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Jean Alesi

Jean Alesi, 1991. Copyright Ferret Fotographic 2009. Used with permission.

Jean Alesi, 1991. Copyright Ferret Fotographic 2009. Used with permission.

Jean Alesi, Austrian Grand Prix, 2018. Copyright, Wolf Gruhle, 2018. Used with Permission.

Jean Alesi, Austrian Grand Prix, 2018. Copyright, Wolf Gruhle, 2018. Used with Permission.

Born:

11 Jun 1964
Montfavet nr. Avignon, Vaucluse

Nationality:

France

Grands Prix:

201 (1989-2001)

F3000 starts:

20 (1988-1989)

Indy 500s:

1 (2012)

Since F1, he's been in touring cars, in Europe and Asia, until 2010, when he moved to the LMS sportscars series. In 2011, he became an ambassador and test driver for Group Lotus, and drove for them in the 2012 Indianapolis 500, when he became the oldest rookie starter in history. In 2012, he also appeared in speedcars again. Since then, he's mainly raced in historic events, with the very rare big one-off. Also works as a consultant to Direxiv, has his own vineyard, is brand ambassador to Pirelli and acts as a consultant to the FFSA. He also set up a sim-racing academy to develop young drivers in 2018. His son has also taken up racing and appeared in GP3 from 2016 onwards.

Biography last updated 2 Dec 2018