"Gentleman Driver" drove 114 races: Former Formula 1 driver Tambay died
Created: 2022-12-04Updated: 2022-12-04 2:18 PM
By: Andreas Knobloch
Patrick Tambay is dead © IMAGO/DPPI
Patrick Tambay has died at the age of 73.
The former Formula 1 driver drove for Ferrari, McLaren, Renault and Theodore.
Paris - The motorsport world mourns Patrick Tambay.
As the family of the former Formula 1 driver announced, the Frenchman died on Sunday at the age of 73 after a long illness.
Tambay, who competed in 114 races in the premier class of motorsport in the 1970s and 1980s and won two races in the process, had suffered from Parkinson's disease for years.
Formula 1 world mourns: Patrick Tambay is dead
Tambay made his Formula 1 debut in 1977 at the British Grand Prix with the Theodore racing team.
After Gilles Villeneuve's fatal accident at the 1982 Belgian Grand Prix, Tambay replaced the Canadian in the Ferrari.
At the Scuderia he celebrated his only two victories in two years.
His other stations included McLaren and Renault.
Patrick Tambay also drove in other classics alongside Formula 1
In 1986 the “Gentleman Driver” drove the last Grand Prix of his career in Adelaide.
In addition to his involvement in Formula 1, the Frenchman also tried his hand at other classics such as the 24 Hours of Le Mans and the Paris-Dakar Rally.
Tambay leaves behind his son Adrien, who, like his father, was active in motorsport.
Adrien recently posted a picture with his baby, so Patrick Tambay was grandpa.
In his story on Instagram, Adrien posted a photo of his father.
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