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Helmet of Didier Pironi

Flag of France Didier Pironi

full name Didier Joseph Louis Pironi nationality French born March 26, 1952 hometown Villecresnes died August 23, 1987 place of death Isle of Whight (GB)

Racing highlights

19822ndWorld Championship of F1 Drivers
19783rdGrand Prix de Trois-Rivieres
19781stLe Mans 24h - Group S +2.0
19773rdFormula 2 Europe
19761stChallenge de Formule Renault Europe
19753rdChallenge de Formule Renault Europe
19741stChallenge Européen de Formule Renault

Racing career summary

Races entered143
Wins30
Podiums66
Pole positions5
Fastest laps21
Race win percentage21%
Podium percentage46.2%

Driver relations

Brother of José Dolhem.

Disclaimer: the data and summaries are all taken from the data available in the career details section further below on this page. If you know of things missing or have corrections, please log in and submit them.

Driver comparisons

The latest Head-to-Head comparisons generated for Didier Pironi.

Didier Pironi vs. Jean-Pierre Beltoise

Career overview – years in numbers

The following numbers are a summary of the more detailed information available in the Career details further below on the page. Seasons spanning over two years (for example 2013-14 championships) have their race results accounted for in the year the championship ends.

1982Racing10 races2 wins6 podiums2 pole position2 fastest race laps
1981Racing15 races0 wins0 podiums0 pole position1 fastest race lap
1980Racing27 races2 wins8 podiums2 pole position3 fastest race laps
1979Racing18 races0 wins4 podiums0 pole position0 fastest race laps
1978Racing20 races2 wins3 podiums0 pole position0 fastest race laps
1977Racing15 races2 wins6 podiums1 pole positions1 fastest race lap
1976Racing18 races12 wins14 podiums0 pole position9 fastest race laps
1975Racing? races3 wins8 podiums? pole position2 fastest race laps
1974Racing20 races7 wins14 podiums? pole position2 fastest race laps
1973Racing? races0 wins3 podiums? pole position1 fastest race lap

Career details – the racing career of Didier Pironi

1982 World Championship of F1 Drivers

PositionPointsTeam
2nd39Scuderia Ferrari SpA SEFAC
RacesWinsPodiumsPole positions*Fastest laps
102622
* only pole positions from timed qualifying sessions.
CarEngineTyres
Ferrari 126C2Ferrari 1.5 turboGoodyear

1981 World Championship of F1 Drivers

PositionPointsTeam
13th9Scuderia Ferrari SpA SEFAC
RacesWinsPodiumsPole positions*Fastest laps
150001
* only pole positions from timed qualifying sessions.
CarEngineTyres
Ferrari 126CKFerrari 1.5 turboMichelin

1980 World Championship of F1 Drivers

PositionPointsTeam
5th32Equipe Ligier Gitanes
RacesWinsPodiumsPole positions*Fastest laps
141522
* only pole positions from timed qualifying sessions.
CarEngineTyres
Ligier JS11/15Cosworth DFV 3.0Goodyear

1980 XXVI Gran Premio de España

PositionPointsTeam
8th0Equipe Ligier Gitanes
RacesWinsPodiumsPole positions*Fastest laps
1000?
* only pole positions from timed qualifying sessions.
CarEngineTyres
Ligier JS11/15Cosworth DFV 3.0Goodyear

1980 Formula 1 Australia

PositionPointsTeam
0
RacesWinsPodiumsPole positions*Fastest laps
10100
* only pole positions from timed qualifying sessions.
CarEngineTyres
Elfin MR8 (Chevrolet)

1980 Procar BMW M1

PositionPointsTeam
10th34BMW Motorsport
RacesWinsPodiumsPole positions*Fastest laps
71201
* only pole positions from timed qualifying sessions.
CarEngineTyres
BMW M1BMW 3.5

1980 World Challenge for Endurance Drivers

PositionPointsTeam
200th7BMW France, Daniel Benoit
RacesWinsPodiumsPole positions*Fastest laps
20000
* only pole positions from timed qualifying sessions.
CarEngineTyres
BMW 530i
BMW M1
Click to show race results for World Challenge for Endurance Drivers 1980.

1980 Le Mans 24 Hours

PositionPointsTeam
14th0BMW France
RacesWinsPodiumsPole positions*Fastest laps
10000
* only pole positions from timed qualifying sessions.
CarEngineTyres
BMW M1 (IMSA)3.5L I6 NADunlop

1980 World Championship for Makes Mugello 6 Hours

PositionPointsTeam
6th0BMW France
RacesWinsPodiumsPole positions*Fastest laps
10000
* only pole positions from timed qualifying sessions.
CarEngineTyres
BMW M1BMW 3.5

1979 World Championship of F1 Drivers

PositionPointsTeam
10th14Team Tyrrell, Candy Tyrrell Team
RacesWinsPodiumsPole positions*Fastest laps
150200
* only pole positions from timed qualifying sessions.
CarEngineTyres
Tyrrell 009Cosworth DFV 3.0Goodyear

1979 Procar BMW M1

PositionPointsTeam
8th34BMW Motorsport
RacesWinsPodiumsPole positions*Fastest laps
30200
* only pole positions from timed qualifying sessions.
CarEngineTyres
BMW M1BMW 3.5

1978 World Championship of F1 Drivers

PositionPointsTeam
15th7Elf Team Tyrrell
RacesWinsPodiumsPole positions*Fastest laps
160000
* only pole positions from timed qualifying sessions.
CarEngineTyres
Tyrrell 008Cosworth DFV 3.0Goodyear

1978 Le Mans 24h - Group S +2.0

PositionPointsTeam
1st0Renault Sport
RacesWinsPodiumsPole positions*Fastest laps
11100
* only pole positions from timed qualifying sessions.
CarEngineTyres
Renault Alpine A442BRenault 2.0L Turbo V6

1978 Grand Prix de Trois-Rivieres

PositionPointsTeam
3rd0Ecurie Canada
RacesWinsPodiumsPole positions*Fastest laps
10100
* only pole positions from timed qualifying sessions.
CarEngineTyres
March78B (Ford BDN)

1978 Formula 2 Japan

PositionPointsTeam
0
RacesWinsPodiumsPole positions*Fastest laps
10000
* only pole positions from timed qualifying sessions.
CarEngineTyres
KE008 (BMW M12/7)

1978 World Challenge for Endurance Drivers

PositionPointsTeam
42nd20Renault Sport
RacesWinsPodiumsPole positions*Fastest laps
11100
* only pole positions from timed qualifying sessions.
CarEngineTyres
Renault Alpine A442B

1977 Formula 2 Europe

PositionPointsTeam
3rd38Ecurie Renault Elf
RacesWinsPodiumsPole positions*Fastest laps
131511
* only pole positions from timed qualifying sessions.
CarEngineTyres
Martini MK22 (Renault)

1977 BARC BP Super Visco F3 Championship

PositionPointsTeam
10th9Ecurie Elf
RacesWinsPodiumsPole positions*Fastest laps
11100
* only pole positions from timed qualifying sessions.
CarEngineTyres
Martini MK21 (Toyota)

1977 Formula Atlantic Labatts Championship Series

PositionPointsTeam
23rd9Fred Opert Racing
RacesWinsPodiumsPole positions*Fastest laps
1000?
* only pole positions from timed qualifying sessions.
CarEngineTyres
Chevron B39 (Ford BDN)

1977 45th Grand Prix of Endurance 24 Hours of Le Mans Group 6 +2.0

PositionPointsTeam
0Hughes de Chaunac
RacesWinsPodiumsPole positions*Fastest laps
00000
* only pole positions from timed qualifying sessions.
CarEngineTyres
Renault-Alpine A442Renault 2.0 turboMichelin

1976 Challenge de Formule Renault Europe

PositionPointsTeam
1st188Ecurie Elf
RacesWinsPodiumsPole positions*Fastest laps
171214?9
* only pole positions from timed qualifying sessions.
CarEngineTyres
Martini MK18 (Renault)

1976 44th Grand Prix of Endurance 24 Hours of Le Mans Group 4 GT

PositionPointsTeam
4th0Kremer Racing
RacesWinsPodiumsPole positions*Fastest laps
1000?
* only pole positions from timed qualifying sessions.
CarEngineTyres
Porsche 934Porsche 3.0 turboGoodyear

1976 World Championship for Sports Cars Dijon 500 Kilometres

PositionPointsTeam
0WM
RacesWinsPodiumsPole positions*Fastest laps
00000
* only pole positions from timed qualifying sessions.
CarEngineTyres
WM P76Peugeot 2.7

1975 Challenge de Formule Renault Europe

PositionPointsTeam
3rd129
RacesWinsPodiumsPole positions*Fastest laps
?38?2
* only pole positions from timed qualifying sessions.
CarEngineTyres
Martini (Renault)

1974 Challenge Européen de Formule Renault

PositionPointsTeam
1st166Ecurie Elf
RacesWinsPodiumsPole positions*Fastest laps
20714?2
* only pole positions from timed qualifying sessions.
CarEngineTyres
Martini MK14Renault

1973 Challenge Européen de Formule Renault

PositionPointsTeam
6th75
RacesWinsPodiumsPole positions*Fastest laps
?03?1
* only pole positions from timed qualifying sessions.
CarEngineTyres
Martini MK11 (Renault)
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