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Name: Marcel Balsa  
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Date of Birth: 11th August 1901
Place of Birth: Creuse, France
Profession: Racing driver
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Marcel Balsa (born 1 January 1901 in Creuse, France; dead 11 August 1984) was a Formula One driver who raced for his own team, Balsa. He started in racing after World War II, when he acquired a Bugatti Type 51 and became quite competitive in the French national events. He later built a BMW-engined Formula 2, and also had a good reputation, until he tried a Jicey-BMW, with which he finished third in the Grand Prix of Cadours, the same event where fellow racer Raymond Sommer was killed. He returned to his previous race car and in 1952 raced in the German Grand Prix at Nurburgring, only to retire after six laps. In 1953 he won a race at Montlhery but then faded from the racing scene.

Marcel Balsa
Nationality French
Active years 1952
Team(s) Balsa
Race starts 1
Championships 0
Wins 0
Podium finishes 0
Pole positions 0
Fastest laps 0
First Grand Prix 1952 German Grand Prix
First win
Last win
Last Grand Prix 1952 German Grand Prix

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