Photos of Louis Descartes's cars

Le Mans 24 Hours24 Heures du Mans10.6.1979
2121 - Lola T296 ROC - Lambretta S.A.F.D.Lola T296 # - ROC Simca L4 2000 cc N/AS2.0
Lambretta S.A.F.D. (F)Open bodywork
Mid-engined
Driven by: François Calmels (F)/Renaud Laverre (F)/Patrice Lenormand (F)
listed, never drove:
Louis Descartes (F), Pierre Yver (F), Patrick Perrier (F)
Result: did not qualify (Reserve)
Grid: 58th (4:25.990)
Colours: blue (+white/red)
Tyres: unknown
Photo updated: 28/12/2007Photo by courtesy of: Alain Jourdainne Photos 24H Le Mans
Le Mans 24 Hours24 Heures du Mans14.6.1981
3232 - Renard Delmas D31 ROC #01 - Ecurie Renard-DelmasRenard Delmas D1 #01 - ROC Simca L4 1993 cc N/AS2.0
Ecurie Renard-Delmas (F)Open bodywork
Mid-engined
Driven by: Louis Descartes (F)/Hervé Bayard (F)
DNS:
Bernard Preschey (F); listed, never drove: Jean-Paul Libert (B)
Result: not classified
Grid: 54th (4:15.570) - 56th fastest qualifier
Colours: blue
Tyres: Goodyear
Photo updated: 28/12/2007Photo by courtesy of: Alain Jourdainne Photos 24H Le Mans
Le Mans 24 Hours24 Heures du Mans16.6.1985
9393 - ALD 01 BMW #C2/01 - Automobiles L. DescartesALD 01 #C2/01 - BMW M88 L6 4v DOHC 3490 cc N/AC2
Automobiles L. Descartes (F)Closed bodywork
Mid-engined
Driven by: Jacques Heuclin (F)/Louis Descartes (F)/Daniël Hubert (B)Result: not classified
Grid: 47th (4:18.260) - 51st fastest qualifier
Colours: white (+yellow)
Tyres: Avon
Photo updated: 25/04/2006Photo by courtesy of: Paul Kooyman
Hockenheim 1000 Kilometres31. Int. ADAC-1000-km-Rennen und die duschfrisch Trophy14.7.1985
9393 - ALD 01 BMW #C2/01 - Louis DescartesALD 01 #C2/01 - BMW M88 L6 4v DOHC 3500 cc N/AC2
Louis Descartes (F)Closed bodywork
Mid-engined
Driven by: Jacques Heuclin (F)/Louis Descartes (F)Result: did not finish (Gearbox)
Grid: 36th (2:22.870)
Colours: white
Tyres: unknown
Photo updated: 28/05/2005Photo by courtesy of: Stefan Haffner
Spa 1000 Kilometres1000 km Spa1.9.1985
9393 - ALD 01 BMW #C2/01 - Louis DescartesALD 01 #C2/01 - BMW M88 L6 4v DOHC 3450 cc N/AC2
Louis Descartes (F)Closed bodywork
Mid-engined
Driven by: Louis Descartes (F)/Jacques Heuclin (F)Result: not classified
Grid: 32nd (2:39.300)
Colours: yellow (+black)
Tyres: unknown
Photo updated: 16/04/2014Photo by courtesy of: Norbert Vogel, Paul Kooyman and Yves Vandersmissen
Brands Hatch 1000 Kilometres22.9.1985
9393 - ALD 01 BMW #C2/01 - Louis DescartesALD 01 #C2/01 - BMW M88 L6 4v DOHC 3500 cc N/AC2
Louis Descartes (F)Closed bodywork
Mid-engined
Driven by: Jacques Heuclin (F)/Louis Descartes (F)Result: 9th
Grid: 23rd (1:33.190)
Colours: yellow (+black)
Tyres: unknown
Photo updated: 02/10/2004Photo by courtesy of: Joe Santos
Monza 360 KilometresCoppa Kouros Monza20.4.1986
9292 - ALD 02 BMW #C2/02 - Automobiles Louis DescartesALD 02 #C2/02 - BMW M88 L6 4v DOHC 3500 cc N/AC2
Automobiles Louis Descartes (F)Closed bodywork
Mid-engined
Driven by: Jacques Heuclin (F)/Louis Descartes (F)Result: did not finish (Suspension)
Grid: 28th (1:58.430)
Colours: yellow (+black)
Tyres: Avon
Photo updated: 26/04/2019Photo by courtesy of: Faustino Mattei
Silverstone 1000 KilometresKouros 1000 Kms Silverstone4.5.1986
9292 - ALD 02 BMW #C2/02 - Automobiles Louis DescartesALD 02 #C2/02 - BMW M88 L6 4v DOHC 3500 cc N/AC2
Automobiles Louis Descartes (F)Closed bodywork
Mid-engined
Driven by: Jacques Heuclin (F)/Louis Descartes (F)Result: 20th
Grid: 32nd (1:31.970)
Colours: yellow (+black)
Tyres: unknown
Photo updated: 31/03/2003Photo by courtesy of: Jeremy Jackson
Le Mans SprintLe Mans Official Test Session9.5.1986
9292 - ALD 02 BMW #C2/02 - Automobiles Louis DescartesALD 02 #C2/02 - BMW M88 L6 4v DOHC 3500 cc N/AC2
Automobiles Louis Descartes (F)Closed bodywork
Mid-engined
Driven by: Louis Descartes (F)/Jacques Heuclin (F)Result: 4th 1st in C2 - Heat 1: 4th ; Heat 2: 4th
Grid:
Colours: yellow (+black)
Tyres: Avon
Photo updated: 11/03/2005Photo by courtesy of: Philippe Hubert
Le Mans 24 Hours24 Heures du Mans1.6.1986
9292 - ALD 02 BMW #C2/02 - Louis DescartesALD 02 #C2/02 - BMW M88 L6 4v DOHC 3500 cc N/AC2
Louis Descartes (F)Closed bodywork
Mid-engined
Driven by: Jacques Heuclin (F)/Louis Descartes (F)Result: did not finish (Accident)
Grid: 44th (3:57.590)
Colours: yellow (+black)
Tyres: Avon
Photo updated: 02/01/2005Photo by courtesy of: Jeremy Banks
Brands Hatch 1000 KilometresShell Gemini 1000 km Brands Hatch20.7.1986
9292 - ALD 02 BMW #C2/02 - Automobiles Louis DescartesALD 02 #C2/02 - BMW M88 L6 4v DOHC 3500 cc N/AC2
Automobiles Louis Descartes (F)Closed bodywork
Mid-engined
Driven by: Jacques Heuclin (F)/Louis Descartes (F)Result: did not finish (Accident)
Grid: 31st (1:33.160)
Colours: yellow (+black)
Tyres: Avon
Photo updated: 02/01/2005Photo by courtesy of: Jeremy Banks
Nürburgring 1000 KilometresADAC Kouros 1000 Kilometer Nürburgring24.8.1986
9292 - ALD 02 BMW #C2/02 - Automobiles Louis DescartesALD 02 #C2/02 - BMW M88 L6 4v DOHC 3500 cc N/AC2
Automobiles Louis Descartes (F)Closed bodywork
Mid-engined
Driven by: Jacques Heuclin (F)/Louis Descartes (F)/Hubert Striebig (F)Result: 14th
Grid: 31st (1:49.830)
Colours: yellow (+black)
Tyres: Avon
Photo updated: 16/05/2004Photo by courtesy of: Le Mans Models
Spa 1000 Kilometres1000 km Spa Kouros15.9.1986
9292 - ALD 02 BMW #C2/02 - Automobiles Louis DescartesALD 02 #C2/02 - BMW M88 L6 4v DOHC 3500 cc N/AC2
Automobiles Louis Descartes (F)Closed bodywork
Mid-engined
Driven by: Jacques Heuclin (F)/Louis Descartes (F)/Hubert Striebig (F)Result: not classified
Grid: 33rd (2:42.030) - 36th fastest qualifier
Colours: yellow (+black)
Tyres: Avon
Photo updated: 17/04/2014Photo by courtesy of: Le Mans Models and Yves Vandersmissen
Silverstone 1000 KilometresAutoglass 1000 kms10.5.1987
177177 - ALD 03 Audi Turbo #C2/03 - Automobiles Louis DescartesALD 03 #C2/03 - Audi /WRT L4 4v DOHC 1785 cc 1xKKKC2
Automobiles Louis Descartes (F)Closed bodywork
Mid-engined
Driven by: Jacques Heuclin (F)/Louis Descartes (F)Result: did not qualify (Engine in practice)
Grid: 27th (1:48.880) - 31st fastest qualifier
Colours: black
Tyres: Avon
Photo updated: 31/03/2003Photo by courtesy of: Jeremy Jackson
Le Mans TestTest Day Le Mans17.5.1987
178178 - ALD 02 BMW #C2/02 - Automobiles Louis DescartesALD 02 #C2/02 - BMW M88 L6 4v DOHC 3500 cc N/AC2
Automobiles Louis Descartes (F)Closed bodywork
Mid-engined
Driven by: Gérard Tremblay (F)/Louis Descartes (F)Result: 20th
Colours: green
Tyres: unknown
Photo updated: 11/03/2005Photo by courtesy of: Jean-Francois Landurant
Le Mans 24 Hours24 Heures du Mans14.6.1987
177177 - ALD 03 BMW #C2/03 - Louis DescartesALD 03 #C2/03 - BMW M88 L6 4v DOHC 3453 cc N/AC2
Louis Descartes (F)Closed bodywork
Mid-engined
Driven by: Louis Descartes (F)/Dominique Lacaud (F)/Jacques Heuclin (F)
listed, never drove:
Hubert Striebig (F)
Result: 11th
Grid: 38th (4:00.070)
Colours: black
Tyres: Avon
Photo updated: 31/03/2003Photo by courtesy of: Jeremy Jackson
Le Mans 24 Hours24 Heures du Mans14.6.1987
178178 - ALD 02 BMW #C2/02 - Louis DescartesALD 02 #C2/02 - BMW M88 L6 4v DOHC 3453 cc N/AC2
Louis Descartes (F)Closed bodywork
Mid-engined
Driven by: Michel Lateste (F)/Sylvain Boulay (F)/Gérard Tremblay (F)
preliminary session only:
Louis Descartes (F); listed, never drove: Dominique Lacaud (F)
Result: not classified
Grid: 44th (4:04.020)
Colours: red (+yellow)
Tyres: Avon
Photo updated: 31/03/2003Photo by courtesy of: Jeremy Jackson
Brands Hatch 1000 KilometresShell Gemini 1000 kms Brands Hatch26.7.1987
177177 - ALD 03 BMW #C2/03 - Louis DescartesALD 03 #C2/03 - BMW M88 L6 4v DOHC 3453 cc N/AC2
Louis Descartes (F)Closed bodywork
Mid-engined
Driven by: Jacques Heuclin (F)/Dominique Lacaud (F)/Louis Descartes (F)Result: did not finish (Gearbox)
Grid: 21st (1:29.540)
Colours: black
Tyres: Avon
Photo updated: 13/04/2007Photo by courtesy of: Justin Harrington
Nürburgring 1000 KilometresJournal ADAC 1000 km Der Nürburgring30.8.1987
177177 - ALD 03 BMW #C2/03 - Automobiles Louis DescartesALD 03 #C2/03 - BMW M88 L6 4v DOHC 3453 cc N/AC2
Automobiles Louis Descartes (F)Closed bodywork
Mid-engined
Driven by: Dominique Lacaud (F)/Louis Descartes (F)/Gérard Tremblay (F)
listed, never drove:
Jacques Heuclin (F)
Result: did not finish (Gearbox)
Grid: 26th (1:40.850)
Colours: black
Tyres: Avon
Photo updated: 30/04/2018Photo by courtesy of: Dirk Eickelmann
Kyalami 500 Kilometres28.11.1987
177177 - ALD 03 BMW #C2/03 - Automobiles Louis DescartesALD 03 #C2/03 - BMW M88 L6 4v DOHC 3453 cc N/AC2
Automobiles Louis Descartes (F)Closed bodywork
Mid-engined
Driven by: Louis Descartes (F)/Dominique Lacaud (F)
listed, never drove:
Jacques Heuclin (F)
Result: 21st
Grid: 23rd (1:23.960)
Colours: black
Tyres: unknown
Photo updated: 29/11/2016Photo by courtesy of: Jimmy Kuys
Jarama 360 Kilometres13.3.1988
177177 - ALD 03 BMW #C2/03 - Louis DescartesALD 03 #C2/03 - BMW M88 L6 4v DOHC 3490 cc N/AC2
Louis Descartes (F)Closed bodywork
Mid-engined
Driven by: Louis Descartes (F)/Jacques Heuclin (F)Result: did not finish (Head gasket)
Grid: 24th (1:31.353)
Colours: black
Tyres: unknown
Photo updated: 11/06/2007Photo by courtesy of: Fernando Doménech
Silverstone 1000 KilometresAutosport 1000 kms8.5.1988
177177 - ALD 03 BMW #C2/03 - Louis DescartesALD 03 #C2/03 - BMW M88 L6 4v DOHC 3490 cc N/AC2
Louis Descartes (F)Closed bodywork
Mid-engined
Driven by: Dominique Lacaud (F)/Michel Lateste (F)
DNS:
Gérard Tremblay (F); listed, never drove: Louis Descartes (F)
Result: did not finish (Gearbox)
Grid: 26th (1:33.050) - 28th fastest qualifier
Colours: red
Tyres: unknown
Photo updated: 10/11/2014Photo by courtesy of: John Brown and Jeremy Jackson
Silverstone 1000 KilometresAutosport 1000 kms8.5.1988
178178 - ALD 04 BMW #C2/04B - Louis DescartesALD 04 #C2/04B - BMW M88 L6 4v DOHC 3490 cc N/AC2
Louis Descartes (F)Closed bodywork
Mid-engined
Driven by: Gérard Tremblay (F)/Michel Lateste (F)/Louis Descartes (F)Result: 15th
Grid: 27th (1:34.890) - 29th fastest qualifier
Colours: red
Tyres: unknown
Photo updated: 17/04/2003Photo by courtesy of: Jeremy Jackson
Le Mans 24 Hours24 Heures du Mans12.6.1988
177177 - ALD 04 BMW #C2/04B - Louis DescartesALD 04 #C2/04B - BMW M88 L6 4v DOHC 3490 cc N/AC2
Louis Descartes (F)Closed bodywork
Mid-engined
Driven by: Dominique Lacaud (F)/Jacques Heuclin (F)/Louis Descartes (F)Result: 22nd
Grid: 39th (3:45.950)
Colours: red
Tyres: Avon
Photo updated: 07/12/2005Photo by courtesy of: Papin Ludovic
Brno 360 KilometresGrand Prix ČSSR, Mistrovství Světa Sportovních Prototypů10.7.1988
177177 - ALD 03 BMW #C2/03 - Louis DescartesALD 03 #C2/03 - BMW M88 L6 4v DOHC 3490 cc N/AC2
Louis Descartes (F)Closed bodywork
Mid-engined
Driven by: Louis Descartes (F)/Gérard Tremblay (F)Result: did not finish (Wheel bearing)
Grid: 16th (2:06.460)
Colours: red
Tyres: Avon
Photo updated: 05/09/2009Photo by courtesy of: RSC and Milan Vasko
Brands Hatch 1000 KilometresBrands Hatch 1000 Kilometres24.7.1988
177177 - ALD 04 BMW #C2/04B - Automobiles Louis DescartesALD 04 #C2/04B - BMW M88 L6 4v DOHC 3490 cc N/AC2
Automobiles Louis Descartes (F)Closed bodywork
Mid-engined
Driven by: Michel Lateste (F)/Gérard Tremblay (F)/Del Bennett (GB)
DNS:
Louis Descartes (F)
Result: did not finish (Injection)
Grid: 23rd (1:36.090)
Colours: red
Tyres: Avon
Photo updated: 17/04/2003Photo by courtesy of: Jeremy Jackson
World Sports Prototype Championship DijonCoupe de Dijon21.5.1989
177177 - ALD C289 Ford #1 - Louis DescartesALD C289 #1 - Ford Cosworth DFL V8 3300 cc N/AC2
Louis Descartes (F)Closed bodywork
Mid-engined
Driven by: Alain Serpaggi (F)/Louis Descartes (F)Result: did not finish (Brakes)
Grid: 37th (1:22.922)
Colours: dark blue
Tyres: Goodyear
Photo updated: 01/08/2012Photo by courtesy of: Stephane Ragondet Le Mans Motorsport
Le Mans 24 Hours24 Heures du Mans11.6.1989
177177 - ALD C289 Ford #1 - Automobiles Louis DescartesALD C289 #1 - Ford Cosworth DFL V8 3300 cc N/AC2
Automobiles Louis Descartes (F)Closed bodywork
Mid-engined
Driven by: Alain Serpaggi (F)/Yves Hervalet (F)/Louis Descartes (F)
listed, never drove:
Jacques Heuclin (F), Thierry Lecerf (F)
Result: did not finish (Pierced radiator)
Grid: 55th (3:55.360) - 58th fastest qualifier
Colours: dark blue
Tyres: Goodyear
Photo updated: 12/08/2002Photo by courtesy of: Jean-Pierre Monier
World Sports Prototype Championship JaramaII Trofeo Repsol Jarama25.6.1989
177177 - ALD C289 Ford #1 - Louis DescartesALD C289 #1 - Ford Cosworth DFL V8/90° 4v DOHC 3300 cc N/AC2
Louis Descartes (F)Closed bodywork
Mid-engined
Driven by: Alain Serpaggi (F)/Louis Descartes (F)Result: did not start (Gearbox)
Grid: 22nd (1:27.556)
Colours: dark blue
Tyres: Goodyear
Photo updated: 11/06/2007Photo by courtesy of: Fernando Doménech
World Sports Prototype Championship Brands HatchWSPC - Brands Hatch Trophy23.7.1989
177177 - ALD C289 Ford #1 - Louis DescartesALD C289 #1 - Ford Cosworth DFL V8 3300 cc N/AC2
Louis Descartes (F)Closed bodywork
Mid-engined
Driven by: Alain Serpaggi (F)/Louis Descartes (F)Result: did not finish (Gearbox)
Grid: 36th (1:24.923) - 39th fastest qualifier
Colours: dark blue
Tyres: Goodyear
Photo updated: 13/04/2007Photo by courtesy of: Duncan Curtis
World Sports Prototype Championship SuzukaFIA WSPC - Fuji Film Cup Suzuka8.4.1990
3535 - ALD C289 Ford #1 - Louis DescartesALD C289 #1 - Ford Cosworth DFL V8 3300 cc N/AC1
Louis Descartes (F)Closed bodywork
Mid-engined
Driven by: François Migault (F)/Louis Descartes (F)
listed, never drove:
Alain Serpaggi (F)
Result: did not finish (Accident)
Grid: 34th (2:07.859) - 36th fastest qualifier
Colours: white (+yellow/red)
Tyres: Dunlop
Photo updated: 14/08/2015Photo by courtesy of: Thierry Birrer
World Sports Prototype Championship DijonFIA WSPC Dijon22.7.1990
3535 - ALD C289 Ford #1 - Louis DescartesALD C289 #1 - Ford Cosworth DFL V8 3300 cc N/AC1
Louis Descartes (F)Closed bodywork
Mid-engined
Driven by: François Migault (F)
DNS:
Gérard Tremblay (F); listed, never drove: Louis Descartes (F)
Result: 26th
Grid: 34th (1:16.352)
Colours: white (+red)
Tyres: Dunlop
Photo updated: 25/04/2006Photo by courtesy of: Philippe Moriniere
World Sports Prototype Championship DoningtonShell Donington Trophy2.9.1990
3535 - ALD C289 Ford #1 - Louis DescartesALD C289 #1 - Ford Cosworth DFL V8 3300 cc N/AC1
Louis Descartes (F)Closed bodywork
Mid-engined
Driven by: François Migault (F)/François Wettling (F)
listed, never drove:
Louis Descartes (F)
Result: 20th
Grid: 32nd (1:32.250)
Colours: yellow/red
Tyres: Dunlop
Photo updated: 31/03/2003Photo by courtesy of: Jeremy Jackson
Le Mans 24 Hours24 Heures du Mans23.6.1991
77 - ALD C91 Ford #1 - Louis DescartesALD C91 #1 - Ford Cosworth DFR V8 3500 cc N/ACat.1
Louis Descartes (F)Closed bodywork
Mid-engined
Driven by: Patrick Gonin (F)/Philippe de Henning (F)/Luigi Taverna (I)
listed, never drove:
Louis Descartes (F)
Result: did not finish (Gearbox)
Grid: 7th (3:59.343) - 33rd fastest qualifier
Colours: yellow
Tyres: Goodyear
Photo updated: 18/02/2004Photo by courtesy of: Maurizio Colella
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