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 Career[edit | edit source]

Before racing[edit | edit source]

Racing[edit | edit source]

Formula One driver[edit | edit source]

Equipe Ligier's beginnings[edit | edit source]

Formula One team owner[edit | edit source]

After Formula One[edit | edit source]

Formula One Statistical Overview[edit | edit source]

Formula One Record[edit | edit source]

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

Career Statistics[edit | edit source]

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 Results[edit | edit source]

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


Key
Symbol Meaning Symbol Meaning
1st Winner Ret Retired
2nd Podium finish DSQ Disqualified
3rd DNQ Did not qualify
5th Points finish DNPQ Did not pre-qualify
14th Non-points finish TD Test driver
NC Non-classified finish (<90% race distance) DNS Did not start
Italics Scored point(s) for Fastest Lap [+] More Symbols

Team owner awards/accolades[edit | edit source]

Notes[edit | edit source]

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

External links[edit | edit source]

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