Philippe Streiff, Date of Birth, Place of Birth


Philippe Streiff

racecar driver

Date of Birth: 26-Jun-1955

Place of Birth: La Tronche, Auvergne-Rhône-Alpes, France

Profession: engineer, racing automobile driver

Nationality: France

Zodiac Sign: Cancer

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About Philippe Streiff

  • Philippe Streiff (born June 26, 1955) is a former racing driver from France.
  • He participated in 55 Formula One Grands Prix, debuting on October 21, 1984.
  • He achieved one podium, and scored a total of 11 championship points. A pre-season testing crash in 1989 left him a quadriplegic and thus using a wheelchair, with the quality of the care he received in the aftermath having been called into question, even if the accident itself was so serious the roll-bar broke on impact.He organised the Masters Karting Paris Bercy. In early 1994, Streiff made a bid to purchase Ligier in partnership with Hughes de Chaunac.
  • The bid had the support of the similarly Renault-powered Williams F1 team, who intended to turn Ligier into a 'junior' team.
  • The bid was unsuccessful. Belgian Luc Costermans, who had broken the World blind road speed record in late 2008, dedicated his record to Streiff.

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