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Arthur Legat

Born:
1st November 1898
Haine-St-Paul, Wallonia
Died:
23rd February 1960 (Aged 61)
Haine-St-Pierre, Wallonia
Nationality:
Belgian
Most recent race (in database):
Biography

That Arthur Legat twice won the Grand Prix des Frontières was a just epitaph to his racing life. A garage owner from Haine-St-Pierre, he was a keen supporter of that dangerous race on the open roads near Chimay – competing there 25 times from 1926 to 1959.

Having raced an Amilcar, it was in a Bugatti T37A that Legat scored back-to-back victories at Chimay in 1931 and 1932. He continued his amateur dalliance with the sport and that race in particular during the 1930s and his Bugatti T35B finished second in 1937.

He returned once European racing emerged from the depths of World War II and bought a German Veritas Meteor in 1951. As well as his annual outing at Chimay, he raced the car in the 1952 and 1953 Belgian GP – unclassified on both of his appearances in the world championship.

Championship seasons

Season Name Starts Poles Podiums Wins Position Points
1953 F1 World Championship
Arthur Legat
1 0 0 0
0% win rate
0
1952 F1 World Championship
Arthur Legat
1 0 0 0
0% win rate
0