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Michele Alboreto: Remembering a racer and a gentleman

On this day twenty years ago, the world of motorsport mourned the loss of Michele Alboreto, the last Italian to win a Grand Prix for Ferrari. Alboreto was killed testing an Audi R8 at the Lausitzring in Germany, a tragedy which left the motorsport community absolutely stunned with grief. Michele was just 44. A veteran of 194 Grands Prix and a five-time F1 winner, Alboreto was smart, sensitive and hugely likeable, and a man who embodied a racing spirit from a bygone era. Ken Tyrrell gave the Italian his F1 apprenticeship, a privilege he put to good use by delivering to Uncle Ken his final two Grand Prix victories before moving to the House of Maranello in 1984. He was a strong contender for...
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