André Rossignol (9 August 1890, Paris - 5 December 1960, Paris) was a French racing driver who became the first driver to win the 24 Hours of Le Mans twice, winning in consecutive years.

Careeer

Rossignol was a driver for the French Lorraine-Dietrich automobile company, and had been on their driving team since the inaugural Le Mans in 1923. After having finished eighth and third the first two years, Rossignol and teammate Gérard de Courcelles won the event overall in 1925. The following year, Robert Bloch was assigned to drive with Rossignol, and the race was won once again, with all three Lorraine-Dietrichs finishing on the podium.

After Lorraine-Dietrich chose not to enter cars in the 1927 event, Rossignol was hired by Chrysler and partnered with Henri Stoffel. The two finished the race in third place. Rossignol did not participate at Le Mans again.

Rossignol also competed in the 24 Hours of Spa, finishing second in 1925 and sixth in 1928 and 1929 but won in that year's race the class 5.0 in an Chrysler 75 together with Henri Stoffel..

Racing record

Complete 24 Hours of Le Mans results

Year Team Co-Drivers Car Class Laps Pos. Class
Pos.
1923 France Société Lorraine De Dietrich
et Cie
France Gérard de Courcelles Lorraine-Dietrich B3-6 Sport [15CV] 5.0 108 8th 1st
1924 France Société Lorraine De Dietrich
et Cie
France Gérard de Courcelles Lorraine-Dietrich B3-6 Sport 5.0 119 3rd 2nd
1925 France Société Lorraine De Dietrich
et Cie
France Gérard de Courcelles Lorraine-Dietrich B3-6 Sport 5.0 129 1st 1st
1926 France Société Lorraine De Dietrich
et Cie
France Robert Bloch Lorraine-Dietrich B3-6 Le Mans 5.0 148 1st 1st
1928 France Grand Garage Saint-Didier Paris France Henri Stoffel Chrysler Six Series 72 5.0 144 3rd 3rd

External links

Literature

  • R. M . Clarke: Le Mans – die Bentley & Alfa Years 1923–1939 Brocklands Books 1999, ISBN 1-85520-465-7.
Sporting positions
Preceded by Winner of the 24 Hours of Le Mans
1925 with:
Gérard de Courcelles
Succeeded by
André Rossignol
Robert Bloch
Preceded by
André Rossignol
Gérard de Courcelles
Winner of the 24 Hours of Le Mans
1926 with:
Robert Bloch
Succeeded by