Yvette Fontaine is one of the most colourful characters of Belgian motorsport. As a young woman she started racing in the ‘60s in a world dominated by men. She blossomed into a highly respected racing driver and became the first female Belgian Champion in 1966. In 1969 she also became the Belgian Touring Car champion, and in 1971 and 1975 she once again claimed the Belgian champion’s title for women. She also left her mark at the 24 Hours of Francorchamps (10 entries) and the 24 Hours of Le Mans (2 entries).
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Yvette Fontaine lived and raced in a time when motorsport was both truly adventurous and dangerous. She was a natural talent and rubbed shoulders with some of the greatest, ranging from Jacky Ickx and Paul Frère through to Jacky Stewart.
This is a story about the love of cars and motorsport. About how Yvette Fontaine achieved her initial successes and raced cars that today are sought-after classics. It is also a story of pioneers and adventurers, of the bon vivant and winners. Read and discover how the Belgian motorsport came to life in the ‘60s and ‘70s.