Alliot Philippe Alliot, 1986 Australian Grand Prix Alliot

Full Name: Philippe René Gabriel Alliot
Nationality: French
Born: 27 July 1954, Voves (FRA)

First GP: 1984 Brazilian Grand Prix
Last GP: 1994 Belgian Grand Prix

Entries: 116 Grands Prix: 109 Non-starts: 7
Wins: 0 Best Finish: 5th Best Grid: 5th
Fastest Laps: 0 Points: 7 Retirements: 66

CAREER HIGHLIGHTS
1978 French Formula Renault Championship, BP Racing, 1st overall
1983 European Formula 2 Championship, BMW France Martini 001, 10 races, 12th overall
  24 Hours of Le Mans, Kremer Porsche 956, 3rd overall with Mario & Michael Andretti
1984 Formula 1, SKOAL RAM Hart 4cyl Turbo 02, 16 entries, 13 races, 2 DNQ, 0 points, Not Classified
1985 Formula 1, SKOAL RAM Hart 4cyl Turbo 03, 14 entries, 13 races, 1 DNQ, 0 points, Not Classified
International Formula 3000, BS Automotive March Ford, 1 race, 19th overall
1986 International Formula 3000, ORECA March Ford, 6 races, 1 win, 9th overall
  Formula 1, Ligier Renault V6 Turbo JS27, 7 races, 1 point, 18th overall
1987 Formula 1, Larrousse Lola Cosworth V8 LC87, 15 races, 3 points, 7th overall
1988 Formula 1, Larrousse Lola Cosworth V8 LC88, 16 races, 0 points, Not Classified
1989 Formula 1, Larrousse Lola Coswoeth V7 LC88C / LC89, 16 races, 1 point, 26th overall
1990 Formula 1, Ligier Cosworth V8 JS33B, 16 entries, 15 races, 1 DNQ, 0 points, Not Classified
1991 FIA WSC, Peugeot Talbot Sport 905, 6 races, 1 win, 3 podiums, 3rd overall
1992 FIA WSC, Peugeot Talbot Sport 905 Evo, 4 races, 2 wins, 4 podiums, 3rd overall
  24 Hours of Le Mans, Peugeot Talbot Sport 905 Evo, 3rd overall with Baldi & Jabouille
1993 Formula 1, Larrousse Lamborghini V12 LH93, 14 races, 2 points, 17th overall
  24 Hours of Le Mans, Peugeot Talbot Sport 905 Evo, 3rd overall with Baldi & Jabouille
1994 Formula 1, McLaren Peugeot V10 MP4/9, 1 race, 0 points, Not Classified
  Formula 1, Larrousse Ford V8 LH94, 1 race, 0 points, Not Classified
Year Championship, Team, Races, Wins, Podiums, Poles, Points, Rank

Philippe Alliot


A well-to-do French driver whose entire stint in F1 was almost exclusively spent with mid-grid French-run or supported outfits, Philippe started competitive motor racing only once he had finished his national service, and it took him several seasons apiece to graduate through the ranks of karting, Formula  Renault and Formula 3.

His F1 debut came in 1984 with the hopeless Skoal Bandit RAM outfit, with whom he spent two anonymous seasons.

It was Jacques Laffite’s career-ending accident in mid-1986 that saw Philippe join Ligier, picking up a point before signing full-time with the new Larrousse concern in 1987. He stayed there for three seasons, proving decidedly erratic, discourteous when being lapped, and capable of some enormous accidents. Things didn’t improve with another stint at Ligier in 1990.

A period spent sports car racing saw Philippe return to F1 in 1993, again with Larrousse, before he became Peugeot’s test driver with McLaren in 1994, subbing for the banned Mika Häkkinen at the Hungarian Grand Prix. He completed one more race with Larrousse at the end of the season and looked likely to continue with the outfit into 1995 until it collapsed under a mountain of debt.

Now realising that his best days were well behind him, Philippe quit dying his grey hairs and left F1 for good.

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