Peter Collins, Spa 1956

11. Apr 2020 
by Ziv Knoll

Spa-Francorchamps 1956, Peter Collins (picture above) took the lead of the Belgian Grand Prix when Juan Manuel Fangio lost his transmission on lap 24, and was never caught.

Belgian Paul Frère (Ferrari), excellent driver and journalist,  finished second 1 min 51s behind the winner, his best result in Formula 1.

When Lancia withdrew in 1955, Ferrari inherited its material, putting the modified D50 on track for 1956, and above all took Fangio on board, alongside Collins.

It was the right move, Fangio becoming 1956 F1 World Champion with the help of his English team-mate.

Source: DR

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