Louis Chiron was one of the great pre-war drivers. He took part in many races and with various famous cars, From Bugatti to Mercedes and from Delage to Alfa Romeo. A native Monegasque, he won the 1931 the Monaco Grand Prix. Aged 56, he ended the 1955 Monaco Grand Prix in sixth place with a Lancia D50. For all his tallent as a driver he was however responsible for denouncing HellÃ© Nice as a Gestapo agent during the war. His unsubstantiated allegation totally destroyed Nice's life. Shunned by all she died in abject poverty in 1984.
Louis Chiron died 41 years ago, he was 80