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#1 Jon Saltinstall

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Posted 20 August 2022 - 22:30

Please can I seek assistance from the assembled wisdom in identifying the Ligier are members in these images, from the 1979 Italian GP? The first photos are cropped from a Paolo D'Alessio shot that I am using in the forthcoming Ickx book, and it would be nice to identify who is there. The second two photos are cropped from a different image at the same event in case they help. I really should know, but ....

 

Thanks in advance for your support!

 

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#2 d j fox

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Posted 21 August 2022 - 19:56

I would gues that the tall gent in the dark sweater/ trousers is Gerard Doucarouge. Sorry can’t help with the “ mechaniciens”

#3 chr1s

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Posted 22 August 2022 - 07:33

Hmmm, i'm not convinced thats Ducarouge in the dark jumper, there's a picture of him with Depailler on Motorsport images from this race and his hair is different and he's wearing a different watch! I would post it if I knew how!



#4 Gary C

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Posted 22 August 2022 - 09:21

Not Ducarouge.

#5 Frank Verplanken

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Posted 22 August 2022 - 14:55

Pretty sure it's Michèle Dubosc in the pink dress in the first pic.



#6 Jon Saltinstall

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Posted 22 August 2022 - 16:26

Pretty sure it's Michèle Dubosc in the pink dress in the first pic.

 

Now that is impressive work, Frank! Thank you.

 

if we can just identify the mechanics ....

 

Jacky is always very keen to acknowledge the importance of the people who designed and prepared his cars, so as far as possible I like to name them in the photo captions.



#7 john winfield

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Posted 22 August 2022 - 19:15

I think you may have to try it on Autodiva, Jon, they'll know.

#8 Jon Saltinstall

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Posted 22 August 2022 - 20:22

I think you may have to try it on Autodiva, Jon, they'll know.

 

I put a post on there around the same time as I did on TNF, John; as yet, no answers....



#9 nexfast

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Posted 22 August 2022 - 20:52

Not sure if this will be helpful, a small documentary about Ligier's mechanics one year later. The guy with the sneakers in the first photo could be the first mechanic interviewed in the film if we add the glasses (the interviewer calls him Maurice )...

 

 

https://www.sonuma.b...eurs-de-l_ombre



#10 Arjan de Roos

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Posted 23 August 2022 - 06:31

That is Maurice Sartiaux. He is on Facebook and will know more:

https://en-gb.facebo...aurice.sartiaux



#11 arttidesco

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Posted 23 August 2022 - 07:59

When all else fails there is always fb from Eric Lauger, the chap with the unbuttoned shirt is 'Christian Boeuf alias Moustache he passed away in 2000 he was one of my closest friend 😪🙏' .

Can I leave you to get in touch with Eric on the Ligier team fb page, regarding the other team members Jon ?

#12 Jon Saltinstall

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Posted 23 August 2022 - 08:10

When all else fails there is always fb from Eric Lauger, the chap with the unbuttoned shirt is 'Christian Boeuf alias Moustache he passed away in 2000 he was one of my closest friend ' .

Can I leave you to get in touch with Eric on the Ligier team fb page, regarding the other team members Jon ?

 

Fabulous, thanks for that! I'll send him a message this morning. Really appreciate your support, as ever.

 

Print deadline is looking now, so trying to tie up loose ends!



#13 Jon Saltinstall

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Posted 23 August 2022 - 08:11

That is Maurice Sartiaux. He is on Facebook and will know more:

https://en-gb.facebo...aurice.sartiaux

 

Great stuff, thanks Arjan. I'll give him a try this morning. Thanks again for your help and support.



#14 Jon Saltinstall

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Posted 23 August 2022 - 08:25

Thanks gentlemen. Éric Lauger has come up trumps! (and yes, one of them is Maurice Sartiaux).


Edited by Jon Saltinstall, 23 August 2022 - 08:26.


#15 Beri

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Posted 23 August 2022 - 10:03

I cant be of any help, but I just popped in to this thread and am amazed that TNF is still such a broad and committed community that could help one another with a question like this one. Much respect to the dedication of you all.



#16 dolomite

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Posted 02 September 2022 - 19:34

I can't add anything to improve on the answers already given to the original question, but here's a photo I took at Silverstone that seems to include several of the same people

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#17 arttidesco

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Posted 02 September 2022 - 20:26

I can't add anything to improve on the answers already given to the original question, but here's a photo I took at Silverstone that seems to include several of the same people
 

 

Cracking shot, hard to believe there are no TNFers in that photo ;-)



#18 dolomite

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Posted 03 September 2022 - 08:01

Cracking shot, hard to believe there are no TNFers in that photo ;-)

l’m sure there must have been a few!



#19 AJCee

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Posted 03 September 2022 - 17:38

There’s something so refreshing about pits, and crew, that don’t look surgically sterile.

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#20 chr1s

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Posted 04 September 2022 - 21:53

There’s something so refreshing about pits, and crew, that don’t look surgically sterile.

Couldn't agree more! Simpler times...