Энциклопедия Формулы 1:
1950-2019

Rambler's Top100

Гонщики, M

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

Франция
Франция

Робер Манзон

Manzon, Robert

Робер Манзон / Manzon, Robert

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

Родился:

12.04.1917

Марсель

Сезонов в Ф1:

7

Лет в Ф1:

7

Гран При:

29

Старты:

28*

*не стартовал:

3

Победы:

- подряд:

Подиумы:

2

- подряд:

Поул-позиции:

- подряд:

Первый ряд:

3

- подряд:

2

Быстрые круги:

- подряд:

Лучший финиш:

3

Лучший старт:

3

Дубли:

Хет-трики:

Лидирование старт/финиш:

Большие шлемы:

Круги:

1001

- лидирования:

Километры:

6615.83

- лидирования:

Очки:

16

- за один сезон:

9

- подряд:

2

Ф1: 1950-1956

Робер Манзон / Manzon, Robert - 1950-1956

Год

Команда

Шасси

1950Equipe GordiniSimca Gordini Type 15
Simca Gordini Type 15
1951Equipe GordiniSimca Gordini Type 15
Simca Gordini Type 15
1952Equipe GordiniGordini Type 16
Gordini Type 16
1953Equipe GordiniGordini Type 16
Gordini Type 16
1954Scuderia FerrariFerrari 553 Squalo
Ferrari 553 Squalo
Ecurie RosierFerrari 625
Ferrari 625
1955Equipe GordiniGordini Type 16
Gordini Type 16
Gordini Type 32
Gordini Type 32
1956Equipe GordiniGordini Type 16
Gordini Type 16
Gordini Type 32
Gordini Type 32

Manzon raced his own 1100 cc Cisitalia in 1947, taking wins at Angoulême and Comminges and chasing the Simca Gordinis sufficiently impressively in other events to persuade Amédée to sign him midway through the 1948 season. In his first race, at the Circuit des Ramparts in Angoulême (a circuit on which he always shone), he led the final and set fastest lap before retirement.

He was to become a mainstay of the team and in 1949 he was second to Trintignant at Angoulême, and runner-up to Sommer at Lausanne as well as winning the Bol d'Or at Montlhéry in a production Simca sports car with a special 1000 cc engine. The cars were gaining a reputation for unreliabilty because their engines were so highly stressed, but when they lasted good results often followed. In 1950 Manzon took fourth place in the World Championship French GP at Reims, while in the Formula 2 category he won the GP of Perigueux, the Circuit of Mettet in Belgium and was second at Roubaix and third in the Swiss GP at Bremgarten. The following season he triumphed only once, at Mettet again, but took second places at Les Sables d'Olonne, Rouen and Cadours.

Gordini introduced the new six-cylinder car for 1952, and this brought a much-needed boost in competitiveness. Robert put the extra performance to good use with some fine placings in the championship Grands Prix, including an excellent third at Spa behind the works Ferraris. His best non-title race finish was a second place shared with Bira at Marseilles, while in Gordini sports cars he won the Coupe du Salon at Montlhéry. One of his best-ever performances came at the beginning of 1953 in the Argentine GP when he lay second after a great drive before the car shed a wheel. He took fifth in the subsequent Libre race at Buenos Aires, but on his return to France he quit the team, racing a Lancia sports car for the remainder of the year before joining Louis Rosier's equipe in 1954. His best result was undoubtedly a third place behind two Mercedes-Benz making their stunning debut at Reims, although he did take a second at Bordeaux behind González' works Ferrari.

In 1955 he was back in his spiritual home with 'Le Sorcier', but unhappily gained no real success, just a fifth place at Bordeaux. The following year saw heartbreak at Monaco, where he lay third until a gearbox failure just three laps from the finish. He did take a couple of wins - at the Naples GP, where he inherited the lead after the works Ferraris failed, and in the Pescara sports car race, where in the team's 2-litre sports car he defeated Taruffi's Ferrari after an outstanding drive. The much underrated Manzon decided to retire for both family and business reasons at the end of the season.

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

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