SCM has learned that longtime automobile journalist and Le Mans winner Paul Frère died on Saturday, February 23, in Nice, France. He was 91.

Frère’s career in motorsport spanned eleven Formula One races throughout the 1950s, as well as many stints in sports cars, with eight trips to Le Mans, where in 1960 he won in a Ferrari 250TR alongside countryman Olivier Gendebien.

Frère was a well-respected automotive writer who contributed to publications around the world. He served as Editor-at-Large for Road & Track and was the author of several books, including his autobiography, My Life Full of Cars, published in 2000.

He is survived by his wife, Suzanne.

For a full tribute from his friends at Road & Track, click here.

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