Pascal Fabre

Pascal Fabre

9/1/1960

Fabre seemed quite promising in his first season of Formula 2 in 1982 when paired with the very quick Philippe Streiff in the little AGS team, but he was forced to drop back into European F3 the following year and, despite a bright start, lack of finance forced his Martini off the grid before the season was out. Back in F2, he surprised many in 1984 with his speed in a March-BMW, winning at Hockenheim in mid-season only to depart from his team abruptly due to financial differences. His plans for a Formula 5000 drive in 1985 fell through, and he had to settle for a single race at the end of the year before arranging a full season with a minimal budget in 1986. A winning start at Silverstone, followed by a second at Vallelunga, gave him an early-season lead which he was unable to maintain, Pascal finishing seventh in the championship table. Prompted no doubt by his past links with the team, AGS chose Fabre to drive their F1 challenger in 1987. The car was slow, but he flogged away, usually bringing it to the finish, until he lost his ride to Roberto Moreno, who lost little time in scoring the team's first championship point. Pascal then moved on to sports cars, most notably with the Cougar-Porsche project, but more recently he has been racing a Ferrari 335SP with Michel Ferte.

(c) 'Who is Who' by Steve Small, 2000

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