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Patrick Tambay, F1 winner and Can-Am champ, dies at 73

Patrick Tambay, a two-time race winner in Formula 1 who also made his mark in North American racing by winning a pair of Can-Am championships, has died at the age of 73, his family announced Sunday. Tambay had been battling Parkinson’s disease. Frenchman Tambay drove for nine seasons in F1, starting with partial seasons for the Surtees and Theodore teams while also racing for Carl Haas in Can-Am in 1977 and 1980 — where he won the championship both times — as well as Formula 2. He secured his greatest F1 success with Ferrari, joining the Scuderia in 1982 after Gilles Villeneuve was killed in an accident at Zolder. The French-Canadian ace had been a close friend of Tambay,...
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