|Olivier Panis Quick Info|
|Height||5 ft 8 in|
|Date of Birth||September 2, 1966|
Olivier Panis is a former professional French race car driver who as of 2020, was the last French driver to have won the Formula One Grand Prix. Other than that, Olivier is also the father of racing driver Aurélien Panis.
Oullins, Lyon, France
Former Professional Racing Driver
5 ft 8 in or 173 cm
72 kg or 158.5 lbs
Girlfriend / Spouse
Olivier has dated –
- Anne Panis – He is married to Anne Panis and the couple has 3 children – a son named Aurélien Panis (b. October 29, 1994), who is a race car driver, and daughters Lauren and Caroline.
Race / Ethnicity
Salt & Pepper
- Loss of hair in the front of his hairline
- He has a vague smile
Olivier Panis Favorite Things
- Track Of All-Time – Spa-Francorchamps
Source – F1 Network
Olivier Panis Facts
- He started off his racing career with the go-kart and went on to have early success after which he was promoted to “Junior” racing.
- In 1989, he won the Formula Renault and managed to attain himself a 2nd place at the French Formula 3 in 1991.
- By the end of 2003, he was said to have driven in 141 or more Grand Prix‘s.
- He entered the 2004 Formulae 1 World Championship with the Panasonic Toyota Racing Team.
- His fantasy F1 team would be with race car drivers Michael Schumacher, Jacques Villeneuve, and Juan Pablo Montoya.
- When he’s not busy, Olivier loves to ride a go-kart, as well as go skiing, cycling, and play tennis.
- During his time, as a racer, he worked with various teams including Ligier, Prost, BAR, and Toyota.
- Prior to having retired at the age of 37, he had been the oldest active driver.
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