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23-Jul-20 /historicracing and Chris Bowen
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Oh I say…Well held Sah! When the bonnet flew off of French ace Robert Benoist’s Bugatti during the 1935 French Grand Prix, he managed to catch it as it flew past his head. And hold it with one hand while he drove back to the pits with the other, to have it re-fitted!

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23-Jul-20 /historicracing.com
Robert Benoist

Robert Benoist died on this day in 1944, 76 years ago, he was 49.

Benoist served during World War I and took up racing in the early 1920s. In 1927 he won the French, Spanish, Italian and British Grand Prix for Delage. He later joined Bugatti and won the Spa 24 hour race in an Alfa Romeo. He won Le Mans in 1937 with Jean-Pierre Wimille before retiring. In WWII he served in the Special Operations Executive as a secret agent. Eventually arrested by the Gestapo in June 1944 he was taken to Büchenwald where he was executed on September 9 1944.

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