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Jean-Marc Gounon (born 1 January 1963) is a French racing driver. He raced in Formula One in 1993 and 1994, participating in a total of 9 Grands Prix and scoring no championship points.

Jean-Marc Gounon
Born (1963-01-01) 1 January 1963 (age 56)
Aubenas, Ardèche, France
Formula One World Championship career
NationalityFrance French
Active years19931994
TeamsMinardi, Simtek
Entries9
Championships0
Wins0
Podiums0
Career points0
Pole positions0
Fastest laps0
First entry1993 Japanese Grand Prix
Last entry1994 Portuguese Grand Prix

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CareerEdit

After winning the French Formula 3 Championship in 1989, Gounon moved into International Formula 3000 in 1990. He was the only man to win F3000 races in a non-Reynard in 1991 and 1992, in a RALT and Lola respectively. He also became known for his quick starts, and might have had another win at Enna in 1991, but was controversially adjudged to have jumped the start in the era before electronic detection.

In 1993 Gounon bought a two-race deal with Minardi after Christian Fittipaldi was dropped but he finished neither race, being withdrawn at Suzuka and spinning off in the season-closer, Adelaide's 1993 Australian Grand Prix.

The next year Gounon benefited from Andrea Montermini having broken his leg, and finished 9th for Simtek at his home race, France (Simtek's joint best ever result). He raced in seven grands prix that season and qualified for all of them, being finally replaced after the Portuguese Grand Prix by the better-funded Domenico Schiattarella, ending his F1 career.

Later in his career he went on to drive sports cars.

Racing recordEdit

Complete International Formula 3000 resultsEdit

(key) (Races in bold indicate pole position; races in italics indicate fastest lap.)

Year Entrant 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 DC Points
1990 Madgwick International DON
Ret
SIL
13
PAU
DNQ
JER
Ret
MNZ
Ret
PER
DSQ
HOC
3
BRH
6
BIR
4
BUG
4
NOG
Ret
9th 11
1991 3001 International VAL
DNQ
PAU
1
JER
6
MUG
10
PER
6
HOC
5
BRH
Ret
SPA
7
BUG
Ret
NOG
Ret
6th 13
1992 DAMS SIL
4
PAU
Ret
CAT
Ret
PER
Ret
HOC
Ret
NÜR
6
SPA
9
ALB
16†
NOG
2
MAG
1
7th 19

† Driver did not finish, but was classified as he had completed more than 90% of the race distance.

Complete Formula One resultsEdit

(key)

Year Entrant Chassis Engine 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 WDC Points
1993 Minardi Team Minardi M193 Ford V8 RSA BRA EUR SMR ESP MON CAN FRA GBR GER HUN BEL ITA POR JPN
Ret
AUS
Ret
NC 0
1994 MTV Simtek Ford Simtek S941 Ford V8 BRA PAC SMR MON ESP CAN FRA
9
GBR
16
GER
Ret
HUN
Ret
BEL
11
ITA
Ret
POR
15
EUR JPN AUS NC 0

24 Hours of Le Mans resultsEdit

Year Team Co-Drivers Car Class Laps Pos. Class
Pos.
1995   Venturi Automobiles   Paul Belmondo
  Arnaud Trévisiol
Venturi 600LM GT1 193 NC NC
1996   Ennea SRL Igol   Éric Bernard
  Paul Belmondo
Ferrari F40 GTE GT1 40 DNF DNF
1997   Gulf Team Davidoff
  GTC Racing
  Pierre-Henri Raphanel
  Anders Olofsson
McLaren F1 GTR GT1 360 2nd 1st
1998   AMG-Mercedes   Ricardo Zonta
  Christophe Bouchut
Mercedes-Benz CLK-LM GT1 31 DNF DNF
1999   AMG-Mercedes   Marcel Tiemann
  Mark Webber
Mercedes-Benz CLR LMGTP 0 DNS DNS
2000   Thomas Bscher Promotion
  David Price Racing
  Thomas Bscher
  Geoff Lees
BMW V12 LM LMP900 180 DNF DNF
2003   Courage Compétition   Jonathan Cochet
  Stéphan Grégoire
Courage C60-Judd LMP900 360 7th 5th
2004   Courage Compétition   Alexander Frei
  Sam Hancock
Courage C65-JPX LMP2 127 DNF DNF
2005   Audi PlayStation Team Oreca   Franck Montagny
  Stéphane Ortelli
Audi R8 LMP1 362 4th 4th
2006   Courage Compétition   Shinji Nakano
  Haruki Kurosawa
Courage LC70-Mugen LMP1 35 DNF DNF
2007   Courage Compétition   Guillaume Moreau
  Stefan Johansson
Courage LC70-AER LMP1 175 DNF DNF
2008   Epsilon Euskadi   Shinji Nakano
  Stefan Johansson
Epsilon Euskadi ee1-Judd LMP1 158 DNF DNF

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