René Arnoux

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René Alexandre Arnoux (born 4th July, 1948 in Pontcharra, Isère, France) is a French former Formula One driver.

Formula One

1978: Renault/McLaren

Arnoux made his Formula One debut in 1978, driving for Équipe Renault Elf in their second season whilst the team's regular second driver Jean-Pierre Jarier was on loan at the Autodelta team for the first three races.

Arnoux moved to Marlboro Team McLaren after the Monaco Grand Prix - with Tom Sneva moving in the opposite direction to Renault. Arnoux's time with McLaren didn't see him score any points and he'd be sacked by the team after the Austrian Grand Prix.

1979: Arrows

In 1979, Arnoux made a move over to the ambitious Arrows North Star team alongside fellow Frenchman Gabriel Château.

1987-1988: Ligier

By 1987, Arnoux was driving for Ligier Loto alongside Riccardo Patrese. Arnoux's best results would be a pair of fifth places on his way to 20th in the standings. However, the following year Arnoux would fail to score and left F1 ahead of 1989.

Later life

After his retirement, Arnoux became a factory Renault driver in historic events as well as a manager for a series of karting circuits in his native France.

Complete Career Results

Complete F1 Results

Complete WTCM Results

Year Team Car Class WDC Pts Class Pts
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 N/A 0 10th 116
FUJ
DNQ
FUJ
DNQ
GLN
DNQ
GLN
DNQ
LAG
Ret
LAG
32
BRH
DNQ
BRH
DNQ
PAU
DNQ
PAU
DNQ
BRN
DNQ
BRN
DNQ
MNZ
25
MNZ
24
CHA
DNQ
CHA
DNQ
BIR
19
BIR
28
SPA
20
SPA
28
NUR
Ret
NUR
41
BAT
21†