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Xavier Perrot

Xavier Perrot. Copyright Max Kilchenmann, 2012. Used with Permission.

Xavier Perrot. Copyright Max Kilchenmann, 2012. Used with Permission.

Born:

01 Feb 1932
Zurich

Died:

08 Dec 2008
Zurich

Nationality:

Switzerland

Grands Prix:

1 (1969)

F2 starts:

20 (1968-1972)

Died after a long period of ill-health. Ran a garage for a while and was a huge help to Peter Sauber when he set up his team. Retired from racing after marrying, but still followed the sport until his death. Primarily, Xavier was a hillclimb expert, winning the 1972 European Hill Climbing Championship, but he also took a surprise but notable Formula 2 Pries von Deutschland race win at the Nurburgring in 1970. Perrot retired in 1973 to concentrate on his garage, which ended a career that started in 1956, when he did rallying in his home country.

Biography last updated 30 Jan 2016