André Pilette was one of the most prolific figures in Belgian motor racing, the middle of three generations of a famous racing family. His father Théodore, one of racing’s early pioneers, was the importer for Mercedes during the 1900s and raced for them in the French GP and at Indianapolis. Most of his career Andre Pilette drove for Belgian national team in its various incarnations. He was sixth in the 1951 Belgian GP on his world championship debut driving yellow Talbot-Lago T26C for Ecurie Belgique. Next year he appeared in Connaught A entered by Ecurie Belge. In 1954 and 1956 he drove for works Gordini team in T16 and T32, respectively. His debut in Gordini was at 1954 Pau Grand Prix where his yellow car was 7th on the finish. Then Pilette finished fifth in the Belgian GP and second at Chimay. In 1955 he was one of the founders of the Ecurie Nationale Belge. His final F1 appearance was in the Belgian GP, with the Scirocco-Climax, again in Belgian colors (Equipe Sirocco Belge), in 1964. Andre’s son Teddy Pilette also became a racing driver who briefly touched F1 in 1970s.
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