Brazil’s De Ferran dies of heart attack aged 56

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Brasilia, The Gulf Observer: The Brazilian Automobile Confederation (CBA) announced the untimely passing of Gil de Ferran, the former French-born Brazilian driver and Indianapolis 500 winner, at the age of 56. De Ferran, also known for his role as one of the directors at the McLaren team, succumbed to a heart attack at a private motor racing club in Opa-locka, Florida, as reported late on Friday. Following the incident, he was swiftly transported to a local hospital, but regrettably, did not survive. The motor racing community mourns the loss of a skilled driver and influential figure, recognizing de Ferran’s notable contributions to the sport, both on and off the track.

Gil de Ferran, renowned for his victories in the 2000 and 2001 Champ Car World Series while driving for Team Penske, leaves behind a legacy marked by exceptional achievements in motorsports. The news of his untimely demise due to a heart attack has reverberated through the racing community. In expressing condolences, CBA President Giovanni Guerra conveyed, “On behalf of myself and the entire CBA family, we pray to God to receive our brother with all glory and to support his family, friends, and millions of fans around the world.” De Ferran’s significant contributions to motorsports and his impact on the racing world are remembered with reverence, and the global community mourns the loss of a skilled and respected figure in the sport.