The son of a well-known amateur racer and garage owner Jack Surtees, John Surtees made his racing car debut in 1960 after previously capturing seven world motorcycle championships for team MV Agusta.
Surtees went on with a long F1 career, including the 1964 Championship for Ferrari. Despite a near-fatal crash in a Lola CanAm car in 1965, Surtees continued to compete in motorsports and campaigned his own F1 team from 1970 until 1978.
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Career Summary for John Surtees
F1 Champion 1964
F1 1960-72 – 180 Points
111 F1 Starts
6 F1 Wins
8 F1 Poles
Winner Sebring, 1963
CanAm Champion, 1966
500cc Motorcycle World Champion 1956, 1958 & 1960
350cc Motorcycle World Champion 1958, 1959 & 1960