Paul Belmondo

Belmondo
Nationality French
Date of Birth 23 April, 1963
Teams March (1992)
Pacific (1994)
Races Entered 27
DNQ/DNPQ 20
Best Result 9th, Hungary, 1992

Son of the famous French actor Jean-Paul, he failed to make his mark in lower formulae, but emerged in F1 nonetheless. A dismal year with Pacific left Belmondo to find his niche in sportscars. This he did, becoming a team owner in 1998.

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Career Summary
Before F1
1979-80 • Began racing karts.
1981 • Yamaha Karting Challenge, 1st overall.
1982 • Volant Elf Series, 1st overall.
1983 • French Formula Renault, 7th overall, 1 win.
1984 • French F3, 4th overall, 61 points in an ORECA Martini Mk42 Alfa Romeo.
• World Sportscar Championship, 1 start in a Joest Porsche 956 with Winter and Schornstein.
1985 • French F3, 6th overall, 1 win.
• World Sportscar Championship, 3 starts in a Joest Porsche 956 with various drivers.
1986 • French F3, 11th overall.
1987 • F3000, 18th overall, 2 points in a GBDA Lola T87/50 Cosworth.
• World Sportscar Championship, 1 start at Le Mans in a Brun Porsche 962C with Trolle and De Thoisy.
1988 • F3000, 3 DNQs in a Lola Motorsports Lola T88/50 Cosworth.
• World Sportscar Championship, 1 start at Le Mans in a Courage C22LM Porsche with Migault and Katayama.
1989 • F3000 in a CDM Reynard 89D Cosworth.
• Le Mans 24hrs, retired in an Obermaier/Primagaz Porsche 962C with Yver and Lässig.
1990 • F3000, =22nd overall, 3 DNQs, 1 point in a Superpower Reynard 90D Mugen.
1991 • F3000, 1 DNQ in an Apomatox Reynard 91D Cosworth.
• Competed in the Paris-Dakar Rally.
Formula One
1992 • Tested the Venturi Larrousse F1 car.
• March CG911 Ilmor V10, 11 entries, 6 DNQs.
1993 • Tested the Benetton F1 car.
1994 • Pacific PR01 Ilmor V10, 16 entries, 14 DNQs.
After F1
1993 • French Supertourisme Championship in a works Opel Vectra.
• Le Mans 24hrs, retired in a TWR Jaguar XJ220 with Cochran and Fuchs.
1994 • Le Mans 24hrs, DNQ in a Societe Venturi SA Venturi 600 LM with de Lesseps and Tropenat.
1995 • BPR Global GT Endurance Series, 7 starts in a Pilot Aldix Ferrari F40 with various drivers.
• Le Mans 24hrs in a Societe Venturi SA Venturi 600 SLM with Trevisiol and Gounon.
1996 • BPR Global GT Endurance Series, =5th overall, 155 points in an Ennea/Igol Ferrari F40 GTE with Gounon and Bernard.
• Le Mans 24hrs, retired in an Ennea/Igol Ferrari F40 GTE with Gounon and Bernard.
1997 • Japanese GT Championship, =21st overall, 12 points in a Powercraft/Ryowa House Pacific Toyota Supra with Gachot.
• Porsche Supercup, 3 events.
1998 • Porsche Supercup, 2 events.
• Formed Paul Belmondo Racing.
1999 • FIA GT Championship, 9th overall, 19 points, 1 win in a Chrysler Viper GTS-R with various drivers.
• French GT Championship, 1 win in a Chrysler Viper GTS-R with Gosselin and Rostan.
• Le Mans 24hrs, 17th place overall in a Chrysler Viper GTS-R with Rostan and Monteiro.
2000 • FIA GT Championship, 8th overall, 25 points in a Chrysler Viper GTS-R with various drivers.
2001 • FIA GT Championship in a Chrysler Viper GTS-R with various drivers.

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