Jean-Pierre Jarier  France

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World Championship Career
Year Car Race Start Won Pod Class Best Pole Front Best Lap Hat Pts Pos
1971 March 1 1 0 0 0 - 0 0 24 0 0 0 -
1973 March 10 10 0 0 1 11 0 0 7 0 0 0 -
1974 Shadow 14 14 0 1 7 3 0 0 5 0 0 6 14
1975 Shadow 14 13 0 0 3 4 2 2 1 1 0 1.5 18
1976 Shadow 16 16 0 0 12 7 0 0 3 1 0 0 -
1977 Penske, Shadow, Ligier 13 12 0 0 7 6 0 0 9 0 0 1 19
1978 ATS, Team Lotus 8 5 0 0 4 8 1 1 1 1 0 0 -
1979 Tyrrell 13 12 0 2 7 3 0 0 4 0 0 14 11
1980 Tyrrell 14 14 0 0 9 5 0 0 9 0 0 6 13
1981 Ligier, Osella 9 9 0 0 5 7 0 0 10 0 0 0 -
1982 Osella 16 13 0 0 3 4 0 0 9 0 0 3 20
1983 Ligier 15 15 0 0 6 7 0 0 9 0 0 0 -
Total 143 134 0 3 64 3 3 3 1 3 0 31.5
Race Circuit Date
First race Italian Grand Prix Monza September 5, 1971 Race results
Last race South African Grand Prix Kyalami October 15, 1983 Race results
Profile

Jean-Pierre raced in 134 grands prix between 1973 and 1983 but, despite being both fast and brave, he never won one. He was at his best for the Shadow team in the mid-1970s, and lost the 1975 Brazilian Grand Prix only when a fuel-metering unit forced him to retire. Similarly, when a chance to revive his career came with Lotus in 1978, he was dominating the Canadian Grand Prix before brake problems intervened.

Early in his career he had a reputation for wildness, but he brought himself under control and won the Formula Two title for the works March-BMW team in 1973, two years after he made his Formula One debut, also for March, before moving to Shadow.

After 1978 his career began to go slowly downhill. Two years with Tyrrell provided him no breakthrough and, after a disastrous time with Osella and then Ligier in the early 1980s, Formula One left him behind at the end of 1983. He revived his fortunes in the mid-1990s racing sports cars.

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

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July 14, 1979

Rene Arnoux, race winner Clay Regazzoni and Jean-Pierre Jarier

October 8, 1978

Jean-Pierre Jarier gets his Lotus 79 sideways

January 15, 1978

The ATS HS1 with Jean-Pierre Jarier at the wheel

     

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