Albert Divo

24/1/1895 - 19/9/1966

Record updated 24-Jan-07

Albert Divo was a French Grand Prix racing driver. He won the Spanish and the French Grand Prix in 1925 and also won the Targa Florio twice, in 1928 and 1929.

Albert Divo
Albert Divo was a Grand Prix racing driver. He was born in Paris, France.

In 1922, Divo competed in the International Tourist Trophy endurance race on the Isle of Man. He scored his first major victory driving for Sunbeam at the 1923 Sitges Grand Prix at the Sitges Terramar circuit about 40kms outside Barcelona.

Driving for Delage, in 1924 he finished second behind Giuseppe Campari in the European Grand Prix at Lyon. The following year he won two major Grand Prix events for Delage. In July he captured the French Grand Prix at the Autodrome de Montlhéry after his car went out of the race and he took over from teammate Robert Benoist. In September he shared victory with teammate André Morel at the Spanish Grand Prix at Circuito Lasarte. In 1927 he finished third in the British Grand Prix at Brooklands. The next year, he drove a Bugatti Type 35 to victories in the 1928 and 1929 Targa Florio.

Albert Divo was a founding member of the Club International des Anciens Pilotes de Grand Prix F1 in 1962 in Villars-sur-Ollon, Switzerland. He died in 1966 and was buried in the Morsang-sur-Orge cemetery in the department of the Essonne near Paris.

  • 1923 - Sitges Grand Prix (Sunbeam)
  • 1925 - Spanish Grand Prix, French Grand Prix (Delage)
  • 1926 - GP du Salon (Talbot)
  • 1927 - ACF Libre (Talbot)
  • 1928 - Targa Florio
  • 1929 - Targa Florio