Former driver and Minardi team co-founder Giancarlo Martini has died.
Minardi said Martini, whose nephew was the mid-90s Minardi driver Pierluigi Martini, was “a very generous and kind friend of mine”.
Martini, 66, was also a driver himself, having raced some non-championship F1 races in the mid-70s in a Ferrari run privately by Minardi.
Minardi is quoted by Autosprint: “I have lost a friend with whom I shared more than just my passion for racing.”
La Gazzetta dello Sport reported that Martini had been ill for some time.