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Journalist, Motorsport - Auto racing

BelgianBorn Paul FRERE

Racing driver and journalist from Belgium

Born on January 30, 1917 in Le Havre, France , France

Died on February 23, 2008 in Nice, France

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Frère was born at Le Havre in 1917.

He drove for the Ferrari works team, with Peter Collins.


After retiring from active racing in 1960, he worked as an automotive journalist based in Europe (he was the European Editor for Road & Track magazine). He had numerous acquaintances amongst vehicle design engineers, especially in Japan at Honda and Mazda and also worked as a consultant to automobile manufacturers. He also had the opportunity to test numerous road and racing cars as a journalist, one of the highlights being the Audi R8 which he tested and demonstrated during a break in the proceedings of the Test Day of the 2003 24 Hours of Le Mans. At the time he was 86 years old, making him the oldest racing driver to drive a then-current sportscar.

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