François Perrodo (born 14 February 1977) is a French businessman and racing driver. He serves as the chairman of Perenco, an oil and gas company with operations in 16 countries,[1] which was founded by his father.

Biography

Origin

François Perrodo was born on 14 February 1977 in Singapore. He is the son of Carrie and Hubert Perrodo, French businessman and founder of the independent oil group Perenco.

Education

François Perrodo has a degree in physics from St Peter's College, Oxford,[2] where he captained the University polo team in 1999.[3][4] He is now a member of Guards Polo Club.[3]

After an engineering degree in 2002 from the École Nationale Supérieure du Pétrole et des Moteurs (ENSPM) now called IFP School (French Institute of Petroleum), he received an MBA from INSEAD in Singapore.[5]

Business

He is the president of the independent Franco-British oil company Perenco, after his father died in 2006 in a hiking accident near Courchevel, and has run the family business since 2007.[6]

Car Collection

Perrodo maintains a large collection of historically significant automobiles and is one of the most prolific French car collectors. His keeps cars in both France and the United Kingdom. Perrodo shares photos and stories of his cars and his racing career on his Instagram account.[7]

The collection includes:[8]

The collection used to include the following, which have since been sold:

Racing driver

Porsche 997 GT3-RSR

Perrodo is a motorsport enthusiast, he started with classic car racing in 2010.[9][10]

He competes in endurance racing in the FIA World Endurance Championship, currently having leveraged his fortune into a ride with AF Corse in the LMP2 class, having initially competed in the GTE Am class from 2013 until 2016. He has taken part in the 24 Hours of Le Mans, V de V Series, Blancpain GT Series Endurance Cup, European Le Mans Series (ELMS), United SportsCar Championship and the 24 Hours Series.

Perrodo again competed for AF Corse in the 2022 24 Hours of Le Mans, driving the team's No. 83 LMP2 entry. While running side-by-side with the GTE-Pro class leading No. 64 Corvette of Alexander Sims in the final hours of the race, Perrodo swerved sharply left and sent the Corvette crashing into the barriers in the middle of the Mulsanne Straight. AF Corse's No. 51 GTE-Pro entry was running second in class at the time and went on to inherit the class lead from the Corvette.[11]

Complete European Le Mans Series results

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

Year Entrant Class Car Engine 1 2 3 4 5 6 Pos. Pts
2013 Prospeed Competition LMGTE Porsche 997 GT3-RSR Porsche 4.0 L Flat-6 SIL
5
IMO
Ret
RBR
5
HUN
4
LEC
6
8th 40
2014 Crubilé Sport LMGTE Porsche 997 GT3 RSR Porsche 4.0 L Flat-6 SIL
8
IMO
10
20th 13
AF Corse Ferrari F458 Italia Ferrari 4.5 L V8 RBR
8
LEC
Ret
EST
8
2018 TDS Racing LMP2 Oreca 07 Gibson GK428 4.2 L V8 LEC
2
MNZ
2
RBR
9
SIL SPA ALG 10th 38
2020 AF Corse LMGTE Ferrari 488 GTE Evo Ferrari F154CB 3.9 L Turbo V8 LEC SPA
2
LEC MNZ ALG
8
NC 0
2021 AF Corse LMGTE Ferrari 488 GTE Evo Ferrari F154CB 3.9 L Turbo V8 CAT
WD
RBR
1
LEC
3
MNZ
3
SPA
1
ALG
10
3rd 83
2022 AF Corse LMP2 Oreca 07 Gibson GK428 4.2 L V8 LEC
8
IMO
14
MNZ
12
CAT
5
SPA
7
ALG
8
12th 25
Pro-Am Cup 2 5 4 1 2 2 3rd 101

Complete FIA World Endurance Championship results

Year Entrant Class Car Engine 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 Rank Points
2013 Prospeed Competition LMGTE Am Porsche 997 GT3-RSR Porsche 4.0 L Flat-6 SIL SPA LMS
9
SÃO COA FUJ SHA 22nd 15
AF Corse Ferrari 458 Italia GT2 Ferrari 4.5 L V8 BHR
3
2014 Prospeed Competition LMGTE Am Porsche 997 GT3-RSR Porsche 4.0 L Flat-6 SIL
Ret
SPA
6
LMS
Ret
9th 58
Porsche 911 RSR COA
8
FUJ
3
SHA
4
BHR
7
SÃO
5
2015 AF Corse LMGTE Am Ferrari 458 Italia GT2 Ferrari 4.5 L V8 SIL
2
SPA
2
LMS
3
NÜR
3
COA
3
FUJ
3
SHA
1
BHR
4
2nd 148
2016 AF Corse LMGTE Am Ferrari 458 Italia GT2 Ferrari 4.5 L V8 SIL
1
SPA
2
LMS
1
NÜR
2
MEX
2
COA
6
FUJ
2
SHA
2
BHR
3
1st 188
2017 TDS Racing LMP2 Oreca 07 Gibson GK428 4.2 L V8 SIL
3
SPA
9
LMS
Ret
NÜR
8
MEX
7
COA
7
FUJ
4
SHA
6
BHR
9
14th 55
2018–19 TDS Racing LMP2 Oreca 07 Gibson GK428 4.2 L V8 SPA
4
LMS
DSQ
SIL
7
FUJ
4
SHA
Ret
SEB
NC
SPA
4
LMS
3
8th 66
2019-20 AF Corse LMGTE Am Ferrari 488 GTE Evo Ferrari F154CB 3.9 L Turbo V8 SIL
1
FUJ
2
SHA
4
BHR
4
COA
4
SPA
1
LMS
3
BHR
2
1st 167
2021 AF Corse LMGTE Am Ferrari 488 GTE Evo Ferrari F154CB 3.9 L Turbo V8 SPA
1
POR
11
MON
1
LMS
1
BHR
5
BHR
1
1st 150
2022 AF Corse LMP2 Oreca 07 Gibson GK428 4.2 L V8 SEB
9
SPA
9
LMS
11
MNZ
9
FUJ
10
BHR
10
18th 12
Pro-Am Cup 1 1 2 3 1 1 1st 177

Complete 24 Hours of Le Mans results

Year Team Co-Drivers Car Class Laps Pos. Class
Pos.
2013 Belgium Prospeed Competition France Emmanuel Collard
France Sébastien Crubilé
Porsche 997 GT3-RSR GTE
Am
298 36th 9th
2014 Belgium Prospeed Competition France Emmanuel Collard
Finland Markus Palttala
Porsche 997 GT3-RSR GTE
Am
194 DNF DNF
2015 Italy AF Corse Portugal Rui Águas
France Emmanuel Collard
Ferrari 458 Italia GT2 GTE
Am
330 26th 4th
2016 Italy AF Corse Portugal Rui Águas
France Emmanuel Collard
Ferrari 458 Italia GT2 GTE
Am
331 27th 2nd
2017 France TDS Racing France Emmanuel Collard
France Matthieu Vaxivière
Oreca 07-Gibson LMP2 213 DNF DNF
2018 France TDS Racing France Loïc Duval
France Matthieu Vaxivière
Oreca 07-Gibson LMP2 366 DSQ DSQ
2019 France TDS Racing France Loïc Duval
France Matthieu Vaxivière
Oreca 07-Gibson LMP2 366 8th 3rd
2020 Italy AF Corse Denmark Nicklas Nielsen
France Emmanuel Collard
Ferrari 488 GTE Evo GTE
Am
339 26th 3rd
2021 Italy AF Corse Denmark Nicklas Nielsen
Italy Alessio Rovera
Ferrari 488 GTE Evo GTE
Am
340 25th 1st
2022 Italy AF Corse Denmark Nicklas Nielsen
Italy Alessio Rovera
Oreca 07-Gibson LMP2 361 24th 19th

Complete IMSA SportsCar Championship results

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

Year Team Class Car Engine 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 Rank Points
2015 AF Corse GTLM Ferrari 458 Italia GT2 Ferrari F142 4.5 L V8 DAY
10
SEB LBH LGA WGL MOS LIM ELK VIR COA PET 27th 22
2017 EBIMOTORS GTD Lamborghini Huracán GT3 Lamborghini 5.2L V10 DAY
9
SEB LBH COA DET WGL MOS LIM ELK VIR LGA PET 65th 22

References

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  2. ^ "A Fabulous Gift - www.spc.ox.ac.uk". www.spc.ox.ac.uk. Archived from the original on 12 June 2018. Retrieved 7 June 2018.
  3. ^ a b "Guards Polo Club". Archived from the original on 19 October 2013. Retrieved 26 August 2013.
  4. ^ "Polo Archive". Archived from the original on 25 October 2014. Retrieved 26 August 2013.
  5. ^ "Business Education Ranking".
  6. ^ "Verif.com". Retrieved 26 August 2013.
  7. ^ "Fanch (@fanchracing) • Instagram photos and videos". www.instagram.com. Retrieved 2022-07-25.
  8. ^ "ECR - Collection - fanchracing". ECR - Collection - fanchracing. Retrieved 2022-07-25.
  9. ^ "European Le Mans Series". Archived from the original on 18 September 2013. Retrieved 26 August 2013.
  10. ^ "ProSpeed". Archived from the original on 21 August 2013. Retrieved 26 August 2013.
  11. ^ "Remaining Corvette Crashes Out of GTE-Pro Lead". sportscar365.com. 2022-06-12. Retrieved 2022-06-12.

External links

Sporting positions
Preceded by
Andrea Bertolini
Aleksey Basov
Viktor Shaitar
FIA Endurance Trophy for LMGTE Am Drivers
2016
With: Emmanuel Collard & Rui Águas
Succeeded by
Preceded by FIA Endurance Trophy for LMGTE Am Drivers
2019-20
With: Emmanuel Collard & Nicklas Nielsen
Succeeded by
Incumbent