Henri Pescarolo


Henri Pescarolo

Henri Pescarolo (born September 25, 1942cite web |url=http://www.oldracingcars.com/bydriver/watn.asp?letter=P |title= The World Championship drivers - Where are they now? |accessdate=2007-07-29 |last=Jenkins |first=Richard |publisher=OldRacingCars.com] ) is a former racing driver from France. He participated in 64 Formula One World Championship Grands Prix, debuting on September 22, 1968. He achieved 1 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.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

() (Races in "italics" indicate fastest lap)

ee also

* Pescarolo Sport

References


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