Jacques Laffite

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Jacques-Henri Laffite (born 21st November, 1943 in Paris, France) is a French former racing driver who most famously competed in Formula One.

Formula One

1976-: Ligier

In 1976, Laffite was signed to drive for the Ligier team in their debut season. Laffite would be the French squad's sole full season driver this season, with the other Ligier being used by various pay drivers throughout the year.

Laffite and Ligier proved their worth in the championship early on, taking consecutive podiums at the South African and US West Grands Prix. His next breakthrough would be his (and Ligier's) first win at the French Grand Prix, taking advantage of the withdrawal of the Ferrari team following the death of Niki Lauda.

For much of the season, Laffite found himself fighting for the lower points paying positions with Brabham's British driver James Hunt, though Laffite would outscore Hunt by ten points on his way to fifth in the championship.

The following season, Laffite remained at Ligier - this time joined by Belgian Jacky Ickx. By 1977, the midfield was even more competitive than before, with the Williams Racing squad joining the upper echelon of teams, meaning the fight for points was more intense than ever.

His first three Grands Prix would end in retirement, with the Frenchman having to wait for the Spanish Grand Prix for his usual pace to return - taking a third place.


Complete Career Results

Complete Formula One Results

Year Entrant Chassis Engine 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 Points WDC
1976 Ligier Gitanes Ligier JS5 Matra MS73 3.0 V12 ARG
Ret
RSA
2
USW
3
ESP
Ret
BEL
5
MON
Ret
SOV
Ret
FRA
1
GBR
Ret
GER
3
AUT
5
NED
Ret
ITA
Ret
CAN
5
USA
5
JPN
Ret
5th 31
1977 Ligier Gitanes Ligier JS5B Matra MS73 3.0 V12 ARG
Ret
RSA
Ret
USW
Ret
ESP
3
BEL
5
MON
Ret
FRA
Ret
TUS
5
SOV
7
GBR
9†
NED
5
GER
Ret
AUT
6
ITA
8
CAN
15
USA
Ret
JPN
Ret
10th 11

Complete World Touring Car Masters Results

Year Team Car Class WDC Pts Class Pts
1988 Voeckler Renault Renault 21 C Flag of Australia svg.png Flag of Japan svg.png Flag of the United States svg.png Flag of Germany svg.png Flag of South Africa 1928-1994 svg.png Flag of Germany svg.png Flag of France svg.png Flag of the United Kingdom svg.png Flag of Italy svg.png Flag of Belgium svg.png Flag of Germany svg.png N/A 0 19th 21
E S E S E S E S E S E S E S E S E S E S E
BAT
DNQ
BAT
DNQ
FUJ
DNQ
FUJ
DNQ
GLN
27†
GLN
26
NOR
DNQ
NOR
DNQ
KYA
DNQ
KYA
DNQ
HOC
DNQ
HOC
DNQ
CHA
DNQ
CHA
DNQ
BIR
Ret
BIR
28
MNZ
Ret
MNZ
29
SPA
DNQ
SPA
DNQ
NUR
DNQ
1989 Diac Voeckler Renault Renault 21 C Flag of Japan svg.png Flag of the United States svg.png Flag of South Africa 1928-1994 svg.png Flag of France svg.png Flag of the Czech Republic svg.png Flag of Italy svg.png Flag of France svg.png Flag of the United Kingdom svg.png Flag of Belgium svg.png Flag of Germany svg.png Flag of Australia svg.png N/A 0 24th 41
E S E S E S E S E S E S E S E S E S E S E
FUJ
DNQ
FUJ
DNQ
GLN
DNQ
GLN
DNQ
KYA
DNQ
KYA
DNQ
PAU
DNQ
PAU
DNQ
BRN
19
BRN
24
MNZ
Ret
MNZ
31
CHA
DNQ
CHA
DNQ
BIR
DNQ
BIR
DNQ
SPA
DNQ
SPA
DNQ
NUR
Ret
NUR
39
BAT
Ret
1990 Diac Voeckler Renault Renault 21 C Flag of Japan svg.png Flag of the United States svg.png Flag of Nigeria svg.png Flag of the United Kingdom svg.png Flag of France svg.png Flag of the Czech Republic svg.png Flag of Italy svg.png Flag of France svg.png Flag of the United Kingdom svg.png Flag of Belgium svg.png Flag of Germany svg.png Flag of Australia svg.png 65th 3 13th 86
E S E S E S E S E S E S E S E S E S E S E S E
FUJ
DNQ
FUJ
DNQ
GLN
Ret
GLN
32
LAG
DNQ
LAG
DNQ
BRH
DNQ
BRH
DNQ
PAU
DNQ
PAU
DNQ
BRN
DNQ
BRN
DNQ
MNZ
Ret
MNZ
29
CHA
DNQ
CHA
DNQ
BIR
DNQ
BIR
DNQ
SPA
16
SPA
22
NUR
Ret
NUR
40
BAT
21†