Philippe Schell was born in Paris, brother to the better known Harry Schell, to a French father, Laury Schell (who raced for Delahaye prior to the war) and his American wife Lucy O'Reilly Schell (who won the Coupe des Dames on the Monte Carlo Rally in 1929). The bothers were brought up in France, where their father ran Ecurie Bleu until his death in a car accident when his mother took over the team, taking Rene Dreyfus to Indianapolis in 1940.
The Schell bothers brought a pair of Cooper-JAPs in 1950 and painted them blue and white. Harry had the better of the 1950 season but Philippe beat his brother in Pau at the start of '51 and had a respectable season thereafter. As far as we can tell, Philippe quit at the end of the season
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