Elio de Angelis

1958 - 1986

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Elio de Angelis (26 March 1958 – 15 May 1986) was an Italian racing driver who participated in Formula One between 1979 and 1986, racing for the Shadow, Lotus and Brabham teams. He was killed in an accident while testing the Brabham BT55 at the Paul Ricard circuit, near the commune of Le Castellet, France, in 1986. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Elio de Angelis has received more than 334,292 page views. His biography is available in 28 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 27 in 2019). Elio de Angelis is the 86th most popular racing driver (up from 90th in 2019), the 1,805th most popular biography from Italy (down from 1,744th in 2019) and the 16th most popular Italian Racing Driver.

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Among racing drivers, Elio de Angelis ranks 86 out of 888Before him are Jo Schlesser, Jacques Villeneuve, José Froilán González, Piers Courage, Jean Behra, and David Purley. After him are Arturo Merzario, Tom Pryce, Alfonso de Portago, Luigi Musso, Patrick Tambay, and Peter Collins.

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Among people born in 1958, Elio de Angelis ranks 47Before him are Sooronbay Jeenbekov, Holly Hunter, Chris Columbus, Angela Bassett, Avigdor Lieberman, and Goran Hadžić. After him are Lambert Wilson, Rabah Madjer, Sergei Krikalev, Javier Aguirre, Marg Helgenberger, and Limahl. Among people deceased in 1986, Elio de Angelis ranks 78Before him are Emilio Fernández, Lyudmila Rudenko, Ellison Onizuka, Bernard Malamud, Christa McAuliffe, and Michael J. Smith. After him are Omar Ali Saifuddien III, Alexandre Tansman, Christopher Isherwood, André Leroi-Gourhan, Nicholas Kaldor, and Elsa Lanchester.

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Among people born in Italy, Elio de Angelis ranks 1,805 out of 4,088Before him are Ottaviano Petrucci (1466), Paolo Sorrentino (1970), Andrea Sacchi (1599), Moschus (-200), Domenico Fetti (1589), and Gioachino Greco (1590). After him are Gianluca Pagliuca (1966), Archduke Johann Salvator of Austria (1852), Arturo Merzario (1943), Marino Marini (1901), Walter Zenga (1960), and Humbert III, Count of Savoy (1136).


Among racing drivers born in Italy, Elio de Angelis ranks 16Before him are Riccardo Patrese (1954), Lucien Bianchi (1934), Luigi Fagioli (1898), Ernesto Brambilla (1934), Michele Alboreto (1956), and Carlo Ubbiali (1929). After him are Arturo Merzario (1943), Luigi Musso (1924), Andrea de Cesaris (1959), Alex Zanardi (1966), Ludovico Scarfiotti (1933), and Riccardo Paletti (1958).