Patrick Tambay Death, Obituary – 1977 marked the beginning of Patrick Tambay’s career in Formula One, which he began with the Theodore team. 1978 saw him join McLaren, while the following year saw him switch to Ferrari. Tambay was born on June 25, 1949, in the city of Paris. Following the untimely passing of Canadian Gilles Villeneuve, he was promoted within the Italian squad and joined Didier Pironi, who was also a Frenchman. Sadly, a few weeks later, Pironi was involved in another terrible accident when qualifying for the German Grand Prix, and as a direct result, he lost his life as a result of the injuries he sustained.
Thanks to Tambay’s victory at the same Grand Prix, the troubled Scuderia was able to get their season back on track and continue racing. In the particular year in question, he wound up coming in seventh place overall in the World Championship standings. In 1983, he competed at Imola, Italy, and had greater success there, ultimately finishing fourth in the championship. In spite of this, he parted ways with Ferrari at the end of the year in order to sign with Renault, a team for whom he did not win a race but did gain pole position. Despite this, Renault managed just a poor 11th place result in the World Championship in 1984 and a 12th place finish in the World Championship the following year in 1985.
The French firm occupied the very bottom position in the wave. Four times throughout his career, Tambay has taken part in the 24 Hours of Le Mans race, earning him the title of “gentleman driver.” When he was driving a Jaguar in 1989, he had his finest finish, which was a fourth-place finish. This was his best performance ever. In addition to this, he took part in the Paris–Dakar rally, in which he achieved a third-place result on two separate occasions (1988 and 1989).