John Surtees, OBE

Kent, England
Honorary, Memoriam

The only man to win World Championships on two wheels as well as four… After winning four World 500cc World Motorcycle Championships riding for MV Augusta, he switched to cars – making his Formula 1 debut racing for Lotus in the Monaco Grand Prix ….he scored a second place in only his second Formula One race – the 1960 British Grand Prix. He moved to Ferrari in 1963 and won the World Championship in 1964. Competed in the inaugural Can Am series in 1966, winning three of six races to capture the Championship. In 1970 he formed his own race team and spent nine seasons competing in Formula 5000, Formula 2 and Formula 1 as a constructor. Surtes is a member of the International Motorsports Hall of Fame. Surtees passed away in March 2017.

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