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Riccardo Patrese

Riccardo Patrese, 1991, San Marino GP, Imola. Copyright Ferret Fotographic 2009. Used with permission.

Riccardo Patrese, 1991, San Marino GP, Imola. Copyright Ferret Fotographic 2009. Used with permission.

Riccardo Patrese, Goodwood Festival of Speed, 2016. Copyright Jiri Innemann, 2016. Used with Permission.

Riccardo Patrese, Goodwood Festival of Speed, 2016. Copyright Jiri Innemann, 2016. Used with Permission.

Born:

17 Apr 1954
Padua

Nationality:

Italy

Grands Prix:

256 (1977-1993)

F2 starts:

14 (1977-1978)

Now retired from racing, but still keeps fit by continuing to ski near his Padua base in the winter. This came in handy when it meant a surprise return to racing, in the Grand Prix Masters series and a F1 test with Honda in 2008. Also works in TV and visits and drives in historic events. Patrese is an immensly popular man who, when he left Formula 1, had the record for the most Grand Prix's started. As well as his six Grand Prix wins, Riccardo was a multiple winner in sportscars and a two-time Formula 3 champion, winning the European and Italian titles in 1976. For some years, Riccardo did showjumping but now his focus is on his son, who has also taken up the sport. Aside from coaching and helping him, he works on training the horses, with special focus on their athletical side and stamina. Riccardo kindly did an interview in 2016 for this website, which can be found here; www.oldracingcars.com/drivers/interview/Riccardo-Patrese/

Biography last updated 27 Jul 2018