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The son of the French wizard Amédée Gordini, it was inevitable that Aldo would share his father’s passion for cars. He worked in the factory as a mechanic from an early age and raced from time to time after World War II.
His Simca-Gordini T8 was seventh in the 1948 Spa 24 Hours and fifth in that year’s Coupe du Salon at Montlhéry when winner of the sports 1500cc class. Again a class winner in that latter race a year later, he also made his Grand Prix debut in the 1949 Czech GP at Brno.
He was the junior driver in Gordini’s 1950 Formula 2 team and scored a number of placings. His best performance was at Cadours when he won his heat before finishing second in the final behind Johnny Simone although that event was marred by the death of Raymond Sommer.
Gordini started the Le Mans 24 Hours in 1950 and 1951 but retired on both occasions. He also retired from the non-championship 1951 Paris GP in the Bois de Boulogne before driving the team’s old Simca-Gordini T11 in the French GP. His one world championship opportunity ended in another mechanical failure after 28 laps when running last. That was his last season as a racing driver.