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Flashback: August is the cruellest month

Scene of Didier Pironi's devastating crash Memories of Didier Pironi by David Sedgwick As the scarlet racing car hurtled through the air on a dark, soulless morning, its driver, startled to glimpse the tops of pine trees which abounded around the race track, knew in an instant that he was in very grave danger, those few seconds would be etched deep into the pilot’s mind for the rest of his days. A red missile, the car speared into the skies at over 170 mph. The pilot closed his eyes and waited for the end. On a grim German morning in August 1982 and Formula One World Championship leader Didier Pironi was putting his Ferrari through its paces, one of only a few cars to venture out of the...
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