Pierre-Henri Raphanel

Pierre-Henri Raphanel, 1988, Formula 3000 meeting at Pergusa, Italy. Copyright Giuseppe Franzone, 2010. Used with permission.

Pierre-Henri Raphanel, 1988, Formula 3000 meeting at Pergusa, Italy. Copyright Giuseppe Franzone, 2010. Used with permission.

Born:

27 May 1961
Algiers, Algeria

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Nationality:

France

Grands Prix:

1 (1988-1989)

F3000 starts:

32 (1986-1988)

Now works for Bugatti as a test driver and sales agent. After F1, he raced in sportscars, both at Le Mans and in Japan. Raphanel won both the French Formula 3 title and the Monaco European F3 race in 1985. Pierre-Henri is also the uncle of Julien Gerbi, who raced for a while in Formula Palmer Audi and Turkish F3. Raphanel's father worked for BP in Algeria, but the family had links with the country going back many years before.

Biography last updated 6 Oct 2014