Riccardo Patrese got his first podium in Formula 1 exactly 36 years ago at the swedish Grand Prix, finishing the race in third place. The winner was Niki Lauda and the second was Ronnie Peterson (that unfortunately would die some months later).
For celebrate the 36th anniversary of Riccardo´s first podium, I leave here a link to a post I made last year with video clips of the finish and honour lap of that race, enjoy!
This news is not Riccardo Patrese related, but I thought it would be great to share: according to Michael Schumacher´s manager, “Michael has left the CHU Grenoble to continue his long phase of rehabilitation. He is not in a coma anymore,”. You can read the full article here.
We wish all the best to Michael Schumacher and his family and we also wish him a good recovery!
Riccardo left a support message to Michael in february, you can check it on this post.
Today is the 32nd anniversary of the 1982 Monaco Grand Prix, Riccardo´s first victory in Formula One! For celebrate this date I leave here some links of posts I made for remember that great day
A new update in the site today, this time in the Curiosities section: I wrote a text about the city of Padova, Riccardo´s hometown. It was a great pleasure for me to write this text, seeing the pictures and reading about the Padova history, I´m enchanted with this beautiful city and I hope I can visit it one day. Enjoy the text and I´m sorry if I did some errors, English is not my first language.
On may 20th 2014 we´ll have the Nazionale Piloti x AS Star Team For Children MC soccer match at Montecarlo and Riccardo Patrese will play for Nazionale Piloti! For those who live in Europe, the match will be broadcasted by Sky Sport HD, you can find more informations here (in Italian):
Ho trovato questo articolo su il Gran Premio di Monaco ´82 scritto per Cristian Buttazoni e pubblicato sul F1Sport.it oggi, può leggere qui:
RICCARDO PATRESE IS ONE OF THOSE racing drivers who ages well, I thought again when I saw him in Monaco a few weeks ago. Greying a little, and strolling around with a son much taller than he is, he has the look of a man at peace with himself. For much of his career, though, I avoided him, after a brief exchange at Zandvoort in 1979… Continue reading here
Another nice find for Riccardo fans who speak Portuguese: brazilian journalist Livio Oricchio, F1 commentator at SporTV, wrote today an article about the 1982 Monaco Grand Prix. Livio had lunch with Riccardo at the Ferrari motorhome 3 years ago, where the italian driver told him about what happened on that race, about his surprise when people told him he was the winner and how this helped him to overcome the tragic death of Gilles Villeneuve that happened 15 days before that race. Check the story here:
Next monday and tuesday the Golf Club Padova will have a charity match that includes celebrities of many sports including soccer, rugby, skiing and motorracing and Riccardo Patrese will be one of the celebrities present, joining other stars like Michael Mair, Manfred Moeleg, Peter Rungaldier, Peter Fill, Michele Maffei, Alessio Tacchinardi, Stefano Nava, Alberto Bigon, Prisca Taruffi, Giorgio Pantano, Mauro Bergamasco and Marco Bortolami. More info can be found here (in Italian):
I retweeted this one yesterday in the website´s Twitter and now is time to post it here: Cesari Fiorio gave a long interview in Italian for the F1 Passion website regarding some details of the negociation that would bring Senna to Ferrari (Riccardo Patrese would be Ayrton´s team mate?) and you can check it on this link.
I added many pictures in the 1994-Present photo gallery today from various years (including pictures of the Senna Tribute event and soccer match on May 1st 2014). My big thanks to the photographers who kindly authorized me to use their pictures and also a big thank you to all contributors! Hope you like!
The Nazionale Piloti will realize a match in tribute to Ayrton Senna on May 1, 2014 at the Romeo Galli Stadium in Imola. The match will be called “Memorial Senna” and will be part of a series of tributes to the brazilian driver that will take part during the weekend. Senna used to play with Nazionale Piloti in some matches and for this special event some drivers that played with him in his last appearance with Nazionale Piloti at Pescara, in april 1992, will be present and among them: Riccardo Patrese, Alessandro Nannini, Andrea de Cesaris, Ivan Capelli, Nicola Larini. You can see more informations at the Nazionale Piloti Official Website (in Italian).
It´s always nice when you can find a nice article about your favourite driver in your native language and that happened with me today: Rodrigo Mattar, owner of “A Mil por Hora” blog, wrote a very nice article about Riccardo´s career in celebration of his 60th birthday and you can read it here (in Portuguese).