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French
26 March 1952
23 August 1987 (35)
Renato Pirocchi (26 March 1933)
Lella Lombardi (26 March 1941)
Elio de Angelis (26 March 1958)
Martin Donnelly (26 March 1964)
Stoffel Vandoorne (26 March 1992)

statistics

3 (4.2%)
13 (18.1%)
4 (5.6%)
0 (0%)
1st
5
72
71
101 (1.4 points per race avg)
28 (38.9%)
1978 Argentine Grand Prix
1982 German Grand Prix

about Didier Pironi

Didier Joseph Louis Pironi (26 March 1952 – 23 August 1987) was a French racing driver. During his career he competed in 72 Formula One World Championship Grands Prix, driving for Tyrrell (1978–1979), Ligier (1980) and Ferrari (1981–1982). He won the 24 Hours of Le Mans in 1978 driving a Renault Alpine A442B.


source: Wikipedia

seasons

1978, 1979, 1980, 1981, 1982,

finishing positions

grid positions

wins

# event constructor
1 1980 Belgian Grand Prix round 5 Ligier
2 1982 San Marino Grand Prix round 4 Ferrari
3 1982 Dutch Grand Prix round 9 Ferrari

pole positions

# event constructor
1 1980 Monaco Grand Prix round 6 Ligier
2 1980 British Grand Prix round 8 Ligier
3 1982 Canadian Grand Prix round 8 Ferrari
4 1982 German Grand Prix round 12 Ferrari

teams & teammates

season teammate
1978 Patrick Depailler
Tyrrell compare 1978
1979 Jean-Pierre Jarier
Geoff Lees
Derek Daly
Tyrrell compare 1979
1980 Jacques Laffite
Ligier compare 1980
1981 Gilles Villeneuve
Ferrari compare 1981
1982 Gilles Villeneuve
Patrick Tambay
Mario Andretti
Ferrari compare 1982

news

Didier Pironi was made for Formula 1’s ground effect era. His bravery was as boundless as the grip offered by his cars’ shaped underbodies and sliding skirts – which is to say, there was a limit, but it was exceedingly high. Plus he was able to continually improve himself, so that his rough-around-the-edges skills were constantly honed from year to year. Was he an absolute genius? No… and ...

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