Patrick Tambay signed copies of his book, 27: Patrick Tambay - The Ferrari Years, at Rétromobile in Paris on the stand of the bookseller Librairie Motors Mania.
Written by Massimo Burbi, the book tells the stirring story of Patrick’s Formula 1 ride with Ferrari. The saga began in 1982 with the tragedy of his friend and fellow driver Gilles Villeneuve’s death in the Belgian Grand Prix at Zolder and then unfolded as Patrick took Villeneuve’s place in car number 27, achieved race victories and, as the 1983 season developed, fought for the World Championship. Patrick scored a handsome share of the points that brought Ferrari two successive Constructors’ Cups in those years.
The book has had a great reviews. Pino Allievi, who reported for leading Italian weekly Autosprint during Patrick’s time at Ferrari and still writes for the magazine, judged it, “A gorgeous book... There are facts, but emotions too.” The verdict of the French magazine Grand Prix was, “Monumental... immerse yourself in this volume.”