Andrea De Crasheris

50 Years Of F1

There was no shortage of courage, speed and aggression. Unfortunately there were accidents too.

In 1981 Andrea scored one point and had six race accidents and another 12 if you include practice and qualifying shunts.

He was made to skip the Dutch GP as a punishment and when he came back for Monza, he crashed again. “I don’t remember any other driver who gave the mechanics so much work,” remembered Tyler Alexander of ‘De Crasheris’. “Once after another night without sleep, we had one more destroyed car delivered back to the pits, some of the mechanics actually started to cry.”

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