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Andrea de Cesaris (31 May 1959 – 5 October 2014) was an Italian racing driver. He started 208 Formula One Grands Prix but never won, holding the record for the longest career without a race victory.[1]

He was in many car accidents during his career. That earned him the nickname "Andrea de Crasheris".[2] He became known for being very fast but also wild. The nickname stuck, though he went on to become a calmer, more mature driver in his later career.[3] In 2005 and 2006 he competed in the Grand Prix Masters formula for retired F1 drivers.

de Cesaris died on 5 October 2014 after losing control of his motorcycle on Rome's Grande Raccordo Anulare motorway, aged 55.

References

  1. "Former F1 driver Andrea de Cesaris killed in motorbike crash in Rome". 6 October 2014. http://www1.skysports.com/f1/news/12433/9505846/former-formula-1-driver-de-cesaris-killed-in-motorbike-crash. Retrieved 10 October 2014.
  2. "Persistent non-winner". Forix.com/8w. 1999. http://www.forix.com/8w/de-cesaris.html. Retrieved 2007-01-20.
  3. Jordan, Eddie (2011). An Independant Man: The Autobiography of Eddie Jordan. Hachette. ISBN 1409105555 .