Gerard Larousse

Birthday : 1940-05-23

Biography Gérard Larousse

Gérard Larrousse (born May 23, 1940) is a former sports car racing and Formula One driver who was born in Lyon, France

Gérard Larousse participated in two Grands Prix, debuting on May 12, 1974, scoring no championship points. He drove Brabham BT42s for Scuderia Finotto.

Gérard Larrousse dove a Porsche 908/2 at the Nürburgring in 1970. He  won the French Rally chanpionship with an Alpine A110 before focusing on closed track racing.

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Gerard Larousse

In a team with Vic Elford in 1971, Larrousse won the 12 Hours of Sebring with a Porsche 917K and the 1000km Nürburgring in a Porsche 908/03. He would follow this with victory at the 24 Hours of Le Mans in 1973 and 1974 alongside Henri Pescarolo for Matra-Simca.

After his active racing career as a pilot, he moved into racing management. Ultimately, Gerard Larrousse managed the original factory Renault Formula One team during its final days as a full fledged factory team in 1984/5 (the current Renault F1 team was created when the company purchased the Benetton Formula team in 2001). Gerard Larrousse also shared ownership of a Formula One team with various partners, and under various names, from 1987 to 1994.