Thursday, April 25, 2013

Michele Alboreto: 12 years ago Audi lost a great champion

By Tarek Ramchani

Twelve years already, 25 April 2001 Michele Alboreto passed away at the EuroSpeeday whilst testing the Audi R8 for Audi Sport Team Joest. Just weeks earlier the Italian champion won  the 12 Hours of Sebring and was preparing for Audi's assault for Le Mans. Alboreto raced with Audi for three years between 1999 and 2001. He won Le Mans once, back in 1997 with Joest Racing in a TWR Porsche. For sure Audi and motorsport fans in general will never forget him.

Full details about Michele Alboreto's career, including his glorious days in Formula 1 with Ferrari is here.


Photo credit: Audi Media