Élie Bayol, Date of Birth, Place of Birth, Date of Death

    

Élie Bayol

racecar driver

Date of Birth: 28-Feb-1914

Place of Birth: Marseille, Provence-Alpes-Côte d'Azur, France

Date of Death: 25-May-1995

Profession: racing automobile driver

Nationality: France

Zodiac Sign: Pisces


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About Élie Bayol

  • Élie Marcel Bayol (28 February 1914 in Marseille – 25 May 1995 in La Ciotat) was a French racing driver who raced in Formula One for the O.S.C.A.
  • and Gordini teams.
  • He started his career in 1950 racing Monomill DB-Panhards and progressed to Formula 2 races and hillclimbs around France.
  • His best result was a fourth place in the Circuit de Cadours, in 1951.
  • In 1953 he was fourth again at Pau and obtained a pole position at Albi.
  • He also succeeded the same year to win the Aix les Bains Circuit du Lac Grand Prix (Formula 2). His Formula One World Championship career consisted of entering 8 races over a five-year span.
  • After two years with an OSCA, he joined the Gordini team in 1954 with Jean Behra.
  • He scored his only 2 championship points with a fifth-place finish in Argentina.
  • He also finished fourth at a non-championship event at Pau.
  • In 1956 he raced a few times but then disappeared from single-seater racing.

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