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Database start - Driver search - Jo Schlesser


 
Jo Schlesser, France
1928-05-18 - 1969-07-07
F1 Career: Germany 1966 - France 1968

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Jo was working in Madagaskar for three years but came back to racing in Europé 1957. Had a big accident during pratice for the 1961 24h LeMans which left him with a badly broken arm and leg. Set up his own team with Guy Ligier to run McLarens 1968. In the opening laps of the 1968 French GP, Schlesser lost control of the car in pouring rain, crashed into an earth bank, and burst into flames, killing Jo swiftley.

Year Plac Points Nr / Team / Car Wins 2:nd 3:rd Poles FastL Races Ret Notes
1968 - 0 Honda RA302 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 Killed at French GP
1967 - 0 Matra MS5 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 Ecurie Ford-France
1966 - 0 Matra MS5 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 R

Non F1

Year Series Result Team/Car Notes
1968 Formula 2 11th McLaren M4A .
. 24h Daytona 3rd Porsche 907 Langhack 2.2 .
. Spa 1000km 2nd Porsche 907 FL
1967 24h LeMans ret Ford GT Mk II B .
. Formula 2 8th Matra MS5 .
. 12h Reims winner Ford France GT40 .
. Monza 1000km 6th Ford GT40 .
. Nurburgring 1000km 10th Ford GT40 .
. Mugello GP 4th Ford Mk IIB .
1966 24h LeMans ret Matra M620 .
. Formula 2 6th Matra .
. Nurburgring 1000km 5th Ford GT40 .
. Movie: Grand Prix . as racing driver .
1965 24h LeMans ret AC Shelby Cobra .
. 12h Sebring 4th Shelby Cobra Daytona Coupe .
. 12h Reims 5th Shelby Cobra Daytona Coupe .
. Daytona 2000km 2nd Shelby Cobra Daytona .
. Nurburgring 1000km 12th Shelby Cobra Daytona Coupe .
. Grosser Bergpreis der Schweiz 28th Serenissima - ATS Hill climb
1964 24h LeMans ret Ford GT40 .
. 12h Sebring 6th Shelby Cobra Roadster .
. Spa 500km 11th Shelby Cobra .
. Paris 1000km 2nd Ferrari 250 GTO/64 .
. Daytona 2000km 10th Shelby Cobra .
. Grosser Bergpreis der Schweiz 6th Shelby Cobra Hill climb
. Continental Formula 2 . . .
1963 24h LeMans ret Aston Martin DP214 .
1962 Formula Junior . Brabham .
1961 24h LeMans dns . accident in practice
1960 24h LeMans ret Ferrari 250 GT SWB California .
. Formula 2 15th Cooper .
. Nurburgring 1000km 11th Ferrari 250 GT 2nd in class
. Rouen GP 2nd . .
1957 24h LeMans ret DB HBR .
. Liège-Rome-Liège Rally 2nd Mercedes .
1954 French monomill racing . . .
1952 Started racing . Panhard .