What to Expect for 2017?

I wanted to write a few lines about the future of The Italian Hero Website. This year the website will be at its 15th anniversary and the road had not been easy... I started this website with 21 years old and the aim to make it the most complete source about Riccardo Patrese on the internet. [...]


Some small updates…

I'm working on some minor changes, now Teams and Team Mates are under the Curiosities area and Links and Contact are under the About area. I'm also working on some small changes on the website look and feel, hope you like. I didn't upload all the photo albums yet, when I have the Galleries ready [...]


We are on Instagram!

Now we also have an Instagram account where we'll post many pictures about Riccardo's life and career. You can check it by accessing this link. Check out also our other Social Media accounts: Twitter and Facebook.


Riccardo Talks 1,000bhp Brabhams at FOS

Riccardo Patrese was the first Formula One driver to clock up 200 race starts, and was reunited with his Brabham BMW for the first time in 33 years at Goodwood Festival of Speed 2016, Goodwood Road & Racing speaks to the Italian F1 legend in episode 2 of the Road and Racing podcast with Rob Widdows.


Williams FW14B for sale

The Williams Heritage Program is selling their 1992 Formula 1 cars. Includes: A comprehensive history file containing photographs, engineering notes and other historic documentation on a race by race basis from the Williams Archive and Certificate of authenticity. Click here for more information.


Riccardo at the Austrian GP

Riccardo Patrese will be at an event during the Formula 1 Austrian GP this year for drive the historical BMW Procar before the race. Austrian legends Niki Lauda and Gerhard Berger will also drive the Procar. News from Motor-Sport Magazin website (in German). Riccardo also drove the BMW Procar at the 2013 Goodwood Festival of Speed.


Riccardo in Goodwood

According to informations from Goodwood Festival of Speed Official Website, Riccardo will take part at this year's Festival on 23rd-26th June. We'll try to get pictures from the event for publish here. 🙂


New Year, New Style

Introducing The Italian Hero's new look for 2016, hope you like the new colors, I wanted to make it really different from most motor racing sites we see around 🙂 I´m still having some issues with the photo galleries, I´ll fix it when have the time to do it properly, thanks for understand.


Senna x Patrese

Ayrton Senna's Official Website (http://www.ayrtonsenna.com.br) published a very nice article on the day of Riccardo's 62nd birthday, remembering the great duels they had during their Formula 1 years and you can check it here (the page is in Brazilian Portuguese): Ayrton Senna e Riccardo Patrese na pista: uma certeza de bons duelos


Il Rifiuto di Enzo Ferrari

In another great article for Formula 1 Passion, Nestore Morosini recalls the negotiation between Riccardo and Enzo Ferrari at the end of the seventies. After the 1978 South African Grand Prix, Riccardo was summoned by Enzo Ferrari in Maranello. "Il Commendatore" offered him a pre-contract for the 1979 season for replace Gilles Villeneuve with a [...]