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Rene Carriere

Full Name:
Rene Auguste Joseph Carriere
Born:
10th March 1911
Marseille, Provence-Alpes-Cote d'Azur
Died:
22nd March 1982 (Aged 71)
Nationality:
French
Most recent race (in database):
Biography

This journeyman from Marseille raced in Grands Prix and sports car races during the 1930s. He made his debut at Le Mans in 1934 with a works Riley, sharing with Jean Trévoux that year and the next when seventh.

He shared an Ecurie Bleue Delahaye 135S in 1936 with team owner Laury Schell and they finished fourth in the French GP (a sports car race that year) and third in the Spa 24 Hours. Carrière also finished sixth in the Monte Carlo Rally with a "Matford", a V8 Ford assembled under licence in France by Mathis. The highlights of another season with Delahaye in 1937 were fourth-place in the French GP and third in the Mille Miglia and Algerian GP.

He switched to Lago-Talbot for 1938 and made his "true" GP debut in the French GP, the race restored to full GP rules that year. Carrière drove a stripped Talbot T26SS sports car and inevitably was no match for the dominant Mercedes team – finishing a distant fourth, a full 10 laps behind the winner.

Fourth in that autumn’s Tourist Trophy at Donington Park, Carrière stayed with the team for 1939 but his final season in the sport was most notable for crashes at Pau and Montlhéry.

Championship seasons

Season Name Starts Poles Podiums Wins Position Points
1938 European Championship
Automobiles Talbot
1 0 0 0
0% win rate
0