A genial and handsome young Englishman, Peter could have become the United Kingdom's first World Champion when he relinquished his Lancia-Ferrari to team leader Juan Manuel Fangio during the course of the 1956 Italian Grand Prix at Monza. Already established as a world class racing driver of formidable ability, he believed there was still plenty of time for him to realise his great ambition. Tragically that was not the case as he lost his life in the German Grand Prix two years later.
Peter Collins died 62 years ago, he was 27 , He would have been 89.
Salvadori raced for the factory teams of Cooper, Aston Martin, Vanwall, BRM and Connaught. He also drove F1 Ferrari Maserati, Cooper - Maserati and Connaught for private entrants. His best result in the FIA F1 World Championship was 4th in 1958 behind Mike Hawthorn, Moss and Brooks.