Jean-Marc Gounon

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Jean-Marc Gounon
Born (1963-01-01) 1 January 1963 (age 51)
Formula One World Championship career
Nationality  French
Active years 19931994
Teams Minardi, Simtek
Races 9
Championships 0
Wins 0
Podiums 0
Career points 0
Pole positions 0
Fastest laps 0
First race 1993 Japanese Grand Prix
Last race 1994 Portuguese Grand Prix

Jean-Marc Gounon (born 1 January 1963 in Aubenas, Ardèche) is a racing driver from France. He raced in Formula One in 1993 and 1994, participating in a total of 9 Grands Prix and scoring no championship points.

After winning the French Formula 3 Championship in 1989, Gounon moved into International Formula 3000 in 1990. He was the only man to win F3000 races in a non-Reynard in 1991 and 1992, in a RALT and Lola respectively. He also became known for his quick starts, and might have had another win at Enna in 1991, but was controversially adjudged to have jumped the start in the era before electronic detection.

In 1993 Gounon bought a two-race deal with Minardi after Christian Fittipaldi was dropped but he finished neither race, being withdrawn at Suzuka and spinning off in the season-closer, Adelaide's 1993 Australian Grand Prix.

The next year Gounon benefited from Andrea Montermini having broken his leg, and finished 9th for Simtek at his home race, France (Simtek's joint best ever result). He raced in seven grands prix that season and qualified for all of them, being finally replaced after the Portuguese Grand Prix by the better-funded Domenico Schiattarella, ending his F1 career.

Later in his career he went on to drive sports cars.

Racing record[edit]

Complete Formula One results[edit]

(key)

Year Entrant Chassis Engine 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 WDC Points
1993 Minardi Team Minardi M193 Ford V8 RSA
BRA
EUR
SMR
ESP
MON
CAN
FRA
GBR
GER
HUN
BEL
ITA
POR
JPN
Ret
AUS
Ret
NC 0
1994 MTV Simtek Ford Simtek S941 Ford V8 BRA
PAC
SMR
MON
ESP
CAN
FRA
9
GBR
16
GER
Ret
HUN
Ret
BEL
11
ITA
Ret
POR
15
EUR
JPN
AUS
NC 0

24 Hours of Le Mans results[edit]

Year Team Co-Drivers Car Class Laps Pos. Class
Pos.
1995 France Venturi Automobiles France Paul Belmondo
France Arnaud Trévisiol
Venturi 600LM GT1 193 NC NC
1996 Italy Ennea SRL Igol France Éric Bernard
France Paul Belmondo
Ferrari F40 GTE GT1 40 DNF DNF
1997 United Kingdom Gulf Team Davidoff
United Kingdom GTC Racing
France Pierre-Henri Raphanel
Sweden Anders Olofsson
McLaren F1 GTR GT1 360 2nd 1st
1998 Germany AMG-Mercedes Brazil Ricardo Zonta
France Christophe Bouchut
Mercedes-Benz CLK-LM GT1 31 DNF DNF
2000 Germany Thomas Bscher Promotion
United Kingdom David Price Racing
Germany Thomas Bscher
United Kingdom Geoff Lees
BMW V12 LM LMP900 180 DNF DNF
2003 France Courage Compétition France Jonathan Cochet
France Stéphan Grégoire
Courage C60-Judd LMP900 360 7th 5th
2004 France Courage Compétition Switzerland Alexander Frei
United Kingdom Sam Hancock
Courage C65-JPX LMP2 127 DNF DNF
2005 France Audi PlayStation Team Oreca France Franck Montagny
Monaco Stéphane Ortelli
Audi R8 LMP1 362 4th 4th
2006 France Courage Compétition Japan Shinji Nakano
Japan Haruki Kurosawa
Courage LC70-Mugen LMP1 35 DNF DNF
2007 France Courage Compétition France Guillaume Moreau
Sweden Stefan Johansson
Courage LC70-AER LMP1 175 DNF DNF
2008 Spain Epsilon Euskadi Japan Shinji Nakano
Sweden Stefan Johansson
Epsilon Euskadi EE1-Judd LMP2 158 DNF DNF

Sources[edit]

Sporting positions
Preceded by
Érik Comas
French Formula Three
Champion

1989
Succeeded by
Eric Hélary