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Riccardo Paletti

Riccardo Paletti. Copyright LAT Photographic (www.latphoto.co.uk), 2010. Used with permission.

Riccardo Paletti. Copyright LAT Photographic 2010. Used with permission.

Born:

15 Jun 1958
Milan

Died:

13 Jun 1982
Montreal, Canada

Nationality:

Italy

Grands Prix:

2 (1982)

F2 starts:

17 (1979-1981)

Killed in a nasty accident in the 1982 Canadian GP when he - unsighted - crashed into Didier Pironi's stationary car on the grid. A credible Formula 2 racer who struggled to get results in Formula 1, a track at Varano de Melegrani, nr. Parma is named in his honour. Paletti started racing in Italian SuperFord in 1977 and this gentle, pleasant man worked up the ranks accordingly, despite never actually ending up winning a race in Formula 3 or Formula 2.

Biography last updated 29 Jan 2016