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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 races for fun only now, with occasional historic driving appearances. Also works in public relations, but mostly involved in the media industry, doing live comments for the French national TV station. 2016 is his 22nd season doing so. He is a regular on other French television shows. 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 3 Apr 2016