Bertrand Gachot (born 23 December 1962) is a French former racing driver. Gachot enjoyed some success in the junior formulae, winning titles in Formula Ford before progressing through Formula 3 and Formula 3000, reaching Formula One in 1989. After winning the 1991 24 Hours of Le Mans, Gachot was sentenced to 18 months in prison for an aggravated assault that had occurred the previous December. He was released after two months on appeal, but his enforced absence enabled Michael Schumacher to make his Grand Prix debut.
Gachot made his F1 debut for the rookie team Onyx in 1989 and did the last 2 races for the Rial. In 1990 he went to Coloni and failed to qualify for any race. In 1991 he was hired by the debutant team Jordan and was where he got his best results in F1 winning a 5th place and two 6th. In 1992 he joined Venturi and in 1993 and 1994 he ended his career in F1 with Pacific.
Activity: 1989 - 1994 Grand Prix: 84 Drivers Championships: - Victories: 0 Podiums: 0 Pole Positions: 0 Fastest Laps: 1 Career Points: 5