Paris: Guy Ligier, who founded his own Formula One team which featured in the world championship for 20 years, died on Sunday at the age of 85, French media reported.
Born on July 12, 1930, at Vichy, Ligier drove in 12 Grands Prix before creating his own team in 1976.
In his colours, Olivier Panis famously won the Monaco Grand Prix in 1996 which proved to be the team`s last season.
Ligier raced in 326 Grands Prix between 1976 and 1996, recording nine victories, nine pole positions and 50 podiums.
The team was then sold to former world champion Alain Prost who rebadged Ligier as Prost GP.