Энциклопедия Формулы 1:
1950-2017

Rambler's Top100

Гонщики

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

Франция
Франция

Бертран Гашо

Gachot, Bertrand

Бертран Гашо / Gachot, Bertrand

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

Родился:

22.12.1962

Люксембург

Сезонов в Ф1:

6

Лет в Ф1:

7

Гран При:

84

Старты:

47*

*не стартовал:

37

Победы:

подряд:

Подиумы:

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Поул-позиции:

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Первый ряд:

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Быстрые круги:

1

подряд:

Лучший финиш:

5

Лучший старт:

10

Дубли:

Хет-трики:

Лидирование старт/финиш:

Большие шлемы:

Круги:

1793

лидирования:

Километры:

8146.21

лидирования:

Очки:

5

за один сезон:

4

подряд:

2

Ф1: 1989-1995

Бертран Гашо / Gachot, Bertrand - 1989-1995

24 часа Ле-Мана: 1990-1997

CART: 1993

Год

Команда

Шасси

1989Moneytron OnyxOnyx ORE-1
Rial RacingRial ARC2
1990Subaru Coloni RacingColoni FC189B
Coloni FC189C
1991Team 7UP JordanJordan 191
Jordan 191
Larrousse F1Larousse Lola L91
Larousse Lola L91
1992Central Park Venturi LarrousseVenturi Larrousse LC92
Venturi Larrousse LC92
1994Pacific Grand Prix LtdPacific PR01
1995Pacific Grand Prix LtdPacific PR02

A very confident and determined driver, Gachot assiduously built his career to reach his goal of racing in a front-running Formula 1 team, only to throw it away with a moment of madness when an assault on a London taxi-driver after a traffic altercation left him facing imprisonment.

Brilliantly successful in Formula Ford, winning the major British 1600 title in 1985 and the 2000 crown the following year after a torrid battle with Mark Blundell, Bertrand graduated to the British F3 championship with West Surrey Racing for 1987 and emerged as runner-up after another no-holds-barred battle, this time with Johnny Herbert.

A solid 1988 season in F3000 lacked only a win and he finished fifth overall, quickly tying up a deal to race for the newly formed Onyx Grand Prix team in 1989. It was not a happy season for Gachot who, having been overshadowed by the experienced Johansson, found himself replaced by J J Lehto. Taking his sponsorship money to Rial for a couple more unproductive outings, Gachot then plunged into a disastrous 1990 season with the Coloni-Subaru. Then came the big break with Eddie Jordan's fledgling F1 team, whose new Gary Anderson-designed car was a revelation. Suddenly Gachot was really racing and showing his undoubted talent - until his shock incarceration. His drive with Jordan was lost but, undaunted, he bounced back with the struggling Larrousse team. Bertrand's F1 career was on hold in 1993 - although he made a good Indy Car debut at Toronto - while he finalised plans to lead Pacific's Grand Prix challenge in 1994.

Bertrand had worked ceaselessly to help find sponsorship for the team and it must have been doubly hard for him to realise that the PR01 was a substandard car which had no prospects of improvement. Although the sparser grids in 1995 guaranteed that Pacific would at least be starting races, their second Grand Prix challenger proved no great step forward from the first, despite being a totally new design. As the team's financial situation worsened Gachot stood down to allow pay drivers Lavaggi and Del?traz to provide a cash lifeline, but he did return for the last three races to see out the season.

Given Pacific's previous track record of excellence in other formulae, there was plenty of sympathy for their hapless plight, but there is no room for sentiment in F1 and the team followed Simtek into liquidation. For Keith Wiggins and Bertrand Gachot, a dream was over.

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

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