Philippe Streiff

Philippe Streiff (26 June 1955 – 23 December 2022) was a French racing driver. He participated in 55 Formula One Grands Prix, debuting on 21 October 1984. He achieved one podium, and scored a total of 11 championship points.

Philippe Streiff
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Streiff in 2014
Born(1955-06-26)26 June 1955
La Tronche, Isère, France
Died23 December 2022(2022-12-23) (aged 67)
Formula One World Championship career
NationalityFrench
Active years19841988
TeamsRenault, Ligier, Tyrrell, AGS
Entries55 (53 starts)
Championships0
Wins0
Podiums1
Career points11
Pole positions0
Fastest laps0
First entry1984 Portuguese Grand Prix
Last entry1989 Brazilian Grand Prix

A pre-season testing crash at the Jacarepaguá circuit in Rio de Janeiro in 1989 with AGS[1] left him a quadriplegic and thus using a wheelchair, with the quality of the care he received in the aftermath having been called into question,[2] even if the accident itself was so serious the roll-bar broke on impact.[3]

Streiff organised the Masters Karting Paris Bercy.

In early 1994, Streiff made a bid to purchase Ligier in partnership with Hughes de Chaunac.[4] The bid had the support of the similarly Renault-powered Williams F1 team, who intended to turn Ligier into a 'junior' team. The bid was unsuccessful.

Belgian Luc Costermans, who had broken the World blind road speed record in late 2008, dedicated his record to Streiff.[5][6]

Streiff died on 23 December 2022, at the age of 67.[7]

Racing recordEdit

Career summaryEdit

Season Series Team Races Wins Poles F/Laps Podiums Points Position
1978 Championnat de France Formula Renault Ecurie Motul Nogaro 14 1 0 1 6 101 5th
24 Hours of Le Mans Team Pronuptia 1 0 0 0 0 N/A NC
1979 European Formula Three Ecurie Motul Nogaro 7 0 0 0 0 0 13th
French Formula Three ? ? ? ? ? 28 2nd
1980 European Formula Three Ecurie Motul Nogaro 11 1 1 0 2 18 6th
French Formula Three 2 1 0 0 2 57 3rd
1981 European Formula Three Ecurie Motul Nogaro 13 0 0 1 5 36 4th
French Formula Three 5 2 3 2 4 99 1st
Japanese Formula Two 1 0 0 0 0 0 NC
24 Hours of Le Mans Jean Rondeau 1 0 0 0 1 N/A 2nd
1982 European Formula Two Motul GPA 13 0 0 0 2 22 6th
1983 European Formula Two Écurie Armagnac Bigorre 11 0 0 0 4 25 4th
24 Hours of Le Mans Ford France 1 0 0 0 0 N/A DNF
1984 European Formula Two AGS 11 1 0 0 4 27 4th
Formula One Equipe Renault Elf 1 0 0 0 0 0 NC
24 Hours of Le Mans Skoal Bandit Porsche Team 1 0 0 0 1 N/A 3rd
John Fitzpatrick Racing
1985 International Formula 3000 AGS 10 0 0 0 1 12 8th
Lola Motorsport 1 0 0 0 0
Formula One Équipe Ligier Gitanes 4 0 0 0 1 4 15th
Tyrrell Racing Organisation 1 0 0 0 0
1986 Formula One Data General Team Tyrrell 16 0 0 0 0 3 14th
1987 Formula One Data General Team Tyrrell 16 0 0 0 0 4 15th
World Touring Car Championship Eggenberger Motorsport 1 0 0 0 0 0 NC
1988 Formula One AGS 15 0 0 0 0 0 NC
World Sportscar Championship Blaupunkt-Joest Racing 2 0 0 0 0 20 37th
Team Sauber Mercedes

Complete 24 Hours of Le Mans resultsEdit

Year Team Co-drivers Car Class Laps Pos. Class
pos.
1978   Team Pronuptia   Michel Elkoubi
  Pierre Yver
Lola T296-Cosworth Gr.6
S 2.0
232 NC NC
1981   Jean Rondeau   Jacky Haran
  Jean-Louis Schlesser
Rondeau M379C-Cosworth GTP
(3.0)
341 2nd 1st
1983   Ford France   Jean-Pierre Jaussaud Rondeau M482-Ford Cosworth C 12 DNF DNF
1984   Skoal Bandit Porsche Team
  John Fitzpatrick Racing
  David Hobbs
  Sarel van der Merwe
Porsche 956 C1 351 3rd 3rd

Complete European Formula Three 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 12 13 14 15 Total Points
1980 Ecurie Motul Nogaro NÜR
7
OST
NC
ZOL
22
MAG
4
ZAN
8
LCA
7
MUG MIS
Ret
KNU
5
SIL
DNA
JAR
9
KAC
3
ZOL
1
6th 18
1981 Ecurie Motul Nogaro VAL
DNQ
NÜR
Ret
DON
9
OST
6
ZOL
2
MAG
4
LCA
4
ZAN
3
SIL
DNA
CET
5
MIS
4
KNU
3
JAR
Ret
IMO
2
MUG
3
4th 36

Complete European Formula Two Championship resultsEdit

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

Year Entrant Chassis Engine 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 Pos Pts
1982 Motul GPA AGS BMW SIL
10
HOC
Ret
THR
5
NÜR
Ret
MUG
Ret
VAL
2
PAU
Ret
SPA
4
HOC
Ret
DON
5
MAN
2
PER
4
MIS
Ret
6th 22
1983 Écurie Armagnac Bigorre AGS BMW SIL
5
THR
8
HOC
Ret
NÜR VAL
5
PAU
8
JAR
4
DON
3
MIS
Ret
PER
2
ZOL
3
MUG
3
4th 25
1984 AGS AGS BMW SIL
Ret
HOC
5
THR
3
VAL
Ret
MUG
11
PAU
2
HOC
Ret
MIS
2
PER
Ret
DON
7
BRH
1
4th 27

Complete International Formula 3000 Championship resultsEdit

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

Year Entrant Chassis Engine 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 Pos. Pts
1985 Automobiles Gonfaronnaises Sportives AGS JH20 Cosworth SIL
Ret
THR
Ret
EST
10
NÜR VAL
5
PAU
5
SPA
Ret
DIJ
9
ÖST
5
ZAN
3
DON
5
8th 12
Lola Motorsport Lola T950 Cosworth PER
Ret

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
1984 Equipe Renault Elf Renault RE50 Renault V6 BRA RSA BEL SMR FRA MON CAN DET DAL GBR GER AUT NED ITA EUR POR
Ret
NC 0
1985 Équipe Ligier Gitanes Ligier JS25 Renault V6 BRA POR SMR MON CAN DET FRA GBR GER AUT NED ITA
10
BEL
9
EUR
8
AUS
3
15th 4
Tyrrell Racing Organisation Tyrrell 014 RSA
Ret
1986 Data General Team Tyrrell Tyrrell 014 Renault V6 BRA
7
ESP
Ret
SMR
Ret
CAN
11
14th 3
Tyrrell 015 MON
11
BEL
12
DET
9
FRA
Ret
GBR
6
GER
Ret
HUN
8
AUT
Ret
ITA
9
POR
Ret
MEX
Ret
AUS
5
1987 Data General Team Tyrrell Tyrrell DG016 Cosworth V8 BRA
11
SMR
8
BEL
9
MON
Ret
DET
14
FRA
6
GBR
Ret
GER
4
HUN
9
AUT
Ret
ITA
12
POR
12
ESP
7
MEX
8
JPN
12
AUS
Ret
15th 4
1988 Automobiles Gonfaronnaises Sportives AGS JH23 Cosworth V8 BRA
Ret
SMR
10
MON
DNS
MEX
12
CAN
Ret
DET
Ret
FRA
Ret
GBR
Ret
GER
Ret
HUN
Ret
BEL
10
ITA
Ret
POR
9
ESP
Ret
JPN
8
AUS
11
NC 0
1989 Automobiles Gonfaronnaises Sportives AGS JH23B Cosworth V8 BRA
DNA
SMR MON MEX USA CAN FRA GBR GER HUN BEL ITA POR ESP JPN AUS NC 0
Source:[8]

Notes and referencesEdit

  1. ^ https://www.motorsportmagazine.com/archive/article/may-1989/7/around-and-about-may-1989?v=7516fd43adaa
  2. ^ Autosport+ (subscription required)
  3. ^ Philippe Streiff test accident
  4. ^ "The remarkable story of Philippe Streiff". 24 February 2014. Retrieved 24 January 2019.
  5. ^ "Görme Engelli Sürücüden Yeni Bir Hız Rekoru". Zaman Gazetesi. Archived from the original on 16 October 2008.
  6. ^ "Blind Belgian breaks speed record". BBC News. 11 October 2008. Retrieved 22 May 2010.
  7. ^ Van Vliet, Pierre (23 December 2022). "Décès de Philippe Streiff". L'auto-journal. Retrieved 23 December 2022.
  8. ^ Small, Steve (1994). The Guinness Complete Grand Prix Who's Who. Guinness. p. 364. ISBN 0851127029.

External linksEdit

Sporting positions
Preceded by French Formula Three
Champion

1981
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