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Driver

Didier Pironi

 
Include non-championship races

Details
Date of BirthWednesday 26 March 1952
Date of DeathSunday 23 August 1987
Age of Death35 years, 4 months, 28 days
Born
Villecresnes
nr. Paris
France
F1 Career
Active Years1978 - 1982
Races Contested
72  
Wins3
2nd Places3
3rd Places7
4th Places3
5th Places6
6th Places7
Average ClassificationMedian: 5.5, Mean: 6.16, Standard deviation: 0.57
Retirements25
Disqualifications1
Failures to start1
Failures to qualify0
Pole Positions4
Average Qualifying PositionMedian: 9.5, Mean: 10.19, Standard deviation: 0.72
Fastest Laps5
Average Fastest Lap PositionMedian: 9, Mean: 10.11, Standard deviation: 0.80
Races Led10
Laps Led295
Race Distance Led1240 km
Debut1978 Argentine GP
Maiden Win1980 Belgian GP
Last Race1982 German GP
Drivers' Championships
1978 - 15th   
(7 points)
1979 - 11th   
(14 points)
1980 - 5th   
(32 points)
  
1981 - 13th   
(9 points)
1982 - 2nd   
(39 points)
Total Points Scored101
Records
Records Held TodayNone
Records Held At Retirement1. Most Consecutive 6th Place Finishes (2) – set at 1981 US West GP,
2. Most 9th Fastest Laps in a Season (3) – set at 1981 US West GP,
3. Most 10th Place Qualifications in a Season (4) – set at 1981 US West GP
Records Ever Broken1. Most Consecutive 6th Place Finishes (2) – set at 1978 US West GP,
2. Most Consecutive 6th Place Finishes (2) – set at 1979 Spanish GP,
3. Most 21st Fastest Laps in a Season (2) – set at 1979 Spanish GP,
4. Most Consecutive 6th Place Finishes (2) – set at 1979 Canadian GP,
5. Most 9th Fastest Laps in a Season (3) – set at 1979 Canadian GP,
6. Most 21st Fastest Laps in a Season (2) – set at 1979 Canadian GP,
7. Most Consecutive 6th Place Finishes (2) – set at 1980 French GP,
8. Most 9th Fastest Laps in a Season (3) – set at 1980 French GP,
9. Most 21st Fastest Laps in a Season (2) – set at 1980 French GP,
10. Most 10th Place Qualifications in a Season (4) – set at 1980 French GP,
11. Most Consecutive 6th Place Finishes (2) – set at 1981 US West GP,
12. Most 9th Fastest Laps in a Season (3) – set at 1981 US West GP,
13. Most 21st Fastest Laps in a Season (2) – set at 1981 US West GP,
14. Most 10th Place Qualifications in a Season (4) – set at 1981 US West GP

Partners
Team MateRacesYears
Patrick Depailler
16
1978
Jean-Pierre Jarier
13
1979
Geoff Lees
1
1979
Derek Daly
3
1979
Jacques Laffite
14
1980
Gilles Villeneuve
20
1981 - 1982
Patrick Tambay
4
1982
Team RacesYears
Tyrrell
31
1978 - 1979
Ligier
14
1980
Ferrari
27
1981 - 1982
Car ManufacturerRacesYears
Tyrrell
31
1978 - 1979
Ligier
14
1980
Ferrari
27
1981 - 1982
Engine ManufacturerRacesYears
Ford
45
1978 - 1980
Ferrari
27
1981 - 1982
Tyre ManufacturerRacesYears
Goodyear
57
1978 - 1980, 1982
Michelin
15
1981
Lubricant ManufacturerRacesYears
Elf
45
1978 - 1980
Agip
27
1981 - 1982
EntrantRacesYears
Elf Team Tyrrell
16
1978
Team Tyrrell
5
1979
Candy Tyrrell Team
10
1979
Equipe Ligier Gitanes
14
1980
Scuderia Ferrari SpA SEFAC
27
1981 - 1982
Chassis DesignerRacesYears
Maurice Philippe
31
1978 - 1979
Gerard Ducarouge
14
1980
Michel Beaujon
14
1980
Robert Choulet
14
1980
Mauro Forghieri
27
1981 - 1982
Antonio Tomaini
15
1981
Harvey Postlethwaite
12
1982
Car ModelRacesYears
Tyrrell 008
16
1978
Tyrrell 009
15
1979
Ligier JS11/15
14
1980
Ferrari 126CK
15
1981
Ferrari 126C2
12
1982
Car NumberRacesYears
Car 3
31
1978 - 1979
Car 25
14
1980
Car 28
27
1981 - 1982
Team SponsorRacesYears
Elf
30
1978, 1980
First National City
16
1978
Champion
44
1979 - 1981
Goodyear
41
1979 - 1980, 1982
Koni
27
1979, 1982
Candy
10
1979
FACOM
14
1980
Ferodo
26
1980, 1982
Gitanes
14
1980
JET
14
1980
Magneti Marelli
41
1980 - 1982
Agip
27
1981 - 1982
AP Borg & Beck
15
1981
Arexons
27
1981 - 1982
Auto Becker
15
1981
Brembo
27
1981 - 1982
Fiat
27
1981 - 1982
Longines
27
1981 - 1982
Michelin
15
1981
Olivetti
27
1981 - 1982
Personal
27
1981 - 1982
Pininfarina
27
1981 - 1982
SKF
27
1981 - 1982
Speedline
27
1981 - 1982

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