Jean-Claude Andruet

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Jean-Claude Andruet
Personal information
Nationality French
Born (1942-08-13) August 13, 1942 (age 79)
World Rally Championship record
Active years 19731986, 1995
Co-driver France Michele Petit
Teams Lancia, Citroën, Alpine Renault Ferrari
Rallies 29
Championships 0
Rally wins 3
Podiums 7
Stage wins 52
Total points 43
First rally 1973 Monte Carlo Rally
First win 1973 Monte Carlo Rally
Last win 1977 San Remo Rally
Last rally 1995 Monte Carlo Rally

Jean-Claude Andruet (born August 13, 1942 in Montreuil[disambiguation needed]) is a retired French professional rally driver who competed in the World Rally Championship.

Andruet took three WRC event wins during his career; 1973 Monte Carlo Rally, 1974 Tour de Corse and 1977 San Remo Rally.[1] The 1973 Monte Carlo was the first ever rally in the FIA World Rally Championship. His best placement in the overall drivers' championship was 13th in 1982. He also competed in the European Rally Championship he won in 1970 and finished second overall in 1981.[2]

Andruet's son Gilles was a chess player and was murdered in 1995 in murky circumstances.


  1. RallyBase – Jean-Claude Andruet
  2. RallyBase – 1981 European Rally Championship for Drivers
Sporting positions
Preceded by
Harry Källström
European Rally Champion
Succeeded by
Sobiesław Zasada
Preceded by
Youngest Rally

30 years, 169 days
(1973 Monte Carlo Rally)
Succeeded by
Stig Blomqvist
26 years, 203 days
(1973 Swedish Rally)