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Michele Alboreto

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Michele Alboreto in the Canadian Grand Prix, 1988

Michele Alboreto (23 December 1956 – 25 April 2001) was an Italian racing driver. He was born in Milan. He is famous for finishing runner up to Alain Prost in the 1985 Formula One World Championship, as well as winning the 1997 24 Hours of Le Mans and 2001 12 Hours of Sebring sports car races. Alboreto competed in Formula One from 1981 until 1994, racing for a number of teams, most notably the Ferrari factory team.

He was killed in an accident on a racetrack in Klettwitz, Brandenburg, Germany.