Marcel Lehoux

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Marcel Lehoux at Monza in 1930

Marcel Lehoux (3 April 1888 – 19 July 1936) was a French racing driver and businessman.

Lehoux was born in Vendée in France. His racing career was built on the back of his successful trading company that operated in French Algeria. He placed second at the Grand Prix de la Marne at Reims in 1929, behind Zenelli and ahead of his friend, Philippe Étancelin, making a Bugatti sweep of the podium.[1] At the 1930 Algerian Grand Prix, he followed Étancelin home to second.[1] In 1931, he shared a Bugatti with Étancelin for both the Italian and French Grands Prix, events of 10 hours duration, run to Formula Libre rules; the duo dropped out both times. He would later race for Bugatti and Scuderia Ferrari racing teams.

Lehoux died after a collision in the 1936 Deauville Grand Prix.

Racing record[edit]

Grand Prix wins[edit]

Year Grand Prix Location Car Report
1928 France Algerian Grand Prix Staouéli Bugatti Type 35 Report
France Tunis Grand Prix Carthage Bugatti Type 35 Report
1929 France Algerian Grand Prix Staouéli Bugatti Type 35 Report
1930 France Dieppe Grand Prix Dieppe Bugatti Type 35 Report
1931 Switzerland Geneva Grand Prix Geneva Bugatti Type 51 Report
France Grand Prix de la Marne Reims Bugatti Type 51 Report
1932 Morocco Casablanca Grand Prix Casablanca Bugatti Type 54 Report
1933 France Pau Grand Prix Pau Bugatti Type 51 Report
France Dieppe Grand Prix Dieppe Bugatti Type 51 Report
Italy Monza Grand Prix Monza Bugatti Type 51 Report

Complete European Championship results[edit]

(key) (Races in bold indicate pole position) (Races in italics indicate fastest lap)

Year Entrant Chassis Engine 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 EDC Pts
1931 M. Lehoux Bugatti T51 Bugatti 2.3 L8 ITA
Ret
FRA
Ret
BEL 34th 21
1932 M. Lehoux Bugatti T51 Bugatti 2.3 L8 ITA
Ret
GER
Ret
16th 21
Bugatti T54 Bugatti 5.0 L8 FRA
Ret
1935 Scuderia Villapadierna Maserati Maserati 8CM Maserati 3.0 L8 MON FRA BEL
6
GER SUI ITA 17th 48
Scuderia Subalpina Maserati 6C-34 Maserati 3.7 L6 ESP
8
Source:[2]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b Twite, Mike. "Etancelin: Twenty Years Behind the Wheel", in Northey, Tom, general editor. The World of Automobiles (London: Orbis, 1974), Volume 6, p616.
  2. ^ "THE GOLDEN ERA – OF GRAND PRIX RACING". kolumbus.fi. Retrieved December 11, 2016. 

External resources[edit]

Review of the 1936 Deauville Grand Prix with sources and images