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Jean-Pierre Jabouille

Jean-Pierre Jabouille, 1980, Zeltweg, Austrian GP. Copyright Adrian, the owner of www.f1racing.ch, 2010. Used with permission.

Jean-Pierre Jabouille, 1980, Zeltweg, Austrian GP. Copyright Adrian Wirz (www.f1racing.ch), 2010. Used with permission.

Jean-Pierre Jabouille, 2008, Brno, Czech Republic. Copyright Jiri Inneman (http://inneman.noveranet.cz/ag.htm), 2009. Used with permission.

Jean-Pierre Jabouille, 2008, Brno, Czech Republic. Copyright Jiri Inneman, 2009. Used with permission.

Born:

01 Oct 1942
Paris

Nationality:

France

Grands Prix:

49 (1974-1981)

F2 starts:

49 (1968-1976)

Teams:

Ligier (1982)

Raced in touring cars, then became head of Peugeot's motor sport division, which included a spell with McLaren F1. In 1997 he formed his own sportscar team which was very successful. In 2002, he joined Phillipe Alliot's GT team as a technical director. Formed his own FIA GT series team and drove for them for a while, but is now retired from driving and managing teams and just enjoys visiting historics and tending to his classic car collection. Jabouille ended up as a engineer-cum-driver but actually graduated from university in modern art, before discovering hillclimbing a few years later.

Biography last updated 23 Dec 2015