|Automobile world championship|
|First start:||1966 Monaco Grand Prix|
|Last start:||1967 Mexican Grand Prix|
|1966-1967 Guy Ligier|
|World Cup balance:||WM-19. ( 1967 )|
|World Cup points :||1|
|Leadership laps :||-|
Guy Ligier (born July 12, 1930 in Vichy , Allier department ; † August 23, 2015 in Saint-Parize-le-Châtel , Nièvre department ) was a French racing driver , entrepreneur, automobile designer and racing team owner.
Guy Ligier began his sporting career as a rugby player , where he made it to the French national team. He later drove motorcycle races and in Formula Junior , then in 1966 and 1967 in the Formula 1 World Championship . Ligier was registered at 13 Grands Prix in the 1966 and 1967 seasons and was able to qualify for the start twelve times. He competed independently and competed in Formula 1 racing cars from Cooper and Brabham. His best result was sixth place at the German Grand Prix in 1967 . With that he reached a world championship point. He was also French rally champion in 1966 with a Shelby Mustang in the GT, Sport and Sports Prototype category .
After the end of his racing career, he became a designer. He founded the automobile manufacturer Automobiles Ligier and began producing sports cars in 1969. Light vehicles have been produced since 1980, some of which may be driven without a driver's license or with a moped driver's license. Under the name Équipe Ligier , a team belonging to the company was active in Formula 1 from 1976 to 1996, which Ligier himself managed until 1992. Ligier's leadership style of the team is occasionally referred to as “autocratic” and “irascible”, which some observers believe to have contributed significantly to the fluctuating performance in the 1980s.
Le Mans results
|1964||Auguste Veuillet||Porsche 904/4 GTS||Robert Buchet||Rank 7 and class win|
|1965||Ford France SA||Ford GT40 Roadster||Maurice Trintignant||failure||Gearbox damage|
|1966||Ford France SA||Ford GT40||Bob Grossman||failure||malfunction|
|1967||Ford France SA||Ford GT40 Mk.IIB||Jo Schlesser||failure||accident|
|1970||Ecurie Intersports SA||Ligier JS1||Jean-Claude Andruet||failure||Ignition distributor|
|1971||Automobiles Ligier||Ligier JS3||Patrick Depailler||not classified|
|1972||Automobiles Ligier||Ligier JS2||Jean-François Piot||failure||Valve damage|
|1973||Automobiles Ligier||Ligier JS2||Jacques Laffite||Disqualified|
Individual results in the sports car world championship
Ferrari 250 GTO
|1966||Ford France||Ford GT40||DAY||SEB||MON||TAR||SPA||ONLY||LEM||MUG||CCE||HOK||SIM||ONLY||ZEL|
|1967||Ford France||Ford GT40||DAY||SEB||MON||SPA||TAR||ONLY||LEM||HOK||MUG||BRH||CCE||ZEL||OVI||ONLY|
- ^ Phil Davison: Obituary: Guy Ligier, Formula 1 driver and team owner. In: The Scotsman , August 26, 2015 (English). Retrieved August 27, 2015.
- ^ Guy Ligier, Formula One entrepreneur - obituary. In: The Telegraph. August 26, 2015, accessed on May 6, 2018 (English): “But despite the indulgence of friends in high places, the team's performances faltered during the 1980s, a fact which some attributed to Ligier's irascible, autocratic manner which undoubtedly drove the team forward, but also had negative effects. "
|BRIEF DESCRIPTION||French racing car driver, entrepreneur, car designer and racing team owner|
|DATE OF BIRTH||July 12, 1930|
|PLACE OF BIRTH||Vichy , Allier department|
|DATE OF DEATH||23rd August 2015|
|Place of death||Saint-Parize-le-Châtel , Nièvre department|