THE Gil de Ferran he passed away at dawn Saturday, December 30 (Greece time), in age 56 years old. Cause of death is heart attackwhile was located in an event at Floridaalong with his son.
The Brazilian was a US racing legend. He was crowned CART champion (precursor of IndyCar that we know today) the2000 and 2001while in 2003 he also won the Indianapolis 500.
Earlier in his career, he had also taken the step to distinguish himself in Europeconquering him title her British Formula 3 the 1993but without staying on the continent and getting involved with Formula 1.
With the end of his racing career, from Ferrandealt with with the administrative ones. It was sports director her BAR Honda from 2005 until the 2007while in a similar role he was found in McLaren from 2018 as well as the 2021.
He returned to his team Wokingbut in her team at IndyCarwhere by May of 2023 it was advisor its reconstruction.
McLaren said in a statement: “All of us at McLaren Racing are shocked and deeply saddened by the loss of a beloved member of our family. Our deepest condolences to Gil de Ferran’s family, friends and loved ones.
Gil was an important and integral part of our team. He was a rock on and off the track, and left an indelible mark on those who worked with him. He will be missed by all of us at McLaren Racing.”