Michel Leclère

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Michel Leclère
Born (1946-03-18) 18 March 1946 (age 68)
Formula One World Championship career
Nationality France French
Active years 1975 -1976
Teams Tyrrell, Wolf-Williams
Races 8 (7 starts)
Championships 0
Wins 0
Podiums 0
Career points 0
Pole positions 0
Fastest laps 0
First race 1975 United States Grand Prix
Last race 1976 French Grand Prix
24 Hours of Le Mans career
Participating years 1972, 19771979
Teams Ligier
Grand Touring Cars Inc.
JMS Racing
Best finish DNF
Class wins 0

Michel Leclère (born 18 March 1946, in Mantes-la-Jolie, Yvelines) is a former motor racing driver from France. He participated in eight Formula One Grands Prix, debuting on October 5, 1975, and scored no championship points.

Career[edit]

After winning the French Formula 3 championship, driving for Alpine, in 1972, Leclère performed well in Formula 2. This earned him his chance in Formula One. After making his debut for Tyrrell at the last race of the 1975 season he landed a full-time drive with Walter Wolf Racing in 1976. The relationship was not a success, however, and he returned to Formula 2. After a bad season with Kauhsen in 1978, he retired.

He has recently been involved with the Renault H&C Classic Team and has demonstrated and raced some of the historic Formula One cars and other machinery in their keeping, at various events around Europe.

Leclère demonstrating a Renault RE40 F1 car at Donington Park in 2007.


Racing record[edit]

Complete European Formula Two Championship results[edit]

(key) (Races in bold indicate pole position; races in italics indicate fastest lap)

Year Entrant Chassis Engine 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 Pos Pts
1973 Elf Coombs Racing Alpine A367 Ford BDA MAL
HOC
THR
NÜR
PAU
KIN
NIV
HOC
ROU
MNZ
MAN
KAR
PER
SAL
NOR
ALB
Ret
VAL
0
1974 Ecurie Elf Alpine A367 BMW BAR
6
HOC
3
PAU
5
SAL
DNQ
MUG
16
KAR
Ret
PER
4
HOC
10
VAL
DNS
6th 12
March Engineering March 742 HOC
5
1975 Elf Team March March 752 BMW EST
Ret
THR
7
HOC
10
NÜR
Ret
PAU
5
HOC
Ret
SAL
Ret
ROU
1
MUG
Ret
PER
Ret
SIL
1
ZOL
1
NOG
2
VAL
Ret
2nd 36
1976 Equipe Elf Switzerland Jabouille 2J Renault HOC
Ret
THR
Ret
VAL
4
SAL
1
PAU
Ret
HOC
2
ROU
Ret
MUG
Ret
PER
Ret
EST
8
NOG
3
HOC
2
4th 33
1977 Willi Kauhsen Renault Elf Racing Team Jabouille 2J Renault SIL
Ret
THR
Ret
HOC
Ret
NÜR
DNS
VAL
Ret
PAU
Ret
MUG
DNS
ROU
DNQ
NOG
15
PER
MIS
DNQ
EST
10
DON
0
1978 Fred Opert Racing Chevron B42 Hart THR
HOC
NÜR
PAU
MUG
VAL
ROU
DNQ
DON
NOG
PER
MIS
HOC
0
1979 Polifac BMW Junior Team March 792 BMW SIL
HOC
THR
NÜR
VAL
MUG
PAU
Ret
HOC
ZAN
PER
MIS
DON
0

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 Pts.
1975 Elf Team Tyrrell Tyrrell 007 Ford V8 ARG
BRA
RSA
ESP
MON
BEL
SWE
NED
FRA
GBR
GER
AUT
ITA
USA
Ret
NC 0
1976 Frank Williams Racing Cars Wolf-Williams FW05 Ford V8 BRA
RSA
13
USW
DNQ
NC 0
Walter Wolf Racing Wolf-Williams FW05 Ford V8 ESP
10
BEL
11
MON
11
SWE
Ret
FRA
13
GBR
GER
AUT
NED
ITA
CAN
USA
JPN

References[edit]

Sporting positions
Preceded by
Inaugural
Critérium de Formule Renault
Champion

1971
Succeeded by
Jacques Laffite
Preceded by
Patrick Depailler
French Formula Three
Champion

1972
Succeeded by
Jacques Laffite