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Phil Hill
(Auto racing)
Paul Frere
(Auto racing)
Ferrari TR
(Automobiles)
Formula One
(Auto racing)
Mercedes-Benz 300SL
(Automobiles)
Porsche 718
(Automobiles)
 

See also

Olivier Gendebien

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Olivier Gendebien

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Category: Politics

Born in 1924.

Countries: Italy (20%), Germany (20%), Belgium (20%)

Education: undef.

Main connections: Phil Hill, Paul Frere, Ferrari TR

Linked to: Scuderia Ferrari, Formula One, Jaguar Cars, Lancia

 

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Olivier Gendebien was born in 1924 add something


1955

On his return to Belgium, Gendebien entered a Veritas sports car in the 1955 Grand Prix des Frontières at Chimay add something

 

The Gendebien and Fraiken partnership gained the nickname "the eternal bridesmaids", owing to their number of second-place finishes, but after two previous attempts they triumphed in the Liège-Rome-Liège Rally and the Coppa d'Oro delle Dolomiti in 1955, driving a Mercedes-Benz 300SL add something


1958

Away from Circuit de la Sarthe, Gendebien triumphed in the Targa Florio , the 12 Hours of Sebring , the 12 Hours of Reims and the 1000 km Nürburgring add something

 

The 1958 Grand Prix of Buenos Aires was a 1,000 kilometer event in which Gendebien paired with Wolfgang von Trips add something

 

Ferrari TR - The front fenders are visually separated from the central "nacelle" body, a design inspired Formula One racers, with air ducting across the front brakes and out through the open area behind the wheels, this model is often called the "Pontoon" TR. Olivier Gendebien and Phil Hill won the 24 Hours of Le Mans with the pontoon bodywork replaced by more orthodox bodywork in 1958


1960

Ferrari 250 TR 61 Spyder Fantuzzi - The 250 TR lines of 1960 and 1961 were dominant racers - Olivier Gendebien took Le Mans again those two years, with Paul Frère in 1960 and Phil Hill in 1961

 

Ferrari TR - The 250 TR lines of 1960 and 1961 were dominant racers: Olivier Gendebien won at Le Mans again those two years, with Paul Frère in 1960 and Phil Hill in 1961

 

Porsche 718 - The RS 60 brought Porsche victory at the 1960 12 Hours of Sebring with a car driven by Hans Herrmann and Olivier Gendebien


1961

Gendebien himself walked away with slight injuries in October 1961 after his Lotus-Climax failed to negotiate a turn during practice for the 1961 United States Grand Prix at Watkins Glen, New York add something


1962

At 38 years of age, in 1962 Olivier Gendebien retired following his fourth victory at Le Mans add something

 

Ferrari 250 GTO - The car debuted at the 12 Hours of Sebring in 1962, driven by American Phil Hill and Belgian Olivier Gendebien


1998

In 1998 King Albert II awarded him the Belgian Order of the Crown add something

 

Olivier Gendebien died in 1998 at his home in Les Baux de Provence in southern France add something


Olivier Gendebien died in 1998 add something