Jean Alesi has announced his retirement from motorsport

Former Grand Prix winner Jean Alesi has announced his retirement from all forms of motorsport, according to France’s L’Équipe newspaper.

The French-Sicilian contested 201 Grands Prix between 1989 and 2001 with the likes of Tyrrell, Ferrari, Benetton, Sauber, Prost and Jordan. He earned a single Grand Prix win at he 1995 Canadian Grand Prix, although he earned a further 31 podium finishes over the course of his F1 career.

Post-F1, Alesi raced in the DTM, Speedcar Series and the Le Mans Series, and this year suffered an embarrassing IndyCar Series debut with the Fan Force United team at the Indianapolis 500.

The deal had come about as part of his ambassadorial role with series engine supplier Lotus, and Alesi just managed to scrape onto the grid for the great oval race, only to be black-flagged less than ten laps into the race for being too slow.

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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.