Philippe Streiff Dead: Hey guys today I am going to share a shocking news about a professional driver for French Formula1 Philippe Streiff, a former driver in French Formula One, According to reports, the F1 podium finisher was killed on Friday, December 23, at the age of 67. was killed on Friday, He was one the most accomplished French drivers of the 1980s.
He won many of awards in our life but Recent news reports indicate that a former Formula 1 driver has died. On social media, there were many tributes to the driver after the tragic news was announced. People who loved him and his talents are coming forward to express their sadness at his sudden death. You can find the full details below.
Who Was Philippe Streiff?
Philippe Streiff, an ex-driver in French Formula One, was killed on Friday, December 23, at the age of 67. He was one the most accomplished French drivers of the 1980s. The Frenchman was a strong name in the younger divisions, winning the 1981 French Formula 3 title together with the Motul Nogaro Team and finishing fourth in the European Series that year. He won the 1982 European Formula 3 championship and finished fourth in the European Series in 1983. Streiff had also started at the Le Mans 24 Hours four times during his career. Streiff was a champion F1 driver and a karting legend. He organized the Masters Karting Paris Bercy Karting Races in the 1990s. It was a huge draw for drivers such as Alain Prost or Ayrton Senna. Streiff was an F1 driver and took part in 53 Grand Prix between 1984 and 1988. A series of injuries ended his career. He was left quadriplegic after a Brazilian accident in 1989.
Streiff spent his entire life in a wheelchair after the accident. Although he had a promising career in racing, his injuries ruined it. In the 1980s, he raced for Renault. He didn’t make it to F1 until 1984. He raced in Portugal and France his first races with the team. Streiff was on his first podium finish by the end of the season.
Guy Ligier hired Streiff after he had lost faith in Andrea de Cesaris, his regular driver. Streiff drove his Renault-powered car four times in five races. Unfortunately, the car was not competitive. Streiff was promoted to the Tyrrell garage after the 1986 season. Streiff was seventh in his first race. He finished 13th in the 1986 season. Streiff, despite his short career due to injury, was a fierce competitor. He was a four-time participant in the 24 Hours of Le Mans, finishing third in 1984 and second to Jean Rondeau 1981.
Comment Formula One chief
Stefano Domenicali (Formula One chief) said that he was sad to hear about the passing of Streiff. He said that Streiff was an extraordinary driver who showed tremendous determination and courage throughout his life. He said that Streiff’s determination to rebuild his life after his accident was inspiring and sent his sincerest condolences and thoughts to his family. On Saturday, the sad news was announced by the organization and tributes have been flooding in. Many of his well-wishers also mourned the loss.
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