Guy Ligier  France

  • Full name Guy Ligier
  • Birth date July 12, 1930
  • Birthplace Vichy, France
  • Current age 84 years 10 days
  • Teams Brabham, Cooper
World Championship Career
Year Car Race Start Won Pod Class Best Pole Front Best Lap Hat Pts Pos
1966 Cooper 6 5 0 0 2 9 0 0 11 0 0 0 -
1967 Cooper, Brabham 7 7 0 0 4 6 0 0 15 0 0 1 19
Total 13 12 0 0 6 6 0 0 11 0 0 1
Race Circuit Date
First race Monaco Grand Prix Monaco May 22, 1966 Race results
Last race Mexican Grand Prix Mexico City October 22, 1967 Race results
Profile

Guy did not start motor racing until he was in his 30s, having previously had a distinguished career in rugby. He had some top-six finishes in Formula Two in 1964 before moving into Formula One in 1966. He suffered a broken kneecap mid-season, but returned in 1967, when he replaced his Cooper-Maserati with a Brabham, and he scored his only point at the Nurburgring. Guy went back to Formula Two in 1968, but after the death of his close friend Jo Schlesser he retired, only to return the following year. He started building sports cars in 1970, and that led to a Formula One team being set up in 1976. Ligiers were competitive for brief periods, but they generally failed to make the most of their resources. Guy sold most of his shareholding in the team in 1992-93 and the rest in subsequent years.

Reproduced from The Ultimate Encyclopedia of Formula One published by Carlton Books

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