Maurice Trintignant (FRA) (Rob Walker Racing Team), #Lotus 24 – Climax V8 (finished 8th)
In the foreground – the wreck of Willy Mairesse’s #Ferrari 156. During the event Mairesse and the #Lotus of Trevor Taylor dueled for more than an hour, passing and repassing a number of times each lap. Mairesse was cheered heartily by an enthusiastic partisan crowd.
The two cars came together at more than 100 miles per hour in the long, sweeping, left-hand Blanchimont Turn. Mairesse car went off to the left, careening into a hillside behind a ditch, and caught fire after flipping over. He was thrown out of his #Ferrari and his shoes and the legs of his trousers were torn off. He was conscious, despite numerous scrapes, cuts, and burns. Mairesse was loaded into an ambulance and transported to a hospital, where he was reported to be in good spirits and without any serious injuries.
1962 Belgian Grand Prix, Circuit de #Spa-Francorchamps