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Charles de Tornaco (June 7 1927 - September 18 1953) was a Belgian driver. He participated in four Grands Prix, starting in two. His best finish was 7th, at the 1952 Belgian Grand Prix.

De Tornaco was practicing for the non-championship Modena Grand Prix in 1953 when he hooked a wheel on one of the high curbs at the track. The car rolled, and he suffered serious head and neck injuries. There being no medical personnel present, he died while being driven to the hospital in a private vehicle.

Formula One Statistical Overview[]

Formula One Records[]

Year Entreat Team WDC Points WDC Pos. Report
1952 Ecurie Francorchamps Talbot-Lago-Talbot 0 NC Report
Ferrari
HW Motors HWM-Alta
1953 Ecurie Francorchamps Ferrari 0 NC Report
  • Italics donate non-championship teams.

Career Statistics[]

Career Results[]

Complete Formula One Results
Year 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 Pts Pos
1952 Flag of Switzerland.svg 48-star U S flag.svg Flag of Belgium.svg Flag of France.svg Flag of the United Kingdom.svg Flag of Germany.svg Flag of the Netherlands.svg Flag of Italy.svg 0 NC
7th Ret DNQ
1953 Flag of Argentina.svg 48-star U S flag.svg Flag of the Netherlands.svg Flag of Belgium.svg Flag of France.svg Flag of the United Kingdom.svg Flag of Germany.svg Flag of Switzerland.svg Flag of Italy.svg 0 NC
DNS
Key
Symbol Meaning Symbol Meaning
1st Winner Ret Retired
2nd Podium finish DSQ Disqualified
3rd DNQ Did not qualify
5th Points finish DNPQ Did not pre-qualify
14th Non-points finish TD Test driver
Italics Scored point(s) for Fastest Lap DNS Did not start
18th Classified finish (retired with >90% race distance) NC Non-classified finish (<90% race distance)
4thP Qualified for pole position [+] More Symbols
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