Disbelief… And A Mother Who Cares

Even for the winner of the Monaco Grand Prix it was difficult to believe that this race was really his. Bad luck and bitter memories litter Riccardo Patrese’s past experiences at Monaco. But one person never gave up hoping that her son would eventually do it… and on Sunday her faith in him was finally vindicated.

By Mike Doodson for Grand Prix International Magazine (1982), from my private collection. Published here for non-profit, entertainment-only purposes. No copyright infringement is intended.