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Jean-Pierre Jabouille, F1 driver


1 October 1942 (81)
Willy Mairesse (1 October 1928)
Frank Gardner (1 October 1930)
Jean-Denis Délétraz (1 October 1963)

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2 (3.6%)
1 (1.8%)
6 (10.9%)
0 (0%)
21 (0.4 points per race avg)
45 (81.8%)
1974 French Grand Prix
1981 Spanish Grand Prix
1979 French Grand Prix
1980 Austrian Grand Prix

about Jean-Pierre Jabouille

Jean-Pierre Alain Jabouille (born 1 October 1942) is a French former racing driver. He raced in 55 Formula One Grands Prix, collecting two wins during the first years of Renault's turbocharged programme in the late 1970s and early 1980s. Jabouille also raced the 24 Hours of Le Mans from the late 1960s to the early 1990s, driving for Alpine, Matra, Sauber and Peugeot and collecting four 3rd overall finishes in 1973, 1974, 1992 and 1993. Jabouille was one of the last of a breed of Formula One drivers who were also engineers.

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1974, 1975, 1977, 1978, 1979, 1980, 1981,

finishing positions

grid positions

wins Jean-Pierre Jabouille

# event constructor
1 1979 French Grand Prix round 8 Renault
2 1980 Austrian Grand Prix round 10 Renault

pole positions Jean-Pierre Jabouille

# event constructor
1 1979 South African Grand Prix round 3 Renault
2 1979 French Grand Prix round 8 Renault
3 1979 German Grand Prix round 10 Renault
4 1979 Italian Grand Prix round 13 Renault
5 1980 Brazilian Grand Prix round 2 Renault
6 1980 South African Grand Prix round 3 Renault

teams & teammates Jean-Pierre Jabouille

season teammate
1974 Arturo Merzario
Tom Belsø
Gijs van Lennep
Richard Robarts
Jacques Laffite
Carlos Pace
Jochen Mass
Leo Kinnunen
José Dolhem
Derek Bell
Dieter Quester
Helmuth Koinigg
Iso Marlboro compare 1974
1975 Patrick Depailler
Jody Scheckter
Ian Scheckter
Michel Leclère
Tyrrell compare 1975
1979 René Arnoux
Renault compare 1979
1980 René Arnoux
Renault compare 1980
1981 Jean-Pierre Jarier
Jacques Laffite
Patrick Tambay
Ligier compare 1981


Yet his stint at Renault was just one chapter in a long and varied motorsport career that included the design of the chassis in which he took the title at the end of a hard-fought campaign in the 1976 European Formula 2 Championship.
Jabouille, who has died aged 80 after a long illness, was an engineer by trade rather than training: he’d briefly studied modern art at the Sorbonne. His ...

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The Parisian, who took the European Formula 2 title in 1976, made 49 F1 starts between 1975 and 1981, getting his full debut at the 1975 French Grand Prix for Tyrrell.
But Jabouille will always be synonymous with Renault, the marque with which he contested most of his grands prix.
In 1979 Jabouille took Renault's first-ever Formula 1 win at the French Grand Prix at Dijon-Prenois.
The win ...

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