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Driving an Osella in the Canadian Grand Prix at Montreal, the Italian crashed into the back of a stationary Didier Pironi on the grid at the start of the race. Rescue workers were quickly on the scene but his injuries proved too severe. Paletti died quickly after arriving at the hospital.
Yearly edition of the Le Mans 24 hours race, the most popular prototype race in the world.
New Zealander Denis Clive "Denny" Hulme was the 1967 Formula One World Champion for the Brabham team. He also was a double Can-Am champion.
Denny died on 4 October 1992 of a heart attack whilst driving a BMW M3 during the Bathurst 1000.
Nico Rosberg is the son of 1982 F1 champion Keke Rosberg and was born in Wiesbaden, Germany.
The younger brother of Michael Schumacher was born in Hürth-Hermülheim.
He is an F1 driver since 1997 when he joined B&H Jordan.
Daniel Ricciardo is an Australian racecar driver, the 2009 champion of the British Formula Three Championship.
He entered F1 as the test and reserve driver of Toro Rosso, before driving 3 years for them. He then went on to Red Bull Racing to race alongside Sebastian Vettel.
Sebastian Vettel was born on July 3, 1987 in Heppenheim, Germany. He made his debut as third driver for the BMW Sauber F1 Team during the 2006 Turkish GP. Vettel is the youngest F1 driver ever to drive at a GP meeting at 19 years and 53 days.
Sakon Yamamoto was born on July 9, 1982 in Toyohashi, Japan. He made his F1 debut for the Super Aguri F1 Team during the 2006 German Grand Prix after having driven a few tests with the team on the friday of the raceweekends.
German Rolf Stommelen participated in 63 Formula One World Championship Grands Prix, achieving one podium and 14 championship points. He also participated in several non-Championship Formula One races.
Rolf was killed in a vicious crash during an IMSA Camel GT event at Riverside International Raceway on April 24, 1983 after the rear wing of his Porsche 935 broke.
Jarno Trulli was born in Pescara, Abruzzo, Italy. He first made his name as a World Champion in karting, before finding success in German Formula Three in 1996.
Thanks to the patronage of Flavio Briatore, he made his Grand Prix debut for Minardi in Australia in 1997. He showed well in his early outings for the team before being invited to join Prost mid-season to stand in for the injured Olivier Panis. He finished fourth at the Nurburgring and against the odds led in Austria in sensational style, before retiring. Jarno had to stand down when Panis returned, but landed a full time seat for the next two seasons alongside Olivier.
The Italian continued in F1 at Jordan and Renault, before switching to Toyota as a final step in his F1 career.
Francisco Sacco Landi, better known as Chico Landi was a racing driver from São Paulo, Brazil. He participated in 6 Formula One Grands Prix, debuting on September 16, 1951. He scored a total of 1.5 championship points, awarded for his 4th place finish in the 1956 Argentine Grand Prix, a drive he shared with Gerino Gerini. Landi was the first Brazilian driver to drive a Ferrari in a Formula One race (Ferrari 375), albeit not for the works team. He drove one to victory at the Bari Grand Prix in 1948. He died in 1989 at the age of 88.