André Rossignol

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André Rossignol
Nationality France French
24 Hours of Le Mans career
Participating years 19231926, 1928
Teams Lorraine-Dietrich
Private entries
Best finish 1st (1925, 1926)
Class wins 3 (1923, 1925, 1926)

André Rossignol was a French racing driver who became the first driver to win the 24 Hours of Le Mans twice, winning in consecutive years. Rossignol was a driver for the French Lorraine-Dietrich automobile company, and had been on their driving team since the inaugural Le Mans in 1923. After having finished eighth and third the first two years, Rossignol and teammate Gérard de Courcelles won the event overall in 1925. The following year, Robert Bloch was assigned to drive with Rossignol, and the race was won once again, with all three Lorraine-Dietrichs finishing on the podium.

After Lorraine-Dietrich chose not to enter cars in the 1927 event, Rossignol was hired by Chrysler and partnered with Henri Stoffel. The two finished the race in third place. Rossignol did not participate at Le Mans again.

Literature[edit]

  • R. M . Clarke: Le Mans – die Bentley & Alfa Years 1923–1939 Brocklands Books 1999, ISBN 1-85520-465-7.
Sporting positions
Preceded by
John Duff
Frank Clement
Winner of the 24 Hours of Le Mans
1925 with:
Gérard de Courcelles
Succeeded by
André Rossignol
Robert Bloch
Preceded by
André Rossignol
Gérard de Courcelles
Winner of the 24 Hours of Le Mans
1926 with:
Robert Bloch
Succeeded by
Dudley Benjafield
Sammy Davis