BRUSSELS SEP 27 1992
Andre Pilette, posing with Carlos Ghys.
Pilette's father finished fifth in the 1912 Indianapolis 500, setting the tone for both his son and grandson Teddy's enthusiasm for motorsport. Pilette had a varied, on-and-off Formula 1 career which began in 1951 with a sixth place in the Belgian Grand Prix at Spa-Francorchamps in a Lago-Talbot and ended 13 years later when he retired a 1.5-liter Scirocco-Climax from the same event.
In between were a variety of outings in Connaught, Gordini, Emeryson and Lotus 18 - even a run to sixth at Spa in 1956 at the wheel of a factory Lancia-Ferrari D50. After his retirement he opened a racing drivers' school at Zolder.