ELIO DE ANGELIS
ELIO DE ANGELIS

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ELIO DE ANGELIS
Team Lotus driver from 1980 until 1985. Winner of 2 Grands Prix.
Naturally talented, from a patrician Roman family, Elio was relaxation personified. This approach contrasted with Nigel Mansell's hard discipline, giving rise to some friction in the team; often arriving at the last minute, Elio would go out and be instantly the faster of the two. He waited a long time for his first victory in Austria - one of the closest ever in Grand Prix racing - and his second at home in Italy (Imola) after Alan Prost was disqualified.
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