Elio de Angelis

Often referred to as Formula One’s last true gentleman driver, Elio de Angelis was an Italian F1 driver who raced in the FIA Formula 1 World Championship between 1979 and 1986. He won 2 Grands Prix and claimed 3 pole positions during his career and famously won the 1982 Austrian Grand Prix for Lotus by mere yards from Keke Rosberg. He was tragically killed in an accident whilst testing for Brabham at the Paul Ricard circuit in France in May, 1986.

PROFILE

Nationality: Italian

Date of Birth: 26/03/1958

Place of Birth: Rome

Died: 15/05/1986

F1 Career Statistics

World Championship Titles: 0

Race Wins: 2

Pole Positions: 3

Front Row Starts: 6

Podiums: 9

Points: 122

Grands Prix Entered: 109

Grands Prix Started: 108

DNQs: 1

Highest Race Finish: 1st

Highest Grid Position: 1st