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Янник Дальмас

Dalmas, Yannick

Янник Дальмас / Dalmas, Yannick

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

Родился:

28.07.1961

Ле-Боссе, Тулон

Сезонов в Ф1:

5

Лет в Ф1:

8

Гран При:

49

Старты:

23*

*не стартовал:

27

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Лучший финиш:

5

Лучший старт:

15

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Круги:

1157

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Километры:

5166.92

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Ф1: 1987-1994

Янник Дальмас / Dalmas, Yannick - 1987-1994

24 часа Ле-Мана: 1991-2002

Год

Команда

Шасси

1987Larrousse CalmelsLola LC87
Lola LC87
1988Larrousse CalmelsLola LC88
Lola LC88
1989Automobiles Gonfaronaises SportivesAGS JH23B
AGS JH24
Larrousse CalmelsLola LC88B
Equipe LarrousseLola LC89
Lola LC89
1990Automobiles Gonfaronaises SportivesAGS JH24
AGS JH25
AGS JH25
1994Tourtel Larrousse F1Larrousse LH94
Larrousse LH94

French F3 in the mid-eighties must have been bewildering. Potential World Champions were two a penny, as the conveyor-belt churned out hot-shots one after another: the Fert? brothers, Grouillard, Raphanel, Alesi, Bernard, Troll?, Comas - and Dalmas.

The reigning French Formule Renault champion, Yannick took the number two seat to Raphanel in the all-conquering ORECA F5 team for 1985 and duly finished second in the championship. Next year it was his turn to lead the team and he won six of the 11 races, impressing all watchers with his flair and speed.

Moving up to F3000 for 1987, his machinery did not always work as well as one would expect, but when things were right he flew. Victories at Pau and in the final round at Jarama brought him into a slightly disappointing fifth place in the championship, but for Dalmas it mattered little. He had already been given his Grand Prix chance by Larrousse in Mexico, and a fifth place (no points scored being a non-regular driver) in Australia at season's end made his place in the F1 team for 1988 a formality.

The year was a personal disaster. Early-season shunts blunted his confidence and then what appeared to be an ear problem that sidelined him towards the end of the season turned out to be a life-threatening bout of Legionnaires' disease.

He returned to the Larrousse equipe for 1989, but a string of non-qualifications led to his leaving the team in mid-season in favour of Alboreto. Taking up a seat at AGS merely hastened his depressing slide and, while he did manage to qualify the car on occasion in 1990, it must have been a great relief when Peugeot offered him the chance to re-establish his career with a place in their sports car team. Paired with Rosberg, he won two races (Magny Cours and Mexico City) and in 1992 he shared the World Sports Car Drivers' title with Derek Warwick after winning at Le Mans, Silverstone and Fuji, also finishing second at Monza and Donington.

With Peugeot competing only at Le Mans in 1993 (where Yannick finished second with Boutsen and Fabi), he drove a Peugeot 405 in the French Supertourisme series, and he continued in 1994, taking fourth overall in the final standings. Undoubtedly the highlight of his year was a second Le Mans win (with Baldi and Haywood for Porsche), for his subsequent brief Grand Prix reappearance for Larrousse passed almost unnoticed.

Yannick scored a third Le Mans win in 1995 with a McLaren F1 GTR, but concentrated on his drive in the DTM/ITC series with the Opel Joest team. His two seasons in this category brought little reward, however, the frustrated driver dissatisfied with his equipment.

The 1997 season started with a win in a Ferrari 333SP at Sebring and Dalmas was then delighted to sign for Porsche to race their 911 GT1 prototype. He quickly became the cornerstone of the team's efforts, with his serious and professional approach much admired by all his co-drivers. He formed a particularly strong driver pairing with Allan McNish in 1998 when the Porsche was bettered only by the works Mercedes CLKs. The company's withdrawal from competition in 1999 left Dalmas without a regular drive but he was quickly snapped up by BMW Motorsport, enabling him to notch up a fourth Le Mans win with Pierluigi Martini and Jo Winkelhock in the BMW V12 LMR.

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

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