Marcel Renault


Marcel Renault (14 May 1872 – 26 May 1903) was a French racing driver and industrialist, co-founder of the car maker Renault. He was the brother of Louis and Fernand Renault.

Bust of Marcel Renault.

Renault was born in Paris; he and his brothers jointly founded the Renault company on 25 February 1899. He and Louis raced the cars it built starting the next year. He died in Payré, at the age of 31, of severe injuries he sustained during the Paris-Madrid race.

After his death, a statue was built in Renault's memory which later would be destroyed by the German attacks during World War II.

External linksEdit

  • History of Renault with Marcel
  • Historic Racing: Marcel Renault
  • Marcel Renault at Find a Grave