René Arnoux

René Arnoux is a French ex-F1 driver who raced in the FIA Formula 1 World Championship between 1978 and 1989. During stints with Renault and Ferrari, he won 7 Grands Prix and claimed 18 pole positions but may be best remembered for his thrilling wheel-banging duel with Gilles Villeneuve at the 1979 French Grand Prix.

René Arnoux's F1 Wins
Win NumberGrand PrixCircuitDateRoundNo.TeamChassisTyreGridWinning MarginRace TimeSpeedDistance
11980 Brazilian Grand PrixAutódromo José Carlos Pace27 January 19802/1416RenaultRE20Michelin621.8601:40:01.330188.930314.952
21980 South African Grand PrixKyalami Grand Prix Circuit1 March 19803/1416RenaultRE20Michelin234.0701:36:52.540198.260320.112
31982 French Grand PrixCircuit Paul Ricard25 July 198211/1616RenaultRE30BMichelin117.3081:33:33.217201.215313.740
41982 Italian Grand PrixAutodromo Nazionale Monza12 September 198215/1616RenaultRE30BMichelin614.0641:22:25.734219.534301.600
51983 Canadian Grand PrixCircuit Gilles Villeneuve12 June 19838/1528Ferrari126C2BGoodyear142.0291:48:31.838170.661308.700
61983 German Grand PrixHockenheimring7 August 198310/1528Ferrari126C3Goodyear21:10.6521:27:10.319210.525305.865
71983 Dutch Grand PrixCircuit Park Zandvoort28 August 198312/1528Ferrari126C3Goodyear1020.8391:38:41.950186.107306.144

PROFILE

Nationality: French

Date of Birth: 04/07/1948

Place of Birth: Isère

F1 Career Statistics

World Championship Titles: 0

Race Wins: 7

Pole Positions: 18

Front Row Starts: 34

Fastest Laps: 12

Podiums: 22

Points: 181

Grands Prix Entered: 164

Grands Prix Started: 149

DNQs: 13

Highest Race Finish: 1st

Highest Grid Position: 1st

04/03/1978

First F1 Event

05/11/1989

Last F1 Event

First F1 Pole

Last F1 Pole

27/01/1980

First F1 Win

28/08/1983

Last F1 Win

01/07/1979

First F1 Podium

08/07/1984

Last F1 Podium