The words “Elio De Angelis, piano player, and gentlemen” always seemed to go hand in hand whenever journalists wrote about the young Italian driver. However, there was so much more to Elio. Elio started racing in karts, progressed to F3, then to Formula 1 with Shadow, before joining Lotus as number two driver to Mario Andretti. A year later after Andretti left the team, he would become the youngest driver to have the primary seat in a F1 team. His team mate was Nigel Mansell and the partnership developed into a great friendship. REMEMBERING ELIO follows the young De Angelis through his school years, to his first racing and subsequent F1 career. This stunning hard back book gives an insight into a fun loving man with stories that will make you both laugh, and cry. With a foreword by Nigel Mansell this is a detailed account of a young mans life and racing career, and was written with the full help and support of the De Angelis family.
This superb book by Lorie Coffey celebrates the life of Elio De Angelis—the Italian racing driver who could easily have become a concert pianist or an artist but preferred to “live in the fast lane.” A lively reading experience with 208 colour pages to satisfy any race fan. Signed & numbered by the author, Lorie Coffey, as well as Elio‘s teammate at Team Lotus and 1992 F1 World Champion driver, Nigel Mansell.
The Limited Edition saw only 250 copies printed. This special book comes in a white, red, and blue matte finish slipcase produced in the style of Elio’s crash helmet.