Welcome to a new look for The Riccardo Patrese Website
This is the fifth version of the original Riccardo Patrese website created in 1999. We have returned to www.riccardopatrese.com (update your bookmarks!) and the focus is on Riccardo's racing career with new sections covering RACING - Karting in the 1970's to GP Masters in the 2000's - and, of course, FORMULA 1. Each section contains race results, photo galleries, race reports and articles for you to follow Riccardo's racing story from the beginning.
In the PADDOCK you will find news, updates and new additions to the website, events Riccardo has attended over the years, some post-career interviews and articles, our exclusive 'Ask Riccardo' feature, the Official Art Collection (created by Maddalena Patrese) and you can join us on social media.
We are delighted to launch this 'new' website during the year that marks the 40th anniversary of Riccardo's debut in Formula 1 at the 1977 Monaco GP. It is an appropriate time to take a fresh look at a remarkable Grand Prix career that spanned a time of extraordinary change in the sport which saw Riccardo race for Shadow, Arrows, Brabham, Euroracing Alfa Romeo, Williams and Benetton against drivers from Emerson Fittipaldi and Mario Andretti to Ayrton Senna and Michael Schumacher.
As a racing driver Riccardo Patrese's achievements are not simply about Formula 1. He was 1974 World Karting Champion, European F3 Champion, two-time Macau GP winner, multiple Giro d'italia winner, a race winner in Touring car racing and very nearly the World Endurance Champion.
As Nigel Roebuck once said: "No record book will ever provide a clue as to the personality of Patrese, or any of his colleagues. You will not tell, from any column of figures, who was a civilised human being, and who was not. There have never been points for dignity or humour or grace." The numbers say that Riccardo competed in 256 Grands Prix with 6 wins, 8 pole positions, and 37 podiums but more importantly, as Sir Frank Williams has said, "the guy's an absolute gentleman".
We hope you continue to enjoy The Riccardo Patrese Website.