Philippe Streiff

Sunday 26th June 1955

Born on this day, Philippe Streiff, racing driver from France who participated in 55 Formula One Grands Prix, debuting on October 21, 1984. He achieved one podium, and scored a total of 11 championship points.

A pre-season testing crash in 1989 left him a quadriplegic and thus using a wheelchair, with the quality of the care he received in the aftermath having been called into question, even if the accident itself was so serious the roll-bar broke on impact.

He has organised the Masters Karting Paris Bercy.

Belgian Luc Costermans, who had broken the World blind road speed record in late 2008, dedicated his record to Streiff.

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