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LeBlanc Grand Prix were a French FF1M team that raced in two seasons. During their tenure, they took a total of three wins, one from Mark Webber during the 2010 Japanese GP, and two from Jenson Button during the 2011 Spanish GP and the 2011 Canadian GP. They hold the unique distinction of winning races in every FF1M season they've entered.

History

2010

Following the withdrawal of Dodgem, Autodynamics, and Ajay Motorsports, plus the return of the 11 team limit, LeBlanc submitted an entry for 2010 with former race winners Mark Webber and Bruno Senna heading the driver line-up, and Renault engines powering the French team. They had a spectacular start to the season with Senna taking two podiums in the first two races to briefly run 2nd in both the drivers and constructors championships.

Although most teams had poor finishing records, LeBlanc had one of the least reliable cars on the grid with 25 retirements out of a possible 36 finishes, a 30% finishing rate. Nevertheless, there were at least a couple more highlights with Webber taking the team's first (and the only one of their career) pole position at the United States GP, and then taking the team's debut win at the final race at Japan. This helped them to beat Andy Racing for 9th in the constructors championship by just one point. Such was the competitiveness of that season that they were only 18 points off of 4th placed FJR.

2011

The team switched from Renault power to a Ferrari engine, ironically a customer to Andy Racing who they had beaten the season before. They also had a new driver line up with Jenson Button and Australian rookie Daniel Ricciardo, although the French connection just about remained with test driver Nathanael Berthon.

The line-up proved to be extremely rewarding, particularly in the first half of the season with podiums for both drivers, including two wins for Button in Spain and Canada, and Ricciardo taking a best result of 2nd in Malaysia. By the halfway point of the season, Button was just two points behind championship leader Nico Rosberg and the team were nine points behind Shake n Bake, but a difficult second half of the season saw LeBlanc slip down to 5th come the championship's end, although they were by far the best-placed team with a Ferrari engine and they did beat the two most experienced teams on the grid. By the time 2012 rolled around, LeBlanc had pulled out.

Results and Statistics

Year Engine Ch. Pos. Races Points Wins Drivers Ch. Pos. Races Points Wins
2010 Renault 9th 18 42 1 22px-Flag of Australia.svg-1-.png Mark Webber 12th 18 26 1
22px-Flag of Brazil.svg-1-.png Bruno Senna 18th 18 16 0
2011 Ferrari 5th 17 75 2 22px-Flag of the United Kingdom.svg-1-.png Jenson Button 7th 17 47 2
22px-Flag of Australia.svg-1-.png Daniel Ricciardo 11th 17 28 0

FF2M History

LeBlanc have also competed in the 2010 FF2M Season under the name Elf Racing, with Giedo van der Garde and Christian Vietoris as their drivers. Although they didn't record any wins, van der Garde proved to be a very consistent performer with regular points finishes helping him to 5th in the drivers championship

Results and Statistics

Year Engine Ch. Pos. Races Points Wins Drivers Ch. Pos. Races Points Wins
2010 Renault 6th 20 56 0 22px-Flag of the Netherlands.svg-1-.png Giedo Van Der Garde 5th 20 49 0
22px-Flag of Germany.svg-1-.png Christian Vietoris 17th 20 7 0
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