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Driver

René Arnoux

 
Include non-championship races

Details
Date of BirthSunday 4 July 1948
Born
Pontcharra
nr. Grenoble
France
F1 Career
Active Years1978–1989
Races Contested164
Average ClassificationMedian: 6, Mean: 6.90 (Standard deviation: 4.33)
Average Qualifying PositionMedian: 11, Mean: 12.07 (Standard deviation: 8.84)
Fastest Laps12
Average Fastest Lap PositionMedian: 11, Mean: 11.28 (Standard deviation: 7.37)
Races Led25
Laps Led506
Race Distance Led2565 km
Debut1978 South African GP
Maiden Win1980 Brazilian GP
Last Race1989 Australian GP
Championships
Drivers' Championship
1978 – not classified
1979 – 8th 
(17 points)
1980 – 6th 
(29 points)
1981 – 9th 
(11 points)
1982 – 6th 
(28 points)
1983 – 3rd 
(49 points)
1984 – 6th 
(27 points)
1985 – 17th 
(3 points)
1986 – 10th 
(14 points)
1987 – 19th 
(1 point)
1988 – not classified
1989 – 23rd 
(2 points)
Constructors' Championship
1978 – not classified
1979 – 6th ( Renault / Renault
(scored 17 of 26 points, 65%)
1980 – 4th ( Renault / Renault
(scored 29 of 38 points, 76%)
1981 – 3rd ( Renault / Renault
(scored 11 of 54 points, 20%)
1982 – 3rd ( Renault / Renault
(scored 28 of 62 points, 45%)
1983 – 1st ( Ferrari / Ferrari
(scored 49 of 89 points, 55%)
1984 – 2nd ( Ferrari / Ferrari
(scored 27 of 57.5 points, 47%)
1985 – 2nd ( Ferrari / Ferrari
(scored 3 of 82 points, 4%)
1986 – 5th ( Ligier / Renault
(scored 14 of 29 points, 48%)
1987 – 11th ( Ligier / Megatron
(scored 1 point, 100%)
1988 – not classified
1989 – 14th ( Ligier / Ford
(scored 2 of 3 points, 67%)
Records
Records Held TodayNone
Records Held At Retirement1. Most Consecutive 4th Place Finishes (2) – set at 1987 San Marino GP
Records Ever Broken1. Most 9th Place Finishes in a Season (3) – set at 1978 United States GP,
2. Most 9th Place Finishes (10) – set at 1983 European GP,
3. Most 9th Place Finishes (11) – set at 1984 Portuguese GP,
4. Most 9th Place Finishes (11) – set at 1986 Brazilian GP,
5. Most Consecutive 6th Place Finishes (2) – set at 1986 Brazilian GP,
6. Most 9th Place Finishes (11) – set at 1987 San Marino GP,
7. Most Consecutive 4th Place Finishes (2) – set at 1987 San Marino GP

Partners
Team MateRacesYears
 Beppe Gabbiani
2
1978
 Jean-Pierre Jabouille
28
1979–1980
 Alain Prost
31
1981–1982
 Patrick Tambay
15
1983
 Michele Alboreto
17
1984–1985
 Jacques Laffite
9
1986
 Philippe Alliot
7
1986
 Piercarlo Ghinzani
15
1987
 Stefan Johansson
16
1988
 Olivier Grouillard
16
1989
Team RacesYears
Martini
7
1978
Surtees
2
1978
Renault
60
1979–1982
Ferrari
32
1983–1985
Ligier
63
1986–1989
Car ManufacturerRacesYears
Martini
7
1978
Surtees
2
1978
Renault
60
1979–1982
Ferrari
32
1983–1985
Ligier
63
1986–1989
Engine ManufacturerRacesYears
Ford
25
1978, 1989
Renault
76
1979–1982, 1986
Ferrari
32
1983–1985
Megatron
15
1987
Judd
16
1988
Tyre ManufacturerRacesYears
Goodyear
88
1978, 1983–1985, 1987–1989
Michelin
60
1979–1982
Pirelli
16
1986
Lubricant ManufacturerRacesYears
Elf
83
1978–1982, 1986
Agip
32
1983–1985
Castrol
15
1987
Valvoline
16
1988
Antar
16
1989
EntrantRacesYears
Automobiles Martini
7
1978
Team Surtees
2
1978
Equipe Renault Elf
60
1979–1982
Scuderia Ferrari SpA SEFAC
32
1983–1985
Equipe Ligier
16
1986
Ligier Loto
47
1987–1989
Chassis DesignerRacesYears
Renato Martini
7
1978
John Surtees
2
1978
Ken Sears
2
1978
François Castaing
60
1979–1982
André de Cortanze
7
1979
Marcel Hubert
60
1979–1982
Michel Tetu
100
1979–1982, 1986–1988
Harvey Postlethwaite
32
1983–1985
Mauro Forghieri
31
1983–1984
Jean-Claude Migeot
1
1985
Claude Gallopin
47
1986–1987, 1989
Henri Durand
31
1986–1987
Michel Beaujon
32
1988–1989
Richard Divila
16
1989
Car ModelRacesYears
Martini MK23
7
1978
Surtees TS20
2
1978
Renault RS01
7
1979
Renault RS10
8
1979
Renault RE20
14
1980
Renault RE20B
5
1981
Renault RE30
10
1981
Renault RE30B
16
1982
Ferrari 126C2B
8
1983
Ferrari 126C3
7
1983
Ferrari 126C4
16
1984
Ferrari 156/85
1
1985
Ligier JS27
16
1986
Ligier JS29B
4
1987
Ligier JS29C
11
1987
Ligier JS31
16
1988
Ligier JS33
16
1989
Car NumberRacesYears
Car 31
7
1978
Car 18
2
1978
Car 16
60
1979–1982
Car 28
32
1983–1985
Car 25
63
1986–1989
Team SponsorRacesYears
Goodyear
39
1978, 1983–1985
Martini
7
1978
RMO
22
1978–1979
Silver Match
7
1978
Champion
47
1979, 1981–1982, 1985
Chausson
15
1979
Elf
60
1979–1982
FACOM
30
1979, 1981
Ferodo
47
1979, 1981–1982, 1985
Koni
16
1979, 1985
Magneti Marelli
47
1979, 1981–1982, 1985
Michelin
46
1979, 1981–1982
RoT
15
1979
Tissot
29
1979–1980
Europcar
31
1981–1982
Longines
47
1981, 1983–1985
Sodicam
31
1981–1982
Agip
32
1983–1985
Fiat
32
1983–1985
Speedline
32
1983–1985
Marlboro
17
1984–1985
Arexons
1
1985
Brembo
1
1985
Gould
1
1985
SKF
1
1985
USAG
1
1985
Weber
1
1985
Gitanes
63
1986–1989
Loto
63
1986–1989
Antar
31
1987, 1989

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