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Teddy Pilette

Teddy Pilette, 1975. Copyright Paul Kooyman, 2011. Used with Permission.

Teddy Pilette, 1975. Copyright Paul Kooyman, 2011. Used with Permission.

Teddy Pilette, F5000 drivers reunion, Oulton Park, August 2009. Copyright Tony Gallagher, 2010. Used with permission.

Teddy Pilette, F5000 drivers reunion, Oulton Park, August 2009. Copyright Tony Gallagher, 2010. Used with permission.

Born:

26 Jul 1942
Brussels

Nationality:

Belgium

Grands Prix:

1 (1974-1977)

Indy 500s:

0 (1977-1982)

Later a constructor in the sport. He appears nowadays at many historic meetings and also has a role in his late father's racing school. He also has many links on the web to historic motorsport. Teddy was the 1973 and 1975 European Formula 5000 champion whose torrid Formula 1 career didn't reflect his ability. Teddy, who initially started in the sport, despite his father and grandfather being racers, as a mechanic for Jim Russell's racing school, started racing in 1962. He won the Spa 24 Hours in 1978 and even in the 1980's, appeared in US dirt track racing.

Biography last updated 30 Jan 2016