In memory of Paul Frere

The Spa Francorchamps authorities have announced that they are to name the track's Turn 15 (currently known as Stavelot) is to be renamed in honour of racer Paul Frere, who died earlier this year at the age of 91. Frere competed in 11 Grands Prix after winning the non-championship Grand Prix des Frontieres at Chimay in 1952. He was taken on by Ferrari and in 1956 finished second to Peter Collins in a Lancia-Ferrari at the Belgian Grand Prix. In 1960 he shared a Ferrari 250TR with Olivier Gendebien to win the Le Mans 24 Hours. The corner will henceforth be known as the "Curve Paul Frere". A monument to Frere will be unveiled later today by circuit bosses Etienne Davignon and Libert Froidmont.