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Renault
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Renault Sport
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Formula One
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Abarth
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Simca
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Jean Behra
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Georges Berger
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Gordini

Knowledge Identifier: &Gordini

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Gordini

Division of Renault Sport Technologies add

Category: Auto racing

Founded in 1946.

Countries: (41%), France (35%), Italy (12%)

Main connections: Renault, Renault Sport, Formula One

Linked to: Fiat, Simca, Abarth, Renault

 

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1946

In 1946, Gordini introduced the first cars named after him, Fiat-engined single-seaters raced by him and Jose Scaron, achieving several victories add something

 

In the past, it was a sports car manufacturer and performance tuner, established in 1946 by Amédée Gordini, nicknamed "Le Sorcier" add something


1948

Juan Manuel Fangio - Fangio's first entry into Formula One came in the 1948 French Grand Prix at Reims, where he started his Simca Gordini from 11th on the grid but retired


1950

Gordini competed in Formula One from 1950 to 1956 , although it achieved a major success in Formula Two during that period add something

 

Gordini-tuned Renault cars won various rallies during the 1950s and 1960s add something

 

Economy car - Meanwhile, from the 1950s Abarth tuned Fiats and Gordini tuned Renaults did the same in Italy and France


1951

Gordini and Simca started to diverge in 1951 because of political conflicts add something


1952

Jean Behra - Behra was in a Gordini in the Panamericana road race in the Mexican state of Oaxaca in November 1952


1953

Georges Berger - In 1953 he raced for the Simca-Gordini team and finished fifth at the same track


1954

Tour de France Automobile - In 1954 the event was won by the 2,5 litre Gordini of Jacques Pollet and M. Gauthier, running on the traditional Nice to Nice route


1957

In 1957, Gordini and & Renault manufactured the Dauphine Gordini, a modified version of the Renault Dauphine which was a sales success add something


1962

After its Formula One programme ended Gordini worked with Renault as an engine tuner, entering Renault-Gordini cars at the 24 Hours of Le Mans between 1962 and 1969 add something


1963

In 1963, the Gordini company moved its headquarters to Noisy-le-Roy add something


1968

Gordini became a division of & Renault in 1968 and of Renault Sport in 1976 add something

 

In 1968, Gordini retired and sold his firm to Renault add something


1969

Renault-Gordini was moved to Viry-Châtillon in 1969 and became a sport division of & Renault, before be merged with Alpine to form Renault Sport in 1976 add something

 

Markku Alen - Alén started his rallying career in 1969 driving a Renault 8 Gordini, and finished ninth at the 1000 Lakes Rally at his first attempt


1973

V6 engine - Another influential V6 design was the Renault-Gordini CH1 V6, designed by François Castaing and Jean-Pierre Boudy, and introduced in 1973 in the Alpine-Renault A440


1976

Renault - In 1976, the Alpine's competition department and the Gordini factory at Viry-Chatillon were merged into Renault Sport

 

Renault Sport - It was officially established in 1976 as a merger between the Alpine and Gordini competition departments


1994

Renault Sport - In the WRC, Renault had some success with cars such as the R5 Turbo and the R17 Gordini until it left international rallying in late 1994


2009

In November 2009, Renault announced that it would be reviving the Gordini name for an exclusive line of hot hatches, in a similar fashion to Fiat's revival of its Abarth name add something