Louis Alexandre Chiron (born 3 August 1899 in Monaco, died 22 June 1979) was a Monégasque racing driver who competed in Formula One from 1950 onwards. A leading driver in the 1920s and 1930s (notably winning the French Grand Prix five times), Chiron kept racing after the War. Known for winning the very first race in Formula One championship history, the 1950 British Grand Prix, Chiron also finished second in Italy that year, finishing fifth in the championship. He would never score a point again. His allegiance never stuck with a single team in particular, racing for seven teams in total (including his own), with 15 of his 38 entries being made for Scuderia Commesso. His best shot at success came in 1953, when he was invited to replace the injured Giuseppe Farina for three races. However, he failed to score, and Farina took his seat back after recovering.
In 1949, Chiron famously accused Hellé Nice of having been a Gestapo agent during the War. These accusations effectively killed Nice's racing career, aside from one final entry in the 1950 French Grand Prix.
Complete Alternate Formula One results
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