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Marius Aristide Yves Giraud-Cabantous (cah-BAN-too; born October 8, 1904 in Saint-Gaudens, Haute-Garonne, Midi-Pyrénées, France – died March 30, 1973 in Paris, Île-de-France, France) was a French racing driver who competed in Formula One at the series' inception. He drove for the Talbot-Lago and HWM works teams, as well as entering a private Talbot-Lago in 1951.


Before Formula 1 World Championship Edit

1948 Igor Troubeztkoy

1948 Igor Toubetzkoy being chased by Giraud-Cabantous

Giraud-Cabantous began his long racing career back in 1925 and by 1927 he won his first race, the GP des Frontieres at Chimay in a Salmson. He became quite a successful sidecar racer but he was soon developing his own cars and in 1930 won the Bol d'Or 24 Hour race in his won car and also finished second at Le Mans in a Delahaye.

Despite being in his 40's, in 1947 Giraud-Cabantous joined the Ecurie France team, winning at Chimay, Montlhery, San Remo and in 1948 Paris. He purchased a Talbot-Lago which he used for the next two years prior to the inception of the World Championship.

Formula One CareerEdit

1950Edit

1950 6 Giraud-Cabantous

Giraud-Cabantous qualified 5th in France.

For 1950 Giraud-Cabantous joined the official Talbot-Lago team and took part in the first race of the season, the British Grand Prix. He scored points by finishing fourth and therefor becoming the first French driver to score points in the new World Championship.

Always a fast driver he qualified 7th at Bremgarten and 9th at Spa-Francorchamps but retired by crashing and suffering engine failure. At his home French GP he qualified in 5th with the absence of the factory Ferrari team, and in a race of high attrition finished 8th, all be it 12 laps down. Although the points gained at Silverstone were enough to give him equal 10th in the Championship.

Formula One Statistical OverviewEdit

Formula One RecordEdit

Year Entrant Team WDC Points WDC Pos. Report
1950 Automobilies Talbot-Darracq Talbot-Lago-Talbot 3 14th Report
1951 Yves Giraud-Cabantous Talbot-Lago-Talbot 2 18th Report
1952 HW Motors HWM 0 NC Report
1953 HW Motors HWM 0 NC Report

Career StatisticsEdit

Entries 14
Starts 13
Pole Positions 0
Front Row Starts 0
Race Wins 0
Podiums 0
Fastest laps 0
Points 5
Laps Raced 522
Distance Raced 3959.572 km
Races Led 0
Laps Led 0
Distance Led 0.000 km

Race WinsEdit

Non-ChampionshipEdit

Win Number Grand Prix
1 1947 Salon Grand Prix
2 1948 Paris Grand Prix

Career ResultsEdit

Complete Formula One results
Year 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 Pts Pos
1950 Flag of the United Kingdom Flag of Monaco 48-star U S flag Flag of Switzerland Flag of Belgium Flag of France Flag of Italy 3 14th
4th DNA Ret Ret 8th
1951 Flag of Switzerland 48-star U S flag Flag of Belgium Flag of France Flag of the United Kingdom Flag of Germany Flag of Italy Flag of Spain 1945 1977 2 18th
Ret 5th 7th Ret 8th Ret
1952 Flag of Switzerland 48-star U S flag Flag of Belgium Flag of France Flag of the United Kingdom Flag of Germany Flag of the Netherlands Flag of Italy 0 NC
10th
1953 Flag of Argentina 48-star U S flag Flag of the Netherlands Flag of Belgium Flag of France Flag of the United Kingdom Flag of Germany Flag of Switzerland Flag of Italy 0 NC
14th 15th


Key
Symbol Meaning Symbol Meaning
1stWinner Ret Retired
2ndPodium finish DSQ Disqualified
3rd DNQ Did not qualify
5thPoints finish DNPQ Did not pre-qualify
14thNon-points finish TD Test driver
NCNon-classified finish (<90% race distance) DNS Did not start
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NotesEdit

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