Eugène Chaboud, Date of Birth, Place of Birth, Date of Death


Eugène Chaboud

racecar driver

Date of Birth: 12-Apr-1907

Place of Birth: Lyon, Auvergne-Rhône-Alpes, France

Date of Death: 28-Dec-1983

Profession: engineer, racing automobile driver

Nationality: France

Zodiac Sign: Aries

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About Eugène Chaboud

  • Marius Eugène Chaboud (12 April 1907 in Lyon – 28 December 1983 in Montfermeil, Seine-Saint-Denis) was a racing driver from France.
  • He participated in three Formula One World Championship Grands Prix, scoring one championship point.
  • He also participated in numerous non-Championship Formula One races. He completed his first car race in 1936 at age of 29 in a Delahaye sports car and partnered his mentor Jean Trémoulet in the 1937 24 Hours of Le Mans race, where they failed to finish.
  • The following year however the partnership won the race in a Delahaye.
  • In 1939 he won the Paris-Nice road race for Ecurie France and after the Second World War he won the 1946 Belgian Grand Prix at Bois de la Cambre in a Delage. After Formula 1 was introduced in 1950, Chaboud drove a Talbot Lago T26 in several Formula 1 events, including three Grand Prix World Championship races, during 1950 and 1951, scoring only 1 championship point for a fifth place in the French Grand Prix. He retired from the sport after crashing his Talbot-Lago T26 at Le Mans during the 1952 event, when he became trapped under his car.

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