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Pierre-Henri Raphanel (born 27 May 1961 in Algiers, Algeria[1]) is a former French racing driver. He participated in 17 Formula One Grands Prix for Larrousse, Coloni and Rial, debuting on 13 November 1988. He only qualified for one race, the 1989 Monaco Grand Prix, making him the only driver in F1 history whose only race was in the principality.[2]

Pierre-Henri Raphanel
Born (1961-05-27) 27 May 1961 (age 57)
Algiers, Algeria
Formula One World Championship career
NationalityFrance French
Active years19881989
TeamsLarrousse, Coloni, Rial
Entries17 (1 start)
Championships0
Wins0
Podiums0
Career points0
Pole positions0
Fastest laps0
First entry1988 Australian Grand Prix
Last entry1989 Australian Grand Prix

Following his F1 career, he became a factory driver for Toyota, competing in Japan for series such as JTCC and JGTC, for the latter until 2000. After 2006 Raphanel worked as the lead test driver and product specialist for Bugatti[3] and is usually seen demonstrating the Veyron.

Pierre-Henri Raphanel is also the uncle of the French-Algerian driver Julien Gerbi and of the young go-kart driver Arthur Raphanel.

He drove the Bugatti Veyron Super Sport to its maximum speed (431.072 km/h) in Ehra-Lessien in July 2010.

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Racing recordEdit

24 Hours of Le Mans resultsEdit

Year Team Co-Drivers Car Class Laps Pos. Class
Pos.
1986   Primagaz Team Cougar   Yves Courage
  Alain de Cadenet
Cougar C12-Porsche C1 267 18th 11th
1987   Primagaz Competition   Yves Courage
  Hervé Regout
Courage C20-Porsche C1 332 3rd 3rd
1988   Primagaz Competition   Michel Ferté Cougar C20B-Porsche C1 120 DNF DNF
1989   Joest Racing   Frank Jelinski
  Louis Krages
Porsche 962C C1 124 DNF DNF
1990   Toyota Team SARD   Roland Ratzenberger
  Naoki Nagasaka
Toyota 90C-V C1 241 DNF DNF
1991   Peugeot Talbot Sport   Keke Rosberg
  Yannick Dalmas
Peugeot 905 C1 68 DNF DNF
1992   Toyota Team Tom's   Masanori Sekiya
  Kenny Acheson
Toyota TS010 C1 346 2nd 2nd
1993   Toyota Team Tom's   Kenny Acheson
  Andy Wallace
Toyota TS010 C1 212 DNF DNF
1994   Courage Compétition   Lionel Robert
  Pascal Fabre
Courage C32LM-Porsche LMP1
/C90
107 DNF DNF
1995   GTC Gulf Racing   Philippe Alliot
  Lindsay Owen-Jones
McLaren F1 GTR GT1 77 DNF DNF
1996   Gulf Racing
  GTC Racing
  Lindsay Owen-Jones
  David Brabham
McLaren F1 GTR GT1 335 5th 4th
1997   Gulf Team Davidoff
  GTC Racing
  Jean-Marc Gounon
  Anders Olofsson
McLaren F1 GTR GT1 360 2nd 1st
1998   Porsche AG
  Joest Racing
  David Murry
  James Weaver
Porsche LMP1-98 LMP1 218 DNF DNF
2000   Panoz Motorsports   Johnny O'Connell
  Hiroki Katoh
Panoz LMP-1 Roadster-S LMP900 342 5th 5th

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
1988 Larrousse Calmels Lola LC88 Cosworth V8 BRA SMR MON MEX CAN DET FRA GBR GER HUN BEL ITA POR ESP JPN AUS
DNQ
NC 0
1989 Coloni SpA Coloni FC188B Cosworth V8 BRA
DNPQ
SMR
DNPQ
MON
Ret
MEX
DNPQ
USA
DNPQ
NC 0
Coloni C3 CAN
DNPQ
FRA
DNPQ
GBR
DNPQ
GER
DNPQ
HUN
DNPQ
Rial Racing Rial ARC2 BEL
DNQ
ITA
DNQ
POR
DNQ
ESP
DNQ
JPN
DNQ
AUS
DNQ

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ Jenkins, Richard. "The World Championship drivers - Where are they now?". OldRacingCars.com. Retrieved 29 July 2007.
  2. ^ Pierre-Henri Raphanel: Biography
  3. ^ Exclusively Bugatti | The San Diego Union-Tribune

External linksEdit

Sporting positions
Preceded by
Ivan Capelli
Monaco Formula Three
Race Winner

1985
Succeeded by
Yannick Dalmas
Preceded by
Olivier Grouillard
French Formula Three
Champion

1985
Succeeded by
Yannick Dalmas