I’m sure I won’t be the first to ask this: why was Peter Collins only ‘Mentioned in Dispatches’ in January’s 20 Greatest Sportscar Drivers feature story?
In the heroic age of sportscar racing, he won the Buenos Aires 1000Km, Sebring 12 Hours, Goodwood Nine Hours, Tourist Trophy, Targa Florio and Supercortemaggiore at Monza (in which he became the first driver to lap the track at over 200km/h in a sportscar). He was second at Le Mans (twice), in the Niirburgring 1000Km (twice) and in the Mille Miglia — an event he should have won in 1957.
Collins is always overlooked in Formula One, too — something else that baffles me.
Josh Dovey,Johannesburg, South Africa
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