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Former F1 driver Patrick Tambay dies aged 73

Patrick Tambay, a former Formula One driver, has passed away at the age of 73.

The French race driver was a competitor for McLaren and Renault in F1 during two stints between 1977 and 1979 and 1981 and 1985.

Tambay participated in 123 Formula One races. She won twice and took five pole positions.

While driving for Ferrari, he won the 1982 German Grand Prix as well as the San Marino Grand Prix.

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Ferrari posted tribute to Tambay via Instagram: “We are all deeply saddened by news of Patrick Tambay’s passing.

“He was one the most important stars of the 1980s, winning two races with Scuderia and contributing towards the Manufacturers’ titles of 1982 and 1983.”

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