The 89-year old Belgian former Le Mans winner Paul Frère
was involved in a car crash in Germany, close to the Nurburgring,
last Wednesday and still is hospitalized in Frankfurt. His medical
situation is getting better and if everything goes as planned, Paul
will be transferred to a Belgian hospital in a fortnight.
He raced eight times at Le Mans and won the race
in 1960. He still is an important journalist and well known for
his critical analyses, notably after each Le Mans 24 Hours.
Below is a Graham
Turner image of Paul Frère on the way to winning at Le
Mans in 1960, with Olivier Gendebien.
Our best wishes
go to Paul Frère - and to Top Gear journalist Richard Hammond.