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Andre Pilette

Andre Pilette, 1961. Copyright Antoine Pilette, 2010. Used with permission.

Andre Pilette, 1961. Copyright Antoine Pilette, 2010. Used with permission.

Andre Pilette, Brussels, 27 Sep 1992. Copyright Carlos Ghys (www.carlosghys.be), 2012. Used with Permission.

Andre Pilette, Brussels, 27 Sep 1992. Copyright Carlos Ghys (www.carlosghys.be), 2012. Used with Permission.

Born:

06 Oct 1918
Paris, France

Died:

27 Dec 1993
Etterbeek

Nationality:

Belgium

Grands Prix:

9 (1951-1964)

Son of Theodore, father of Teddy, Andre became best known for running a racing school at Zolder until the late 1980's. Andre started racing in the immediate post-war years, attaining most success in his native land - he won his national Championship in 1954. The year after saw him involved with Ecurie Nationale Belge's formation, which also led to him racing more frequently in sportscars, rather than single-seaters. Andre then retired to focus on both the school and son Teddy's career, and later had a strong influence on Thierry Boutsen's racing development.

Biography last updated 11 Nov 2014