Patrick Tambay: Former Formula 1 Ferrari driver Tambay dies aged 73

Tambay, who had been suffering from Parkinson’s Disease, was most famous for his association with Ferrari. The pair made their grand prix debuts together at the 1977 British Grand Prix; Villeneuve for McLaren, Tambay for Theodore. In 1982, his time in F1 seemed to be over, but when Villeneuve was killed in a horrific crash in qualifying at the 1982 Belgian Grand Prix, Ferrari turned to Tambay as his replacement. The race at Imola the previous year had marked the collapse of Villeneuve’s relationship with Ferrari. And when Ferrari signed Michele Alboreto alongside Arnoux for 1984, Tambay moved to Renault for two years.

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Catherine Roberta
Catherine Roberta(@caetherineroberta)
2 months ago

My husband was diagnosed with early onset Parkinson’s disease at 67. His symptoms were shuffling of feet, slurred speech, low volume speech, degradation of handwriting, horrible driving skills, and his right arm is held at 45 degree angle. He was placed on Sinemet for 7 months and then Sifrol and rotigotine were introduced which replaced the Sinemet but he had to stop due to side effects. We tried every shot available but nothing was working. There has been little if any progress in finding a reliable treatment, I quit my meds due to side effects. Our care provider introduced us… Read more »

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Catherine Roberta
Catherine Roberta(@caetherineroberta)
2 months ago

My husband was diagnosed with early onset Parkinson’s disease at 67. His symptoms were shuffling of feet, slurred speech, low volume speech, degradation of handwriting, horrible driving skills, and his right arm is held at 45 degree angle. He was placed on Sinemet for 7 months and then Sifrol and rotigotine were introduced which replaced the Sinemet but he had to stop due to side effects. We tried every shot available but nothing was working. There has been little if any progress in finding a reliable treatment, I quit my meds due to side effects. Our care provider introduced us… Read more »

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