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.