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|Formula One World Championship career|
|Active years||1952 Formula One season - 1956 Formula One season|
|Teams||Hersham and Walton Motors, Gordini, Ferrari|
|List of Formula One World Drivers' Champions||0|
|First race||1952 Belgian Grand Prix|
|Last race||1956 Belgian Grand Prix|
Paul Frère (30 January 1917 - 23 February 2008) was a Racing driver and Journalist from Belgium, born in Le Havre (France). He participated in eleven World Championship Formula One Grands Prix debuting on 22 June 1952 and achieving one podium finish with a total of eleven championship points. He drove in several non-Championship Formula One races.
He also won the 1960 24 Hours of Le Mans, driving for Ferrari with fellow Belgian teammate Olivier Gendebien.
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.
Frère, along with Piero Taruffi and Denis Jenkinson, was one of the first writers to treat motor racing as a skill that could be analyzed, explained, and taught. His 1963 book, Sports Car and Competitive Driving is still a standard reference in the field. It influenced the development of competition driving schools, such as those founded by Jim Russell, Bob Bondurant, and many others.
Only weeks before his 90th birthday in January 2007, he was badly injured in an accident near the Nürburgring, and was hospitalized for 14 days in intensive care.
Paul Frère died on 23 February 2008 in Saint-Paul-de-Vence (France). Turn 15 at the Circuit de Spa-Francorchamps, formerly the first part of the Stavelot corner, has been renamed in his honour.
Paul Frère was also a successful rower winning three Belgian championships. 1946 and 1947 he won the national title in a coxless four. 1946 he also won it with the coxed four.
Complete Formula One World Championship results
(F1 driver results legend 2) (Races in bold indicate pole position)
|1952 Formula One season||Hersham and Walton Motors|| 1952 Swiss Grand Prix|| 1952 Indianapolis 500|| 1952 Belgian Grand Prix|
| 1952 French Grand Prix|| 1952 British Grand Prix|| 1952 German Grand Prix|
| 1952 Dutch Grand Prix|
| 1952 Italian Grand Prix||Ecurie Belge||16th||2|
|1953 Formula One season||Hersham and Walton Motors|| 1953 Argentine Grand Prix|| 1953 Indianapolis 500|| 1953 Dutch Grand Prix|| 1953 Belgian Grand Prix|
| 1953 French Grand Prix|| 1953 British Grand Prix|| 1953 German Grand Prix|| 1953 Swiss Grand Prix|
| 1953 Italian Grand Prix||Hersham and Walton Motors||NC||0|
|1954 Formula One season||Gordini|| 1954 Argentine Grand Prix|| 1954 Indianapolis 500|| 1954 Belgian Grand Prix|
| 1954 French Grand Prix|
| 1954 British Grand Prix|| 1954 German Grand Prix|
| 1954 Swiss Grand Prix|| 1954 Italian Grand Prix|| 1954 Spanish Grand Prix||Gordini||NC||0|
|1955 Formula One season||Ferrari|| 1955 Argentine Grand Prix|| 1955 Monaco Grand Prix|
| 1955 Indianapolis 500|| 1955 Belgian Grand Prix|
| 1955 Dutch Grand Prix|| 1955 British Grand Prix|| 1955 Italian Grand Prix||Ferrari||15th||3|
|1956 Formula One season||Ferrari|| 1956 Argentine Grand Prix|| 1956 Monaco Grand Prix|| 1956 Indianapolis 500|| 1956 Belgian Grand Prix|
| 1956 French Grand Prix|| 1956 British Grand Prix|| 1956 German Grand Prix|| 1956 Italian Grand Prix||Ferrari||7th||6|
|List of 24 Hours of Le Mans winners|
1960 24 Hours of Le Mans with:
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