Eugène Martin

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Eugène Martin
Born (1915-03-24)24 March 1915
Died 12 October 2006(2006-10-12) (aged 91)
Formula One World Championship career
Nationality France French
Active years 1950
Teams Lago-Talbot
Entries 2
Championships 0
Wins 0
Podiums 0
Career points 0
Pole positions 0
Fastest laps 0
First entry 1950 British Grand Prix
Last entry 1950 Swiss Grand Prix

Eugène Martin (March 24, 1915 in Suresnes – October 12, 2006 in Aytre) was a racing driver from France. He participated in two Formula One World Championship Grands Prix, debuting on May 13, 1950. He scored no championship points.

Martin is better known for his participation in several of the prewar grands prix. He won the first Grand Prix Aix les Bains Circuit du Lac in 1949 with a Jicey-BMW[1] developed by Jean Caillas.[2]

In the 1950s he embarked on a brief career as an auto-maker, working at the Paris-based garage he owned with his father to produce the Martin-Spéciale. The car was exhibited at the 1952 Paris Motor Show but never progressed to series production.

He was one of the last surviving drivers from that era until his death at a hospital near his home in La Rochelle in 2006.[3]

Complete Formula One World Championship results

(key)

Year Entrant Chassis Engine 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 WDC Points
1950 Automobiles
Talbot-Darracq
Lago-Talbot T26C-DA Talbot
Straight-6
GBR
Ret
MON 500 SUI
Ret
BEL FRA ITA NC 0

References

  1. ^ Article about Jicey the French race car designer (fr)
  2. ^ "The Jicey of Jean Caillas has been found !" (PDF). jicey.com. Archived from the original (PDF) on 28 May 2006. Retrieved 28 June 2017. 
  3. ^ "[F1] Deces d'Eugene Martin". Retrieved 28 June 2017 – via Google Groups. 

External links

  • Profile at oldracingcars.com


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