John Surtees

John Surtees CBE – English Grand Prix motorcycle road racer and Formula1 driver.

He was a four-time 500cc motorcycle World Champion – winning that title in 1956, 1958, 1959 and 1960 – the Formula1 World Champion in 1964, and remains the only person to have won World Championships on both two and four wheels.

During the 1970s he also designed, built and raced, with typical dedication and determination, his own Team Surtees F1, F2 and F5000 cars.

He won a total of six Formula 1 races in 111 starts between 1960 and 1972, and also drove for Honda, Lotus, Cooper, Lola and BRM.

Surtees was world champion in the 350cc motorcycling category as well as 500cc from 1958-60.

He later set up his own F1 team and was behind the wheel when it made its debut at the 1970 British Grand Prix at Brands Hatch.

Team Surtees managed two podium finishes but never won a race before folding in 1978.

 

 

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