A promising driver in Formula 2 in 1982 when partnered with Philippe Streiff at AGS, he was forced to drop back to Formula 3 the following year, only to suffer a loss of finances (and his drive) midway through the season, which started with equal promise.
Several more seasons were spent between F3, F2 and Formula 3000, each starting with promise, only for the momentum to falter when the inevitable financial troubles hit.
With his past links with the team no doubt in mind, AGS offered Fabre the opportunity to drive in the 1987 Formula 1 season. The car certainly wasn’t quick, but Fabre brought the car to the finish several times, with back-to-back ninth placings at France and Britain being his best results, until he lost his drive – financial troubles again! – to Robert Moreno.
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