Didier Pironi

Didier Pironi

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Didier Joseph-Lovis Pironi (26 March 1952 - 23 August 1987) was a racing driver from France. During his career he competed in 72 Formula One World Championship Grands Prix, mostly driving for Tyrrell and Ferrari, and won the 24 Hours of Le Mans in 1978 driving a Renault Alpine A442B. Pironi was born in Villecresnes, Val-de-Marne. Initially Pironi began studying as an engineer, but this fell by the wayside following his enrollment at the Paul Ricard driving school. He was awarded the Pilot Elf sponsorship bursary in 1972, with the French national oil company funding his early career, mostly in Renault-powered vehicles. Benefiting from this same Elf sponsorship, to promote young French motorsport talent, that bequeathed the likes of Patrick Tambay and Alain Prost to Formula One, Didier Pironi made his top-flight debut on January 15, 1978. This was with Ken Tyrrell's team which, despite being British, had a strong working relationship with Elf, dating back to the late 1960s.show more

Product details

  • Paperback | 140 pages
  • 150 x 226 x 14mm | 240.4g
  • Flu Press
  • United States
  • English
  • 6134935964
  • 9786134935968