Elio de Angelis

1958-03-26 - 1986-05-15 (age 28)


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How the tragedy of Elio de Angelis changed F1

Thirty-five years ago Elio de Angelis lost his life after a fiery accident at Paul Ricard that should have had a less serious outcome – and from which the sport learned valuable lessons.

Fuel if you think it’s over: When Senna and Prost paid the price
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Fuel if you think it’s over: When Senna and Prost paid the price

The 1985 San Marino Grand Prix is part of Formula 1 folklore, with three different leaders in the last five laps – none of whom actually won!

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…

Top 20 moments of 2014, #5: Marussia/Caterham give new meaning to money problems

Looking back of the top 20 moments of 2014, the struggles of Marussia and Caterham cannot be overlooked.

McLaren: Will the 71-lap race in Austria produce a Hollywood thriller?

The layout of the Red Bull Ring remains unchanged from Formula 1’s last visit to the track 11 years ago.

Österreichring - a matter of perspective

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

Now Mansell backs Group Lotus in F1

Nigel Mansell is the latest to wade into the Lotus debate, insisting he is "delighted" to see the name "return to Formula One" by partnering with the Renault team.

Briton Mansell drove iconic Lotus F1 cars in the 80s before moving on to Ferrari and finally winning the title in a Williams in 1992.

"It is particularly pleasing for me to see the union of Lotus and Renault again and the return of the iconic Black and Gold colours as driven by the late greats Ayrton Senna and Elio de Angelis, Johnny Dumfries and of course, myself in the 80s," he said.

Mansell's comments coincide with the publication of the abandoned black and gold livery that would have adorned the 'Team Lotus' cars next year amid the naming dispute with the separate Tony Fernandes camp.

The comments also coincide with the issuing of a statement by the family of Lotus' late founder Colin Chapman, whose famous black cap was proudly displayed on the pitwall by Fernandes' team in 2010. ...

Facu Regalia F3 Italia preview

Facu Regalia will try F3 Italia with Prema Facu Regalia will drive a Dallara F308 FPT Racing from Prema Powerteam in the Formula 3 Italia tests that will be held this Thursday at Vallelunga. Just some days after he ended the 2010 Formula ...

Brazilian GP: Renault preview

The ING Renault F1 Team prepares for the final round of the 2008 Formula 1 World Championship: the Brazilian Grand Prix in Sao Paulo. Fernando Alonso: "We can race in Brazil free from pressure" Fernando, a strong fourth place in Shanghai after ...

European GP: Renault preview

The ING Renault F1 Team prepares for round twelve of the 2008 Formula 1 World Championship: the European Grand Prix in Valencia, Spain. Fernando Alonso: "I will give my maximum for my second home race" Fernando, the ING Renault F1 Team finished ...

Canadian GP: Renault preview

The ING Renault F1 Team prepares for the seventh round of the 2008 Formula 1 World Championship: the Canadian Grand Prix. Fernando Alonso: "We will do everything to be on the pace in Montreal" Fernando, the team has spoken of a missed ...

This Week in Racing History (May 4-10)

This Week in Racing History Michael Stucker May 4 Scooter Patrick drives an Alfa Romeo T33/2 to victory in a sports car race in Phoenix, Arizona, USA (1969). May 5 Elio de Angelis, driving a Lotus-Renault 97T, is awarded first ...

This Week in Racing History (March 23-29)

This Week in Racing History Michael Stucker March 23 Land and water speed record holder Donald Campbell born (1921). March 24 Open-wheel and sports car racer Scott Pruett born in Sacromento, California, USA (1960). March ...

Canadian GP: Renault preview

Giancarlo Fisichella: "Montreal will show we're back on form" Giancarlo, you scored your best result of the season so far in Montreal. Are you pleased that the team is making progress? Yes, it's important for me and for the team to see we are ...

Brazilian GP: Honda preview

The final race of the 2006 FIA Formula One World Championship, Round 18 - the Brazilian Grand Prix, takes place next weekend at the Interlagos circuit in the city of Sao Paulo. A unique and exciting circuit, infamous for its bumps and occasionally ...

Trulli reviews Silverstone

Toyota's Jarno Trulli looks back over the British Grand Prix weekend and discusses the Grand Prix Drivers' Association Q: Jarno, from the back of the grid to 11th -- satisfying or frustrating? Jarno Trulli. Photo by Jarno ...

This Week in Racing History (August 14-20)

This Week in Racing History Michael Stucker August 14 Robbie Gordon wins the off-road Heavy Metal Challenge, the final motorsports event held at Riverside International Raceway in California, USA (1988). August 15 Elio de Angelis, driving a ...