|Date of Birth||28-03-58|
Joined Lotus after being world kart champion, a stint as Ferrari's test driver and a difficult season at Shadow. He then went on to become Team Lotus' longest serving driver, and recorded the last win in Colin Chapman's lifetime. He was also a dstinguished classical pianist, and could often be found tinkling the ivories on Grand Prix weekends.
Often at odds with his team-mates he managed to secure the Renault Turbo ahead of Nigel Mansell for the 1983 season. After six years he left Lotus after refusing to be number two to Ayrton Senna (as opposed to equal number one status). Tragically he was killed in a testing accident in a Brabham at Paul Ricard.
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