Ecurie Rosier and Equipe Rosier were names used by French racing driver Louis Rosier to enter his own cars in Formula One between 1950 and his death in 1956. Commonly the vehicles were entered for Rosier himself, but he also provided cars for a number of other drivers during the period. Between 1950 and 1957 Ecurie Rosier collected a total fifteen World Championship points and one podium finish.

Ecurie Rosier
Full nameFrance Ecurie Rosier
Equipe Rosier
BaseFrance France
Founder(s)Louis Rosier
Noted staffLouis Rosier
Noted driversFrance Louis Rosier
France Henri Louveau
Monaco Louis Chiron
France Maurice Trintignant
France Robert Manzon
Formula One World Championship career
First entry1950 Monaco Grand Prix
Races entered34
ConstructorsTalbot-Lago
Ferrari
Maserati
EnginesTalbot
Ferrari
Maserati
Drivers'
Championships
0
Race victories0
Pole positions0
Fastest laps0
Final entry1956 German Grand Prix

Formula OneEdit

Louis Rosier began entering cars in Formula One under his own name in 1950, first with a Talbot-Lago T26C with some success, recording two points-scoring finishes from his nine World Championship entries in 1950 and 1951. He also entered cars for Henri Louveau and Louis Chiron during these seasons.

In 1952 Rosier started racing Ferraris, recording only one non-points scoring finish from his four World Championship entries. 1953 was a better season for Rosier, finishing in the top ten five times from his seven entries, but failing to score any points. 1954 was the best season for Ecurie Rosier, with fellow Frenchman Maurice Trintignant finishing fourth in Argentina and Robert Manzon finishing a strong third at the team's home Grand Prix.

For the 1954 Spanish Grand Prix Rosier entered the new Maserati 250F, and finished in seventh position. In 1955 Rosier returned to entering only a single car for himself. He retired in Monaco and finished ninth in both Belgium and the Netherlands. For 1956 Rosier again entered the Maserati. He started the season with a retirement at Monaco before finishing eighth in Belgium and sixth in France. After starting twenty-seventh in Britain, Rosier retired on lap twenty-three when his electrics failed. The 1956 German Grand Prix, where Rosier finished a strong fifth, proved to be the last Grand Prix of Ecurie Rosier because Louis Rosier died of injuries he sustained in a crash at the Montlhéry track, south of Paris, France, on 7 October 1956.[1]

Complete Formula One resultsEdit

(key) (results in bold indicate pole position; results in italics indicate fastest lap)

Year Chassis Engine Tyres Driver 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9
1950 Talbot-Lago T26C Talbot 23CV 4.5 L6 D GBR MON 500 SUI BEL FRA ITA
  Louis Rosier Ret 4
  Henri Louveau Ret
1951 Talbot-Lago T26C Talbot 23CV 4.5 L6 D SUI 500 BEL FRA GBR GER ITA ESP
  Louis Rosier 9 4 Ret 10 8 7 7
  Henri Louveau Ret
  Louis Chiron Ret 6 Ret Ret Ret Ret
1952 Ferrari 500 Ferrari 500 2.0 L4 D SUI 500 BEL FRA GBR GER NED ITA
  Louis Rosier Ret Ret Ret 10
1953 Ferrari 500 Ferrari 500 2.0 L4 D
E
ARG 500 NED BEL FRA GBR GER SUI ITA
  Louis Rosier 7 8 8 10 10 Ret 16
1954 Ferrari 500
Ferrari 625
Maserati 250F
Ferrari 500 2.0 L4
Ferrari 625 2.5 L4
Maserati 250F1 2.5 L6
D
P
ARG 500 BEL FRA GBR GER SUI ITA ESP
  Louis Rosier Ret Ret Ret 8 7
  Maurice Trintignant 4
  Robert Manzon 3 Ret 9 Ret Ret
1955 Maserati 250F Maserati 250F1 2.5 L6 P ARG MON 500 BEL NED GBR ITA
  Louis Rosier Ret 9 9
1956 Maserati 250F Maserati 250F1 2.5 L6 P ARG MON 500 BEL FRA GBR GER ITA
  Louis Rosier Ret 8 6 Ret 5

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ French Driver Dies, Los Angeles Times, October 30, 1956, Page C4.