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Mike Beuttler

Mike Beuttler. Copyright LAT Photographic (www.latphoto.co.uk), 2010. Used with permission.

Mike Beuttler. Copyright LAT Photographic 2010. Used with permission.

Born:

13 Apr 1940
Cairo, Egypt

Died:

29 Dec 1988
Los Angeles, California, USA

Nationality:

Great Britain

Grands Prix:

28 (1971-1973)

F2 starts:

18 (1971-1973)

Became a businessman until his early death, from AIDS, in 1988. Started racing in 1960 in a handful of races, and then stopped, picking up the sport again in 1965. But it wasn't until 1968 that he really made a career for himself, doing well in Formula 3, winning a race at Snetterton. His time in Formula 3 was encouraging, but a large amount of accidents meant he wasn't the best prospect at the time. However strong ambition and good backing combined for him to appear in GP racing, but it wasn't a success, and he left the sport for good in 1974.

Biography last updated 2 Aug 2014