|Full Name:||Jean-Marc Gounon|
|Born:||1 January 1962, Aubenas (FRA)|
|First GP:||1993 Japanese Grand Prix|
|Last GP:||1994 Portuguese Grand Prix|
|Wins:||0||Best Finish:||9th||Best Grid:||22nd|
|1984||European Karting Championship, 1st overall|
|1986||French Formula Renault Championship, 2 wins, 2nd overall|
|1987||French Formula Renault Championship, 4 wins, 2nd overall|
|1989||French Formula 3, ORECA Reynard 893 Alfa Romeo, 5 wins, 121 points, 1st overall|
|1993||Formula 1, Minardi Ford V8 M193, 2 races, 0 points, Not Classified|
|1994||Formula 1, Simtek Ford V8 S941, 7 races, 0 points, Not Classified|
|1997||24 Hours of Le Mans, Gulf Team Davidoff McLaren BMW F1 GTR, 2nd overall|
A winner of his national Formula 3 title in 1989, Gounon moved to Formula 3000 in 1990, and picked up a couple of wins in his three seasons there.
Funding from the French government helped him buy a seat at Minardi for the last two races of the 1993 season when the cash-strapped team dropped Christian Fittipaldi, but Jean-Marc failed to finish either race.
He returned to F1 in mid-1994 with Simtek in the wake of Roland Ratzenberger’s death and the replacement driver, Andrea Montermini, breaking his ankle. On debut, he took the team to its highest-ever finish with ninth at the French Grand Prix, finishing four of the seven races he drove for the team until he was replaced by the better-funded Domenico Schiattarella.
Gounon later went on to achieve success in sports cars.
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