Энциклопедия Формулы 1:
1950-2017

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Гонщики

Курсивом отмечены гонщики,
выступавшие только
в Indy 500 (1950-1960)

Бельгия
Бельгия

Люсьен Бьянки

Bianchi, Lucien

Bianchi, Luciano

Люсьен Бьянки / Bianchi, Lucien

(c) 'Who is Who' by Steve Small, 2000

Родился:

10.11.1934

Милан

Умер:

30.03.1969

трасса Ле-Ман, Франция

Сезонов в Ф1:

7

Лет в Ф1:

10

Гран При:

19

Старты:

17*

*не стартовал:

3

Победы:

подряд:

Подиумы:

1

подряд:

Поул-позиции:

подряд:

Первый ряд:

подряд:

Быстрые круги:

подряд:

Лучший финиш:

3

Лучший старт:

12

Дубли:

Хет-трики:

Лидирование старт/финиш:

Большие шлемы:

Круги:

554

лидирования:

Километры:

4181.57

лидирования:

Очки:

6

за один сезон:

5

подряд:

2

Ф1: 1959-1968

Люсьен Бьянки / Bianchi, Lucien - 1959-1968

24 часа Ле-Мана: 1956-1969

Targa Florio: 1964-1968

Champ Car: 1967

Год

Команда

Шасси

1959Equipe Nationale BelgeCooper T51
Cooper T51
1960Equipe Nationale BelgeCooper T51
Cooper T51
Fred Tuck CarsCooper T51
Cooper T51
1961Equipe Nationale BelgeEmeryson Mk2
UDT Laystall Racing TeamLotus 18
Lotus 18
Lotus 18/21
1962Equipe Nationale BelgeENB
Lotus 18/21
1963Reg Parnell RacingLola Mk4
Lola Mk4
1965Scuderia Centro SudBRM P57
BRM P57
1968Cooper Car CoCooper T86B
Cooper T86B

Born in Italy, Lucien moved to Belgium as a child, when his father went to work as a racing mechanic for Johnny Claes. The young Bianchi nurtured hopes of a competition career, and in fact shared a Lancia with Claes in the 1955 Liege-Rome-Liege Rally, taking third place in what proved to be the terminally ill Claes' last event. Gradually Bianchi began to build his career in both sports cars and rallying, taking a class win with a Ferrari at Le Mans in 1957, and the first of three Tour de France rally wins (1957, 1958 and 1964).

Joining Equipe Nationale Beige, Lucien scored a third place at Pau in 1959, and a fourth the following year in the non-title South African GP, but the Belgian team was hardly front rank, and most of his success during this period was in sports cars, Bianchi winning the 1960 Paris 1000 Km with Gendebien in ENB's Ferrari, and the Sebring 12 Hours and the Angola GP in 1962.

Between 1963 and 1967, Formula 1 opportunities practically dried up, but Lucien busied himself in virtually every other form of competition - sports car and GT racing, Formula 2 (taking second on aggregate at Zolder in 1964) and Formula 3 as well as selected rallies. A reliable endurance racer, Bianchi became much in demand, driving works Porsches and Fords on occasion in addition to his regular seat in the Equipe Nationale Beige, while the 1967 season saw him try his hand at the Indianapolis 500. Having comfortably posted a good qualifying time, he flew back to race in the N?rburgring 1000 Km for Porsche, where an electrical failure on the last lap cost him the race win and dropped him to fourth place. Afterwards he was given the news that he had been 'bumped' from the grid at Indy.

Bianchi found a regular Grand Prix drive at last in 1968, albeit in the fading Cooper team, and scored points in his first two races. However, he enjoyed his best-ever sports car season, winning the Le Mans 24 Hours with Rodriguez and the Watkins Glen 6 Hours with Ickx for John Wyer, and taking the Circuit of Mugello in a works Alfa Romeo. At the end of the year Bianchi took part in the London-Sydney Marathon, and his Citroen was in a seemingly unassailable lead, less than 100 miles from the finish, when the car was involved in an accident with a non-competing vehicle while his co-driver Ogier was at the wheel, leaving Lucien with a broken ankle and shock.

Recovered from this crushing disappointment, Bianchi signed for Autodelta to race their Alfa T33s, but while practising at the Le Mans test weekend he lost control on the Mulsanne Straight. The car veered across the track into a telegraph pole, disintegrated and burst into flames, and the luckless Bianchi was killed instantly.

(c) 'Who is Who' by Steve Small, 2000

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