Famous Racecar Drivers from France

List of notable or famous racecar drivers from France, with bios and photos, including the top racecar drivers born in France and even some popular racecar drivers who immigrated to France. If you're trying to find out the names of famous French racecar drivers then this list is the perfect resource for you. These racecar drivers are among the most prominent in their field, and information about each well-known racecar driver from France is included when available.

Everything from Pierre Levegh to William Grover-Williams is included on this list.

This historic racecar drivers from France list can help answer the questions "Who are some French racecar drivers of note?" and "Who are the most famous racecar drivers from France?" These prominent racecar drivers of France may or may not be currently alive, but what they all have in common is that they're all respected French racecar drivers.

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  • Alain Marie Pascal Prost OBE (born 24 February 1955) is a retired French racing driver and a four-time Formula One Drivers' Champion. From 1987 until 2001 Prost held the record for most Grand Prix ...more
  • François Cevert
    Dec. at 29 (1944-1973)
    • Birthplace: Paris, France
    Albert François Cevert Goldenberg (25 February 1944 – 6 October 1973) was a French racing driver who took part in the Formula One World Championship. He competed in 47 World Championship Grands Prix, ...more
  • Jean Todt
    Age: 76
    • Birthplace: Pierrefort, France
    Jean Todt (born 25 February 1946) is a former rally co-pilot who went on to become Peugeot Talbot Sport's Director and then the Scuderia Ferrari Formula 1 team principal, before being appointed Chief ...more
  • Didier Pironi
    Dec. at 35 (1952-1987)
    • Birthplace: Paris, France
    Didier Joseph Louis Pironi (26 March 1952 – 23 August 1987) was a French racing driver. During his career he competed in 72 Formula One World Championship Grands Prix, driving for Tyrrell ...more
  • Pierre Levegh
    Dec. at 49 (1905-1955)
    • Birthplace: Paris, France
    Pierre Eugène Alfred Bouillin (22 December 1905 – 11 June 1955) was a French sportsman and racing driver. He took the racing name Pierre Levegh (pronounced le-VECK) in memory of his uncle, a ...more
  • Hellé Nice
    Dec. at 83 (1900-1984)
    • Birthplace: France
    Hellé Nice (born Mariette Hélène Delangle; 15 December 1900 – died 1 October 1984) was a French model, dancer, and a Grand Prix motor racing driver.