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
|1924||Société Française des Automobiles Corre||Corre La Licorne V16 10CV Sport||Fernand Vallon||failure||Engine failure|
|1925||Société des Automobile Ariès||Ariès 8-10 CV||Louis François||failure||malfunction|
|1937||Joseph Paul||Delahaye 135CS||Marcel Mongin||Rank 2|
|1939||Ecurie Francia||Delahaye 135CS||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 .
|ALTERNATIVE NAMES||Paul, Joseph Jules Marius (full name)|
|BRIEF DESCRIPTION||French racing driver|
|DATE OF BIRTH||October 9, 1896|
|PLACE OF BIRTH||Touques|
|DATE OF DEATH||August 25, 1944|
|Place of death||Paris|