Didier Pironi Ferrari Memorabilia
Didier Pironi Ferrari Memorabilia

Didier Pironi

Didier Pironi Ferrari Memorabilia

Didier Pironi Ferrari Memorabilia

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1981 Ferrari Notiziario Press Release on the Grand Prix of the USA at Long Beach with Villeneuve and Pironi

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1981 Ferrari Notiziario Press Release on the Grand Prix of the USA at Long Beach with Villeneuve and Pironi

Vintage 1981 Ferrari press release on the Grand Prix of the USA held at Long beach.

Mentions that Gilles Villeneuve and Didier Pironi will be driving the Ferrari 126/CX with BBC Comprex Supercharger while the spare car (as it was called back then) is a 126/CK with KKK Turbo Compressor.

Contains quotes by Mauro Forghieri and sections on "Private Testing" and "Sporting Point".

Also shows a map of the Long beach track with the gear shifting points.

This was the race in which Didier Pironi made his debut in a Ferrari F1 car!

Issued before the race for the motoring press.

1 Sheet, double sided.

Factory original issue.

Available in Italian only.

Not contained in the press release but purely for your information:

Gilles Villeneuve qualified 5th with a time of 1.20.462
Didier Pironi qualified 11th with a time of 1.20.909

Both gentlemen did NOT finish the race.

Gilles Villeneuve had to give up in lap 17 with a broken halfshaft
Didier Pironi had to give up in lap 67 with fuel system trouble.

1981 Ferrari Notiziario Press Release on the Grand Prix of the USA at Long Beach with Villeneuve and Pironi

Didier Pironi signed hotel bill Long Beach Grand Prix 1981 Ferrari

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Didier Pironi signed hotel bill Long Beach Grand Prix 1981 Ferrari

Didier Pironi signed hotel bill, Long Beach Grand Prix 1981.

Here we have a truly unique Didier Pironi item from his time as a factory F1 driver for Scuderia Ferrari.

This is a bill from the Queen Mary Hotel in Long Beach, Califonia, where Didier resided in the days preceding the 1981 Long Beach Grand Prix.

The bill shows intriguing details of Didier's stay there such as his spendings in the restaurant etc. The bill spans March 8 - 11, 1981 and Didier settled it using his American Express credit card. He also signed it at the bottom in blue ballpoint.

According to this bill, Didier checked out on March 11, 12.42 P.M.

The Long Beach Grand Prix took place on March 15 so it is very well possible that Didier stayed in this hotel at his own expense and changed hotels when the race team arrived for the race.

About the race: Didier qualified the Ferrari 126 CK in 11th position, managed to set 8th fastest lap during the race but had to abandon in lap 67 (out of the total 80) with fuel system problems while in 7th place. His team mate, Gilles Villeneuve, already dropped out of the race in lap 17 with a broken halfshaft.

Didier Pironi was born on March 26, 1952 in France and became a Scuderia Ferrari F1 driver in 1981. He crashed heavily during practice for the 1982 German Grand Prix, badly injuring both his legs of which he never regained full use. Didier was killed during a powerboat accident off the Isle of Wight on August 23, 1987.

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Didier Pironi signed hotel bill Long Beach Grand Prix 1981 Ferrari

1981 Ferrari Notiziario Press Release on the Grand Prix of San Marino at Imola with Villeneuve and Pironi

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1981 Ferrari Notiziario Press Release on the Grand Prix of San Marino at Imola with Villeneuve and Pironi

Vintage 1981 Ferrari press release on the Grand Prix of San Marino held at Imola.

Pole position & fastest lap for Giles Villeneuve !!!

Mentions that Gilles Villeneuve and Didier Pironi will be driving the Ferrari 126/CK as well as the spare car being a 126 / CK.

Contains quotes by Mauro Forghieri, Didier Pironi and Gilles Villeneuve and sections on "Private Testing" and "Sporting Point".

Also shows a map of the Imola track with the gear shifting points of Gilles Villeneuve.

Issued before the race for the motoring press in Imola.

1 Sheet, double sided.

Factory original issue.

Available in Italian only.

Not contained in the press release but purely for your information:

Gilles Villeneuve qualified pole position with a time of 1.34.523
Didier Pironi qualified 6th with a time of 1.35.868

Gilles Villeneuve set the fastest lap time in the race with a time of 1.48.064

Gilles Villeneuve would finish the race in 7th position, 1,41,97 behind winner Nelson Piquet.
Didier Pironi finished the race in 5th position, 25.87 seconds behind Piquet.

1981 Ferrari Notiziario Press Release on the Grand Prix of San Marino at Imola with Villeneuve and Pironi

1981 Ferrari Notiziario Press Release on the Grand Prix of Belgium at Zolder with Villeneuve and Pironi

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1981 Ferrari Notiziario Press Release on the Grand Prix of Belgium at Zolder with Villeneuve and Pironi

Vintage 1981 Ferrari press release on the Grand Prix of Belgium held at Zolder.

Mentions that Gilles Villeneuve and Didier Pironi will be driving the Ferrari 126/CK as well as the spare car being a 126 / CK.

Contains quotes by Mauro Forghieri, Didier Pironi and Gilles Villeneuve and sections on "Private Testing" and "Sporting Point".

Also shows a map of the Zolder track with the gear shifting points of Didier Pironi.

Issued before the race for the motoring press in Imola.

1 Sheet, double sided.

Factory original issue.

Available in Italian only.

Not contained in the press release but purely for your information:

Gilles Villeneuve qualified 7th with a time of 1.23.94
Didier Pironi qualified 3rd with a time of 1.23.47

Gilles Villeneuve would finish the race in 4th position, 47.64 seconds behind winner Carlos Reutemann.
Didier Pironi finished the race in 8th position, 1'32.04 seconds behind Reutemann.

1981 Ferrari Notiziario Press Release on the Grand Prix of Belgium at Zolder with Villeneuve and Pironi

1981 Ferrari Notiziario Press Release on the Grand Prix of Spain at Jarama with Villeneuve and Pironi

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1981 Ferrari Notiziario Press Release on the Grand Prix of Spain at Jarama with Villeneuve and Pironi

Vintage 1981 Ferrari press release on the Grand Prix of Spain held at Jarama.

Gilles Villeneuve would win this race on Ferrari !!!

Mentions that Gilles Villeneuve and Didier Pironi will be driving the Ferrari 126/CK as well as the spare car being a 126 / CK.

Contains quotes by Mauro Forghieri, Didier Pironi and Gilles Villeneuve and sections on "Private Testing" and "Sporting Point".

Also shows a map of the Jarama track with the gear shifting points of Didier Pironi.

Issued before the race for the motoring press in Dijon.

1 Sheet, double sided.

Factory original issue.

Available in English and in Italian.

Not contained in the press release but purely for your information:

Gilles Villeneuve qualified 7th with a time of 1.14.987
Didier Pironi qualified 13th with a time of 1.15.715

Gilles Villeneuve would go on to win this race as mentioned above.
Didier Pironi finished the race in 15th position, 4 laps behind Gilles.

1981 Ferrari Notiziario Press Release on the Grand Prix of Spain at Jarama with Villeneuve and Pironi

1981 Ferrari Notiziario Press Release on the Grand Prix of France at Dijon with Villeneuve and Pironi

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1981 Ferrari Notiziario Press Release on the Grand Prix of France at Dijon with Villeneuve and Pironi

Vintage 1981 Ferrari press release on the Grand Prix of France held at Dijon.

Mentions that Gilles Villeneuve and Didier Pironi will be driving the Ferrari 126/CK as well as the spare car being a 126 / CK.

Contains quotes by Mauro Forghieri, Didier Pironi and Gilles Villeneuve and sections on "Private Testing" and "Sporting Point".

Also shows a map of the Dijon track with the gear shifting points of Gilles Villeneuve.

Issued before the race for the motoring press in Dijon on July 1, 1981.

1 Sheet, double sided.

Factory original issue.

Available in English and in Italian.

Not contained in the press release but purely for your information:

Gilles Villeneuve qualified 11th with a time of 1.07.60
Didier Pironi qualified 14th with a time of 1.08.09

Gilles Villeneuve had to abandon in lap 41 with electrical problems.
Didier Pironi finished the race in 5th position, 1 lap behind winner Alain Prost on Renault.

1981 Ferrari Notiziario Press Release on the Grand Prix of France at Dijon with Villeneuve and Pironi

1981 Ferrari Notiziario Press Release on the Grand Prix of Britain at Silverstone with Villeneuve and Pironi

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1981 Ferrari Notiziario Press Release on the Grand Prix of Britain at Silverstone with Villeneuve and Pironi

Vintage 1981 Ferrari press release on the Grand Prix of Great Britain held at Silverstone.

Mentions that Gilles Villeneuve and Didier Pironi will be driving the Ferrari 126/CK as well as the spare car being a 126 / CK.

Contains quotes by Mauro Forghieri, Didier Pironi and Gilles Villeneuve and sections on "Private Testing" and "Sporting Point".

Also shows a map of the Silverstone track with the gear shifting points of Dider Pironi.

Issued before the race for the motoring press in Silverstone on July 15, 1981.

1 Sheet, double sided.

Factory original issue.

Available in Italian only.

Not contained in the press release but purely for your information:

Gilles Villeneuve qualified 8th with a time of 1.13.311
Didier Pironi qualified 4th with a time of 1.12.644

Both gentlemen failed to finish the race.

Gilles Villeneuve spun off in the 4th lap.
Didier Pironi had to give up in lap 13 with turbo trouble.

1981 Ferrari Notiziario Press Release on the Grand Prix of Britain at Silverstone with Villeneuve and Pironi

1981 Ferrari Notiziario Press Release on the Grand Prix of Germany at Hockenheim with Villeneuve and Pironi

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1981 Ferrari Notiziario Press Release on the Grand Prix of Germany at Hockenheim with Villeneuve and Pironi

Vintage 1981 Ferrari press release on the Grand Prix of Germany held at Hockenheim.

Mentions that Gilles Villeneuve and Didier Pironi will be driving the Ferrari 126/CK turbo cars.

Contains a section with "Technical Point" and one with "Sporting point" + map of Hockenheim with Gilles Villeneuve's gear shifting points.

Issued before the race for the motoring press.

1 Sheet, double sided.

Factory original issue.

Available ONLY in Italian.

Not contained in the press release but purely for your information:

Gilles Villeneuve qualified 8th with a time of 1.49.44
Didier Pironi qualified 5th with a time of 1.49.00

Gilles Villeneuve finished in 10th position, one lap behind winner Nelson Piquet
Didier Pironi had to give up in the very first lap with electrical problems.

1981 Ferrari Notiziario Press Release on the Grand Prix of Germany at Hockenheim with Villeneuve and Pironi

1981 Ferrari Notiziario Press Release on the Grand Prix of Austria at Zeltweg with Villeneuve and Pironi

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1981 Ferrari Notiziario Press Release on the Grand Prix of Austria at Zeltweg with Villeneuve and Pironi

Vintage 1981 Ferrari press release on the Grand Prix of Austria held at Zeltweg Oesterreichring.

Mentions that Gilles Villeneuve and Didier Pironi will be driving the Ferrari 126/CK and that the spare car was also a 126/CK.

Contains quotes by Gilles Villeneuve, Didier Pironi and Mauro Forghieri and sections on "Technical Point" and "Sporting Point".

Also shows a map of the Zeltweg beach track with the gear shifting points of Pironi.

Issued before the race for the motoring press in Zeltweg on August 8, 1981.

1 Sheet, double sided.

Factory original issue.

Available in Italian and in English.

Not contained in the press release but purely for your information:

Gilles Villeneuve qualified 3rd with a time of 1.33.334
Didier Pironi qualified 8th with a time of 1.35.037

Gilles Villeneuve went out of the race in the 11th lap due to a crash;
Didier Pironi came in 9th, 1 lap behind winner Jacques Lafitte in a Ligier Matra.

1981 Ferrari Notiziario Press Release on the Grand Prix of Austria at Zeltweg with Villeneuve and Pironi

1981 Ferrari Notiziario Press Release on the Grand Prix of Holland at Zandvoort with Villeneuve and Pironi

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1981 Ferrari Notiziario Press Release on the Grand Prix of Holland at Zandvoort with Villeneuve and Pironi

Vintage 1981 Ferrari press release on the Grand Prix of Holland held at Zandvoort.

Mentions that Gilles Villeneuve and Didier Pironi will be driving the Ferrari 126/CK.

Contains a section with "Technical Point" and one with "Sporting point" + map of Zandvoort with Gilles Villeneuve's gear shifting points.

Contains quotes by Mauro Forghieri, Didier Pironi and Gilles Villeneuve.

Issued before the race for the motoring press at Zandvoort on August 27, 1981.

1 Sheet, double sided.

Factory original issue.

Available in English and in Italian.

Not contained in the press release but purely for your information:

Gilles Villeneuve qualified 16th with a time of 1.20.595
Didier Pironi qualified 12th with a time of 1.20.248

Gilles Villeneuve became involved in an accident in the very first lap and failed to finish the race while Didier had the same in lap 4...

1981 Ferrari Notiziario Press Release on the Grand Prix of Holland at Zandvoort with Villeneuve and Pironi

1981 Ferrari Notiziario Press Release on the Grand Prix of Canada at Montreal with Villeneuve and Pironi

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1981 Ferrari Notiziario Press Release on the Grand Prix of Canada at Montreal with Villeneuve and Pironi

Vintage 1981 Ferrari press release on the Grand Prix of Canada held at Montreal.

Mentions that Gilles Villeneuve and Didier Pironi will be driving the Ferrari 126/CK as well as the spare car being a 126 / CK.

Contains quotes by Didier Pironi and Gilles Villeneuve and sections on "Private Testing" and "Sporting Point".

Also shows a map of the Long beach track with the gear shifting points of Gilles Villeneuve.

Issued before the race for the motoring press in Montreal on September 24, 1981.

1 Sheet, double sided.

Factory original issue.

Available in Italian only.

Not contained in the press release but purely for your information:

Gilles Villeneuve qualified 11th with a time of 1.31.115
Didier Pironi qualified 12th with a time of 1.31.350

Gilles Villeneuve managed to squeeze a 3rd place out of it at 1.50.27 of winner Jacques Lafitte
Didier Pironi had to give up in lap 24 with ignition trouble.

1981 Ferrari Notiziario Press Release on the Grand Prix of Canada at Montreal with Villeneuve and Pironi

1982 Ferrari Notiziario Press Release on the Grand Prix of South Africa at Kyalami with Villeneuve and Pironi

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1982 Ferrari Notiziario Press Release on the Grand Prix of South Africa at Kyalami with Villeneuve and Pironi

Vintage 1982 Ferrari press release on the Grand Prix of South Africa held at Kyalami.

Mentions that Gilles Villeneuve and Didier Pironi will be driving the Ferrari 126/C2 while the T-car was a 126/CK.

Contains quotes by Gilles Villeneuve.

Also shows a map of the Kyalami track with the gear shifting points.

Issued before the race for the motoring press.

1 Sheet, double sided.

Factory original issue.

Only available in Italian.

Not contained in the press release but purely for your information:

Gilles qualified in third place but had to abandon the race in lap 6 because his turbo gave up the ghost while he was in 3rd place. Didier qualified 6th and finished in 18th place, a staggering 6 laps behind winner Alain Prost.

1982 Ferrari Notiziario Press Release on the Grand Prix of South Africa at Kyalami with Villeneuve and Pironi

1982 Ferrari Notiziario Press Release on the Grand Prix of Brasil at Rio with Villeneuve and Pironi

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1982 Ferrari Notiziario Press Release on the Grand Prix of Brasil at Rio with Villeneuve and Pironi

Vintage 1982 Ferrari press release on the Grand Prix of Brasil held at Rio de Janeiro (Jacarepagua).

Mentions that Gilles Villeneuve and Didier Pironi will be driving the Ferrari 126/C2.

Contains quotes by Marco Piccinini and Gilles Villeneuve.

Also shows a map of the Rio track with the gear shifting points.

Issued before the race for the motoring press.

1 Sheet, double sided.

Factory original issue.

Only available in Italian.

Not contained in the press release but purely for your information:

Gilles qualified in second place but spun off in lap 29. Didier qualified 8th and finished in 6th place, 1 lap behind winner Alain Prost.

1982 Ferrari Notiziario Press Release on the Grand Prix of Brasil at Rio with Villeneuve and Pironi

1982 Ferrari Notiziario Press Release on the Grand Prix of Belgium at Zolder Gilles Villeneuve Fatal Crash

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1982 Ferrari Notiziario Press Release on the Grand Prix of Belgium at Zolder Gilles Villeneuve Fatal Crash

Vintage 1982 Ferrari press release on the Grand Prix of Belgium held at Zolder.

This is a rather sad document that Ferrari issued prior to the Belgium Grand Prix in which Gilles Villeneuve would so sadly perish in qualifying at the wheel of his Ferrari 126.

This rather simple, but highly original, document was issued to the press and informs about Ferrari's view of this race, which cars they brought (including a 126/C2 "scorta" or "t-car") and a map of the track including Gilles' shifting points. Of course, it also mentions Didier Pironi.

Little did everybody know what a dramatic turn of events would take place here...

This is the only one we have ever had of this particular race and we are inviting serious offers on it through THIS LINK.

1 Sheet, double sided.

Factory original issue.

Only 1 available in Italian language.

1982 Ferrari Notiziario Press Release on the Grand Prix of Belgium at Zolder Gilles Villeneuve Fatal Crash