Robert Manzon

One of the key cornerstones of the Gordini racing operation, Manzon was a diesel equipment distributor from Marseilles who joined the team in 1948 after some early success with a privately owned Cisitalia the previous year. His best placing was a third in the 1952 Belgian Grand Prix with Gordini, duplicating that result in the 1954 French Grand Prix at Reims in a private Ferrari 625. He retired at the end of 1956.