Paul Frère (born 30 January 1917 in Le Havre, France, died 23 February 2008 in Saint-Paul-de-Vence, France) was a Belgian journalist and racing driver. Interested in many sports and an engineer by education, Frère was at first an automotive journalist who dabbled in motorsport on-and-off from the late 1940s, racing touring cars. Making his Formula 1 début in the 1950 Belgian Grand Prix for Jacques Swaters and his Ecurie Nationale Belge, he began accepting one-off drives from various teams before signing full-time for Maserati in 1952. This coincided with a litany of bad decisions from the rapidly sinking team, resulting in few good opportunities for Frère. He was not retained for the 1955 season, but he was tempted back to the sport in 1956 by British Racing Motors. The team was equally uncompetitive, but thanks to the controversial and attrition-fuelled circumstances surrounding the 1956 East German Grand Prix, Frère scored a surprise third place out of four finishers.
More successful outside of the world championship, notably winning the Grand Prix des Frontières in 1952 and the 24 Hours of le Mans in 1960, with Olivier Gendebien.
Complete Alternate Formula One results
(key) (Races in bold indicate pole position; Races in italics indicate fastest lap)
* denotes season still in progress