Rene Le Begue

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15 Jan 1914


24 Feb 1946
Versailles, Paris



Indy 500s:

1 (1940-1941)

Vice-President of the French Drivers Association at the time of his death, Rene was killed by asphyxiation, as he had a defective gas boiler in his bathroom. Le Begue began in the sport in rallying, winning the 1935 Rally des Fetes de Paris. He then went on to compete in sportscars as well. Rene won the 1937 Monte Carlo Rally and then prior to the war took numerous wins in endurance events, including the Coupe de Vitesse, the 12 Heures de Paris and the GP du Comminges. During the Second World War, Rene served in the French Army, and then served in the French Free Army in North Africa and Italy.

Biography last updated 7 Jan 2016