Didier Pironi

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Birthday
26, 1952
Birthplace
France
Death Date
Aug 23, 1987 (35)
Birth Sign
Aries
Birthday
26, 1952
Birthplace
France
Death Date
Aug 23, 1987 (35)

About

He competed in 72 Formula One races during a career that was highlighted by winning the 1978 24 Hours of Le Mans.

Before Fame

He studied engineering as a youth, and became serious about racing after attending the Paul Ricard driving school.

Trivia

He competed in Formula One for four years, winning his first race in 1980 at the Belgian Grand Prix.

Family Life

Just weeks after his death in a boating accident, his girlfriend, Catherine Goux, gave birth to his twin sons.

Associated With

He was personally recruited to the Ferrari racing team by Enzo Ferrari.