|Born||12 February 1952|
|Formula One World Championship career|
|Races||5 (2 starts)|
|First race||1979 French Grand Prix|
|Last race||1979 Dutch Grand Prix|
Patrick Gaillard (born February 12, 1952 in Paris) is a former racing driver from France. He participated in 5 World Championship Formula One Grands Prix, debuting on July 1, 1979. He scored no championship points.
After performing well in French Formula Renault and Formula 3, Gaillard moved into Formula 2 in 1979, the same year as he drove for Ensign in Formula 1. The Ensign N179 was not a good car and Gaillard struggled on occasions, failing to qualify three times out of five, before being dropped in favour of Marc Surer.
In 1980 Gaillard returned to Ensign for the Spanish Grand Prix and finished in a points-paying 6th place—the last of 6 cars still running at the finish, 5 laps down. However, the result did not count as this race was subsequently downgraded to non-Championship status due to the FISA-FOCA war (F1 sporting body versus the F1 manufacturers), making Gaillard's only point nullified.
Complete Formula One World Championship results
(key) (Races in bold indicate pole position)
|1979||Team Ensign||Ensign N179||Cosworth V8||ARG