Patrick Depailler

1944 - 1980

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Patrick André Eugène Joseph Depailler (French: [patʁik ɑ̃dʁe øʒɛn ʒozɛf dəpaje]; 9 August 1944 – 1 August 1980) was a racing driver from France. He participated in 95 World Championship Formula One Grands Prix, debuting on 2 July 1972. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Patrick Depailler has received more than 369,253 page views. His biography is available in 22 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 21 in 2019). Patrick Depailler is the 52nd most popular racing driver (up from 60th in 2019), the 1,433rd most popular biography from France (up from 1,502nd in 2019) and the 7th most popular French Racing Driver.

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Among racing drivers, Patrick Depailler ranks 52 out of 1,080Before him are Lorenzo Bandini, René Arnoux, Valentino Rossi, Jacques Laffite, Stirling Moss, and Alfredo Ferrari. After him are Tazio Nuvolari, Michèle Mouton, Lewis Hamilton, Wolfgang von Trips, Rudolf Caracciola, and Lella Lombardi.

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Among people born in 1944, Patrick Depailler ranks 108Before him are Peter Tosh, Brian Tracy, Chico Buarque, Geneviève Grad, Karl Jenkins, and Salvador Sánchez Cerén. After him are Charles Sobhraj, Bo Larsson, Sam Elliott, Jan-Michael Vincent, Roger Daltrey, and Chico Mendes. Among people deceased in 1980, Patrick Depailler ranks 55Before him are Raoul Walsh, Pascual Jordan, V. V. Giri, Robert Whittaker, Mohammad Hatta, and Philipp, Landgrave of Hesse. After him are Walter Dornberger, Mario Bava, Kazimierz Kuratowski, Stanisława Walasiewicz, Tôn Đức Thắng, and Ian Curtis.

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In France

Among people born in France, Patrick Depailler ranks 1,433 out of 6,770Before him are James Tissot (1836), Marie de Rohan (1600), Pierre Puget (1620), Jacques Paul Migne (1800), Jacques Roux (1752), and Henri, Prince of Condé (1588). After him are François Rude (1784), Jean-Claude Pascal (1927), Claude Gensac (1927), Omar Sy (1978), Chris Marker (1921), and Jean Picard (1620).


Among racing drivers born in France, Patrick Depailler ranks 7Before him are Alain Prost (1955), François Cevert (1944), Jean Todt (1946), Didier Pironi (1952), René Arnoux (1948), and Jacques Laffite (1943). After him are Michèle Mouton (1951), Maurice Trintignant (1917), Patrick Tambay (1949), Jean Alesi (1964), Jean-Louis Schlesser (1948), and Jean-Pierre Beltoise (1937).