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Andrea de Cesaris, Retired F1 Driver, Killed in Motorcycle Accident

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It is with deep regret that I announce that Andrew de Cesaris, a well-known Formula One driver from the 1980s and 1990s, has died in a motorcycle accident. According to reports, de Cesaris was killed instantly in the crash that took place in Rome, Italy. He was 55.

Andrea de Cesaris

Andrea de Cesaris
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Though Andrea de Cesaris never won any grand prix, he still made quite the name for himself. Among his victories were a pole position, five podium finishes, and a fastest lap in Belgium back in 1983. His best result was a second place finish in Germany and South Africa in 1983. He was also admittedly famous for starting the most grand prix outings without a win—208.

De Cesaris started out in ’81 with McLaren, raced an Alfa Romeo in ’82 and ’83, and then spent some time with brands such as Brabham, Ligier, Minardi, Rial, and Scuderia Italia, eventually coming to Jordan and Tyrrell. De Cesaris retired in 1994.

We ask our readers to keep de Cesaris, his friends, and his family in their thoughts and prayers in the coming days.

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News Source: Formula One

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    Lisa Copeland is a contributor to The News Wheel and the founder of Crushing Mediocrity. Lisa Copeland is a leader in the automotive industry, distinguished by Automotive News in 2015 as one of the Top 100 Leading Women in the North American Auto Industry. Lisa was the Managing Partner of FIAT/Alfa Romeo of Austin when it was named a Best Dealership to Work For thanks to her innovative leadership strategies. She now works as Head of Automotive Retail Strategies at The Culture Works and speaks nationwide on building culture in the workplace.