André Milhoux (born 9 December 1928 in Bressoux, died 5 August 1956 in Rostock, East Germany) was a Belgian racing driver. A talented mechanic, he began racing with Paul Frère in touring cars. After a class victory in the Mille Miglia in 1953, EMW hired him as driver for their F1 operation, but his Mille Miglia result wasn't enough to justify an entry in Monaco or the Netherlands. He was soon dropped by the team, but was finally accepted in the Belgian Grand Prix for Ecurie Nationale Belge, though he failed to qualify. Over the following years, he developed sportscar experience, and returned to the sport in 1956, failing to qualify for his home race with Bruce Halford. After an unsuccessful attempt at the 24 Hours of le Mans with Gordini, he agreed to drive for their F1 team for the rest of the season in a 1953 car.
In an aging car, Milhoux struggled on the unfamiliar Rostock circuit. After finishing ninth in his heat, his issues amplified in the main event, struggling to keep control of his car. Early in the race, a tangle with Manfred von Brauchitsch launched Milhoux at high speed into a group of trees lining the circuit. Milhoux was killed instantly upon contact with the trees. Several spectators were also injured in the crash. Milhoux was just 27 years old.
Complete Alternate Formula One results
(key) (Races in bold indicate pole position; Races in italics indicate fastest lap)
|1953||Rennkollektiv EMW||EMW 01||Mercedes-Benz UM153 4.5 V10|| MON
|Ecurie Nationale Belge||Maserati AM53||Maserati 200F 2.0 L6|| BEL
|1956||Halford Auto Racing Team||Vanwall VW55||Vanwall 254 2.5 L4||MON||FRA|| BEL
|Alexander Racing Team-Gordini||Gordini G-953||Gordini ART-004 3.0 V6|| GDR
* denotes season still in progress