De Cesaris killed in motorbike accident

By on Sunday, October 5, 2014
McLaren

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Former Formula 1 driver Andrea de Cesaris has died following a motorbike accident in Italy.

Local media reports say that the 55-year-old was killed instantly in the crash near Rome.

De Cesaris participated in 214 races across a 15 year career in the sport, and while he set a record for most races without a victory, he was a popular figure within the Formula 1 paddock.

De Cesaris made his Formula 1 debut in 1980 with Alfa Romeo and his lengthy career took him to McLaren, Ligier, Minardi, Brabham, Rial and Dallara, before he joined Jordan's first foray into the top echelon of the sport.

De Cesaris moved to Tyrrell for 1992 and ended his Formula 1 career with stints at Jordan and Sauber in 1994.

He scored 59 points across his career, including five podiums and a pole position.

F1Zone.net extends its condolences to the family and friends of de Cesaris.


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