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Former F1 driver Patrick Tambay has died at the age of 73 after a battle with Parkinson’s disease

French former Formula 1 driver Patrick Tambay dies aged 73 after a long battle with Parkinson’s disease

  • Former Formula 1 driver Patrick Tambay has passed away at the age of 73
  • His family announced his death after a long battle with Parkinson’s disease

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Former Formula 1 driver Patrick Tambay has died aged 73, his family have confirmed.

French driver Tambay, who took part in 123 races, died after a long battle with Parkinson’s disease.

He competed in F1 twice, first between 1977 and 1979 and then from 1981 to 1986. He won two races in the second of those periods; the 1982 German Grand Prix and the San Marino GP the following year.

Tambay was also known in his native France for his commentary work after the end of his racing career.

His son Adrien raced in the DTM Championship between 2012 and 2016, while he is the godfather of Jacques Villeneuve, the 1997 Formula 1 World Championship winner.

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French Driver Patrick Tambay Has Died At The Age Of 73 After A Long Battle With Parkinson'S Disease

French driver Patrick Tambay has died at the age of 73 after a long battle with Parkinson’s disease

Tambay Pictured During Formula 1 Trials In 1983, Testing The Renault Elf Car In France

Tambay Pictured During Formula 1 Trials In 1983, Testing The Renault Elf Car In France

Tambay pictured during Formula 1 trials in 1983, testing the Renault Elf car in France

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