Henri Pescarolo

26. Jan 2021 
by Ziv Knoll

Henri Pescarolo, born 25 September 1942, is a former racing driver from France. He competed in the 24 Hours of Le Mans a record 33 times, winning on four occasions (1972-1973-1974-1984), and won a number of other major sports car events, including the 24 Hours of Daytona.

He also participated in 64 Formula One Grand Prix, for the Matra, March, Williams, BRM and Surtees teams, achieving one podium at Monaco 1970 in Matra and 12 championship points.

In 2000 he set up his eponymous racing team, Pescarolo Sport which competed in endurance racing and Le Mans until 2013. Pescarolo always wore a distinctive green helmet, a color that often appeared on his race cars as well and that became his trade mark (picture below).

Source: DR

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