Former F1 Driver Streiff Dies Aged 67

By Reuters
December 24, 2022Sports News
Former F1 Driver Streiff Dies Aged 67
Former French racing driver Philippe Streiff speaks to journalists as he leaves the CHU hospital emergency unit in Grenoble, French Alps on Jan. 3, 2014. (Emmanuel Foudrot/Reuters)

Former Formula One driver Philippe Streiff has died at the age of 67, F1 chief executive Stefano Domenicali said in a statement on Saturday.

Frenchman Streiff started 53 F1 Grand Prix and raced for Renault, Ligier, Tyrrell, and AGS during his F1 career, which began in 1984. He earned his only podium finish in 1985 with Ligier.

A pre-season testing crash in Brazil in 1989 left him paralyzed and curtailed his racing career.

“He showed incredible guts and determination throughout his life. The way he overcame his accident and rebuilt his life was inspirational,” Domenicali said.

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