Peter Collins was a British F1 driver who raced in the Formula 1 World Championship between 1952 and 1958. He won 3 Grands Prix during his career, all whilst driving for Ferrari. He is often remembered for one of the most astonishing acts of sportsmanship of all time when he handed over his car to Ferrari team-mate Juan Manuel Fangio at the 1956 Italian Grand Prix, thereby sacrificing his own chances to become champion. Collins won the 1958 British Grand Prix in front of his home crowd at Silverstone but he was tragically killed at the very next race, the 1958 German Grand Prix, after crashing whilst hotly pursuing fellow countryman Tony Brooks for the lead.
Peter Collin's F1 Wins
|Win Number||Grand Prix||Circuit||Date||Round||No.||Team||Chassis||Tyre||Grid||Winning Margin||Race Time||Speed||Distance|
|1||1956 Belgian Grand Prix||Circuit de Spa-Francorchamps||3 June 1956||4/8||8||Ferrari||D50||Englebert||3||1:51.300||2:40:00.300||190.614||508.320|
|2||1956 French Grand Prix||Circuit de Reims-Gueux||1 July 1956||5/8||14||Ferrari||D50||Englebert||3||0.300||2:34:23.400||196.808||506.422|
|3||1958 British Grand Prix||Silverstone Circuit||19 July 1958||7/11||1||Ferrari||246||Englebert||6||24.200||2:09:04.200||164.200||353.291|