Frenchmen Didier Pironi and Louis-José Dolhem both raced in Formula 1, Dolhem with Surtees in 1974 and Pironi with Tyrrell (1978–1979), Ligier (1980) and Ferrari (1981–1982). It was a little-known fact but the pair were half-brothers and cousins. Work that one out!
The pair also share the unique distinction of being the only two F1 drivers who are buried in the same grave, in the village churchyard at Grimaud, in the Var. It is strange to relate that despite the risks in F1, Pironi died in 1987 at the wheel of an offshore powerboat, while Dolhem died at the controls of a light aircraft in 1988.
Their tombstone bears the inscription “Entre ciel et mer” – between the sky and the sea.