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F1 responds to death of iconic team boss

F1 CEO Stefano Domenicali has issued a statement in response to the death of Ted Toleman, the founder of the Formula 1 team that raced during the 1980s.

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Formula 1 CEO Stefano Domenicali has responded to the death of Ted Toleman, who owned and founded the team bearing his name.

Having entered Formula 1 in the 1980s, Toleman and his team went on to compete in 70 grand prix between 1981 and 1985.

Best known for launching the F1 career of Ayrton Senna, the Brazilian - who would go on to win three F1 drivers' titles before his own death in 1994 - took Toleman to the podium three times in his debut season in 1984.

Toleman ultimately sold his team to Benetton ahead of the 1986 F1 season, but his mark on the championship lived on, with the team moving through different guises to its current name, Alpine.

Toleman's family issued a statement, confirming that Ted passed away on April 10 2024, to which Stefano Domenicali issued his own statement.

“It is sad to hear that Ted Toleman has passed away,” Domenicali said. “He gave so much to Formula 1 and his achievements and legacy will always be part of our history. Our thoughts go out to his family and friends at this sad time.”

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