Patrick Depailler

1944 - 1980

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Patrick André Eugène Joseph Depailler (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 246,537 page views. His biography is available in 21 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 19 in 2019). Patrick Depailler is the 57th most popular racing driver (down from 53rd in 2019), the 1,547th most popular biography from France (down from 1,447th in 2019) and the 8th most popular French Racing Driver.

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Among racing drivers, Patrick Depailler ranks 57 out of 888Before him are Mike Hailwood, Jacques Laffite, Pierre Levegh, Maria Teresa de Filippis, René Arnoux, and Didier Pironi. After him are Vittorio Brambilla, Riccardo Patrese, Carlos Sainz, Ari Vatanen, Rudolf Caracciola, and Michèle Mouton.

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Among people born in 1944, Patrick Depailler ranks 103Before him are Askar Akayev, Leila Khaled, Harold Ramis, Donna Haraway, Erwin Neher, and Chico Buarque. After him are Kiri Te Kanawa, Sondra Locke, Daniel Pennac, Coluche, Sam Elliott, and Patrice Chéreau. Among people deceased in 1980, Patrick Depailler ranks 63Before him are Kazimierz Kuratowski, Hugh Griffith, Mohammad Hatta, Tex Avery, Kim Jae-gyu, and Nadezhda Mandelstam. After him are Yigal Allon, Heinz Linge, Ernő Gerő, Dietrich von Saucken, John Mauchly, and Ludwig Guttmann.

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In France

Among people born in France, Patrick Depailler ranks 1,547 out of 5,234Before him are Bernard of Italy (797), Francis II, Duke of Lorraine (1572), Jacques Becker (1906), Édith Cresson (1934), Theobald II, Count of Champagne (1093), and Edmond François Valentin About (1828). After him are Nathalie Baye (1948), Philibert de l'Orme (1514), Henri Dutilleux (1916), Marcel Dassault (1892), Zizi Jeanmaire (1924), and Henri Farman (1874).


Among racing drivers born in France, Patrick Depailler ranks 8Before him are Jean Todt (1946), François Cevert (1944), Jacques Laffite (1943), Pierre Levegh (1905), René Arnoux (1948), and Didier Pironi (1952). After him are Michèle Mouton (1951), Maurice Trintignant (1917), Jean Alesi (1964), Jean-Pierre Beltoise (1937), Jo Schlesser (1928), and Jean Behra (1921).