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French Henri PESCAROLO

born Henri Jacques William PESCAROLO

French former racing driver

Source :  Patrick LASSEIGNE

Born: on September 25, 1942 in Paris, France  (77 years)


Pescarolo participated in 64 Formula One World Championship Grands Prix, debuting on 22 September 1968. He achieved one podium, and scored a total of 12 championship points. He wore a distinctive green helmet, and still has a full face beard, that partially covers burns suffered in a crash.

Henri Pescarolo to this day drives in the yearly Dakar Rally.

After Pescarolo's retirement from Formula 1, he went on to start his own team which now competes in the Le Mans Endurance Series, and the 24 Hours of Le Mans, which he won as a driver in 1972 in a Matra, co-driven by Graham Hill. His team, Pescarolo Sport, is notably sponsored by Sony's PlayStation 2 and by Gran Turismo 4. During the five years that Pescarolo has campaigned Courage C60 prototypes, so many modifications have been made to the model that Courage allowed the team to name the car after themselves, such was the differences between their model and the standard C60. In 2005, it was developed further still to meet the "hybrid" regulations, before the change to LMP1/2 format. It is unknown whether Pescarolo will use the newer Courage C70 in the future.

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- Category Motorsport - Auto racing