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Ги Лижье

Ligier, Guy

Ги Лижье / Ligier, Guy

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

Родился:

12.07.1930

Виши

Умер:

23.08.2015

Невер

Сезонов в Ф1:

2

Лет в Ф1:

2

Гран При:

13

Старты:

12*

*не стартовал:

1

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Лучший финиш:

8

Лучший старт:

11

Дубли:

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Круги:

613

лидирования:

Километры:

3540.94

лидирования:

Очки:

1

за один сезон:

1

подряд:

Ф1: 1966-1967

Ги Лижье / Ligier, Guy - 1966-1967

24 часа Ле-Мана: 1964-1973

Targa Florio: 1966-1967

Чемпионат Европы Ф2: 1968

Год

Команда

Шасси

1966Guy LigierCooper T81
Cooper T81
1967Guy LigierBrabham BT20
Cooper T81
Cooper T81

This uncompromising character came late onto the motor racing scene after a distinguished rugby career. A close friend and business partner of Jo Schlesser, he began racing in 1965 with a Porsche Carrera, then moving into endurance racing with a Porsche 904GT. Ligier competed in Formula 2 in 1964 and gained some minor success in a Brabham BT10, with fifth in the Pergusa GP and sixth places at both Albi and Montlh?ry. In 1965 he raced a Ford GT, winning the sports and GT race at Albi, but achieving little of note elsewhere.

Taking delivery of a Cooper-Maserati, he joined the Grand Prix circus in 1966, but his season ended early, Ligier sustaining a smashed knee-cap after crashing in practice for the German GP. Undaunted, he returned in 1967, eventually replacing the Cooper with a more competitive Brabham, and scoring his only championship point at the N?rburgring. He did record a major success in sports cars that year, however, winning the Reims 12 Hours in a Ford GT40 with Schlesser.

In 1968 Guy returned to Formula 2 but, disillusioned after Schlesser's death at Rouen, he quit in mid-season, only to return the following year with the ex-Alan Mann Escort, before building a prototype sports car which he successfully debuted in 1970. This sports car programme eventually led to a Formula 1 machine being built for 1976 and, though the Ligier team often failed to make the most of their resources, the blue cars were a constant presence on the grid until the end of 1996, even though Ligier himself had sold most of his shareholding in 1992-93.

In 1997 Ligier finally disposed of the remaining 18 per cent of his interest in the team to Flavio Briatore for what amounted to a knock-down price. When the Italian subsequently sold the team on for a handsome profit, the unhappy founder was left contemplating recourse to the courts in an attempt to gain fairer compensation.

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

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