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#1 b3nster

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Posted 12 January 2001 - 09:49

I only ask because I met him driving an F40 some years back at Lime Rock... Didn't seem too happy to be there though

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#2 deangelis86

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Posted 12 January 2001 - 10:49

You mean Jean-Pierre Jabouille....;)

#3 Maldwyn

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Posted 12 January 2001 - 14:38

The fact that his first GP win went un-noticed as everyone was too busy watching Villeneuve and Arnoux battle for 2nd place.

#4 b3nster

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Posted 18 September 2001 - 06:46

Hey Maldwinn, is that a sentence?

#5 dmj

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Posted 18 September 2001 - 09:18

It had to be frustrating to be in Jabouille's place - just one finish in entire season, and it was a win!!!
And I'm glad no one tried to shorten his name to JPJ - it would be confusing, becaouse of two other Jean-Pierre J.-s...:lol: :lol: :lol: :lol:

#6 karlth

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Posted 18 September 2001 - 09:29

He did the stunt driving in the Ronin movie.

#7 LittleChris

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Posted 18 September 2001 - 09:41

When he won the European F2 championship in 1976 (?!?), he effectively built his own cars with Rene Arnoux as a team-mate IIRC.

#8 FEV

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Posted 18 September 2001 - 09:43

It had to be frustrating to be in Jabouille's place - just one finish in entire season, and it was a win!!!


Yeah and he repeated that in 1980 with Zeltweg !!!

#9 dmj

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Posted 18 September 2001 - 12:00

Well, Jabouille was connected with Renault F1 project from the beginning, so had to go into history books - either as first to drive a turbocharged F1 car either as first to drive a car with W9 engine (it was another option Renault considered at the time)!!!

#10 No27

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Posted 22 September 2001 - 00:17

He crashed in the Canadian GP of 1980 and broke both legs. When called in hospital by RenaultSport director Gerard Larousse, the telephoneline was dead before he could tell if Canadian nurses wear any underwear. I was 13 when I read this, still wondering...

#11 dmj

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Posted 01 October 2002 - 11:46

Today is his 60th birthday so I dug up this thread to see if we can add something now... or at least persuade Don to change his name in title of the thread!

#12 King Nigel

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Posted 01 October 2002 - 13:03

I first met Jean-Pierre Jabouille in 1993 and he's quite a shy guy. He was really fast in a F1 car in his best days, but too unlucky in race (due to the new renaukt poor reliability). He had a terrific influence on the Renault engine development. A great man. :up:

#13 cheesy poofs

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Posted 01 October 2002 - 18:55

Originally posted by No27

He crashed in the Canadian GP of 1980 and broke both legs.



I didn't see the crash but I sure did hear it. The whole thing happened in turn 3. I was sitting about 100 metres away. Poor guy's car went under the guardrails... :cry:

#14 Zawed

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Posted 01 October 2002 - 21:07

He was involved with Puegeot in the early stages of their F1 effort. Not sure how long he spent with them.

#15 Paolo

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Posted 01 October 2002 - 21:22

In the early 80's Jabouille studied (together with Giorgio Piola) a concept of safe F1 car that now and then reemerges.
This week's Autosprint has a drawing of it too.
It featured many sensible ideas wich have been incorporated in later FISA rulebooks, including driver head lateral protections and suspension placed ahead of the drivers feet.
One of the most notable features were small wheel rear fairings , to avoid wheel to wheel contact and Gilles Villeneuve style accidents

#16 Maindrian Pace

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Posted 04 October 2002 - 08:50

It was Jean-Pierre `Jumper' Jarier that did the stunt driving for Ronin

#17 Ralliart

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Posted 05 October 2002 - 01:53

65 Gordini Cup
66 French F3 & Renault Saloon
67 French F3
68 French F3 - 2nd in champ
69 French F3 - 2nd in champ & sports cars
70 F2
71 F2
72 F2
73 F2 & sports cars
74 F2 - 4th in champ & F1 (Iso-Ford) DNQ at French GP
75 F2 - 5th in champ & F1 (Tyrrell) - 12th at French GP
76 F2 - champ
77 F1 - Renault
78 F1 - Renault
79 F1 - Renault
80 F1 - Renault
81 F1 - Renault
82 Inactive after accident in '81
83 Tests F1 Ligier after season & Paris-Dakar
84 Paris-Dakar & sports cars
85 French Touring
86 French Touring
87 French Touring
88 French Touring & Paris-Dakar
89 French Touring, & Ferrari F40 & Toyota
90 Ferrari F40 & sports cars w/Peugeot
91 Sports cars w/Peugeot
92 Sports cars w/Peugeot
93 Sports cars w/Peugeot & then retires, at 50, to become Peugeot sports head
I think the above is correct (but not complete).

#18 ghinzani

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Posted 05 October 2002 - 22:13

He announced he was leaving Renault at the end of 80 to find more reliability then crashed in Canada - he made a comeback at the begining of 81 with Ligier but wasnt fit enough and retired.

#19 scheivlak

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Posted 05 October 2002 - 22:43

Originally posted by Ralliart
84 Paris-Dakar


He retired in 4th position.... in a Lada !! :eek:

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#20 dmj

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Posted 06 October 2002 - 11:14

In 1984 he also raced at least once in touring cars - 24 hours of Spa (now, wouldn't it be nice if it was in a Renault 30...). I didn't check Frank's site so I can't be sure what he drove, but from a race report I read he qualified 14th and during race had an accident with factory Alfa Romeo of Slovenian driver Dagmar Suster. Probably a light one, because Suster, along with two Belgian codrivers, finished 21st overall and third in class, despite small fire on his car, caused by accident. Nothing is said about Jabouille after accident...

#21 xjohnnyjaguarx

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Posted 07 October 2002 - 16:24

jabouille drove an austin rover vittesse from twr racing along with eddy joosen and one tony pond and run as high as 2nd not far behind the leading jaguar until jabouille did a cock up and run out of fuel

#22 Slyder

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Posted 07 October 2002 - 21:17

Does anyone know what exactly happened in Jabouille's accident in Canada 1980?

I heard he lost control or had a tire going down, or suspension failure