News Details

Philippe Gurdjian, 1945 - 2014

Former French Grand Prix promoter Philippe Gurdjian has passed away at the age of 69. Born in the suburbs of Paris in 1945, Gurdjian also helped establish a number of new F1 events, including those in Malaysia and Abu Dhabi.Gurdjian began his career in advertising and was a keen gentleman racer, competing several times in the famed Le Mans 24 Hours in the 1970s and ‘80s. He took charge of the French Grand Prix at Paul Ricard in 1985 and in 1991 oversaw its transfer to Magny-Cours, where it remained until 1998.He went on to organise the Spanish Grand Prix for a time, and played a major role in bringing Malaysia’s Sepang International Circuit and Abu Dhabi’s Yas Marina...
Full Story »
2y ago from Formula1.com 0
Share

You May Also Be Interested In...

Merhi to replace Kobayashi for Italian GP

Merhi to replace Kobayashi for Italian GPPosted On 24 Aug 2014By :...
2y ago from ThisIsF1.com

Ecclestone: Greece keen on F1 race

Bernie Ecclestone has revealed that Greece remain keen on joining the...
2y ago from PlanetF1.com

Button's McLaren career uncertain

Jenson Button's Formula 1 career is hanging in the balance as McLaren...
2y ago from BBC.co.uk

Kovalainen set to rebuild motor racing career

Kovalainen set to rebuild motor racing careerPosted On 25 Aug 2014By :...
2y ago from ThisIsF1.com

Elsewhere On The Network

Popular On MGPToday.com

Aprilia hails 'extraordinary' Espargaró

– Aprilia has praised an "extraordinary" showing from...
9h ago from GPUpdate.net

Iannone: I must avoid being 'impulsive'

– Andrea Iannone has admitted he must try to rein in his...
3h ago from GPUpdate.net

KTM and Yamaha differences ‘black and white’ for...

Espargaro and Smith both finished their first MotoGP race with KTM in...
1d ago from BikeSportNews.com

Vinales wins season-opening Qatar MotoGP

Spain's Maverick Vinales on a Yamaha won the season-opening Qatar MotoGP...
2d ago from SuperSport.com

Popular On IndyCarToday.com

IndyCar reveals new images of 2018 design

– IndyCar has revealed new images of the series' planned 2018 car...
2h ago from GPUpdate.net

IndyCar unveils new image of 2018 bodywork kit

IndyCar officials have released an updated image of the universal...

IndyCar unveils 2018 bodywork renderings

The Verizon IndyCar Series has produced the first look of its 2018...
57m ago from Racer.com

Robin Miller's Mailbag for March 29, presented by...

Page 1 of 9 Welcome to the Robin Miller Mailbag as presented by Honda...
6h ago from Racer.com

Popular On TotalWRC.com

Test date set for Polo R5

Development under way on Volkswagen’s WRC 2 car
1d ago from WRC.com

Getting Excited for Dirt 4!

In all honesty, we're a bit late to this party since news about Dirt 4...

Pre-Event Test Videos #2 Tour de Corse 2017

Pre-Event Test Videos #2 (Fan Footage) Che Guevara Energy Drink Tour de...
1d ago from WRC.com

Germany rings the changes

New stages and a new service base in 2017
6d ago from WRC.com

Popular On GunnersToday.com

Arsenal legend makes shock claim about Arsene Wenger's...

Arsene Wenger has faced increasing pressure from fans to stand down as...
6h ago from Express.co.uk

Chelsea's five most likely transfers this summer: Odds...

GETTY Chelsea wabt Southampton defender Virgil van Dijk Virgil van Dijk -...
4h ago from Express.co.uk

Comments

2014 GPToday.com
GPToday.com is not responsible for the news headlines and associated descriptions and images it indexes, the content of externally linked sites or the comments & postings of its users.

This website is unofficial and is not associated in any way with the Formula One group of companies. F1, FORMULA ONE, FORMULA 1, FIA FORMULA ONE WORLD CHAMPIONSHIP, GRAND PRIX and related marks are trade marks of Formula One Licensing B.V.