André de Cortanze
André de Cortanze is a French motorsport engineer.
De Cortanze graduated in 1967 with an engineering degree and joined Alpine, a car manufacturer, where he drove and designed racing cars.
At the start of the season, he was joined by Tim Wright. Wright was only there for a year. At the end of 1995, he moved to Ligier, but then moved to Toyota Europe when the team was sold to Alain Prost.
He currently is the Technical Director of the Pescarolo Sport team.
In 1978 de Cortanze designed a revolutionary 750cc motorcycle which had no orthodox frame. The engine became the frame, with both wheels and suspension being attached to it.
- "Engineering changes at Benetton" GrandPrix. Retrieved 10 March 2007
- "Engine supports a high speed bike", New Scientist, 4 May 1978, p. 284.
- Grandprix.com article, retrieved May 17, 2007.
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