Charles de Tornaco

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Charles de Tornaco
Charles de Tornaco.jpg
Born (1927-06-07)7 June 1927
Died 18 September 1953(1953-09-18) (aged 26)
Formula One World Championship career
Nationality Belgium Belgian
Active years 19521953
Teams non-works Ferrari
Races 4 (2 starts)
Championships 0
Wins 0
Podiums 0
Career points 0
Pole positions 0
Fastest laps 0
First race 1952 Belgian Grand Prix
Last race 1953 Belgian Grand Prix

Charles de Tornaco (7 June 1927 in Brussels – 18 September 1953) was a racing driver from Belgium. He participated in 4 Formula One World Championship Grands Prix, debuting on 22 June 1952. He scored no championship points.

De Tornaco was the co-founder of Ecurie Belgique, which later became Ecurie Francorchamps, and most of his racing career was with this team, driving Ferraris. In practice for the Modena Grand Prix in 1953, de Tornaco rolled his car and suffered serious head and neck injuries. There were no adequate medical facilities present, and he died on his way to hospital in a private saloon car.[1]

Complete Formula One World Championship results[edit]

(key)

Year Entrant Chassis Engine 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 WDC Points
1952 Ecurie Francorchamps Ferrari 500 Ferrari Straight-4 SUI 500 BEL
7
FRA GBR GER NED
Ret
ITA
DNQ
NC 0
1953 Ecurie Francorchamps Ferrari 500 Ferrari Straight-4 ARG 500 NED BEL
DNS
FRA GBR GER SUI ITA NC 0

References[edit]

  1. ^ Steve Small - "The Grand Prix Who's Who", 1996
Preceded by
Chet Miller
Formula One fatal accidents
18 September 1953
Succeeded by
Onofre Marimón