Ellie Bayol was a front-runner in Formula 2 races as well as hill climbs around France in the early 1950s and qualified for the 1953 French GP at Reims that year, but did not finish. He also took part in the Italian GP that year and in 1954 he joined the Gordini factory team with Jean Behra and finished 5th in the first race in Argentina. After finishing 4th at Pau he edged out of the team. He returned the following year but suffered a string of mechanical failures. In 1956 he raced a few times but then left single-seater racing for good.
Born: 28th of February 1914 in Marseille, France;
Died: 25th of May 1995 in La Ciotat, France, aged 81.