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Bernard Collomb

Bernard Collomb, Monaco Grand Prix. Copyright LAT Photographic (www.latphoto.co.uk), 2010. Used with permission.

Bernard Collomb, Monaco Grand Prix. Copyright LAT Photographic 2010. Used with permission.

Born:

07 Oct 1930
Annecy

Died:

19 Sep 2011
La Colle sur Loup

Nationality:

France

Grands Prix:

4 (1961-1964)

F2 starts:

3 (1960)

Sometime garage owner from Nice, who did reasonably well in local events. Remained a garage owner and exporter for his entire working life, later specialising in Japanese cars. Collomb started his racing career in motorcycle racing before buying a Cooper T45 Formula 2 car to attempt a sideline of racing to support his dealership. He then bought and entered a number of other cars to move up to Formula 1 over the next few years, finshing single-seater racing after a big crash in 1966, going into GT racing for a few more years.

Biography last updated 24 Oct 2015