With this weekend being the Canadian Grand Prix, it is undoubtedly fitting that we should be acknowledging Jean Alesi’s 47th birthday today.

Jean Alesi celebrates his 47th birthday this weekendThe French-Sicilian took his sole Grand Prix victory here in 1995 at the wheel of a Ferrari, sparking an incredible wave of emotion up and down the pit lane in recognition of one of the most spectacular drivers on the grid.

Fittingly, it was his 31st birthday on that very day. An enigmatic and mercurial driver, his aura is still felt some ten years after he last set foot in an F1 cockpit in anger.

We wish Jean a very happy birthday today!

[Image via F1 Nostalgia]

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Richard Bailey

Founder & Chief Editor at MotorsportM8
Hasn't missed a Grand Prix since 1989. Has a soft spot for Minardi. Tattooed with 35+ Grand Prix circuits.