Riccardo Paletti, Osella, Long Beach, 1982

Riccardo Paletti, Osella, Long Beach, 1982

Riccardo Paletti drives an Osella FA1C during qualifying for the 1982 United States Grand Prix (West) at Long Beach.

This was Paletti’s third attempt to qualify for a round of the world championship and, like the previous two, he was unsuccessful.

He made his first F1 start in the following round at Imola. However he was killed in a crash at the start of the 1982 Canadian Grand Prix, two days before what would have been his 24th birthday.

Image ?? Philip Kozloff

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