Guy Ligier died at 85

Guy Ligier died at the age of 85. He is a motorsport figure who has passed away.

Published on 23/08/2015 à 22:17

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Guy Ligier died at 85

Guy Ligier died this Sunday August 23 at the age of 85. This great name will leave behind a profound mark in the history of French motorsport. Born in Vichy (Allier) on July 12, 1930, it was as a racing driver that he took his first steps in competition.

After having tried car and rally, Guy Ligier participated in 12 Grands Prix F1 with his best result being a sixth place at the 1967 German GP. He also took part eight times in the 24 Hours of Le Mans.

But it was as team director that he made his career by launching his team of the same name which remained in F1 for around twenty years, from 1976 to 1996. It was notably with Ligier that Olivier Panis won the 1996 Monaco GP, even though the founder had already sold his team. The structure was finally bought by Alain Prost to found Prost GP.

Its name was recently brought back to light by Jacques Nicolet who launched a series of prototypes, including the JS P2 which is currently shining in WEC and the 24 Hours of Le Mans.

The AUTOhebdo editorial staff presents its sincere condolences to the loved ones and family of Guy Ligier.

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