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Jean-Christophe Boullion : biography

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Jean-Christophe "Jules" Boullion (born 27 December 1969 in Saint-Brieuc, near Côtes d'Armor, France) is a racing driver who raced in Formula One for the Sauber team.

He started karting in 1982 and moved to cars in 1988 after attending a racing school outside Paris. He started racing in Formula Ford 1600 in 1989. The following year he won the French title and moved to Formula 3. In 1993 he entered Formula 3000 and won the FIA International Championship in 1994. Although he was signed to test for Williams, he was loaned to Sauber to replace Karl Wendlinger for much of the 1995 season, scoring points twice but rarely matching team-mate Heinz-Harald Frentzen. The following year he returned to his testing role at Williams, and he later tested for Tyrrell.

In 1996 he raced briefly in the Renault Spider Eurocup, and he campaigned a Renault Laguna touring car for the Williams team in the British Touring Car Championship (BTCC) in 1999, acquiring the nickname 'JCB' from commentator Charlie Cox. In 2000 he turned to sports car racing with some success, and has raced several times in the 24 Hours of Le Mans. He earned a third place in the 2007 24 Hours of Le Mans, along with Emmanuel Collard and Romain Dumas a Pescarolo Sport entry.

After a stint with Rebellion Racing, he will return to Pescarolo Team for 2012, driving in the FIA World Endurance Championship.

Racing record

Complete International Formula 3000 results

(key) (Races in bold indicate pole position) (Races in italics indicate fastest lap)

Year Entrant Chassis Engine 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 DC Points
1993 Apomatox Reynard/93D Ford Cosworth DON7 SILRet PAURet PERRet HOCRet NÜR9 SPARet MAG2 NOG2 8th 12
1994 DAMS Reynard/94D Ford Cosworth SIL8 PAU4 CATRet PER14 HOC2 SPA1 EST1 MAG1 1st 36

Complete Formula One results

(key)

Year Entrant Chassis Engine 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 WDC Points
1995 Red Bull Sauber Ford Sauber C14 Ford V8 BRA ARG SMR ESP MON8 CANRet FRARet GBR9 GER5 HUN10 BEL11 ITA6 POR12 EURRet PACRet JPN AUS 16th 3

Complete British Touring Car Championship results

(key) (Races in bold indicate pole position – 1 point awarded all races) (Races in italics indicate fastest lap) (* signifies that driver lead feature race for at least one lap – 1 point awarded)

Year Team Car 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 Pos Pts
1999 Blend 37 Williams Renault Renault Laguna DON1Ret DON26 SIL18 SIL23 THR19 THR27* BRH15 BRH27 OUL16 OUL26 DON18 DON210 CRO111 CRO2Ret SNE15 SNE24 THR113 THR211 KNO15 KNO24 BRH17 BRH26 OUL17 OUL27 SIL18 SIL2Ret 10th 97
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