Born the 23 april 1963 – Boulogne-Billancourt (Hauts-de-Seine) – 60 years
First Grand Prix: Spain 1992
Last Grand Prix: Spain 1994
Best Result: 9th
Best Grid Position: 17th
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Paul BELMONDO Biography
Paul Alexandre Belmondo, a French racing driver who debuted in the Formula One with the March and Pacific Racing teams, was born on April 23, 1963, in Boulogne-Billancourt, Hauts-de-Seine. Belmondo comes from a distinguished family, with his grandpa Paul Belmondo being a renowned sculptor and his father Jean-Paul Belmondo being a well-known actor.
When Belmondo became well-known for his romantic relationship with Princess Stéphanie of Monaco in the early 1980s, his career in motorsport officially got underway. Because of their connection, he became well-known, piqued the interest of both fans and journalists. However, his driving prowess was what truly set him apart as a racing driver.
Belmondo competed in Formula 3 and Formula 3000 in the years before making his Formula One debut, demonstrating his aptitude and tenacity on the track. Even though he never finished in the top 10 of the championship in either category, he learned a lot about racing and improved his talents, which prepared him for his future aspirations in the pinnacle of the sport.
In 1992, Belmondo finally had the chance to race in Formula One when he signed up with the March team as a paid driver. Belmondo’s career was frequently hampered by financial issues, but he still managed to finish ninth at the Hungarian Grand Prix, showcasing his talent and will. After barely qualifying for four more races, though, his lack of financial support ultimately proved to be his undoing, and he was replaced by Emanuele Naspetti.
Belmondo didn’t give up and in 1994 managed to secure a spot on the non-competitive Pacific Grand Prix team. Unfortunately, his stint with this squad was filled with difficulties; he was only able to qualify for two races, and he frequently lagged behind Bertrand Gachot. Despite the obstacles, Belmondo’s love of racing persisted, inspiring him to look into further motorsport disciplines.
Belmondo switched his focus from Formula One to GT racing after leaving the sport, competing in a Chrysler Viper GTS-R. He fully committed to this new phase of his career, demonstrating his abilities on the track and taking on tough competition. Belmondo established his own team, Paul Belmondo Racing, in his quest for success. This team participated in the FIA GT Championship and the Le Mans Endurance Series championship.
Even if Belmondo’s team disbanded in 2007, his reputation as a committed racer will live on. Throughout his career, he overcame many obstacles thanks to his tenacity, passion, and talent, winning the respect and affection of both his contemporaries and his supporters.
Paul Alexandre Belmondo is still regarded as a major player in the motorsports industry today. His life is a living example of the tenacity and unyielding attitude needed to thrive in a sport that calls for both physical and mental toughness. Even though his Formula One career may have been plagued by financial difficulties, his influence on the sport is immeasurable, demonstrating that pure passion can transcend any challenge.
Paul BELMONDO Stats
Paul BELMONDO has no wins in his F1 career
Paul BELMONDO has no podiums in his F1 career
Paul BELMONDO has no Pole positions in his F1 career
Grands Prix started
Paul BELMONDO has started 7 Grands Prix in his F1 career
|7||1994||Spain||Pacific Grand Prix Ltd||33||Pacific||PR01||Ilmor||V10||Goodyear||26||ab||Spin|
|6||1994||Monaco||Pacific Grand Prix Ltd||33||Pacific||PR01||Ilmor||V10||Goodyear||24||ab||Cramp|
|2||1992||San Marino||March F1||17||March||CG911B||Ilmor||V10||Goodyear||24||13|
Paul BELMONDO has 3 teammates in his F1 career
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Result by Grand Prix
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Paul BELMONDO has raced 3 seasons in his F1 career
Retirement / DNF / Abandon
Paul BELMONDO has 2 retirements in his F1 career