Энциклопедия Формулы 1:
1950-2019

Rambler's Top100

Гонщики, C

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

Монако
Монако

Луи Широн

Chiron, Louis

Луи Широн / Chiron, Louis

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

Родился:

03.08.1899

Монте-Карло

Умер:

22.06.1979

Монте-Карло

Сезонов в Ф1:

6

Лет в Ф1:

9

Гран При:

19

Старты:

15*

*не стартовал:

4

Победы:

- подряд:

Подиумы:

1

- подряд:

Поул-позиции:

- подряд:

Первый ряд:

- подряд:

Быстрые круги:

- подряд:

Лучший финиш:

3

Лучший старт:

8

Дубли:

Хет-трики:

Лидирование старт/финиш:

Большие шлемы:

Круги:

600

- лидирования:

Километры:

3617.88

- лидирования:

Очки:

4

- за один сезон:

4

- подряд:

Ф1: 1950-1958

Луи Широн / Chiron, Louis - 1950-1958

Год

Команда

Шасси

1950Officine Alfieri MaseratiMaserati 4CLT/48
Maserati 4CLT/48
1951Enrico PlatéMaserati 4CLT/48
Maserati 4CLT/48
Ecurie RosierTalbot Lago T26C
Talbot Lago T26C
1953Louis ChironOSCA 20
OSCA 20
1955Scuderia LanciaLancia D50
Lancia D50
1956Scuderia Centro SudMaserati 250F
Maserati 250F
1958André TestutMaserati 250F
Maserati 250F

The bulk of Chiron's long motor racing story falls outside the scope of this book, but it is worthwhile outlining his pre-World Championship exploits, which began in the mid-twenties with a Bugatti, the make that was to be synonymous with the first part of his career. The 1928 season saw him victorious in the Rome, Marne, Spanish and Italian GPs, with victories in the German and Spanish GPs following in 1929. He also took a Delage to compete at Indianapolis, finishing a creditable seventh after a long tyre stop. More success came in 1930 as he added the European and Lyons GPs to his tally, and in 1931, still with the Bugatti, he took a brilliant win in the Monaco GP and shared a French GP triumph with Varzi.

Chiron was tempted away to Scuderia Ferrari for the 1933 season to race their Alfa Romeos, and remained with them until 1936, when the might of Mercedes and Auto Union had become virtually irresistible. He cut down his racing almost to the point of retirement in the immediate pre-war years, though he did find time to win the 1937 French GP in a sports Talbot.

As soon as was practicable after the war, Chiron was out in his Talbot once more. Outright success eluded him in 1946, but he won the 1947 French GP at Montlhéry, a victory he was to repeat at Reims two years later. In 1950 - the first season of the newly created World Championship - Chiron campaigned a 4CLT Maserati without success, except for a fine third place in his native Monte Carlo. After just one Grand Prix the following season, he abandoned the Maserati in favour of the trusty old Lago-Talbot, but the car was generally unreliable. The 1952 season started with near-disaster when he sustained serious burns when his Maserati-Plate caught fire at Syracuse. He did not compete for the rest of the season, but returned in 1953 at the wheel of the latest F2 OSCA which, though attractive, failed to live up to his expectations.

At the start of the 1954 season, Chiron was 54 years old, but he still had not had enough of winning, and he finally triumphed in the Monte Carlo Rally in a Lancia. Invited to handle a works Lancia in the 1955 Monaco GP, Chiron obliged with sixth place. When he finally retired, Prince Rainier asked him to run the Principality's two great events, which he did up until the 1979 Monaco GP, just a month before his death.

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

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