Interviews

Elio and Riccardo about the BT55

The Interviews • Satisfied Patrese and de Angelis. The new driving position does not bother the drivers, fully convinced that they have a car in their hands with which can fight for the title.

The finishing touch

Mike Doodson talks to Team Lotus driver Elio de Angelis: You have the best finishing record of any driver in Formula 1 this year. Have you deliberately tried to finish races instead of winning them?

Le talent et la chance

La promotion massive des pilotes français en Formule 1 a été l’un des faits majeurs des dernières saisons écoulées, Sept Français en Grands Prix : c’était une situation privilégiée pour un pays. Enviable.

Talent and luck

The massive promotion of French drivers in Formula 1 has been one of the major facts of the past seasons, seven French in Grands Prix: it was a privileged situation for a country. Enviable.

Face to Face

At 22 years old, you are even younger than some past champions like Emerson Fittipaldi, Niki Lauda and Jody Scheckter were when they had the opportunity of leading top Grand Prix teams…

A lap with Elio • Monza

Elio De Angelis. 23 years old, Roman (but resident in Monte Carlo like many Formula 1 colleagues), a very dangerous bachelor, he entered the great circus thanks to his father’s money but was able…

“If Lotus helps me, the title is mine”

The truest, most sincere de Angelis talks about “his” Formula 1 and is a candidate for success in the ’84 World Championship. Five years of Formula One in the pockets. In the foot and in the head…

Intervista • Ragazza In

A pochi giorni dall’inizio del campionato mondiale di Formula 1, siamo andati ad intervistare colui che sicuramente ne sarà uno dei protagonisti principali: il pilota Elio de Angelis…

Interview • Ragazza In

A few days before the start of the Formula 1 World Championship, we interviewed the man who will surely be one of the main protagonists: Elio de Angelis…

De Angelis: Pilota di Sogno

Da una indagine di mercato fatta a suo tempo dalla Parmalat, quando pareva che de Angelis dovesse firmare con la Brabham Alfa, risultò che il pilota era molto gradito al gentil sesso, che incarnava…

De Angelis: Dream Driver

From a market survey carried out at the time by Parmalat, when it seemed that de Angelis had to sign with Brabham Alfa, it turned out that the driver was very pleasing to the gentle sex, who embodied…

The Gentleman’s Relish is Revenge

When Elio de Angelis joined Lotus in 1980, he and Colin Chapman were a mutual admiration society. In this wealthy but talented young man, Chapman saw the promise of patrician values…

Da Donna a Donna

Ute Kittelberger, tedesca, fotomodella e indossatrice, è la ragazza di Elio. L’ha conosciuto ad un party di “Playboy” anni fa e ora lo segue dovunque. Dice: “Non mi piace la F.1, alle partenze sto sempre male…

From Woman to Woman

Ute Kittelberger, German, model and actress, is Elio’s girlfriend. She met him at a “Playboy” party years ago and now she follows him everywhere. She says: “I don’t like F1, I always feel bad at starts…

Years of Anger

Leaving the Ilha do Governador airport, Elio de Angelis is faced with an unwelcome surprise: “Acelera Ayrton” (Ayrton go faster) was written on a John Player advertising sign that reminded us of…

Interview for Autosport • 1983

He lives in a villa situated on one of the Roman hills, together with his father, his brothers and sister, and a few servants. Every morning he gets into his tracksuit and goes running to keep fit…

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