While working on the website recently I came across entries from a guestbook I used to have on an earlier version of this website many years ago. Rather than delete them I thought it would be nice to save your kind comments for posterity. There are some familiar names there, and some old friends!

03/02/03 05:52:24 AM

What is your name? Marcos Alexandre Caiafa
Where are you from? Curitiba, Brazil
Do you have any comments? Bravo Riccardo ! You´re one of the best Italian pilots. The F-1 miss you ! SIAMO TUTTI TIFOSI DI TE (Io, mia mamma e mia nonna !) AUGURI PATRESE !!!

02/26/03 08:02:12 PM

What is your name? Robert LaVacca
Where are you from? London, Ontario, Canada
Do you have any comments? Riccardo Patrese was my favourite racing driver ever. I became a huge fan of his in 1989 and followed his successes right up until his retirement in 1993. Watching Riccardo blow Senna away many times in 1991 (particularily Mexico and Germany) were the highlights of his career, for me. I have no doubt that if Riccardo Patrese had partnered Alain Prost at Williams in 1993, Riccardo would have won the World Championship. A truly devoted fan, Rob LaVacca

02/25/03 12:35:30 PM

What is your name? Nicholas White
Where are you from? Adelaide, Australia
Do you have any comments? I first saw Riccardo when i was 10yrs old,when my father took me to the Australian GP.I liked the Alfa because of its yellow wheels.I became a F1 fan and a fan of Riccardo Patrese to this day.I was standing there when he hopped out of his Bennetton after his last race in Adelaide 1993 and can remember very well watching him drive the williams honda in Adelaide 1987,and pushing it very hard.I am very happy that there is a site for Riccardo as he has given me many great memories of F1 over the years growing up.Even today i use his helmet coloures on my own racing helmet that i use when i race HQ Holdens in adelaide. Great site,keep up the great work Nicholas

02/23/03 08:04:42 PM

What is your name? Gio
Where are you from? Roma
Do you have any comments? Grande Riccardone!!! La Formula 1 degli anni nei quali correvi era quella VERA... con te ho vissuto emozioni uniche!!! Un saluto CAMPIONE!!!!

02/22/03 11:29:43 AM

What is your name? Rick
Where are you from? The Netherlands
Do you have any comments? Super website, fantastic job! A lot of info about Ricardo, thank you for that! Rick 11 y.o. F1 fan and kartracer

02/14/03 12:01:39 AM

What is your name? Paolo
Where are you from? italy
Do you have any comments? Seguo da sempre la F.1 , ma solo 2 piloti mi hanno saputo dare emozioni , Vittorio Brambilla ed il grande Riccardo Patrese. Il Riccardone nazionale era gia fantastico in F.3 nelle sfide con Anderson, e ricordiamolo anche in F.2 al Nurbugring da 22 KM , una corsa dominata e persa solo per sfortuna. E' un peccato pero' che non sia andato a correre in USA (CART) sono convinto che sugli ovali avrebbe dominato prima del nostro eccezionale e sfortunato Zanardi.

02/12/03 02:52:46 PM

What is your name? Angus
Where are you from? UK
Do you have any comments? Riccardo Patrese was one of my favourite F1 drivers. I have his first GP (Monaco 1977) on videotape if you are interested in a copy then email me!

02/11/03 11:52:57 AM

What is your name? Adam
Where are you from? Leicester
Do you have any comments? Hey great page. I never saw Riccardo race live, but i have watched videos of him racing in 1991, 1992 and 1993. I'm sure you've heard of Ayrton Senna. My page is all about him. please visit! thank you.

02/10/03 10:38:57 PM

What is your name? Heike
Where are you from? Germany
Do you have any comments? hey! i like your website very much  good to know that there's somebody who remembers riccardo  keep this site! greetings from germany heike

01/27/03 01:22:57 PM

What is your name? Tom Ackroyd
Where are you from? Leeds, UK
Do you have any comments? Come back to F1 and show them how it's done

01/25/03 01:57:27 PM

What is your name? TORDEUR OLIVIER
Where are you from? BELGIUM
Do you have any comments? "LA CLASSE" A VERY CLASSY WEB-SITE, A LOT OF PEOPLE MAY TAKE AN EXAMPLE OF IT. KEEP ON THE GOOD WORK.

01/24/03 10:16:36 PM

What is your name? Dave Hopkins
Where are you from? UK
Do you have any comments? Very nice site about a fine driver and a fine man.

01/18/03 05:31:29 AM

What is your name? browser
Where are you from? WWW
Do you have any comments? Congratulations on a very well done site. I found this through google and was pleasantly surprised to discover that instead of the typical "picture gallery only" tribute site -this one is meticulously detailed,clear,easy to navigate and very informative.Thanks. Keep up the good work.

01/13/03 07:39:48 PM

What is your name? Joanna
Where are you from? UK
Do you have any comments? For once I am pleased that someone got there before me! Thank you for producing such a great website. Very stylish, very informative, very easy to navigate. I'd expect nothing else as a tribute to Riccardo. I'm in heaven! Keep up the good work Michael! ciao joanna

01/12/03 06:50:52 PM

What is your name? Davide Reinato
Where are you from? Modica - Italia
Do you have any comments?  Very Cool!

01/11/03 08:53:19 AM

What is your name? Jorja Patrese
Where are you from? Buenos Aires Argentina.
Do you have any comments? Very fine sitez about a fine racing driver

12/28/02 05:07:36 AM

What is your name? punk_rohan
Where are you from? Australia (Sydney)
Do you have any comments? Riccardo Patrese was one of the first race car drivers i remember(i was very young at the time) I thought he had a cool name. While i went on to support other drivers, i always had a soft spot for RP cos he was a battler. I always found him to be very nice in all the interviews that i read and watched.He deserved more from F1 than what he got. And he also deserved more from williams after what he helped them through (88-91). Riccardo Patrese is a name i will remember for a long time. PS: Great website!!!!!

12/27/02 04:57:59 PM

What is your name? Orlando Ferreira
Where are you from? Lisbon - Portugal
Do you have any comments? I’m a great fan of Riccardo Patrese since 1984, when he drove to Alfa Romeo. From 1984 to 1993, when he left F1, I’ve always support him, and I remember those early days when my humor oscillates on Sundays in the same frequency as the Riccardo’s results !! I’m 31 and a great motoring fan, specially Alfa Romeo. I’m one of the founders of Portuguese Alfa Romeo Club (www.clubealfistaportugal.com). One of my best memories (probably THE BEST), was the 1991 Portuguese GP … PATRESE WON !! AND I WAS THERE. I can’t forget that supersonic Pole Position time (1.13.001) with Mansel’s car!! Just Amazing !!! Since 1993, for me F1 loses almost all of my attention. To discover this site, was a great new. For me was a very good Christmas gift !!! In Portuguese Alfa Club site, you also can view and take a lot of pictures about Riccardo. Thanks a lot for your 100% complete site. I Hope Patrese usually see it. I’m always searching for news about him. BRAVO PATRESE !

12/05/02 09:34:07 AM

What is your name? Gionata
Where are you from? ITA
Do you have any comments? Been a supporter of Riccardo since I can remember. Still support now that he's been out of races for 10 yrs. Great website.

11/25/02 09:35:08 PM

What is your name? Rob... (AKA, RF)
Where are you from? Bristol, UK
Do you have any comments? Been meaning to take a look at your site for a while, its great so far (having only read the introduction) ......well now I've read some more I have to say well done and I was especially interested to learn more about a driver I've only really known for his race record and his Williams season, thanks for the enlightenment -RF

11/12/02 08:30:32 PM

What is your name? Steve
Where are you from? England
Do you have any comments? Thanks for a great site. Many may forget Ricardo beacause he was never world champion. Remember he had to change gears and brake and steer. Too much like hard work nowadays I think.

11/12/02 03:18:56 PM

What is your name? frank meerding
Where are you from? the netherlands
Do you have any comments? how can i send you somr old f1 pics of patrese during the time i visited several f1 races? the side is a real ode to a great f1 driver who never became the first class stuff to compete in races.please send me an e-mail for the pictures

11/06/02 01:44:17 PM

What is your name? Shizuko
Where are you from? Japan
Do you have any comments? What a great site!! I've just found this website. Can you imagine how I'm delighted with the website? I don't know any word to describe my feeling! Thank you, Mr Michael J Day!

10/26/02 01:10:42 PM

What is your name? David Lowndes
Where are you from? Newport, South Wales
Do you have any comments? This is a great site, I have learnt much about Riccardo here. Some great photos too.

10/11/02 02:52:24 PM

What is your name? frederik
Where are you from? Belgium
Do you have any comments? I just wanted to thank you for this magnificent website. I've been a fan of riccardo since i was kid. I miss him very much; a great gentleman-driver, a great personality, a fantastic driver, one the last of a great generation of F1-pilots. Those days every race weekend was so exciting. I had the opportunity to meet him once (Belgian Grand Prix, '91)i never forget this moment again. After he retarded from F1 I never watched a F1 race again. I am happy at last someone made a website about riccardo. Does someone have his adress? What is riccardo doing right now (still racing in Italy?)?

09/29/02 07:04:37 PM

What is your name? "Ness"
Where are you from?
Do you have any comments? Congratulations for your site! Thank you for add my site in your Links Section. Your site was added, too  Best wishes!

09/25/02 07:38:28 PM

What is your name? Nigel
Where are you from? Birmingham
Do you have any comments? Great website, however you must realise that riccardo played second fiddle to his Team mates throughout his career, especially to a one NIGEL "The Whinging Avenger" MANSELL. Boutson excluded in this comment

09/25/02 05:19:46 AM

What is your name? bobi
Where are you from? Vancouver,B.C.,Canada
Do you have any comments? Michael, You have created a great site on the successful,yet controversial career of Riccardo Patrese. I've known about him for many years,however after visiting the site,I have a new found appreciation of him.You have some great photos in the gallery and the race reports and articles are very informative.I'm sure the interview you had with him will be something you will cherish forever. Great work! bobi

09/18/02 04:14:01 PM

What is your name? Darren Richards
Where are you from? Nottingham, England
Do you have any comments? Congratulations on a great website for a great driver. It brings back memories of going to Belgium 1992 with a flag saying 'Go For It Crazy Patrese'! Any chance of a comeback Riccardo? These current F1 drivers bore me to death!

09/17/02 03:00:47 PM

What is your name? Tobias Weyel
Where are you from? Germany
Do you have any comments? Michael, thanks for this terrific page. I was thinking of publishing a Patrese web site of my own but you came first. Everyone is talking about the record of 256 GP starts. There is another record related to it which is not likely to be broken also. That is 186 GP starts in a row (even M. Schumacher won't beat that one

09/11/02 10:28:23 AM

What is your name? Mike Fairholme
Where are you from? UK
Do you have any comments? Nice to see a site devoted to a great driver. A classic helmet design too !

09/08/02 08:43:56 PM

What is your name? Cas Poldermans
Where are you from? Haarlem, The Netherlands
Do you have any comments? Hi Mike, First, thanks a lot for signing my guestbook of my personal website about Graham and Damon Hill (The Hills 4ever, see URL). But I also want to congratulate you on designing and updating this wonderful website about Patrese! It's a great driver and he deserves this website. Good job! Kind regards, Cas Poldermans

09/01/02 09:21:47 PM

What is your name? Margaret & Neil Shephard
Where are you from? Nimes, France
Do you have any comments? We are only recent fans of F1 but think that your web-site is very interesting. Good colours, layout and information and photos. Well done!

08/14/02 08:19:46 AM

What is your name? Niels Hansen
Where are you from? Copenhagen
Do you have any comments? Mister Patrese is/was one of the best and allways very fun to see at the racetrack. He is very missed among the many dull drivers of today. I wish you all the best for the future. Boun giurno from Copenhagen

08/08/02 02:22:27 PM

What is your name? Natividad ABASCAL
Where are you from? France
Do you have any comments? Bravo pour le fabuleux travail. Merci d'offrir aux fans de Riccardo Patrese un tel site. Cordialement

08/02/02 12:29:10 PM

What is your name? Iva aka Supersonic Squirrel
Where are you from? Beograd, Yugoslavia
Do you have any comments?  Yau! Great site! I might be too young to remember any Riccardo's races, but the driver with such a record surely had quality!!!! Bravo! *and I think I remember where he drove his 250th GP I'll add the link to this site on Rhapsody In Green, if you don't mind!

07/22/02 10:59:13 PM

What is your name? David
Where are you from? Newport, Isle of Wight, England
Do you have any comments? Thank you so much for a wonderful site. I also was a great fan of Riccardo's and saw him race on a number of occasions, first of all at Silverstone in 1983. I always felt he had the speed that he showed in his early career and the day he signed for Williams it all came back! Nigel always said that Riccardo was the best team-mate an F1 driver could wish for. Please keep this site going - Well Done!!! Anyone know what he is doing now? I know he was at Goodwood last year (2001).

07/14/02 10:35:45 PM

What is your name? paul
Where are you from? Nottingham
Do you have any comments? Great site, I was a huge Patrese fan. There's only 1 thing I didn't like; this 'in a Benetton team built around the German'....Schumacher was only 2 years old in F1...not great to have a team around you

07/10/02 07:01:08 PM

What is your name? Simone Patrese
Where are you from? italy
Do you have any comments? I want to congratulate to Michael for this tribute, it's very well done. My father and I will be in Goodwood this weekend. I believe a 1991 Williams will be back on track.

07/09/02 01:57:53 AM

What is your name? Dale Rodgers
Where are you from? Australia
Do you have any comments? Great Site! Riccardo Patrese was one of the stars of modern F1 but vastly underestimated by media 'experts'. He was also a true gentleman. You have done an excellent job on this site and I hope you keep it going.

07/05/02 01:53:08 PM

What is your name? Kurt Brunner
Where are you from? Anaheim, California, USA
Do you have any comments? Excellent site! Patrese was a fine driver and is an exemplary person. I'm a huge fan of his. I feel he's always been underated so I'm very pleased to see this tribute. Thank you!

06/28/02 01:58:42 PM

What is your name? DaveCalibra
Where are you from? Rothes, Scotland
Do you have any comments? Great man. Great site.

06/14/02 02:13:40 AM

What is your name? nicole galipeau
Where are you from? Laval, Québec, Canada
Do you have any comments? Hello, What a great idea! I'm a big fan of Riccardo since 1982 when I saw him racing at the Grand-prix of Canada in Montréal. I really would appreciate if someone could give me some news about him now. Does he still racing in touring car? Continue your great job with this site, it's just perfect.

05/31/02 03:40:24 PM

What is your name? Paulo Silva
Where are you from? Portugal
Do you have any comments? Hi. What a great site you have. Im 30 years and a great fan of Patrese. For me, F1 without him will never be the same. He was a great F1 driver. im really glad to see all this stuff about him. I still have at home a lot of VHS with some of Patrese wins. He win in my country, Portugal, and i was there. I see it. Thanks Patrese for all that great moments you give me. I smile when you win and cry when you lose. YOU'RE THE BEST!...

05/26/02 10:24:27 AM

What is your name? Massimiliano Tura
Where are you from? Padova - Italy
Do you have any comments? I'm Riccardo's fan since 1977, his first year in F1. Perhaps I'm his oldest fan, so it's a great pleasure to see how many people estimate him as a pilot and as a man. We live in the same town, Padova, and sometime I meet him when is doing shopping. So next time I'll tell him about this fantastic web site.

05/15/02 11:35:13 PM

What is your name? Dave Hopkins
Where are you from? Leeds, United Kingdom
Do you have any comments? Its nice that you have put together this fantastic site. Riccardo is one of my all time fave drivers.

05/15/02 04:11:38 AM

What is your name? MARK ROSNICK
Where are you from? UNITED STATES
Do you have any comments? MY ALLTIME FAVORITE F1 DRIVER. I WENT TO MY FIRST F1 RACE AT WATKINS GLEN IN'78 AND WAS DEVISTATED THAT HE WAS BANNED FROM THE RACE. I STILL HAVE MY WARSTEINER ARROWS JACKET THAT I BOUGHT AT THE GLEN IN '79. STILL TO THIS DAY THE DRIVER WITH THE MOST CLASS IN F1 HISTORY

05/03/02 07:32:37 PM

What is your name? Sergio Roseiro
Where are you from? Portugal
Do you have any comments? Hi,the tribute is very good.Riccardo was my favorite formula one driver.i am portuguese fan and a great one lovers for F1.i am a big admirer of you.can you send me one autographead card for my collection.Many thanks.My adress:Street João Azevedo do Carmo nº1, 5 Dto. Qta.Fidalguinhos 2830-Barreiro Portugal

04/20/02 11:58:55 AM

What is your name? Martin
Where are you from? Germany
Do you have any comments? Nice Page with good photos. But were is a photo from that crash in Estoril `92?

04/17/02 02:12:20 PM

What is your name? Alessandro
Where are you from? Italia
Do you have any comments? Auguri di Buon compleanno !

04/10/02 10:49:22 PM

What is your name? Roberto
Where are you from? italy
Do you have any comments? I really like it so much. I grow up in Monza and I still remember the 76 when Riccardo and Elio were driving the Chevron. I was a Riccardo Patrese supporter and this the main reason why my first son is called Riccardo. Thank you for your job ciao

04/01/02 07:28:51 PM

What is your name? James
Where are you from? England
Do you have any comments? A really good site - enjoyed the photos! Are there any plans for Patrese to drive in Britain soon (Goodwood etc)?

03/13/02 11:25:02 AM

What is your name? David Lowndes
Where are you from? Wales
Do you have any comments? Cool site

02/16/02 02:30:29 AM

What is your name? Marco
Where are you from?
Do you have any comments? This is a very nice web site Thank you for this information.

02/13/02 02:02:14 PM

What is your name? giaba
Where are you from? Italy
Do you have any comments? Fantastic! I'm a Patrese fan, many thank's to Michael. You remember me when I was young and the only F1 driver I followed was Riccardo. Now I collect all type of both die-cast and kit model car related to him. This just for remind me the "true" F1.

02/06/02 05:15:40 PM

What is your name? Augusto Faber Flôres
Where are you from? Pato Branco - PR Brazil
Do you have any comments? Riccardo is a patrimony of F1, its histories must be respected...

01/28/02 06:12:11 PM

What is your name? Mariela
Where are you from?
Do you have any comments? Thank you for this tribute. I love Riccardo so much. Mariela

12/27/01 01:28:08 PM

What is your name? Ricardo Loriente Rojo
Where are you from?
Do you have any comments? Estimado amigo soy fan de Riccardo Patrese desde hace años, y gracias a Dios por fin encuentro tras dos años de búsqueda una web sobre su figura. Estoy muy contento por ello y tengo que felicitarle porque su wweb es fabulosa, muy buena. Quisiera también comentarle si conoce algún club de fans de Patrese o si existen alguna otra página web similar a la suya . Muchas gracias y feliz año 2002, un cordial saludo

12/20/01 09:38:11 AM

What is your name? Harm Kuijpers
Where are you from? The Netherlands
Do you have any comments? Great site about Patrese, he really deserves it, I think he is far often underrated and he just doesn't deserve that. You give him all the credit he deserves.

12/14/01 02:52:45 AM

What is your name? Velocifer
Where are you from? Norway
Do you have any comments? Hey, good job on the site, buddy! Friendly, concise and well researched like we know you from the forums. Thanks for contributing to the world of Formula One!!

11/29/01 03:09:22 AM

What is your name? Vanessa
Where are you from?
Do you have any comments? I was very happy to find a website in tribute to Riccardo Patrese. I'm his fan since 1992 and enjoyed this site very much. I'd like to see more pictures, thank you! FORZA RICCARDO!

11/28/01 10:44:13 PM

What is your name? Ulrich Lux
Where are you from? Germany
Do you have any comments? Wonderful website - thanks. Ulrich

11/26/01 09:48:05 PM

What is your name? Steve Mumford
Where are you from?
Do you have any comments? I am a big fan of Riccardo's and collect as much memorabilia of him as I can. This is a very fitting website for a great man.

11/02/01 03:37:22 PM

What is your name? Unnar Erlingsson
Where are you from? Iceland
Do you have any comments? Thank you for providing this great story and website to us, the fans of Formula 1. I for one greatly appriciate the effort and understand the work involved. Thanks for sharing, and keep up the great work. Unnar

11/01/01 03:17:09 PM

What is your name? dick de haan
Where are you from? amsterdam, the netherlands
Do you have any comments? I liked Ricardo Patrese as a F1-driver very much. Very undervalued driver. I am very curious what he is doing at the moment. I don't hear anything from him anymore. Thanks for the nice website!

10/31/01 10:26:13 PM

What is your name? Massimo
Where are you from? Vercelli ITALIA
Do you have any comments? una piacevole sorpresa scoprire fans di un mio connazionale.

10/14/01 10:40:29 PM

What is your name? Cristian Mestres
Where are you from? Catalunya
Do you have any comments? I saw Riccardo in the Spanish Grand Prix (1992). He made a spectacular spin in front of me and, i can't remember why, I felt sorry for him. My hero was (and still is) Ayrton Senna, but since I could see Riccardo in action, my vision of F-1 changed. I think that this driver should have a better reputation in F-1. Riccardo was great into the track and out of there. Congratulations for this website. It's fantastic!! And, as we say in catalan, "Riccardo Patrese per sempre!!!!!"

10/13/01 03:56:33 AM

What is your name? Keith Waye
Where are you from? Indiana, USA
Do you have any comments? Riccardo Patrese, is my all-time favorite driver. He is someone that inspires me. F1 has not been the same for me since he has left it. This page was a great find.

10/12/01 10:49:41 AM

What is your name? Steve Chase
Where are you from? Cheltenham, UK
Do you have any comments? This has to be one of the best F1 driver sites on the web interesting, informative with great layout - I just wanted to say great job!! Riccardo was a super chap and deserves a site such as this to pay tribute. Forza Riccardo! Steve

10/06/01 06:52:28 PM

What is your name? paolo r. da Piacenza
Where are you from? Italia
Do you have any comments? It's fabulous because I am a really old Riccardo Patrese's fan and when I find someone who loves my favorite driver it makes me very happy. I have an almost complete collection of Riccardo's model car 1/43 and, if you like this, I can try to send to you several images of most interesting models. Bye paolo r.

09/30/01 05:54:44 PM

What is your name? Paul Valentine
Do you have any comments? Hi, you may know me as pv27uk off the forums. Just thought I'd check your site out, and I'm very impressed by it! Keep up the great work, Paul.

09/17/01 07:45:06 PM

What is your name? Humberto Marçal de Oliveira
Where are you from? Brazil
Do you have any comments? Congratuations for iniciative and Riccardo Patrese´s record never will be broken. best wishes, Humberto

 

 

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