François Chatriot

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François Chatriot
François Chatriot 2018
Nation: FranceFrance France
World Rally Championship (WRC)
First rally: Monte Carlo Rally 1981
Last rally: Rally Corsica 1993
Co-driver: FranceFrance Denis Giraudet
Team: Toyota Castrol Team
Nissan Motorsports Europe
Subaru Rally Team Europe
Bastos Motul BMW
Renault Sport Elf
Société Diac
Vehicle: Toyota Celica Turbo 4WD
Nissan Sunny GTI-R
Subaru Legacy RS
Renault 11 Turbo
Renault 5 Maxi Turbo
Volkswagen Golf GTi
Rallies Victories Podiums WP
22nd - 4th 20th
Points: 107
Status: 09/28/2014

François Chatriot (born January 1, 1952 in Compiègne ) is a former French rally driver .


François Chatriot began his career as a rally driver in 1973 and took part in a round of the World Rally Championship for the first time as a driver at the Monte Carlo Rally in 1981 . In 1982, with his success at the Terre de Provence Rally , he scored his first race win in the French rally championship . At that time Chatriot was already a works driver at Renault and was driving a Renault 5 Turbo . In 1986 he achieved his best result in the World Rally Championship with second place in the Corsica Rally and won the last Tour de France for automobiles in the same year . In the battle for the French rally championship, he was only barely defeated by Didier Auriol .

After Renault ended its factory involvement in rallying after the 1987 season, Chatriot switched to Prodrive in 1988 , where he received a BMW M3 . In this vehicle, he became French rally champion in 1989 and 1990 and was again on the podium with second and third place in the Corsica Rally. In the following year he completed a few races for the World Rally Championship in the Subaru Legacy for Prodrive before he drove the Nissan Sunny GTi-R as a Nissan factory driver from 1992 . However, the vehicle was not competitive and so Nissan withdrew from the World Rally Championship after the season, with which Chatriot also lost his cockpit.

In 1993 Chatriot reached third place again as a guest starter at the Corsica Rally in a Toyota Celica Turbo 4WD and thus achieved his fourth podium finish in the World Rally Championship. In the following year he was victorious in four rallies in the French rally championship and finished the season on the third championship course. In 1995 he won the Andros Trophy . In 1996, in addition to the Monte Carlo Rally, he took part in three rounds of the French Rally Championship in a Peugeot 306 Maxi , including the Corsica Rally. Both of these were not included in the ranking of the World Cup this year. Chatriot then ended his career as a rally driver.

Chatriot now works as a Citroën representative responsible for sporting matters .


  • Jörg D. Brosowski: Alpine Blue Wins (book, 556 pages) - Torques (film), ISBN 9783000235887 .

Web links

Commons : François Chatriot  - Collection of images, videos and audio files

Individual evidence

  1. ^ Tour de Corse 1986