Jacques Laffite qualified his Ligier-Matra 5th for the 1977 Long Beach Grand Prix, but retired in 9th position with electrical problems.
Jacques Laffite has enjoyed a reputation for many years as an open and straightforward person, willing to talk seriously about his career and motor racing in general. He was very helpful when VR’s European Editor asked him to contribute to his Alfa Romeo Tipo 33 book, and he was just as enthusiastic and full of the famed humor when Mike Jiggle caught up with him recently at Silverstone. The fact that he is involved in racing a Morgan in the FIA GT Championship these days just seems to be part of the usual rich pattern of his life.
Over 40 years ago you started as a mechanic for Jean-Pierre Jabouille in Formula 3; that relationship has stood the test of time and you are racing together today.
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