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Auto Racing Legend Dies at 56

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Auto racing legend Gil de Ferran passed away at the age of 56 after suffering a cardiac arrest while driving with his son at a private motor racing club in Florida.

Although he didn’t compete in Formula 1, he had a successful career in the IndyCar/Cart series, winning titles including the Indy 500.

After retiring, he worked in Formula 1 as the sporting director for BAR/Honda and McLaren teams. (Trending: Transgender Actor ‘Purposefully Misgendered’ By Airline Employee)

He also held the closed-course land speed record.

Tributes poured in from McLaren and Roger Penske, highlighting his achievements and character.

“Everyone at McLaren Racing is shocked and deeply saddened to learn we have lost a beloved member of our McLaren family,” McClaren wrote.

“We send our deepest condolences to Gil de Ferran’s family, friends and loved ones.”

“We are terribly saddened to hear about today’s tragic passing of Gil de Ferran,” Roger Penske stated.

“As an IndyCar Champion and an Indianapolis 500 winner, Gil accomplished so much during his career, both on and off the track,” he added.

“Gil’s passing is a terrible loss and he will be deeply missed.”

De Ferran is survived by his wife, daughter, and son.

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