Didier Pironi

Didier Pironi was a French F1 driver who raced in the FIA Formula 1 World Championship between 1978 and 1982. He won 3 Grands Prix and claimed 4 pole positions during his short career and looked set to win the World Championship with Ferrari in 1982 before he suffered career ending injuries in a horrific crash during warm-up for the 1982 German Grand Prix. He subsequently took up offshore powerboat racing but was killed in an accident during the Needles Trophy in August 1987.

Didier Pironi's F1 Wins
Win NumberGrand PrixCircuitDateRoundNo.TeamChassisTyreGridWinning MarginRace TimeSpeedDistance
11980 Belgian Grand PrixCircuit Zolder4 May 19805/1425Ligier FordJS11/15Goodyear247.3701:38:46.510186.400306.864
21982 San Marino Grand PrixAutodromo Dino Ferrari25 April 19824/1628Ferrari126C2Goodyear40.3661:36:38.887187.732302.400
31982 Dutch Grand PrixCircuit Park Zandvoort3 July 19829/1628Ferrari126C2Goodyear421.6491:38:03.254187.331306.144


Nationality: French

Date of Birth: 26/03/1952

Place of Birth: Paris

Died: 23/08/1987

F1 Career Statistics

World Championship Titles: 0

Race Wins: 3

Pole Positions: 4

Front Row Starts: 6

Fastest Laps: 5

Podiums: 13

Points: 101

Grands Prix Entered: 72

Grands Prix Started: 70

Highest Race Finish: 1st

Highest Grid Position: 1st


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