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1950-2018

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Шарль де Торнако

Tornaco, Charles de

Tornaco, Baron Charles de

Шарль де Торнако / Tornaco, Charles de

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

Родился:

07.06.1927

Брюссель

Умер:

18.09.1953

трасса Модена, Италия

Сезонов в Ф1:

2

Лет в Ф1:

2

Гран При:

4

Старты:

2*

*не стартовал:

2

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Лучший финиш:

7

Лучший старт:

13

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Круги:

52

лидирования:

Километры:

545.63

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Ф1: 1952-1953

Шарль де Торнако / Tornaco, Charles de - 1952-1953

24 часа Ле-Мана: 1953

Год

Команда

Шасси

1952Ecurie FrancorchampsFerrari 500
Ferrari 500
1953Ecurie FrancorchampsFerrari 500
Ferrari 500

The wealthy son of twenties racer Baron de Tornaco, the young Charles, encouraged by his long-time friend Jacques Swaters, took part in the 1949 Spa 24 Hours with a BMW, and then drove a Veritas in the 1950 event, before helping found Ecurie Belgique.

In truth, he was not a talented driver, but his enthusiasm was such that when the team regrouped as Ecurie Francorchamps in 1952, he remained, racing their Ferrari T500, though his best result that year was a fourth place at Chimay in an HWM. De Tornaco raced less regularly in 1953, but in practice for the Modena GP he rolled the team's Ferrari, fracturing his skull and breaking his neck. Scandalously, there was no proper medical assistance present, and he died on the way to hospital in an ordinary saloon car.

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

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