Racing events, drivers, cars or anything else from the past.
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Wasn't that the year where he broke his legs in a paraglider accident early in the season?
Yes he broke both his legs hang gliding when he crashed into a mountain on June 3, 1979, and missed the second half of the season. He had an engine failure in Monaco and then broke his legs, never driving for Ligier again. (He came back in 1980, but in an Alfa. He died on 1st August 1980 at Hockenheim, testing. He never finished a race with Alfa.
In fact the last race he ever finished was for Ligier in Spain 1979, as he crashed out in the following race in Belgium (whilst leading). Then came Monaco where as said he broke an engine.
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his Zolder crash was odd. Seems to have been taken by surprise on the marbles (in as far as those existed back in the day).