Elio de Angelis

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Elio de Angelis
Born 26 Mairch 1958(1958-03-26)
Dee'd 15 Mey 1986(1986-05-15) (agit 28)
Formula Ane Warld Championship career
Naitionality Italy Italian
Active years 19791986
Teams Shadow, Lotus, Brabham
Races 109 (108 stairts)
Championships 0
Wins 2
Podiums 9
Career points 122
Pole positions 3
Fastest laps 0
First race 1979 Argentine Grand Prix
First win 1982 Austrian Grand Prix
Last win 1985 San Marino Grand Prix
Last race 1986 Monaco Grand Prix
British Formula One Series career
Active years 1978
Races 1
Championships 0
Wins 0
Podium finishes 1
Career points 12
Pole positions 0
Fastest laps 0

Elio de Angelis (26 Mairch 1958 – 15 Mey 1986) wis an Italian racin driver who pairticipatit in Formula Ane atween 1979 an 1986, racin for the Shadow, Lotus an Brabham teams. He wis killed durin testin at the Paul Ricard circuit at Le Castellet in 1986. Elio de Angelis wis a competitive an hichtlie popular presence durin the Formula Ane circus o the 1980s, an is sometimes referred tae as Formula Ane's "last gentleman player".

Daith an legacy[eedit | eedit soorce]

During tests at the Paul Ricard circuit in Fraunce, the rear wing o his BT55 detached at hicht speed [1] resulting in the caur losin downforce on the rear wheels, which instigated a cartwheel ower a sidetrack barrier and causing the car to catch fire. The impact itself did not kill de Angelis but he was unable to extract himself from the car unassisted. The situation wis exacerbatit bi the lack o track marshals on the circuit who coud hae providit him wi emergency assistance. A 30 minute delay ensued afore a helicopter arrived an De Angelis dee'd 29 hours later, at the hospital in Marseille where he haed been taken, frae smoke inhalation. His actual crash impact injuries wur ae a broken collar bone an licht burns on his back. The tragic circumstances of his daith weighed heavily on the sport's conscience an radical changes wur introduced bi then Preses Jean-Marie Balestre in the months follaein his accident which ultimately heraldit the end o the turbo pouered era in Formula Ane racin.

De Angelis' place in the Brabham team wis subsequently taken bi Derek Warwick.

De Angelis wis the last driver tae dee in an F1 caur till Roland Ratzenberger at Imola aicht years later. The French-Sicilian driver Jean Alesi - who broke intae the sport three years efter de Angelis dee'd - wore a helmet that exactly matched de Angelis' design, in tribute tae his semi-compatriot.

De Angelis wis an aa a concert-standard pianist.

Formula Ane Warld Championship results[eedit | eedit soorce]

(key) (Races in bold indicate pole position)

Year Entrant Chassis Ingine 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 WDC Pts.
1979 Interscope Shadow Racing Team Shadow DN9 Cosworth V8 ARG
7
BRA
12
RSA
Ret
USW
7
ESP
Ret
BEL
Ret
MON
DNQ
FRA
16
GBR
12
GER
11
AUT
Ret
NED
Ret
ITA
Ret
CAN
Ret
USA
4
15th 3
1980 Team Essex Lotus Lotus 81 Cosworth V8 ARG
Ret
BRA
2
RSA
Ret
USW
Ret
BEL
10
MON
9
FRA
Ret
GBR
Ret
GER
16
AUT
6
NED
Ret
ITA
4
CAN
10
USA
4
7th 13
1981 Team Essex Lotus Lotus 81 Cosworth V8 USW
Ret
BRA
5
ARG
6
SMR
BEL
5
8th 14
Lotus 87 MON
Ret
John Player Team Lotus ESP
5
FRA
6
GBR
DSQ
GER
7
AUT
7
NED
5
ITA
4
CAN
6
CPL
Ret
1982 John Player Team Lotus Lotus 87B Cosworth V8 RSA
8
9th 23
Lotus 91 BRA
Ret
USW
5
SMR
BEL
4
MON
5
DET
Ret
CAN
4
NED
Ret
GBR
4
FRA
Ret
GER
Ret
AUT
1
SUI
6
ITA
Ret
CPL
Ret
1983 John Player Team Lotus Lotus 91 Cosworth V8 BRA
DSQ
17th 2
Lotus 93T Renault V6 USW
Ret
FRA
Ret
SMR
Ret
MON
Ret
BEL
9
DET
Ret
CAN
Ret
Lotus 94T GBR
Ret
GER
Ret
AUT
Ret
NED
Ret
ITA
5
EUR
Ret
RSA
Ret
1984 John Player Team Lotus Lotus 95T Renault V6 BRA
3
RSA
7
BEL
5
SMR
3
FRA
5
MON
5
CAN
4
DET
2
DAL
3
GBR
4
GER
Ret
AUT
Ret
NED
4
ITA
Ret
EUR
Ret
POR
5
3rd 34
1985 John Player Team Lotus Lotus 97T Renault V6 BRA
3
POR
4
SMR
1
MON
3
CAN
5
DET
5
FRA
5
GBR
NC
GER
Ret
AUT
5
NED
5
ITA
6
BEL
Ret
EUR
5
RSA
Ret
AUS
DSQ
5th 33
1986 Motor Racing Developments Brabham BT55 BMW Straight-4 BRA
8
ESP
Ret
SMR
Ret
MON
Ret
BEL
CAN
DET
FRA
GBR
GER
HUN
AUT
ITA
POR
MEX
AUS
NC 0
  • ‡ Race wis stopped wi less than 75% o laps completed, half points awardit.

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