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Гонщики

Курсивом отмечены гонщики,
выступавшие только
в Indy 500 (1950-1960)

Франция
Франция

Франсуа Сэвер

C?vert, Fran?ois

Cevert, Albert Francois

Франсуа Сэвер / C?vert, Fran?ois

Родился:

25.02.1944

Париж

Умер:

06.10.1973

трасса Уоткинс-Глен, Нью-Йорк, США

Сезонов в Ф1:

5

Лет в Ф1:

5

Гран При:

48

Старты:

47*

*не стартовал:

9

Победы:

1

подряд:

Подиумы:

13

подряд:

2

Поул-позиции:

подряд:

Первый ряд:

3

подряд:

Быстрые круги:

2

подряд:

Лучший финиш:

1

Лучший старт:

2

Дубли:

Хет-трики:

Лидирование старт/финиш:

Большие шлемы:

Круги:

2379

лидирования:

129

Километры:

11813.55

лидирования:

560.16

Очки:

89

за один сезон:

47

подряд:

8

Ф1: 1969-1973

Франсуа Сэвер / C?vert, Fran?ois - 1969-1973

24 часа Ле-Мана: 1968-1973

Чемпионат Европы Ф2: 1969-1973

Год

Команда

Шасси

1969Tecno CarsTecno TOO
1970Tyrrell Racing OrganisationMarch 701
March 701
1971Elf Team TyrrellTyrrell 002
Tyrrell 002
1972Elf Team TyrrellTyrrell 002
Tyrrell 002
Tyrrell 004
Tyrrell 005
Tyrrell 006
Tyrrell 006
1973Elf Team TyrrellTyrrell 005
Tyrrell 006
Tyrrell 006

Cevert's immense natural talent had been nurtured and developed over a four-year period in the Tyrrell team. He had been given what amounted to a personal master-class in the art of Grand Prix racing by Jackie Stewart and learned so well that at the time of his shocking death at Watkins Glen in 1975 he was the finished article, ready to assume the mantle of a champion after his team leader's impending retirement.

A Volant Shell award had seen Fran?ois begin his racing career in 1967 at the wheel of his prize, an F3 Alpine. The season was something of a disaster, with the old car proving very unreliable. Undismayed by this, he bought a Tecno for the following year and, after getting to grips with its inherent understeer, went on to take the French FB championship. So impressed were the Italian manufacturers that they offered Cevert a place in their Formula 2 team for 1969, and despite his lack of experience he took third place in the championship and a win in the Trophe?s de France meeting at Reims. Fran?ois also made his Grand Prix debut in the car in the Formula 2 class of the German GP.

For 1970 he planned another season with Tecno as well as finally accepting an offer to drive for Matra in sports cars, which came via his brother-in-law Jean-Pierre Beltoise. But when Johnny Servoz-Gavin suddenly retired in mid-season, Cevert took over the Tyrrell drive and his perspective had suddenly changed. Playing himself in sensibly with the March 701, the Frenchman scored a satisfying sixth place at Monza, but he really blossomed in 1971 with the superb Tyrrell, taking two excellent second places behind his leader at Paul Ricard and the N?rburgring before posting his first (and only) Grand Prix win in the US GP.

The 1972 Formula 1 season was more difficult, perhaps not helped by Stewart's illness, and Cevert finished in the points on only three occasions. He also drove quite regularly in other formulae, dovetailing appearances in John Coombs' Elf-backed March in F2 with a full Can-Am programme (which saw a win at Donnybrooke) and a one-off drive at Le Mans, where he took a splendid second place for Matra with Howden Ganley. Tyrrell were back at their best in 1973. Stewart, already intending to retire after one last season, used all his considerable gifts to take a third World Championship with Fran?ois right behind him, the apprentice having matured to the point that he could now be the faster man on occasion. Certainly it was felt that Cevert could have taken the German GP if he had so chosen, but in the event he had to be content with no fewer than five second-place finishes before that fateful day at Watkins Glen in October when, attempting to take pole position, he lost control of his car on a bumpy part of the track, the Tyrrell being hurled into the barriers with such ferocity that Fran?ois stood no chance of survival. France's most likely World Champion was gone, and Ken Tyrrell had lost the man who could perhaps have kept his team at the pinnacle in the post-Stewart era.

(c) 'Who is Who' by Steve Small, 2000

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