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Helmet of Peter Collins

Flag of Great Britain Peter Collins

full name Peter John Collins nationality British born November 6, 1931 hometown Kidderminster, Worcesterhire died August 3, 1958 place of death Bonn, West Germany

Racing highlights

19581stFormula 1 & 2 , X BRDC International Trophy, Silverstone
19571stVII Gran Premio di Siracusa
19573rdFormula Libre, Gran Premio Ciudad de Buenos Aires
19571stFormula 1, X Grand Prix di Napoli, Italy
19563rdWorld Championship of Drivers
19563rdFormula 1, VI Siracusa Grand Prix
19561st24th Grand Prix of Endurance 24 Hours of Le Mans Class S 3.0
19561stIV Gran Premio Supercortemaggiore, Italy
19562ndSveriges Grand Prix, Kristianstad
19551stFormula 1, VII BRDC International Trophy, Silverstone
19552nd24h Le Mans Grand Prix d'Endurance
19551st39a Targa Florio
19551st23rd Grand Prix of Endurance 24 Hours of Le Mans Class S 3.0
19531stWorld Sports Car Championship RAC Tourist Trophy

Racing career summary

Races entered89
Wins15
Podiums36
Pole positions2
Fastest laps6
Race win percentage16.9%
Podium percentage40.4%

Disclaimer: the data and summaries are all taken from the data available in the career details section further below on this page. If you know of things missing or have corrections, please log in and submit them.

Career overview – years in numbers

The following numbers are a summary of the more detailed information available in the Career details further below on the page. Seasons spanning over two years (for example 2013-14 championships) have their race results accounted for in the year the championship ends.

1958Racing12 races3 wins4 podiums1 pole positions1 fastest race lap
1957Racing15 races2 wins6 podiums1 pole positions1 fastest race lap
1956Racing16 races4 wins10 podiums0 pole position3 fastest race laps
1955Racing9 races3 wins4 podiums0 pole position1 fastest race lap
1954Racing3 races0 wins0 podiums0 pole position0 fastest race laps
1953Racing9 races1 win1 podium0 pole position0 fastest race laps
1952Racing9 races0 wins0 podiums0 pole position0 fastest race laps
1950Racing16 races2 wins11 podiums? pole position? fastest race laps

Career details – the racing career of Peter Collins

1958 World Championship of Drivers

PositionPointsTeam
5th14Scuderia Ferrari
RacesWinsPodiumsPole positions*Fastest laps
71200
* only pole positions from timed qualifying sessions.
CarEngineTyres
Ferrari Dino 246Ferrari 2.4Englebert
Click to show race results for World Championship of Drivers 1958.

1958 24h Le Mans Grand Prix d'Endurance

PositionPointsTeam
0Scuderia Ferrari
RacesWinsPodiumsPole positions*Fastest laps
10000
* only pole positions from timed qualifying sessions.
CarEngineTyres
Ferrari 250 TR 58

1958 Formula Libre, XIV Gran Premio Ciudad de Buenos Aires

PositionPointsTeam
0Scuderia Ferrari
RacesWinsPodiumsPole positions*Fastest laps
10000
* only pole positions from timed qualifying sessions.
CarEngineTyres
Ferrari 246

1958 World Sportscar Championship

PositionPointsTeam
0
RacesWinsPodiumsPole positions*Fastest laps
?????
* only pole positions from timed qualifying sessions.

1958 World Sportscar Championship - S3.0

PositionPointsTeam
0
RacesWinsPodiumsPole positions*Fastest laps
11110
* only pole positions from timed qualifying sessions.
CarEngineTyres
Ferrari 250 TR 58
Click to show race results for World Sportscar Championship - S3.0 1958.

1958 26th Grand Prix of Endurance 24 Hours of Le Mans Class S 3.0

PositionPointsTeam
0Scuderia Ferrari
RacesWinsPodiumsPole positions*Fastest laps
10000
* only pole positions from timed qualifying sessions.
CarEngineTyres
Ferrari 250 TR/58Ferrari 3.0

1958 Formula 1 & 2 , X BRDC International Trophy, Silverstone

PositionPointsTeam
1st0Scuderia Ferrari
RacesWinsPodiumsPole positions*Fastest laps
11101
* only pole positions from timed qualifying sessions.
CarEngineTyres
Ferrari Dino 246

1957 World Championship of Drivers

PositionPointsTeam
9th8Scuderia Ferrari
RacesWinsPodiumsPole positions*Fastest laps
60200
* only pole positions from timed qualifying sessions.
CarEngineTyres
Ferrari 801Ferrari 2.5Englebert
Click to show race results for World Championship of Drivers 1957.

1957 I Gran Premio de Cuba

PositionPointsTeam
4th0Scuderia Ferrari
RacesWinsPodiumsPole positions*Fastest laps
1000?
* only pole positions from timed qualifying sessions.
CarEngineTyres
Ferrari 500 TR

1957 Formula 1, VI Grand Prix de Maroc

PositionPointsTeam
0Scuderia Ferrari
RacesWinsPodiumsPole positions*Fastest laps
10000
* only pole positions from timed qualifying sessions.
CarEngineTyres
Ferrari Dino 246

1957 World Sportscar Championship

PositionPointsTeam
0Scuderia Ferrari
RacesWinsPodiumsPole positions*Fastest laps
10100
* only pole positions from timed qualifying sessions.

1957 World Sportscar Championship - S+3.0

PositionPointsTeam
0Scuderia Ferrari
RacesWinsPodiumsPole positions*Fastest laps
10100
* only pole positions from timed qualifying sessions.
CarEngineTyres
Ferrari 290MM
Click to show race results for World Sportscar Championship - S+3.0 1957.

1957 World Sportscar Championship - S5.0

PositionPointsTeam
0Scuderia Ferrari
RacesWinsPodiumsPole positions*Fastest laps
10000
* only pole positions from timed qualifying sessions.
CarEngineTyres
Ferrari 315 S
Click to show race results for World Sportscar Championship - S5.0 1957.

1957 Formula Libre, Gran Premio Ciudad de Buenos Aires

PositionPointsTeam
3rd0Scuderia Ferrari
RacesWinsPodiumsPole positions*Fastest laps
10101
* only pole positions from timed qualifying sessions.
CarEngineTyres
Lancia-Ferrari D50

1957 Formula 1, XXIII Grand Prix de Reims

PositionPointsTeam
0Scuderia Ferrari
RacesWinsPodiumsPole positions*Fastest laps
10000
* only pole positions from timed qualifying sessions.
CarEngineTyres
Lancia-Ferrari D50

1957 VII Gran Premio di Siracusa

PositionPointsTeam
1st0Scuderia Ferrari
RacesWinsPodiumsPole positions*Fastest laps
11110
* only pole positions from timed qualifying sessions.
CarEngineTyres
Lancia-Ferrari D50

1957 25th Grand Prix of Endurance 24 Hours of Le Mans Class S 5.0

PositionPointsTeam
0Scuderia Ferrari
RacesWinsPodiumsPole positions*Fastest laps
10000
* only pole positions from timed qualifying sessions.
CarEngineTyres
Ferrari 335 SFerrari 4.0

1957 Formula 1, X Grand Prix di Napoli, Italy

PositionPointsTeam
1st0Scuderia Ferrari
RacesWinsPodiumsPole positions*Fastest laps
11100
* only pole positions from timed qualifying sessions.
CarEngineTyres
Lancia-Ferrari D50

1956 World Championship of Drivers

PositionPointsTeam
3rd25Scuderia Ferrari
RacesWinsPodiumsPole positions*Fastest laps
72500
* only pole positions from timed qualifying sessions.
CarEngineTyres
Lancia-Ferrari D50Lancia 2.5Englebert
Ferrari 555Ferrari 2.5Englebert
Click to show race results for World Championship of Drivers 1956.

1956 World Sportscar Championship

PositionPointsTeam
0Scuderia Ferrari
RacesWinsPodiumsPole positions*Fastest laps
30100
* only pole positions from timed qualifying sessions.
Click to show race results for World Sportscar Championship 1956.

1956 World Sportscar Championship - S3.0

PositionPointsTeam
0David Brown
RacesWinsPodiumsPole positions*Fastest laps
10000
* only pole positions from timed qualifying sessions.
CarEngineTyres
Aston Martin DB3S
Click to show race results for World Sportscar Championship - S3.0 1956.

1956 World Sportscar Championship - S+3.0

PositionPointsTeam
0Scuderia Ferrari
RacesWinsPodiumsPole positions*Fastest laps
10001
* only pole positions from timed qualifying sessions.
CarEngineTyres
Ferrari 410 Sport
Click to show race results for World Sportscar Championship - S+3.0 1956.

1956 Formula Libre, Gran Premio ciudad de Buenos Aires (Mendoza)

PositionPointsTeam
5th0Scuderia Ferrari
RacesWinsPodiumsPole positions*Fastest laps
10000
* only pole positions from timed qualifying sessions.
CarEngineTyres
Ferrari 555

1956 Formula 1, VI Siracusa Grand Prix

PositionPointsTeam
3rd0Scuderia Ferrari
RacesWinsPodiumsPole positions*Fastest laps
10100
* only pole positions from timed qualifying sessions.
CarEngineTyres
Lancia-Ferrari D50

1956 Formula 1, VIII BRDC International Trophy, Silverstone

PositionPointsTeam
0Scuderia Ferrari
RacesWinsPodiumsPole positions*Fastest laps
10000
* only pole positions from timed qualifying sessions.
CarEngineTyres
Lancia-Ferrari D50

1956 IV Gran Premio Supercortemaggiore, Italy

PositionPointsTeam
1st0Scuderia Ferrari
RacesWinsPodiumsPole positions*Fastest laps
11101
* only pole positions from timed qualifying sessions.
CarEngineTyres
Ferrari 500 Mondial

1956 Sveriges Grand Prix, Kristianstad

PositionPointsTeam
2nd0Scuderia Ferrari
RacesWinsPodiumsPole positions*Fastest laps
10101
* only pole positions from timed qualifying sessions.
CarEngineTyres
Ferrari 290MM

1956 24th Grand Prix of Endurance 24 Hours of Le Mans Class S 3.0

PositionPointsTeam
1st0Aston Martin Ltd.
RacesWinsPodiumsPole positions*Fastest laps
1110?
* only pole positions from timed qualifying sessions.
CarEngineTyres
Aston Martin DB3SLagonda 2.9

1955 World Championship of Drivers

PositionPointsTeam
0Owen Racing Organisation, Officine Alfieri Maserati
RacesWinsPodiumsPole positions*Fastest laps
20000
* only pole positions from timed qualifying sessions.
CarEngineTyres
Maserati 250FMaserati 2.5Dunlop
Maserati 250FMaserati 2.5Pirelli
Click to show race results for World Championship of Drivers 1955.

1955 Sveriges Grand Prix, Kristianstad

PositionPointsTeam
0
RacesWinsPodiumsPole positions*Fastest laps
10000
* only pole positions from timed qualifying sessions.
CarEngineTyres
Aston Martin

1955 Tourist Trophy

PositionPointsTeam
0Aston Martin Ltd
RacesWinsPodiumsPole positions*Fastest laps
10000
* only pole positions from timed qualifying sessions.
CarEngineTyres
Aston Martin DB3S

1955 39a Targa Florio

PositionPointsTeam
1st0Daimler-Benz AG
RacesWinsPodiumsPole positions*Fastest laps
11100
* only pole positions from timed qualifying sessions.
CarEngineTyres
Mercedes-Benz 300SLR

1955 24h Le Mans Grand Prix d'Endurance

PositionPointsTeam
2nd0Aston Martin Cars Ltd
RacesWinsPodiumsPole positions*Fastest laps
10100
* only pole positions from timed qualifying sessions.
CarEngineTyres
Aston Martin DB 3 S

1955 23rd Grand Prix of Endurance 24 Hours of Le Mans Class S 3.0

PositionPointsTeam
1st0Aston Martin Lagonda Ltd
RacesWinsPodiumsPole positions*Fastest laps
1110?
* only pole positions from timed qualifying sessions.
CarEngineTyres
Aston Martin DB3SLagonda 2.9

1955 Formula 1, VII BRDC International Trophy, Silverstone

PositionPointsTeam
1st0Owen Racing Organisation
RacesWinsPodiumsPole positions*Fastest laps
11101
* only pole positions from timed qualifying sessions.
CarEngineTyres
Maserati 250F

1955 Formula 1, II International Gold Cup Oulton Park

PositionPointsTeam
0Owen Racing Organisation
RacesWinsPodiumsPole positions*Fastest laps
10000
* only pole positions from timed qualifying sessions.
CarEngineTyres
BRM P25

1954 World Championship of Drivers

PositionPointsTeam
0G A Vandervell
RacesWinsPodiumsPole positions*Fastest laps
20000
* only pole positions from timed qualifying sessions.
CarEngineTyres
Vanwall SpecialVanwall 2.5Pirelli
Click to show race results for World Championship of Drivers 1954.

1954 22nd Grand Prix of Endurance 24 Hours of Le Mans Class S 3.0

PositionPointsTeam
0Aston Martin Lagonda
RacesWinsPodiumsPole positions*Fastest laps
1000?
* only pole positions from timed qualifying sessions.
CarEngineTyres
Aston Martin DB3S CoupéLagonda 2.9

1953 World Championship of Drivers

PositionPointsTeam
0HW Motors
RacesWinsPodiumsPole positions*Fastest laps
40000
* only pole positions from timed qualifying sessions.
CarEngineTyres
HWM 53Alta 2.0Dunlop
Click to show race results for World Championship of Drivers 1953.

1953 World Sports Car Championship Mille Miglia

PositionPointsTeam
16th0Aston Martin Lagonda
RacesWinsPodiumsPole positions*Fastest laps
10000
* only pole positions from timed qualifying sessions.
CarEngineTyres
Aston Martin DB3Aston Martin 2.9

1953 21st Grand Prix of Endurance 24 Hours of Le Mans Class S 3.0

PositionPointsTeam
0Aston Martin Ltd.
RacesWinsPodiumsPole positions*Fastest laps
1000?
* only pole positions from timed qualifying sessions.
CarEngineTyres
Aston Martin DB3SLagonda 3.0

1953 Formula 1 V BRDC International Trophy

PositionPointsTeam
11th0HW Motors
RacesWinsPodiumsPole positions*Fastest laps
10000
* only pole positions from timed qualifying sessions.
CarEngineTyres
HWMAlta

1953 World Sports Car Championship 12 Hours of Sebring

PositionPointsTeam
0Aston Martin
RacesWinsPodiumsPole positions*Fastest laps
10000
* only pole positions from timed qualifying sessions.
CarEngineTyres
Aston Martin DB3Aston Martin 2.9

1953 World Sports Car Championship RAC Tourist Trophy

PositionPointsTeam
1st0Aston Martin
RacesWinsPodiumsPole positions*Fastest laps
11100
* only pole positions from timed qualifying sessions.
CarEngineTyres
Aston Martin DB3SAston Martin 2.6

1952 World Championship of Drivers

PositionPointsTeam
0HW Motors
RacesWinsPodiumsPole positions*Fastest laps
40000
* only pole positions from timed qualifying sessions.
CarEngineTyres
HWM 52Alta 2.0Dunlop
Click to show race results for World Championship of Drivers 1952.

1952 20th Grand Prix of Endurance 24 Hours of Le Mans Class S 3.0

PositionPointsTeam
0Aston Martin Ltd.
RacesWinsPodiumsPole positions*Fastest laps
100?0
* only pole positions from timed qualifying sessions.
CarEngineTyres
Aston Martin DB3Lagonda 2.6

1952 Formula 2 XIII Grand Prix de Pau, France

PositionPointsTeam
0HW Motors
RacesWinsPodiumsPole positions*Fastest laps
10000
* only pole positions from timed qualifying sessions.
CarEngineTyres
HWMAlta

1952 Formula 1 IV BRDC International Trophy

PositionPointsTeam
9th0HW Motors
RacesWinsPodiumsPole positions*Fastest laps
10000
* only pole positions from timed qualifying sessions.
CarEngineTyres
HWMAlta

1952 Formula 2 VI Grand Prix de Paris

PositionPointsTeam
4th0HW Motors
RacesWinsPodiumsPole positions*Fastest laps
10000
* only pole positions from timed qualifying sessions.
CarEngineTyres
HWMAlta

1952 Formula 2, X Grand Prix de Marseille, France

PositionPointsTeam
8th0HW Motors
RacesWinsPodiumsPole positions*Fastest laps
10000
* only pole positions from timed qualifying sessions.
CarEngineTyres
HWMAlta

1950 Formula 3 Britain 500cc

PositionPointsTeam
0
RacesWinsPodiumsPole positions*Fastest laps
16211??
* only pole positions from timed qualifying sessions.
CarEngineTyres
Cooper Mk III
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