Elio de Angelis 1958-1986
Certain people move through life with a combination of intelligence, talent, modesty and elegance that is often summed up by the word class. While his background gave him many advantages his skill driving a racing car was clear. I only had a few brief conversations with him and he was the epitome of politeness. I was genuinely shocked when I learned of his tragic death in a testing accident. Racing lost a true gentleman.