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Didier Pironi

1952-03-26 - 1987-08-23 (age 35)


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The tragedy of Ferrari's most unpopular F1 star Prime

The tragedy of Ferrari's most unpopular F1 star

Following the death of his Ferrari teammate Gilles Villeneuve, Didier Pironi was a polarising figure in Formula 1, who might have been champion but for a twist of fortune.

Dirty Dozen: F1’s most toxic teammates – ranked!

Ever since racing teams ran more than one car, each driver’s best gauge of performance has been their teammate. While some have managed to coexist in harmony, many took another route – turning competition into conflict. Here, we rank the Top 12 most toxic Formula 1 driver pairings in history…

Gérard Ducarouge – 1941-2015

A key figure in Ayrton Senna's formative F1 career – the former Matra, Ligier, Alfa Romeo and Lotus designer Gérard Ducarouge has died at the age of 73.

Red Bull & Adrian Newey: Is Le Mans on their radar?

Imagine if multiple F1 champion created an all-new attack on the world’s greatest long distance sportscar race…

How will the 2014 Formula 1 season be remembered?

From a great rivalry and brand new regulations to the life threatening accident of Jules Bianchi and the financial demise of two will you look back on 2014?

Remembering Gilles Villeneuve

Today is Gilles Villeneuve's birthday, and in honour of one of the best Formula 1 pilots to grace a race car, we look back over that final weekend

Nico Rosberg vs. Lewis Hamilton - Where the fans stand

In a new series, the entire story will be made up of not what we have to say, but what you have to say. Today's topic is the Belgian GP controversy.

The true 1982 World Champion - The tragic story of Didier Pironi

The incredible true story of Didier Pironi, the Formula One World champion that could have been.

Ferrari: Championship resumes at Spa-Francorchamps

Next Sunday's Belgian GP will be the 59th and Scuderia Ferrari has won 16 times.

Le Mans Classic: 7th Edition, high in the sky!

For the first time it provided an incredible retrospective for lovers of exceptional motor cars of the legendary Le Mans 24 Hours.

Österreichring - a matter of perspective

A look at the return to the Red Bull Ring in Austria for the 2014 Austrian Grand Prix.

This Week in Racing History (June 9-15)

People in this week in racing history include: Jo Siffert, Bobby Unser, Didier Pironi, Jean-Pierre Jaussaud, Les Graham, Sir Henry Seagrave, Kling, Riess, Helfrich and Niedermeyer.

Villeneuve compares 'Multi-21' affair with death of father

Jacques Villeneuve compared the Sepang saga with 1982, when Didier Pironi similarly ignored a 'do not pass' agreement to beat his father, Gilles Villeneuve.

What is right and what is wrong on team orders?

Team orders is not a new idea in any motor sports event over the ages, nor will it cease to exit.

The Signatech-Alpine breaks cover

Nelson Panciatici and Pierre Ragues, the two drivers who will share the car at every round of the ELMS, will be joined for the Le Mans 24 Hours by Tristan Gommendy.

The ACO pleased to see Alpine name return to Le Mans

On Friday 8th March, the French make announced its Le Mans 24-Hours comeback in the LM P2 category. The Automobile Club de l’Ouest is very happy about this entry 35 years after the Alpine-Renault A442B’s famous victory in 1978.

ORECA celebrates 40 years of thrills in 2013!

Group Oreca has won in a wide variety of disciplines including F1 and F3, J-WRC, WTCC, Le Mans, Sebring 12 Hours and Daytona 24 Hours.

This Week in racing History (August 22-28)

This Week in Racing History Michael Stucker August 22 Leo Kinnunen, driving a Porsche 917 Spyder, wins the Interserie race at Keimola, Finland (1971). August 23 Former F1 racer Didier Pironi is killed in a powerboat racing ...

Formula One - On and Off track week 28

Schumacher still loves horses, driver rivalry - what else is new, Ecclestone and his girlfriend. Schumacher still loves horses Although Michael Schumacher has left the famous Italian prancing horse stable in 2006, he and his wife Corinna still ...

Double trouble in Istanbul

Grand Prix Turkey - Double trouble in Istanbul During the Turkish Grand Prix at Istanbul Park Lewis Hamilton emerged as the surprise winner after a very eventful and dramatic race, the second place of Jenson Button completed the second one-two ...

Formula One: On and off track - week 9

The Ranting Horse, optimistic Stefan GP team, the GPDA, and a new safety car Last week Ferrari took the Formula One world by surprise with a publication on their official website, a story called "the Horse Whisperer - For whom the bell tolls", in ...

It's official: Schumacher goes to Silver Arrows

An early Christmas present - Schumacher returns to Formula One Michael Schumacher, the German seven-time world champion has signed a one-year contract with Mercedes Grand Prix at the team's offices in Brackley, England, after a month of talks.