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Motorsports tribute to former driver and “gentleman” Patrick Tambay

2022-12-05T10:50:42.224Z

Drivers and personalities from the world of motorsports saluted the memory of Patrick Tambay, who died aged 73 on Sunday.



The large family of motorsports has not forgotten Patrick Tambay, French driver who died on Sunday at the age of 73 following a long illness.

The announcement of the disappearance of the Parisian (114 Grand Prix and 2 victories) provoked a shower of tributes, starting with that of his son, Adrien, also a pilot who watched over his dad fighting the disease in recent years.

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Scuderia Ferrari, which recruited Patrick Tambay in 1982 after the tragic death of Gilles Villeneuve, had a thought for its former driver.

Charles Leclerc's teammate at Ferrari, Carlos Sainz also took the time to testify in a tweet.

The official Formula 1 account also paid tribute to one of the stars of the 80s.

Rest in peace, Patrick Tambay.

You will forever be part of the Renault-Alpine family

,” wrote Formula 1 team Alpine.

Patrick Tambay had driven the Renault Alpine A442 at the 24 Hours of Le Mans in 1976 and 1977.

In 1989, he finished 4th in the famous Le Mans race.

The queen of Endurance races also appeared on Sunday afternoon in memory of the pilot.

At McLaren, we are all saddened by the news of the death of Patrick Tambay.

He was a talented driver, racing for McLaren from 1978 to 1979. Our hearts go out to his family and friends

,” the Woking team wrote.

Since the United States, Simon Pagenaud has not forgotten one of his models either.

Esteban Ocon, driver of the Alpine team hailed the "

icon of French motorsport

".

I am saddened to learn of the death of Patrick Tambay.

He was a very talented driver and an ambassador for F1 throughout his life.

He will be greatly missed, our thoughts and prayers go out to his family and friends

,” said Stefano Domenicali, successor to Jean Todt at the head of Scuderia Ferrari and today president of Formula 1.

It is with great sadness that I learn of the disappearance of Patrick Tambay, both a great driver and a beautiful person.

Motorsport owes him a lot.

My warmest thoughts go out to his son Adrien, his family and his loved ones

,” said Nicolas Deschaux, president of the French Motor Sports Federation.

Source: lefigaro

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