André Guelfi (born 6 May 1919 in Mazagan (now El Jadida, El Jadida Province, Casablanca-Settat), Morocco – 28 June 2016 in Saint-Barthélemy, France) was a Moroccan-born French former racing driver and businessman. Guelfi competed in one Formula One World Championship race, the 1958 Moroccan Grand Prix, in a Formula Two car, finishing five laps down on winner Stirling Moss in fifteenth. He also competed in a pair of non-championship races in 1954 and 1957. Following the death of Robert La Caze, who also raced at the 1958 Moroccan GP, Guelfi became the oldest living F1 driver.

Private LifeEdit

Outside of F1, Guelfi was previously a debt collector, a fisherman, a soldier and a realtor, among other professions. He received a suspended three year jail sentence and a €1 million fine for causing a scandal involving politicians while working for Elf, and even partook in money laundering. He married the niece of French president George Pompidou, was friends with former IOC president Juan Antonio Samaranch, and was a long-term liaison with Russia that was influential with the awarding of the 1980 Olympic Games. He has retired to Malta and has written a book about his life called L'original (full French title: L'original: D'un village marocain aux secrets de l'affaire Elf, le parcours d'un aventurier de la vie, English: The original: From a Moroccan village to the secrets of the Elf case, the course of an adventurous life).

With the passing of Guelfi, the mantle of oldest living F1 driver goes to Englishman Kenneth McAlpine.

Formula One CareerEdit

Formula One Statistical OverviewEdit

Formula One RecordEdit

Year Entrant Team WDC Points WDC Pos.
1954 Equipe Gordini Gordini Non-championship
1957 Equipe Gordini Gordini Non-championship
1958 Cooper Car Company Cooper-Climax F2 entry, not eligible for points

Career StatisticsEdit

Entries 1
Starts 1
Pole Positions 0
Front Row Starts 0
Race Wins 0
Podiums 0
Fastest laps 0
Points 0
Laps Raced 48
Distance Raced 365.664 km (227 mi)
Races Led 0
Laps Led 0
Distance Led 0 km (0 mi)

Career ResultsEdit

Complete Formula One results
Year 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 Pts Pos
1958 Flag of Argentina Flag of Monaco Flag of the Netherlands 48-star U S flag Flag of Belgium Flag of France Flag of the United Kingdom Flag of Germany Flag of Portugal Flag of Italy Flag of Morocco 0 NC

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
ItalicsScored point(s) for Fastest Lap [+] More Symbols


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