness on the age of 73, his household introduced on Sunday.

Tambay, who had been affected by Parkinson’s Illness, had spells with the Theodore, McLaren and Renault groups. Nevertheless it was throughout his time with Ferrari that he notched up his two profession wins.

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The primary got here at Hockenheim in 1982, adopted up by a win on the enduring Italian constructor’s house turf at Imola the next season. Tragedy was behind his arrival at Ferrari as he changed Gilles Villeneuve after his good friend’s deadly accident within the 1982 Belgian Grand Prix.

Tambay was godfather to Villeneuve’s son, Jacques, who gained the 1997 world title.

The Paris-born Tambay began in 123 Grand Prix, and retired in 1986 with 5 pole positions to his identify and a highest world championship inserting of fourth in 1983.

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