Pierre-Henri Raphanel

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Pierre-Henri Raphanel
Born (1961-05-27) 27 May 1961 (age 53)
Formula One World Championship career
Nationality France French
Active years 19881989
Teams Larrousse, Coloni, Rial
Races 17 (1 start)
Championships 0
Wins 0
Podiums 0
Career points 0
Pole positions 0
Fastest laps 0
First race 1988 Australian Grand Prix
Last race 1989 Australian Grand Prix

Pierre-Henri Raphanel (born 27 May 1961 in Algiers, Algeria[1]) is a former French racing driver. He participated in 17 Formula One Grands Prix for Larrousse, Coloni and Rial, debuting on 13 November 1988. He only qualified for one race, the 1989 Monaco Grand Prix, making him the only driver in F1 history whose only race was in the principality.[2]

Following his F1 career, he became a factory driver for Toyota, competing in Japan for series such as JTCC and JGTC, for the latter until 2000. After 2006 Raphanel worked as the lead test driver and product specialist for Bugatti[3] and is usually seen demonstrating the Veyron.

Pierre-Henri Raphanel is also the uncle of the French-Algerian driver Julien Gerbi.

He drove the Bugatti Veyron Super Sport to its maximum speed (431.072 km/h) in Ehra-Lessien in July 2010.

Racing record[edit]

24 Hours of Le Mans results[edit]

Year Team Co-Drivers Car Class Laps Pos. Class
Pos.
1986 France Primagaz Team Cougar France Yves Courage
United Kingdom Alain de Cadenet
Cougar C12-Porsche C1 267 18th 11th
1987 France Primagaz Competition France Yves Courage
Belgium Hervé Regout
Courage C20-Porsche C1 332 3rd 3rd
1988 France Primagaz Competition France Michel Ferté Cougar C20B-Porsche C1 120 DNF DNF
1989 Germany Joest Racing Germany Frank Jelinski
Germany Louis Krages
Porsche 962C C1 124 DNF DNF
1990 Japan Toyota Team SARD Austria Roland Ratzenberger
Japan Naoki Nagasaka
Toyota 90C-V C1 241 DNF DNF
1991 France Peugeot Talbot Sport Finland Keke Rosberg
France Yannick Dalmas
Peugeot 905 C1 68 DNF DNF
1992 Japan Toyota Team Tom's Japan Masanori Sekiya
United Kingdom Kenny Acheson
Toyota TS010 C1 346 2nd 2nd
1993 Japan Toyota Team Tom's United Kingdom Kenny Acheson
United Kingdom Andy Wallace
Toyota TS010 C1 212 DNF DNF
1994 France Courage Compétition France Lionel Robert
France Pascal Fabre
Courage C32LM-Porsche LMP1
/C90
107 DNF DNF
1995 United Kingdom GTC Gulf Racing France Philippe Alliot
United Kingdom Lindsay Owen-Jones
McLaren F1 GTR GT1 77 DNF DNF
1996 United Kingdom Gulf Racing
United Kingdom GTC Racing
United Kingdom Lindsay Owen-Jones
Australia David Brabham
McLaren F1 GTR GT1 335 5th 4th
1997 United Kingdom Gulf Team Davidoff
United Kingdom GTC Racing
France Jean-Marc Gounon
Sweden Anders Olofsson
McLaren F1 GTR GT1 360 2nd 1st
1998 Germany Porsche AG
Germany Joest Racing
United States David Murry
United Kingdom James Weaver
Porsche LMP1-98 LMP1 218 DNF DNF
2000 United States Panoz Motorsports United States Johnny O'Connell
Japan Hiroki Katoh
Panoz LMP-1 Roadster-S LMP900 342 5th 5th

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
1988 Larrousse Calmels Lola LC88 Cosworth V8 BRA
SMR
MON
MEX
CAN
DET
FRA
GBR
GER
HUN
BEL
ITA
POR
ESP
JPN
AUS
DNQ
NC 0
1989 Coloni SpA Coloni FC88 Cosworth V8 BRA
DNPQ
SMR
DNPQ
MON
Ret
MEX
DNPQ
USA
DNPQ
HUN
DNPQ
NC 0
Coloni C3 CAN
DNPQ
FRA
DNPQ
Coloni FC3 GBR
DNPQ
GER
DNPQ
Rial Racing Rial ARC2 BEL
DNQ
ITA
DNQ
POR
DNQ
ESP
DNQ
JPN
DNQ
AUS
DNQ

References[edit]

Sporting positions
Preceded by
Ivan Capelli
Monaco Formula Three
Race Winner

1985
Succeeded by
Yannick Dalmas
Preceded by
Olivier Grouillard
French Formula Three
Champion

1985
Succeeded by
Yannick Dalmas