Peter Collins

Race Car Driver

Birthday November 6, 1931

Birth Sign Scorpio

Birthplace England

DEATH DATE Aug 3, 1958 (26)

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About

Formula One driver who achieved three victories and 9 podiums before tragedy struck when his car was flipped during the 1958 German Grand Prix. He was thrown from the car into a tree and suffered fatal head injuries.

Before Fame

He made his debut with the Aston Martin team in 1952 and secured early wins at that year's Goodwood Nine Hours Race and the 1953 race at Dundrod.

Trivia

He joined teammate and eventual close friend Mike Hawthorn at Ferrari in 1957.

Family Life

He married actress Louise King in 1957.

Associated With

He tragically lost his life in a racing accident much like Dale Earnhardt.