Jean-Pierre Jabouille

Thursday 1st October 1942

Born on this day, Jean-Pierre Jabouille who secured his place in the history books when he scored the first win by a turbocharged car at the 1979 French Grand Prix. That it was in a Renault only served to cap a great day for France. It was the first of two F1 wins in 49 starts – those were to be the Frenchman’s only podium finishes – but a broken leg in a crash at the 1980 Canadian Grand Prix all but ended his career.

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