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Jacques-Henri Laffite (born November 21, 1943) is a French racing driver who competed in Formula One from 1974 to 1986. He had two spells with the Williams racing team and two spells with Ligier. His most successful period was between 1979 and 1981 when he finished fourth in the world championship for three years running. He retired from Formula One after breaking both legs in a crash during the British Grand Prix at Brands Hatch in 1986. He recovered from his injuries and later raced in touring cars. He is now a television commentator.
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