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Olivier Panis (PAH-nis; born 2 September 1966 in Oullins, Lyon, Rhône, Rhône-Alpes, France) is a French racing driver who is a retired Formula One driver.

He drove in F1 from 1994 to 2004, for Ligier, Prost, BAR and Toyota, also spending a year as the test driver of McLaren.

He won one race, the 1996 Monaco Grand Prix, scoring Ligier's final victory. No other French driver has won a race since.

He had a horrible crash at the 1997 Canadian Grand Prix, where he broke both his legs and missed seven races, getting replaced by Italian Jarno Trulli.

HistoryEdit

1994-1995: Start of Something SpecialEdit

After winning the Formula 3000 championship in 1993, Panis took the step to Formula One with Guy Ligier's Ligier Grand Prix. At his debut race at the 1994 Brazilian Grand Prix, he finished 11th. He scored his first podium at the 1994 German Grand Prix, finishing 2nd behind race winner Gerhard Berger.

Formula One Statistical OverviewEdit


Formula One RecordEdit

Year Entrant Team WDC Points WDC Pos. Report
1994 France Ligier Gitanes Blondes Ligier-Renault 9 11th Report
1995 France Ligier Gitanes Blondes Ligier-Mugen-Honda 16 8th Report
1996 France Ligier Gauloises Blondes Ligier-Mugen-Honda 13 9th Report
1997 France Prost Gauloises Blondes Prost-Mugen-Honda 16 9th Report
1998 France Gauloises Prost Peugeot Prost-Peugeot 0 NC Report
1999 France Gauloises Prost Peugeot Prost-Peugeot 2 15th Report
2000 United Kingdom West McLaren Mercedes McLaren-Mercedes Test Driver
2001 United Kingdom Lucky Strike BAR Honda BAR-Honda 5 14th Report
2002 United Kingdom Lucky Strike BAR Honda BAR-Honda 3 14th Report
2003 Japan Panasonic Toyota Racing Toyota 6 15th Report
2004 Japan Panasonic Toyota Racing Toyota 6 14th Report
2005 Japan Panasonic Toyota Racing Toyota Test Driver
2006 Japan Panasonic Toyota Racing Toyota Test Driver

StatisticsEdit

Entries 158
Starts 157
Pole Positions 0
Front Row Starts 0
Race Wins 1
Podiums 5
Fastest laps 0
Points 76
Laps Raced 7716
Distance Raced 36347.616 km
Races Led 1
Laps Led 16
Distance Led 53.248 km

WinsEdit

Win Number Grand Prix
1 1996 Monaco Grand Prix

Career ResultsEdit

Complete Formula One results
Year 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 Pts Pos
1994 Flag of Brazil Flag of the Pacific Community Flag of San Marino Flag of Monaco Flag of Spain Flag of Canada Flag of France Flag of Great Britain Flag of Germany Flag of Hungary Flag of Belgium Flag of Italy Flag of Portugal Flag of Europe Flag of Japan Flag of Australia 9 11th
11th 9th 11th 9th 7th 12th Ret 12th 2nd 6th 7th 10th DSQ 9th 11th 6th
1995 Flag of Brazil Flag of Argentina Flag of San Marino Flag of Spain Flag of Monaco Flag of Canada Flag of France Flag of Great Britain Flag of Germany Flag of Hungary Flag of Belgium Flag of Italy Flag of Portugal Flag of Europe Flag of the Pacific Community Flag of Japan Flag of Australia 16 8th
Ret 7th 9th 6th Ret 4th 8th 4th Ret 6th 9th Ret Ret Ret 8th 5th 2nd
1996 Flag of Australia Flag of Brazil Flag of Argentina Flag of Europe Flag of San Marino Flag of Monaco Flag of Spain Flag of Canada Flag of France Flag of Great Britain Flag of Germany Flag of Hungary Flag of Belgium Flag of Italy Flag of Portugal Flag of Japan 13 9th
7th 6th 8th Ret Ret 1st Ret Ret 7th Ret 7th 5th Ret Ret 10th 7th
1997 Flag of Australia Flag of Brazil Flag of Argentina Flag of San Marino Flag of Monaco Flag of Spain Flag of Canada Flag of France Flag of Great Britain Flag of Germany Flag of Hungary Flag of Belgium Flag of Italy Flag of Austria Flag of Luxembourg Flag of Japan Flag of Europe 16 9th
5th 3rd Ret 8th 4th 2nd 11th[1] INJ INJ INJ INJ INJ INJ INJ 6th Ret 7th
1998 Flag of Australia Flag of Brazil Flag of Argentina Flag of San Marino Flag of Spain Flag of Monaco Flag of Canada Flag of France Flag of Great Britain Flag of Austria Flag of Germany Flag of Hungary Flag of Belgium Flag of Italy Flag of Luxembourg Flag of Japan 0 NC
9th Ret 15th 11th 16th Ret Ret 11th Ret Ret 15th 12th DNS Ret 12th 11th
1999 Flag of Australia Flag of Brazil Flag of San Marino Flag of Monaco Flag of Spain Flag of Canada Flag of France Flag of Great Britain Flag of Austria Flag of Germany Flag of Hungary Flag of Belgium Flag of Italy Flag of Europe Flag of Malaysia Flag of Japan 2 15th
Ret 6th Ret Ret Ret 9th 8th 13th 10th 6th 10th 13th 11th 9th Ret Ret
2000 Test driver
2001 Flag of Australia Flag of Malaysia Flag of Brazil Flag of San Marino Flag of Spain Flag of Austria Flag of Monaco Flag of Canada Flag of Europe Flag of France Flag of Great Britain Flag of Germany Flag of Hungary Flag of Belgium Flag of Italy Flag of the United States Flag of Japan 5 14th
7th Ret 4th 8th 7th 5th Ret Ret Ret 9th Ret 7th Ret 11th 9th 11th 13th
2002 Flag of Australia Flag of Malaysia Flag of Brazil Flag of San Marino Flag of Spain Flag of Austria Flag of Monaco Flag of Canada Flag of Europe Flag of Great Britain Flag of France Flag of Germany Flag of Hungary Flag of Belgium Flag of Italy Flag of the United States Flag of Japan 3 14th
Ret Ret Ret Ret Ret Ret Ret 8th 9th 5th Ret Ret 12th 12th 6th 12th Ret
2003 Flag of Australia Flag of Malaysia Flag of Brazil Flag of San Marino Flag of Spain Flag of Austria Flag of Monaco Flag of Canada Flag of Europe Flag of France Flag of Great Britain Flag of Germany Flag of Hungary Flag of Italy Flag of the United States Flag of Japan 6 15th
Ret Ret Ret 9th Ret Ret 13th 8th Ret 8th 11th 5th Ret Ret Ret 10th
2004 Flag of Australia Flag of Malaysia Flag of Bahrain Flag of San Marino Flag of Spain Flag of Monaco Flag of Europe Flag of Canada Flag of the United States Flag of France Flag of Great Britain Flag of Germany Flag of Hungary Flag of Belgium Flag of Italy Flag of China Flag of Japan Flag of Brazil 6 14th
13th 12th 9th 11th Ret 8th 11th DSQ 5th 15th Ret 14th 11th 8th Ret 14th 14th
2005 Flag of Australia Flag of Malaysia Flag of Bahrain Flag of San Marino Flag of Spain Flag of Monaco Flag of Europe Flag of Canada Flag of the United States Flag of France Flag of Great Britain Flag of Germany Flag of Hungary Flag of Turkey Flag of Italy Flag of Belgium Flag of Brazil Flag of Japan Flag of China
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Key
Symbol Meaning Symbol Meaning
1stWinner Ret Retired
2ndPodium finish DSQ Disqualified
3rd DNQ Did not qualify
5thPoints finish DNPQ Did not pre-qualify
14thNon-points finish TD Test driver
NCNon-classified finish (<90% race distance) DNS Did not start
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NotesEdit

  1. Did not finish, but was classified as having completed over 90% of the race winner's distance. Panis broke both his legs in an accident.
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