Lionel Noghes

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Lionel Noghes. Copyright Richard Jenkins, 2019.

Lionel Noghes. Copyright Richard Jenkins, 2019.


Monte Carlo



F2 starts:

2 (1971)

Grandson of Anthony Noghes, and son of Alexandre, who was a tennis player and married, briefly, to Princess Antoinette of Monaco, Prince Rainier's sister. Lionel was born after that marriage ended, but due to the family links in the principality, he has links with the Royal Family. Also raced for a while in sportscars and rallies, but was badly injured in a Le Mans crash and not only never raced again competively, but took a while to recover. Noghes has run a number of businesses, including a home furnishing company and previously ran the Jardin Exotique, a large botanical garden in the cliffside of Monte Carlo.

Biography last updated 26 Nov 2017