Philippe Alliot


  • Voves, France Place of Birth
  • 27 July 1954 Date of Birth
  • 1984 Brazilian Grand Prix F1 Debut
  • McLaren Current/Last Team

Philippe René Gabriel Alliot, born on 27 July 1954, competed in Formula One between 1984 and 1990 and again from 1993 to 1994. He drove for several teams, including RAM, Ligier, Larrousse, and McLaren.

BornPhilippe René Gabriel Alliot
27 July 1954
Voves, France

Before his Formula One stint, Alliot raced in Formule Renault during 1976 and 1977, clinching the championship title in 1978 with the BP Racing team. His success in the French Formula Renault championship led him to French Formula Three, where he debuted with a third-place finish. He advanced to the European Formula 3 Championship in 1980 and then to Formula Two by 1983. His career high came when he finished third at the Le Mans 24 Hours in a Kremer Porsche, driving alongside Michael and Mario Andretti.

Alliot’s Formula 1 career started in 1984 with the Skoal Bandit RAM F1 team. He experienced limited success until 1986, when he replaced the injured Jacques Laffite at Ligier during the 1986 British Grand Prix, showing notable improvement. He switched to Larrousse in 1987, returned to Ligier in 1990, and developed a reputation for frequent crashes.

In 1993, Alliot returned to Larrousse and achieved his career-best fifth place at the 1993 San Marino Grand Prix. The next year, he served as a test driver for McLaren, thanks to the Peugeot connection, and briefly raced, replacing Mika Häkkinen at the 1994 Hungarian Grand Prix. He also replaced Olivier Beretta at Larrousse for the 1994 Belgian Grand Prix, which marked his final Formula One race after retiring due to engine failure.

Post-retirement in 1995, Alliot ventured into politics, television commentary, ice racing, and the Paris–Dakar Rally, eventually running his own GT racing team.

Philippe Alliot Formula One World Championship career

F1 Career1984–1990, 1993–1994
TeamsRAM, Ligier, Larrousse, McLaren
Entries116 (109 starts)
Career points7
Pole positions0
Fastest laps0
First entry1984 Brazilian Grand Prix
Last entry1994 Belgian Grand Prix



Driver Nationality Current/Last Team F1 Debut Status
French Ligier 1978 South African Grand Prix Retired
Italian Minardi 1981 San Marino Grand Prix Died
British Jordan Grand Prix 1984 Brazilian Grand Prix Retired


Team Nationality Debut Season Status
Ligier French 1976 Historic
McLaren British 1966 Current