Christian 'Bino' Heins
b Săo Paulo (Brazil), January 16, 1935 – d Le Mans (France), June 23, 1962
This Brazilian was among Carel's favourite sportscar team mates. They were first paired for the Reims 12hr race of July 1957 in which they did not finish. There was more luck in Carel’s second works Porsche appearance, which came in the 1958 Tourist Trophy at Goodwood. Along with Heins, Carel finished second in class and 8th overall. The two again formed a team at the 1959 Le Mans 24 Hrs, on board of Porsche RSK 027 but they failed to finish.
‘Bino’ Heins was already an experienced Porsche racer in his homeland of Brazil, racing 356s and 550s at Interlagos before coming over to Europe. In 1959 he two-timed his sportscar career with some Italian Formula Junior races, driving a Stanguellini and Moretti, returning to South America for the winter months. He switched to Renault in 1962, and returned to Le Mans with its Alpine M63 model the following year. Sharing with José Rosinski, Heins crashed out with fatal consequences on lap 52.
The car that Carel and Bino shared in the 1959 Le Mans 24 Hrs.