Robert Mazaud

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Robert Mazaud (born August 4, 1906 in Graville-Sainte-Honorine , † July 28, 1946 in Nantes ) was a French racing driver .


Mazaud's career began with a bang in 1938 when he immediately won a sports car race in a Delahaye . The following year he broke the lap record at the Le Mans 24-hour race , but his retirement prevented greater success. The Second World War brought him like so many other young drivers to continue his career, but in 1946 he denied again race on a Maserati . His greatest achievement was a third place at the St. Cloud Grand Prix in 1946 .

Just a few weeks later, Mazaud had a fatal accident at the Nantes Grand Prix.


Pre-war Grand Prix results

season team dare 1 2 3 4th Points position
1939 R. Mazaud (private) /
Ecurie Lucy O'Reilly Schell
Delahaye 135CS Flag of Belgium (civil) .svg Flag of France.svg Flag of Germany (1935–1945) .svg Flag of Switzerland within 2to3.svg 24 11.
5. 6th
colour meaning EM points
gold victory 1
silver 2nd place 2
bronze 3rd place 3
green Classified, covered more than 75% of the race distance 4th
blue not entitled to points, covered between 50% and 75% of the race distance 5
violet not eligible for points, covered between 25% and 50% of the race distance 6th
red not eligible for points, covered less than 25% of the race distance 7th
colour abbreviation meaning EM points
black DSQ disqualified 8th
White DNS did not start
DNA did not arrive
other P / bold Pole position
SR / italic Fastest race lap
DNF Race not finished (did not finish)

Le Mans results

year team vehicle Teammate placement Failure reason
1938 FranceFrance Joseph Paul Delahaye 135CS FranceFrance Marcel Mongin failure Wagon fire
1939 FranceFrance Robert Mazaud Delahaye 135CS FranceFrance Marcel Mongin failure Wagon fire

Web links

  • Leif Snellman, Felix Muelas: Robert Mazaud (F)., September 5, 2014, accessed on September 14, 2014 (English).