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Jacques Laffite

Jacques Laffite. Copyright Ferret Fotographic 2009. Used with permission.

Jacques Laffite. Copyright Ferret Fotographic 2009. Used with permission.

Jacques Laffite, 13th July 2013. Copyright Jiri Inneman, 2014. Used with Permission.

Jacques Laffite, 13th July 2013. Copyright Jiri Inneman, 2014. Used with Permission.

Born:

21 Nov 1943
Paris

Nationality:

France

Grands Prix:

176 (1974-1986)

F2 starts:

32 (1974-1978)

Popular, positive man, who, until the sad onset of Parkinson's Disease, raced in the occasional historic race. Also works in public relations, but Jacques is still mostly involved in the media industry, doing live comments for the French national TV station. Despite his illness, he continues to do this for the time being. After sustaining grevious injuries in the British Grand Prix of 1986, Jacques eventually returned to racing, appearing in touring cars in Germany, France, Italy and Europe before moving into sportscars. Jacques has also appeared in the Porsche Supercup, GP Masters and French GT's in the last 20 years.

Biography last updated 12 May 2018