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Henri Pescarolo
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Nationality France French
Formula One World Championship career
Active years 1968 - 1970 - 1974, 1976
Teams Matra, March, Williams, BRM, privateer Surtees
Races 64 (57 starts)
Championships 0
Wins 0
Podiums 1
Career points 12
Pole positions 0
Fastest laps 1
First race 1968 Canadian Grand Prix
Last race 1976 United States Grand Prix
24 Hours of Le Mans career
Participating years 1966–1968, 1970–1999
Teams Equipe Matra (Matra-Simca), Scuderia Filipinetti, Ligier, Inaltera, Martini Racing-Porsche, Rondeau, Joest Racing, Kouros Racing Team, Tom Walkinshaw Racing (Silk Cut Jaguar), Konrad Motorsport, Courage Compétition, La Filière Elf, Pescarolo Sport
Best finish 1st (1972, 1973, 1974, 1984)
Class wins 6 (1972, 1973, 1974, 1976, 1984, 1992)

Henri Pescarolo (born 25 September 1942[1]) is a former racing driver from France. He participated in 64 Formula One World Championship Grands Prix, debuting on 22 September 1968. He achieved one podium, and scored a total of 12 championship points. He wore a distinctive green helmet, and still has a full face beard, that partially covers burns suffered in a crash.

Henri Pescarolo to this day drives in the yearly Dakar Rally.

After Pescarolo's retirement from Formula 1, he went on to start his own team which now competes in the Le Mans Endurance Series, and the 24 Hours of Le Mans, which he won as a driver in 1972 in a Matra, co-driven by Graham Hill. His team, Pescarolo Sport, is notably sponsored by Sony's PlayStation 2 and by Gran Turismo 4. During the five years that Pescarolo has campaigned Courage C60 prototypes, so many modifications have been made to the model that Courage allowed the team to name the car after themselves, such was the differences between their model and the standard C60. In 2005, it was developed further still to meet the "hybrid" regulations, before the change to LMP1/2 format. It is unknown whether Pescarolo will use the newer Courage C70 in the future.

Franck Montagny driving the Pescarolo C60 during practice for the 2006 24 Hours of Le Mans.

Pescarolo holds the record for Le Mans starts with 33 and has won the race on four occasions as a driver. He has yet to win the race as a team owner, coming very close in 2005 with the Pescarolo C60H. His team did manage to win the LMES championship in the same year. His team was also second at Le Mans in 2006, followed by a third in 2007 behind a pair of diesel-powered prototypes.

Henri Pescarolo is also a keen helicopter pilot.

Complete Formula One World Championship results

(key) (Races in italics indicate fastest lap)

Yr Entrant Chassis Engine 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 WDC Points
1968 Matra Sports Matra MS11 Matra V12 RSA
ESP
MON
BEL
NED
FRA
GBR
GER
ITA
CAN
Ret
USA
DNS
MEX
9
NC 0
1969 Matra Sports Matra MS7 (F2) Cosworth Straight-4 RSA
ESP
MON
NED
FRA
GBR
GER
5
ITA
CAN
USA
MEX
NC 0
1970 Equipe Matra Elf Matra-Simca MS120 Matra V12 RSA
7
ESP
Ret
MON
3
BEL
6
NED
8
FRA
5
GBR
Ret
GER
6
AUT
14
ITA
Ret
CAN
7
USA
8
MEX
9
12th 8
1971 Frank Williams Racing Cars March 701 Cosworth V8 RSA
11
17th 4
March 711 ESP
Ret
MON
8
NED
13
FRA
Ret
GBR
4
GER
Ret
AUT
6
ITA
Ret
CAN
DNS
USA
Ret
1972 Team Williams-Motul March 721 Cosworth V8 ARG
8
RSA
11
ESP
11
MON
Ret
BEL
NC
FRA
DNS
GER
Ret
AUT
DNS
ITA
DNQ
CAN
13
USA
14
NC 0
Politoys FX3 GBR
Ret
1973 STP March Racing Team March 721G/731 Cosworth V8 ARG
BRA
RSA
ESP
8
BEL
MON
SWE
NC 0
Frank Williams Racing Cars Iso-Marlboro IR FRA
Ret
GBR
NED
GER
10
AUT
ITA
CAN
USA
1974 Motul Team BRM BRM P160E BRM V12 ARG
9
BRA
14
RSA
18
ESP
12
BEL
Ret
MON
Ret
NED
Ret
NC 0
BRM P201 SWE
Ret
FRA
Ret
GBR
Ret
GER
10
AUT
ITA
Ret
CAN
USA
1976 Team Norev / B&S Fabrications Surtees TS19 Cosworth V8 BRA
RSA
USW
ESP
BEL
MON
DNQ
SWE
FRA
Ret
GBR
Ret
GER
DNQ
AUT
9
NED
11
ITA
17
CAN
19
USA
NC
JPN
NC 0

See also

Sporting positions
Preceded by
Johnny Servoz-Gavin
French Formula Three
Champion

1967
Succeeded by
François Cevert
Preceded by
Jean-Pierre Beltoise
Monaco Formula Three Support
Race Winner

1967
Succeeded by
Jean-Pierre Jaussaud
Preceded by
Helmut Marko
Gijs van Lennep
Winner of the 24 Hours of Le Mans
1972 with:
Graham Hill
Succeeded by
Henri Pescarolo
Gérard Larrousse
Preceded by
Henri Pescarolo
Graham Hill
Winner of the 24 Hours of Le Mans
1973 with:
Gérard Larrousse
Succeeded by
Henri Pescarolo
Gérard Larrousse
Preceded by
Henri Pescarolo
Gérard Larrousse
Winner of the 24 Hours of Le Mans
1974 with:
Gérard Larrousse
Succeeded by
Jacky Ickx
Derek Bell
Preceded by
Vern Schuppan
Al Holbert
Hurley Haywood
Winner of the 24 Hours of Le Mans
1984 with:
Klaus Ludwig
Succeeded by
Klaus Ludwig
Paolo Barilla
Louis Krages

References

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