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Henri Pescarolo

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Henri Pescarolo
Nationality 22px-Flag of France.png French
Years 1968 - 1970 - 1974, 1976
Team(s) Matra, March, Williams, BRM, privateer Surtees
Races 64 (57 starts)
Championships 0
Wins 0
Podiums 1
Points 12
Poles 0
Fastest laps 1
First race 1968 Canadian Grand Prix
First win
Last win
Last race 1976 United States Grand Prix


Henri Pescarolo (born September 25, 1942) is a former Formula One driver from France. He participated in 59 grands prix, debuting on September 22, 1968. He achieved 1 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.

Franck Montagny driving the Pescarolo C60 during practice for the 2006 24 Hours of Le Mans.

Pescarolo holds the record for Le Mans starts with 33 and has won the race on four occasions as a driver. He has yet to win the race as a team owner, coming very close in 2005 with the Pescarolo C60H. His team did manage to win the LMES championship in the same year. His team was also second at Le Mans in 2006, followed by a third in 2007 behind a pair of diesel-powered prototypes.

Henri Pescarolo is also a keen helicopter pilot.








Complete Formula One results

(Note: grands prix in bold denote points scoring races.)

Yr Team 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 Team
1968 Matr SAF SPA MON BEL DUT FRA GBR DEU ITA CAN USA MEX         Matr
1970 Matr SAF SPA MON BEL DUT FRA GBR DEU AUT ITA CAN USA MEX       Matr
1971 Marc SAF SPA MON DUT FRA GBR DEU AUT ITA CAN USA           Marc
1972 Marc ARG SAF SPA MON BEL FRA GBR DEU AUT ITA CAN USA         Marc
1973 Marc ARG BRA SAF SPA BEL MON SWE FRA GBR DUT DEU AUT ITA CAN USA   Iso
1974 BRM ARG BRA SAF SPA BEL MON SWE DUT FRA GBR DEU AUT ITA CAN USA   BRM
1976 Surt BRA SAF SAW SPA BEL MON SWE FRA GBR DEU AUT DUT ITA CAN USA JPN Surt


24 Hours of Daytona winners
Five-time Hurley Haywood
Four-time Peter GreggTemplate:· Pedro RodríguezTemplate:·Rolf StommelenTemplate:· Bob Wollek
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24 Hours of Le Mans winners
Eight-time Tom Kristensen
Six-time Jacky Ickx
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