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Alain de Changy

Full Name:
Alain Carpentier, Comte de Changy
Born:
5th February 1922
Brussels
Died:
5th August 1994 (Aged 72)
Etterbeek, Brussels
Nationality:
Belgian
Most recent race (in database):
Biography

The Comte Alain de Changy raced sports cars for four years during the 1950s and made one attempt to qualify for a Grand Prix.

He raced for Ecurie Nationale Belge in the Le Mans 24 Hours and other sports car events from 1956 to 1959. Fifth at Kristenstad in the so-called 1957 Swedish GP was with a Jaguar D-type and Claude Dubois. His best finish at Le Mans came a year later when he and "Beurlys" shared the sixth placed ENB Ferrari 250 Testa Rossa.

Brief single-seater career

He failed to qualify ENB’s Cooper T51-Climax for the 1959 Monaco GP during his one season driving international single-seaters. A distant 11th in the Formula 2 race at Pau a week later, he also competed at Reims and retired early from that year's Le Mans 24 Hours in what was de Changy's last major race.