Former F1 Driver, Philippe Streiff, Passes Away at 67

This photograph taken on March 15, 1984, shows former French Formula One driver Philippe Streiff as he poses for a photograph with his Formula One “Ligier” car in Paris. Former French Formula 1 driver Philippe Streiff has died at the age of 67, F1Media, the organisation’s official communication body, said on December 24, 2022.

Former Formula One driver Philippe Streiff has passed away at the age of 67, according to a statement from F1 chief executive Stefano Domenicali, released on Saturday.

The Frenchman had a prolific F1 career, starting 53 Grand Prix and racing for Renault, Ligier, Tyrrell, and AGS, with his F1 career starting in 1984. Philippe achieved his only podium finish with Ligier in 1985.

In 1989, during pre-season testing in Brazil, a crash left him paralyzed, and this incident curtailed his racing career. Stefano Domenicali praised Philippe for his inspiring and gutsy approach to life, including the way he overcame his devastating accident and rebuilt his life.

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