Jacques Laffite

1943 - Today

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Jacques-Henri Laffite (French: [ʒak ɑ̃.ʁi]; born 21 November 1943) is a French former racing driver who competed in Formula One from 1974 to 1986. He achieved six Grand Prix wins, all while driving for the Ligier team. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Jacques Laffite has received more than 368,980 page views. His biography is available in 28 different languages on Wikipedia. Jacques Laffite is the 49th most popular racing driver (up from 50th in 2019), the 1,396th most popular biography from France (up from 1,398th in 2019) and the 6th most popular French Racing Driver.

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  • 28

    Languages Editions (L)

  • 5.76

    Effective Languages (L*)

  • 2.60

    Coefficient of Variation (CV)

Page views of Jacques Laffites by language

Over the past year Jacques Laffite has had the most page views in the with 113,395 views, followed by English (55,674), and Italian (18,176). In terms of yearly growth of page views the top 3 wikpedia editions are Breton (107.82%), Croatian (97.55%), and Egyptian Arabic (93.82%)


Among racing drivers, Jacques Laffite ranks 49 out of 1,080Before him are Phil Hill, Didier Pironi, Ari Vatanen, Lorenzo Bandini, René Arnoux, and Valentino Rossi. After him are Stirling Moss, Alfredo Ferrari, Patrick Depailler, Tazio Nuvolari, Michèle Mouton, and Lewis Hamilton.

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Among people born in 1943, Jacques Laffite ranks 100Before him are George Benson, Ken Thompson, Max Wright, Oskar Lafontaine, Ri Chun-hee, and Reinaldo Arenas. After him are Miguel Rodríguez Orejuela, Ulay, Mustafa Dzhemilev, Thomas J. Sargent, Finn E. Kydland, and Eric Idle.

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In France

Among people born in France, Jacques Laffite ranks 1,396 out of 6,770Before him are Bertrade de Montfort (1070), François d'Orléans, Prince of Joinville (1818), Vincent of Beauvais (1190), Laurent Schwartz (1915), Pauline Félicité de Mailly-Nesle (1712), and Renata of Lorraine (1544). After him are Jean-Luc Nancy (1940), Jacques Balmat (1762), François Joseph Lefebvre (1755), Jean II, Duke of Alençon (1409), Fabien Barthez (1971), and Adela of Normandy (1065).


Among racing drivers born in France, Jacques Laffite ranks 6Before him are Alain Prost (1955), François Cevert (1944), Jean Todt (1946), Didier Pironi (1952), and René Arnoux (1948). After him are Patrick Depailler (1944), Michèle Mouton (1951), Maurice Trintignant (1917), Patrick Tambay (1949), Jean Alesi (1964), and Jean-Louis Schlesser (1948).