Robert Manzon  France

  • Full name Robert Manzon
  • Birth date April 12, 1917
  • Birthplace Marseille, France
  • Current age 97 years 142 days
  • Teams Ferrari, Gordini, Simca-Gordini
World Championship Career
Year Car Race Start Won Pod Class Best Pole Front Best Lap Hat Pts Pos
1950 Simca-Gordini 3 3 0 0 1 4 0 0 10 0 0 3 15
1951 Simca-Gordini 4 4 0 0 2 7 0 0 9 0 0 0 -
1952 Gordini 7 7 0 1 4 3 0 3 3 0 0 9 6
1953 Gordini 1 1 0 0 0 - 0 0 8 0 0 0 -
1954 Ferrari 6 5 0 1 2 3 0 0 10 0 0 4 15
1955 Gordini 3 3 0 0 0 - 0 0 11 0 0 0 -
1956 Gordini 5 5 0 0 2 9 0 0 11 0 0 0 -
Total 29 28 0 2 11 3 0 3 3 0 0 16
Race Circuit Date
First race Monaco Grand Prix Monaco May 21, 1950 Race results
Last race Italian Grand Prix Monza September 2, 1956 Race results
Profile

After being one of the rising stars in the immediate post-war years, Robert was a mainstay of the Gordini team in the early 1950s, despite the fact that it was an era dominated by Maserati, Ferrari and then Mercedes. He did put in some excellent performances, however, including third places in the 1952 Belgian Grand Prix and at Reims in 1954, driving a privately entered Ferrari in the latter. After winning the Pescara sports car race for Gordini against the more powerful Ferraris in 1956, Robert retired to run the family business.

Reproduced from The Ultimate Encyclopedia of Formula One published by Carlton Books

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