|1977||Penske, Shadow, Ligier||13||12||0||0||7||6||0||0||9||0||0||1||19|
|1978||ATS, Team Lotus||8||5||0||0||4||8||1||1||1||1||0||0||-|
|First race||Italian Grand Prix||Monza||September 5, 1971||Race results|
|Last race||South African Grand Prix||Kyalami||October 15, 1983||Race results|
Jean-Pierre raced in 134 grands prix between 1973 and 1983 but, despite being both fast and brave, he never won one. He was at his best for the Shadow team in the mid-1970s, and lost the 1975 Brazilian Grand Prix only when a fuel-metering unit forced him to retire. Similarly, when a chance to revive his career came with Lotus in 1978, he was dominating the Canadian Grand Prix before brake problems intervened.
Early in his career he had a reputation for wildness, but he brought himself under control and won the Formula Two title for the works March-BMW team in 1973, two years after he made his Formula One debut, also for March, before moving to Shadow.
After 1978 his career began to go slowly downhill. Two years with Tyrrell provided him no breakthrough and, after a disastrous time with Osella and then Ligier in the early 1980s, Formula One left him behind at the end of 1983. He revived his fortunes in the mid-1990s racing sports cars.
Reproduced from The Ultimate Encyclopedia of Formula One published by Carlton Books