Charles de Tornaco
|Formula One World Championship career|
|Active years||1952 - 1953|
|Races||4 (2 starts)|
|First race||1952 Belgian Grand Prix|
|Last race||1953 Belgian Grand Prix|
Charles de Tornaco (born in Brussels, June 7, 1927 - died September 18, 1953) was a racing driver from Belgium. He participated in 4 Formula One World Championship Grands Prix, debuting on June 22, 1952. He scored no championship points.
De Tornaco was the co-founder of Ecurie Belgique, which later became Ecurie Francorchamps, and most of his racing career was with this team, driving Ferraris. In practice for the Modena Grand Prix in 1953, de Tornaco rolled his car and suffered serious head and neck injuries. There were no adequate medical facilities present, and he died on his way to hospital in a private saloon car.
Complete Formula One World Championship results
|1952||Ecurie Francorchamps||Ferrari 500||Ferrari Straight-4||SUI
|1953||Ecurie Francorchamps||Ferrari 500||Ferrari Straight-4||ARG
|Formula One fatal accidents
September 18, 1953
- Steve Small - "The Grand Prix Who's Who", 1996