Formel 1 reported on Saturday that former driver Philippe Streiff has passed away at the age of 67.
Streiff was paralysed after an accident in a 1989 testing session in Brazil, despite having competed in 53 Grand Prix races.
“The news of Philippe Streiff’s passing has left me feeling sorrowful. Throughout his life, he had remarkable bravery and resolve “Stefano Domenicali, CEO of Formula One, made the announcement on Twitter.
“It was truly remarkable to see how he picked himself up after the disaster and started afresh. To his family, we offer our deepest sympathies at this time “And he went on to say.
In 1981, while driving for the Motul Nogaro team, the Frenchman won the French Formula 3 title. He also finished fourth in the European series that year.
In 1982, he moved up to the European F2 championship, where he finished on the podium for the first time the following year.
Martin Brundle, Streiff’s teammate at Tyrrell in 1986, was only one of several drivers to pay tribute to him after his death.
He made a tweet in which he said: “It saddens me to learn of what happened to my old teammate Philippe. Nice guy who always looks sharp, whether inside or outside the vehicle. In particular, I recall the day he crashed during testing in Rio. The ambulance helicopter responded to the red flag. Day and night.”
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