Double F1 race winner Jean-Pierre Jabouille dies aged 80

The Parisian, who took the European System 2 title in 1976, made 49 F1 begins between 1975 and 1981, getting his full debut on the 1975 French Grand Prix for Tyrrell.

However Jabouille will all the time be synonymous with Renault, the marque with which he contested most of his grands prix.

In 1979 Jabouille took Renault’s first-ever System 1 win on the French Grand Prix at Dijon-Prenois.

The win not solely proved a significant milestone for Renault, nevertheless it was additionally the first-ever grand prix win for a turbocharged engine.

Jabouille began the race from pole – his first of three – alongside teammate Rene Arnoux after which drove away to win by 14 seconds.

The race is greatest remembered for its thrilling battle within the closing phases for second place, with Arnoux and Gilles Villeneuve preventing out a gripping wheel-to-wheel duel till the chequered flag.

Jabouille claimed his second and final win a 12 months later within the Austrian Grand Prix.

Identified for being notoriously unfortunate, a spate of reliability points would forestall Jabouille from reaching extra success in F1, being solely labeled in 10 of his 49 races.

A leg fracture within the Canadian Grand Prix then reduce brief his profession. After retiring from the 1981 Spanish Grand Prix with Talbot, he known as time on his time in F1.

With French manufacturers Alpine, Renault, Matra and Peugeot Jabouille additionally contested the Le Mans 24 Hours 13 occasions between 1968 and 1993, taking 4 total podiums.

Jabouille retired from driving following the 1993 version of Le Mans, wherein he took third alongside Philippe Alliot and Mauro Baldi as a part of a historic 1-2-3 end for Peugeot Sport with its iconic Peugeot 905 prototype.

Jabouille then changed the Ferrari-bound Jean Todt as the top of Peugeot Sport and was instrumental within the model’s F1 entry as an engine provider, however regardless of a number of podiums with McLaren in 1994, Jabouille was changed in 1995.

He then devoted himself to sportscar racing in his native France.

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