Gordini

Gordini is a French sports car manufacturer. The firm was founded by Amédée Gordini. His nickname was "Le Sorcier", which means "The Sorcerer".

Gordini Type 16
Renault 8 Gordini

Gordini competed in Formula One from 1950 to 1956.

Gordini worked with Renault as an engine tuner. He sold his firm to Renault. Renault entered Renault-Gordini cars at the 24 Hours of Le Mans from 1962 until 1969.

Renault build sport versions of some models like the Dauphine, Renault 8, and Renault 12. They included the Gordini badge.

In November 2009, Renault announced that it will bring back the Gordini name. It will be used on a line of hot hatches (sports compacts).[1]

Formula One resultsEdit

As a works (factory) teamEdit

(key) (results in bold indicate pole position) (results in italics indicate fastest lap)

Year Chassis Engine Driver 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9
1950 Simca Gordini Type 15 Gordini L4 GBR MON 500 SUI BEL FRA ITA
  Robert Manzon Ret 4 Ret
  Maurice Trintignant Ret Ret
1951 Simca Gordini Type 15 Gordini L4 SUI 500 BEL FRA GBR GER ITA ESP
  André Simon Ret Ret 6 Ret
  Robert Manzon Ret 7 Ret 9
  Maurice Trintignant Ret Ret Ret Ret
  Aldo Gordini Ret
1952 Gordini Type 16 Gordini L6 SUI 500 BEL FRA GBR GER NED ITA
  Robert Manzon Ret 3 4 Ret Ret 5 14
  Jean Behra 3 Ret 7 5 Ret Ret
  Johnny Claes 8
  Prince Bira Ret 11
  Maurice Trintignant Ret Ret 6 Ret
Simca Gordini Type 15 Simca L4   Max de Terra Ret
Gordini L4   Prince Bira Ret 10
  Johnny Claes Ret 14 DNQ
  Robert O'Brien NC
  Maurice Trintignant 5
  Paul Frère Ret
1953 Gordini Type 16 Gordini L6 ARG 500 NED BEL FRA GBR GER SUI ITA
  Jean Behra 6 Ret 10 Ret Ret Ret
  Maurice Trintignant 7† 6 5 Ret Ret Ret Ret 5
  Harry Schell 7† Ret 7 Ret Ret Ret 9
  Robert Manzon Ret
  Carlos Menditeguy Ret
  Roberto Mieres NC Ret 6
  Fred Wacker 9
Simca Gordini Type 15 Gordini L4   Pablo Birger Ret
  Georges Berger Ret
1954 Gordini Type 16 Gordini L6 ARG 500 BEL FRA GBR GER SUI ITA ESP
  Jean Behra DSQ Ret 6 Ret 10 Ret Ret Ret
  Élie Bayol 5
  Roger Loyer Ret
  Paul Frère Ret Ret Ret
  André Pilette 5 9 Ret
  Jacques Pollet Ret
  Georges Berger Ret
  Clemar Bucci Ret Ret Ret Ret
  Fred Wacker Ret 6
1955 Gordini Type 16 Gordini L6 ARG MON 500 BEL NED GBR ITA
  Élie Bayol Ret Ret
  Jesus Iglesias Ret
  Pablo Birger Ret
  Robert Manzon Ret Ret Ret
  Jacques Pollet 7 10 Ret
  Hernando da Silva Ramos 8 Ret Ret
  Mike Sparken 7
  Jean Lucas Ret
1956 Gordini Type 32 Gordini L8 ARG MON 500 BEL FRA GBR GER ITA
  André Pilette 6† DNS
  Élie Bayol 6†
  Robert Manzon 9 9 Ret Ret
  Hernando da Silva Ramos 8 Ret Ret
  Andre Milhoux Ret
Gordini Type 16 Gordini L6   Hernando da Silva Ramos 5
  Robert Manzon Ret
  André Pilette 11
  André Simon 9

(† indicates shared drive)

As an engine supplierEdit

(key) (results in bold indicate pole position)

Year Chassis Engine Tyres Drivers 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 Points WCC
1977 Renault RS01 Renault-Gordini EF1 1.5 L V6 T M ARG BRA RSA USW ESP MON BEL SWE FRA GBR GER AUT NED ITA USA CAN JPN 0 NC
  Jean-Pierre Jabouille Ret Ret Ret Ret DNQ
1978 Renault RS01 Renault-Gordini EF1 1.5 L V6 T M ARG BRA RSA USW MON BEL ESP SWE FRA GBR GER AUT NED ITA USA CAN 3 12th
  Jean-Pierre Jabouille Ret Ret 10 NC 13 Ret Ret Ret Ret Ret Ret Ret 4 12
1979 Renault RS01
Renault RS10
Renault-Gordini EF1 1.5 L V6 T M ARG BRA RSA USW ESP BEL MON FRA GBR GER AUT NED ITA CAN USA 26 6th
  Jean-Pierre Jabouille Ret 10 Ret Ret Ret NC 1 Ret Ret Ret Ret 14 Ret Ret
  René Arnoux Ret Ret Ret WD 9 Ret Ret 3 2 Ret 6 Ret Ret Ret 2
1980 Renault RE20 Renault-Gordini EF1 1.5 L V6 T M ARG BRA RSA USW BEL MON FRA GBR GER AUT NED ITA CAN USA 38 4th
  Jean-Pierre Jabouille Ret Ret Ret 10 Ret Ret Ret Ret Ret 1 Ret Ret Ret
  René Arnoux Ret 1 1 9 4 Ret 5 NC Ret 9 2 10 Ret 7
1981 Renault RE20B
Renault RE30
Renault-Gordini EF1 1.5 L V6 T M USW BRA ARG SMR BEL MON ESP FRA GBR GER AUT NED ITA CAN CPL 54 3rd
  Alain Prost Ret Ret 3 Ret Ret Ret Ret 1 Ret 2 Ret 1 1 Ret 2
  René Arnoux 8 Ret 5 8 DNQ Ret 9 4 9 13 2 Ret Ret Ret Ret
1982 Renault RE30B Renault-Gordini EF1 1.5 L V6 T M RSA BRA USW SMR BEL MON DET CAN NED GBR FRA GER AUT SUI ITA CPL 62 3rd
  Alain Prost 1 1 Ret Ret Ret 7 NC Ret Ret 6 2 Ret 8 2 Ret 4
  René Arnoux 3 Ret Ret Ret Ret Ret 10 Ret Ret Ret 1 2 Ret 16 1 Ret
1983 Renault RE30C
Renault RE40
Renault-Gordini EF1 1.5 L V6 T M BRA USW FRA SMR MON BEL DET CAN GBR GER AUT NED ITA EUR RSA 79 2nd
  Alain Prost 7 11 1 2 3 1 8 5 1 4 1 Ret Ret 2 Ret
  Eddie Cheever Ret Ret 3 Ret Ret 3 Ret 2 Ret Ret 4 Ret 3 10 6
1984 Renault RE50 Renault-Gordini EF4 1.5 L V6 T M BRA RSA BEL SMR FRA MON CAN DET DAL GBR GER AUT NED ITA EUR POR 34 5th
  Patrick Tambay 5 Ret 7 Ret 2 Ret Ret Ret 8 5 Ret 6 Ret Ret 7
  Derek Warwick Ret 3 2 4 Ret Ret Ret Ret Ret 2 3 Ret Ret Ret 11 Ret
  Philippe Streiff Ret
1985 Renault RE60
Renault RE60B
Renault-Gordini EF4B 1.5 L V6 T
Renault EF15 1.5 L V6 T
G BRA POR SMR MON CAN DET FRA GBR GER AUT NED ITA BEL EUR RSA AUS 16 7th
  Patrick Tambay 5 3 3 Ret 7 Ret 6 Ret Ret 10 Ret 7 Ret 12 WD Ret
  Derek Warwick 10 7 10 5 Ret Ret 7 5 Ret Ret Ret Ret 6 Ret WD Ret
  François Hesnault Ret

ReferencesEdit

  1. Joseph, Noah (2009-11-10). "Renault revives the Gordini name for exclusive line of hot hatches". autoblog.com. AOL Inc. Retrieved 2010-09-10. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)