André Wicky

André Wicky (22 May 1928 – 14 May 2016) was a Swiss racing driver, active from the late 1950s to the late 1970s. He was mainly involved in sports car racing, as an entrant and team owner as well as a driver, but also took part in several non-championship Formula One races during the 1960s.

André Wicky
NationalitySwitzerland Swiss
Born(1928-05-22)22 May 1928
Lausanne, Switzerland
Died14 May 2016(2016-05-14) (aged 87)
Lausanne, Switzerland

CareerEdit

Wicky entered the 24 Hours of Le Mans in 1960 and 1961 with an AC Ace, winning the 2.0 GT class in 1960. He returned to Le Mans in 1966, and raced every year until 1975, campaigning Porsches. From 1969, he drove for his own team, the Wicky Racing Team, and his best overall result was 17th in 1971, driving a Porsche 908. The same year, Walter Brun finished seventh in a Wicky Porsche. Occasionally Wicky campaigned other marques besides Porsche; in 1974 he entered a BMW 3.0CSL for Brun, although it retired after one lap, and a De Tomaso Pantera for Max Cohen-Olivar and Philippe Carron, which retired after 16 laps.

From 1961, he participated in occasional Formula One races, first with a Cooper T53, but this car suffered engine failures in every race that Wicky entered. At the 1963 Mediterranean Grand Prix, he drove a Lotus 24 for Scuderia Filipinetti, and achieved his best Formula One result of ninth from 11th on the grid. He subsequently bought the Lotus and entered it in the next two Syracuse Grands Prix, but found little success with the car, only able to repeat his ninth-place finish in the 1965 race, albeit a distant last.[1]

Racing recordEdit

24 Hours of Le Mans resultsEdit

Year Team Co-Drivers Car Class Laps Pos. Class
Pos.
1960   Ecurie Lausannoise   Georges Gachnang
  Jean Gretener
AC Ace-Bristol GT
2.0
239 NC NC
1961   Ecurie Lausannoise   Edgar Berney AC Ace-Bristol GT
2.0
115 DNF DNF
1966   Prototip Bizzarrini SRL   Edgar Berney Bizzarrini P538-Chevrolet P
+5.0
8 DNF DNF
1967   Philippe Farjon   Philippe Farjon Porsche 911S GT
2.0
126 DNF DNF
1968   Jean-Pierre Hanrioud   Jean-Pierre Hanrioud Porsche 910 P
2.0
248 DNF DNF
1969   Wicky Racing Team   Edgar Berney Porsche 911T GT
2.0
34 DNF DNF
1970   Wicky Racing Team   Jean-Pierre Hanrioud Porsche 907 P
2.5
161 DNF DNF
1971   Wicky Racing Team   Max Cohen-Olivar Porsche 908/02 P
3.0
DNF DNF
1972   Wicky Racing Team   Walter Brun
  Max Cohen-Olivar
Porsche 908/02 S
3.0
- DNS DNS
1973   Wicky Racing Team   Max Cohen-Olivar
  Philippe Carron
Porsche 908/02 S
3.0
270 21st 9th
1974   Wicky Racing Team   Jacques Boucard
  Louis Cosson
Porsche 908/02 S
3.0
41 DNF DNF
1975   Wicky Racing Team   Jose Thibault
  Elio Cogo
De Tomaso Pantera-Ford GTS - DNQ DNQ
Source:[2]

Complete Formula One non-championship resultsEdit

(key)

Year Entrant Chassis Engine 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21
1961 André Wicky Cooper T51 Climax FPF 1.5 L4 LOM GLV PAU
Ret
BRX VIE AIN SYR NAP
DNA
LON SIL SOL KAN DAN MOD FLG OUL LEW VAL RAN NAT RSA
1963 André Wicky Cooper T53 Climax FPF 1.5 L4 LOM GLV PAU
7
IMO SYR
Ret
AIN INT ROM
Ret
SOL KAN
Ecurie Filipinetti Lotus 24 BRM P56 1.5 V8 MED
9
AUT OUL RAN
1964 André Wicky Lotus 24 BRM P56 1.5 V8 DMT NWT
DNA
SYR
DNQ
AIN INT SOL MED RAN
1965 André Wicky Lotus 24 BRM P56 1.5 V8 ROC SYR
9
SMT INT MED RAN
1966 André Wicky Cooper T53 BRM P56 2.0 V8 RSA SYR
DNS
INT OUL
1967 André Wicky Porsche Special Porsche F4 ROC SPR INT SYR
DNA
OUL ESP
Source:[3][4]

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ John Thompson, "The Formula One Record Book", Frewin, 1974, pp.214-215.
  2. ^ "André Wicky, Switzerland". racingsportscars.com. Retrieved June 30, 2017.
  3. ^ "André Wicky - Involvement Non World Championship". statsf1.com. Retrieved June 30, 2017.
  4. ^ "XVI Gran Premio di Siracusa". silhouet.com. Archived from the original on July 22, 2006. Retrieved July 1, 2017.