COBOURN: Remembering Chris Amon, 73

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ROTORUA, N.Z. —  Chris Amon, the 1966 winner of the Le Mans 24 Hours and former Formula One World Championship driver, died Aug. 3 in a hospital in New Zealand of cancer. He was 73. Having started in 96 Formula One races from 1963 to 1976, Amon was perennially known for his poor luck. Driving for Ferrari from 1967 to 1969, Amon …

F1: Former F1 Driver de Cesaris Killed in Motorcycle Accident

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ROME, Italy — staff report — Former Formula One driver Andrea de Cesaris has died from injuries suffered in a motorcycle accident on Sunday, according to the Roma Repubblica and NBC Sports. The Italian news outlet reported that de Cesaris, a 55-year-old Italian who raced in F-1 from 1980-94 – including a one-year stint in 1981 with McLaren – was riding …