André Simon

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André Simon (born 5 January 1920 in Paris, died 11 July 2012 in Évian-les-Bains) was a racing driver from France. His career began in 1950, but he withdrew from what was to be his first race, having failed to submit his entry on time. He later drove for various teams, including for Johnny Claes, Motorsport Bleu, O.S.C.A., Maserati, Mercedes-Benz, Voeckler and Gordini, usually without much success. 1952 was an exception to that rule, when Motorsport Bleu won the entrants' championship, helped by Simon's unexpected victory at Monaco. He later finished third in Belgium, but didn't score any other points for several years.

In 1956, Ecurie Voeckler struck a deal to enter a Gordini Type 56. This enabled them to bring Simon back near the front, and in 1957, his newfound pace allowed him to score two podiums and finish the year in sixth place.

Complete Alternate Formula One results

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

Year Entrant Chassis Engine 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 WDC Pts.
1950 Redman Racing Team Maserati 4CLT/48 Maserati 4CLT 1.5 L4s GBR MON 500 SUI BEL FRA
DNA
ITA NC 0
1951 Claes Racing Developments Maserati 4CLT Maserati 4CLT 1.5 L4s MON
8
500 BEL
9
FRA
Ret
GBR
Ret
GER
Ret
NED
Ret
ITA
7
NC 0
1952 Motorsport Bleu Talbot-Lago T26C Talbot 23CV 4.5 L6 MON
1
ENG
11
BEL
3
FRA
Ret
GBR
Ret
GER NED
Ret
ITA
Ret
USA AUS 10th 12
1953 O.S.C.A. Automobili O.S.C.A. 53 O..S.C.A. 3000V8 3.0 V8 MON NED BEL
10
ITA
DNQ
NC 0
Officine Alfieri Maserati Maserati AM53 Maserati 200F 2.0 L6 FRA
DNQ
GBR GER
DNQ
SUI USA
DNQ
1954 Mercedes-Benz Team Europe Mercedes-Benz WM-2 Mercedes-Benz UM153 4.5 V10 MON
DNQ
FRA
14
BEL
Ret
NED
DNQ
GBR
DNQ
SUI
Ret
GER
14
USA ITA NC 0
1955 Ecurie Voeckler Alfa Romeo AR161 Jaguar JFE-2 4.5 V12 MON
DNPQ
FRA
DNQ
BEL
18
GBR
DNPQ
SCO
DNQ
SOV ITA
Ret
NC 0
1956 Ecurie Voeckler Gordini Type 56 Gordini G258/A 2.5 L8 MON FRA
Ret
BEL
Ret
GER NC 0
Alexander Racing Team-Gordini GDR
Ret
IRL SCO GBR ITA THA
1957 Ecurie Voeckler Gordini Type 56 Gordini G258/A 2.5 L8 MAR MON FRA
2
BEL
Ret
NED
Ret
IRL GBR
Ret
GER
2
6th 15
Alexander Racing Team-Gordini ITA
Ret
ESP
4
USA
1958 Ecurie Voeckler Gordini Type 56B Gordini G258/B 2.5 L8 AUS MON
6
FRA
Ret
NED
Ret
BEL
Ret
GER
7
GBR POR ITA MAR USA 18th* 1*