Guy Camille Ligier (pronounced gee lee-JEE-ay; born 12 July 1930 in Vichy, Allier, Auvergne, France – died 23 August 2015) is a French former rugby player, former racing driver, former team owner and businessman who amongst other things, spent two seasons in Formula One (scoring one point) and created and owned the Equipe Ligier team.

Ligier first entered F1 in 1966 in a self-entered Cooper-Maserati T81. At his first race in Monaco, Ligier finished 25 laps down and was not classified in a race with just four classified finishers. A year and a half later, at the 1967 German Grand Prix, Ligier scored his only point, finishing eighth but behind two Formula Two drivers for sixth in the F1 race.

A rich man through business (and a friendship with future French president François Mitterand) saw Ligier found the Equipe Ligier team in 1968 with driver Jo Schlesser. Schlesser, however, was killed in an accident at the 1968 French Grand Prix and Ligier started naming the chassis in his friend's honour. After buying the assets of the Matra in 1976, Equipe Ligier became an F1 team. Despite funding from the government, and Renault engines, Ligier was never a great success and Ligier sold his team to Cyril de Rouvre in 1992. When the Ligier team was sold to Alain Prost in 1997, the Ligier name left F1.

Ligier used the money from the sale of the F1 team to build a fortune in the natural fertilizer industry.

Formula One CareerEdit

Before racingEdit


Formula One driverEdit

Equipe Ligier's beginningsEdit

Formula One team ownerEdit

After Formula OneEdit

Formula One Statistical OverviewEdit

Formula One RecordEdit

Year Entrant Team WDC Points WDC Pos. Report
1966 Guy Ligier Cooper-Maserati 0 NC Report
1967 Guy Ligier Cooper-Maserati
1 19th Report

Career StatisticsEdit

Entries 14
Starts 12
Pole Positions 0
Front Row Starts 0
Race Wins 0
Podiums 0
Fastest laps 0
Points 1
Laps Raced 613
Distance Raced 3540 km (2200 mi)
Races Led 0
Laps Led 0
Distance Led 0 km (0 mi)

Career ResultsEdit

Complete Formula One results
Year 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 Pts Pos
1966 Flag of Monaco Flag of Belgium Flag of France Flag of the United Kingdom Flag of the Netherlands Flag of Germany Flag of Italy Flag of the United States Flag of Mexico 0 NC
NC NC NC 10th 9th DNS
1967 Flag of South Africa 1928-1994 Flag of Monaco Flag of the Netherlands Flag of Belgium Flag of France Flag of the United Kingdom Flag of Germany Flag of Canada Flag of Italy Flag of the United States Flag of Mexico 1 19th
10th NC 10th 8th[1] Ret Ret 11th

Symbol Meaning Symbol Meaning
1stWinner Ret Retired
2ndPodium finish DSQ Disqualified
3rd DNQ Did not qualify
5thPoints finish DNPQ Did not pre-qualify
14thNon-points finish TD Test driver
NCNon-classified finish (<90% race distance) DNS Did not start
ItalicsScored point(s) for Fastest Lap [+] More Symbols

Team owner awards/accoladesEdit


  1. Scored one point as Ligier finished behind two Formula Two drivers

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