Henri Pescarolo  France

  • Full name Henri Jacques William Pescarolo
  • Birth date September 25, 1942
  • Birthplace Montfermeil, Seine-Saint-Denis, France
  • Current age 71 years 362 days
  • Teams BRM, Iso Marlboro, March, Matra, Politoys, Surtees
World Championship Career
Year Car Race Start Won Pod Class Best Pole Front Best Lap Hat Pts Pos
1968 Matra 3 2 0 0 1 9 0 0 19 0 0 0 -
1970 Matra 13 13 0 1 10 3 0 0 5 0 0 8 12
1971 March 11 10 0 0 4 4 0 0 10 1 0 4 17
1972 March, Politoys 12 9 0 0 5 8 0 0 9 0 0 0 -
1973 March, Iso Marlboro 3 3 0 0 2 8 0 0 12 0 0 0 -
1974 BRM 12 12 0 0 5 9 0 0 15 0 0 0 -
1976 Surtees 9 7 0 0 4 9 0 0 21 0 0 0 -
Total 63 56 0 1 31 3 0 0 5 1 0 12
Race Circuit Date
First race Canadian Grand Prix Mont-Tremblant September 22, 1968 Race results
Last race United States Grand Prix Watkins Glen October 10, 1976 Race results
Profile

Henri was carried into Formula One by Matra on the strength of strong Formula Three, Formula Two and sports car performances, but not before his career had suffered a major setback when a crash at Le Mans in 1969 left him with severe burns. Nevertheless, fully recovered, Henri was drafted into the Matra Formula One team in 1970, and took an excellent third place at Monaco, followed by a fourth place at Silverstone in Frank Williams' March in 1971. Henri dropped out of Formula One and only returned occasionally, before committing to sports car racing full-time at the end of 1976, notching up the fourth of his wins in the 1984 Le Mans 24 Hours. He continues to run one of Europe's leading sports car teams, always fielding young French drivers, and is still a fixture in the pits at Le Mans.

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

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