Joseph Paul

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Joseph Paul 1937
The four winners of the Monte Carlo Rally in 1939; Joseph Paul is second from the right

Joseph Jules Marius Paul (born October 9, 1896 in Touques , † August 25, 1944 in Paris ) was a French racing driver .


Joseph Paul was active as a rally and circuit racing driver in the 1920s and 1930s . He celebrated his greatest successes during his time as a works driver at Delahaye . He has won a variety of rallies and road races. Among others, the Coupe d'Auvergne , the Coupe du Président de la République and the Coupe d'Automne in Montlhéry in 1936 . In 1937 the overall victories at the Coupe du Printemps Sport and the Course de côte d'Angoulême followed . His triumph at the Monte Carlo Rally in 1939 was remarkable . Two teams crossed the finish line at the same time and shared the overall victory.

He competed four times in the Le Mans 24-hour race . In 1924 he was Fernand Vallon's partner and drove a Corre-La Licorne . The duo dropped out early after a defect in the car. In 1925 he failed again early. This time Louis François was his team partner in the Ariès 8-10 CV. He achieved his best result in 1937 when he and Marcel Mongin finished second overall in the Delahaye 135CS.


Le Mans results

year team vehicle Teammate placement Failure reason
1924 FranceFrance Société Française des Automobiles Corre Corre La Licorne V16 10CV Sport FranceFrance Fernand Vallon failure Engine failure
1925 FranceFrance Société des Automobile Ariès Ariès 8-10 CV FranceFrance Louis François failure malfunction
1937 FranceFrance Joseph Paul Delahaye 135CS FranceFrance Marcel Mongin Rank 2
1939 FranceFrance Ecurie Francia Delahaye 135CS FranceFrance Jean Trévoux failure malfunction


  • Christian Moity, Jean-Marc Teissèdre, Alain Bienvenu: 24 heures du Mans, 1923–1992. Éditions d'Art, Besançon 1992, ISBN 2-909413-06-3 .

Web links

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Individual evidence

  1. ^ Coupe d'Automne 1936
  2. ^ Coupe du Printemps Sport 1937