Gérard Larrousse

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Gérard Larrousse
GerardLarrousse1975.jpg
Born (1940-05-23) 23 May 1940 (age 74)
Formula One World Championship career
Nationality France French
Active years 1974
Teams Scuderia Finotto
Races 2 (1 start)
Championships 0
Wins 0
Podiums 0
Career points 0
Pole positions 0
Fastest laps 0
First race 1974 Belgian Grand Prix
Last race 1974 French Grand Prix

Gérard Larrousse (born 23 May 1940 in Lyon) is a former sports car racing, rallying and Formula One driver from France.

He participated in two Grands Prix, debuting on 12 May 1974, scoring no championship points. He drove Brabham BT42s for Scuderia Finotto.

Gérard Larrousse driving Porsche 908/2 at the Nürburgring in 1970

Before focusing on circuit racing, Larrousse won the French Rally Championship with an Alpine A110. His biggest successes in international rallies came in a Porsche 911. He won the Tour de Corse in 1969, and placed second at the Monte Carlo Rally in 1969, 1970 and 1972. On gravel, he achieved a sixth place at the 1970 RAC Rally.

In a team with Vic Elford in 1971, Larrousse won the 12 Hours of Sebring with a Porsche 917K and the 1000km Nürburgring in a Porsche 908/03. He would follow this with victory at the 24 Hours of Le Mans in 1973 and 1974 alongside Henri Pescarolo for Matra-Simca.

Following his sports car career, he moved into racing management, running the Elf Switzerland operation in the European Formula Two Championship. From there, Larrousse went on to run the original factory Renault Formula One team during its final days as a full fledged factory team in 1984 and 1985.

Larrousse also shared ownership of an eponymous Formula One team with various partners, from 1987 to 1994.


Formula One World Championship results[edit]

(key)

Year Entrant Chassis Engine 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 WDC Pts.
1974 Scuderia Finotto Brabham BT42 Ford V8 ARG BRA RSA ESP BEL
Ret
MON SWE NED FRA
DNQ
GBR GER AUT ITA CAN USA NC 0

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Sporting positions
Preceded by
Henri Pescarolo
Graham Hill
Winner of the 24 Hours of Le Mans
1973 with:
Henri Pescarolo
Succeeded by
Henri Pescarolo
Gérard Larrousse
Preceded by
Henri Pescarolo
Gérard Larrousse
Winner of the 24 Hours of Le Mans
1974 with:
Henri Pescarolo
Succeeded by
Jacky Ickx
Derek Bell