André Testut

André Testut (13 April 1926, Lyon – 24 September 2005, Lyon)[1] was a French-born racing driver and team owner from Monaco.

André Testut
Born(1926-04-13)13 April 1926
Died24 September 2005(2005-09-24) (aged 79)
Formula One World Championship career
Nationality Monégasque
Active years19581959
Teamsprivateer Maserati
Entries2 (0 starts)
Championships0
Wins0
Podiums0
Career points0
Pole positions0
Fastest laps0
First entry1958 Monaco Grand Prix
Last entry1959 Monaco Grand Prix

CareerEdit

Testut’s debut in racing took place at the beginning of September 1956 at the Course de Cote de Vuillafans-Echevanne in France, driving an O.S.C.A. MT4 roadster where he finished second. This was followed up with a 3rd place finish at the wheel of a Porsche 356 at the Coupe d’Automne toward the end of September.

In 1957 Testut partnered with his compatriot Louis Chiron for the 24th edition of the Mille Miglia. The two raced a Citroen DS19 under the monicker Montecarlo Team and finished in 103rd place.

Testut’s victory at the Vuillafans-Echevannes sport car event in 1957 earned him a congratulatory letter from the Maserati brothers, who had formed OSCA after being forced out of their company bearing their name.[2]

Testut entered 2 Formula One World Championship Grands Prix, both in Monaco, in 1958 and 1959. On both occasions he drove his Maserati 250F and both times he failed to qualify. In 1958 he also entered a car for Chiron. For both drivers it would be their last attempt to race in Monaco. Tesnut performed better at the 1958 Syracuse Grand Prix when he retired with engine failure when he was running seventh with ten laps to go.[3]

Complete Formula One World Championship resultsEdit

(key)

Year Entrant Chassis Engine 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 WDC Points
1958 André Testut Maserati 250F Maserati Straight-6 ARG MON
DNQ
NED 500 BEL FRA GBR GER POR ITA MOR NC 0
1959 Monte Carlo Auto Sport Maserati 250F Maserati Straight-6 MON
DNQ
500 NED FRA GBR GER POR ITA USA NC 0

Complete Formula One Non-Championship resultsEdit

(key) (Races in bold indicate pole position) (Races in italics indicate fastest lap)

Year Entrant Chassis Engine 1 2 3 4 5
1958 André Testut Maserati 250F Maserati Straight-6 GLV SYR
Ret
AIN INT CAE

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Andre Testut". oldracingcars.com. 27 September 2012.
  2. ^ "André Testut | | the "forgotten" drivers of F1". 26 September 2019.
  3. ^ "Andre Testut • Career & Character Info | Motorsport Database".

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