Didier Pironi, 1981

16. Feb 2019 
by Ziv Knoll

In 1981, Didier Pironi joined the Scuderia Ferrari.

Enzo Ferrari recalled: “As soon as Pironi arrived at Maranello, he won everyone’s admiration and affection, not only for his gifts as an athlete, but also for his way of doing things – he was reserved while at the same time outgoing.”

Teamed and compared with Gilles Villeneuve, Pironi was slower in this 1991 season and struggled with the heavy 126CK, but established a good relationship with the senior members of the team, hoping the 1982 car would be a title contender.

Source: DR

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