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Driver

Patrick Tambay

 
Include non-championship races

Details
Date of BirthSaturday 25 June 1949
Born
Paris
France
F1 Career
Active Years1977–1979, 1981–1986
Races Contested123
Average ClassificationMedian: 6, Mean: 6.25 (Standard deviation: 2.99)
Average Qualifying PositionMedian: 12, Mean: 11.73 (Standard deviation: 6.37)
Fastest Laps2
Average Fastest Lap PositionMedian: 10, Mean: 10.27 (Standard deviation: 5.91)
Races Led9
Laps Led195
Race Distance Led962 km
Debut1977 French GP
Maiden Win1982 German GP
Last Race1986 Australian GP
Championships
Drivers' Championship
1977 – 17th 
(5 points)
1978 – 14th 
(8 points)
1979 – not classified
1981 – 18th 
(1 point)
1982 – 7th 
(25 points)
1983 – 4th 
(40 points)
1984 – 11th 
(11 points)
1985 – 12th 
(11 points)
1986 – 15th 
(2 points)
Constructors' Championship
1977 – 10th ( Ensign / Ford
(scored 5 of 10 points, 50%)
1978 – 8th ( McLaren / Ford
(scored 7 of 15 points, 47%)
1979 – not classified
1981 – 12th ( Theodore / Ford
(scored 1 point, 100%)
1982 – 1st ( Ferrari / Ferrari
(scored 25 of 74 points, 34%)
1983 – 1st ( Ferrari / Ferrari
(scored 40 of 89 points, 45%)
1984 – 5th ( Renault / Renault
(scored 11 of 34 points, 32%)
1985 – 7th ( Renault / Renault
(scored 11 of 16 points, 69%)
1986 – 8th ( Lola / Ford
(scored 2 of 6 points, 33%)
Records
Records Held Today1. Most 27th Place Qualifications in a Season (1) – set at 1986 French GP
Records Held At Retirement1. Most 4th Place Finishes in a Season (4) – set at 1986 French GP,
2. Most 10th Place Finishes in a Season (3) – set at 1986 French GP,
3. Most 16th Place Qualifications in a Season (4) – set at 1986 French GP,
4. Most 27th Place Qualifications in a Season (1) – set at 1986 French GP
Records Ever Broken1. Most 10th Place Finishes in a Season (3) – set at 1981 US West GP,
2. Most 10th Place Finishes in a Season (3) – set at 1982 Dutch GP,
3. Most 16th Place Qualifications in a Season (4) – set at 1982 Dutch GP,
4. Most 4th Place Finishes in a Season (4) – set at 1985 Australian GP,
5. Most 10th Place Finishes in a Season (3) – set at 1985 Australian GP,
6. Most 16th Place Qualifications in a Season (4) – set at 1985 Australian GP,
7. Most 27th Place Qualifications in a Season (1) – set at 1985 Australian GP,
8. Most 4th Place Finishes in a Season (4) – set at 1986 French GP,
9. Most 10th Place Finishes in a Season (3) – set at 1986 French GP,
10. Most 16th Place Qualifications in a Season (4) – set at 1986 French GP,
11. Most 27th Place Qualifications in a Season (1) – set at 1986 French GP

Partners
Team MateRacesYears
 Larry Perkins
1
1977
 James Hunt
15
1978
 Bruno Giacomelli
4
1978
 John Watson
15
1979
 Jacques Laffite
8
1981
 Didier Pironi
4
1982
 Mario Andretti
2
1982
 René Arnoux
15
1983
 Derek Warwick
31
1984–1985
 Philippe Streiff
1
1984
 François Hesnault
1
1985
 Alan Jones
15
1986
Team RacesYears
Surtees
1
1977
Theodore
15
1977, 1981
McLaren
30
1978–1979
Ligier
8
1981
Ferrari
23
1982–1983
Renault
31
1984–1985
Haas Lola
15
1986
Car ManufacturerRacesYears
Surtees
1
1977
Ensign
8
1977
McLaren
30
1978–1979
Theodore
7
1981
Ligier
8
1981
Ferrari
23
1982–1983
Renault
31
1984–1985
Lola
15
1986
Engine ManufacturerRacesYears
Ford
58
1977–1979, 1981, 1986
Matra
8
1981
Ferrari
23
1982–1983
Renault
31
1984–1985
Hart
3
1986
Tyre ManufacturerRacesYears
Goodyear
92
1977–1979, 1982–1983, 1985–1986
Michelin
31
1981, 1984
Lubricant ManufacturerRacesYears
Castrol
16
1977, 1979
Havoline
3
1978
Texaco
12
1978
Valvoline
7
1981
Elf
39
1981, 1984–1985
Agip
23
1982–1983
BP
15
1986
EntrantRacesYears
Team Surtees
1
1977
Theodore Racing Hong Kong
8
1977
Marlboro Team McLaren
29
1978–1979
Lowenbrau Team McLaren
1
1979
Theodore Racing Team
7
1981
Equipe Talbot Gitanes
8
1981
Scuderia Ferrari SpA SEFAC
23
1982–1983
Equipe Renault Elf
31
1984–1985
Team Haas (USA) Ltd
15
1986
Chassis DesignerRacesYears
John Surtees
1
1977
Ken Sears
1
1977
Dave Baldwin
8
1977
John Baldwin
23
1977, 1986
Gordon Coppuck
30
1978–1979
Tony Southgate
7
1981
Gerard Ducarouge
8
1981
Michel Beaujon
8
1981
Harvey Postlethwaite
23
1982–1983
Mauro Forghieri
23
1982–1983
Bernard Dudot
31
1984–1985
Michel Tetu
16
1984
Jean-Claude Migeot
31
1984–1985
Jean-Marc d'Adda
15
1985
Neil Oatley
15
1986
Ross Brawn
15
1986
Car ModelRacesYears
Surtees TS19
1
1977
Ensign N177
8
1977
McLaren M26
17
1978–1979
McLaren M28
8
1979
McLaren M28B
1
1979
McLaren M28C
2
1979
McLaren M29
2
1979
Theodore TY01
7
1981
Ligier JS17
8
1981
Ferrari 126C2
8
1982
Ferrari 126C2B
8
1983
Ferrari 126C3
7
1983
Renault RE50
16
1984
Renault RE60
6
1985
Renault RE60B
9
1985
Lola THL-1
3
1986
Lola THL-2
12
1986
Car NumberRacesYears
Car 18
1
1977
Car 23
8
1977
Car 8
30
1978–1979
Car 33
7
1981
Car 25
8
1981
Car 27
23
1982–1983
Car 15
31
1984–1985
Car 16
15
1986
Team SponsorRacesYears
Chesterfield
15
1978
Marlboro
29
1978–1979
Texaco
15
1978
Castrol
14
1979
Champion
37
1979, 1981, 1985
Goodyear
52
1979, 1982–1983, 1985
Lowenbrau
1
1979
Koni
23
1981–1982
Michelin
7
1981
Valvoline
7
1981
Santa Monica
1
1981
Hi-Line
2
1981
Euro Hi-Fi Video
1
1981
Moulin Rouge
1
1981
FACOM
23
1981, 1985
Ferodo
16
1981–1982
Gitanes
8
1981
JET
8
1981
Magneti Marelli
31
1981–1982, 1985
Matra
8
1981
Nitrolac
8
1981
SKF
16
1981–1982
Talbot
8
1981
Valeo
8
1981
Agip
23
1982–1983
Arexons
8
1982
Brembo
8
1982
Fiat
23
1982–1983
Longines
38
1982–1983, 1985
Olivetti
8
1982
Personal
8
1982
Pininfarina
8
1982
Speedline
23
1982–1983
Elf
31
1984–1985
Europcar
15
1985
Beatrice
15
1986
BP
15
1986

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