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Stephen South

Stephen South, 1977. Copyright Alan Cox 2009. Used with permission.

Stephen South, 1977. Copyright Alan Cox 2009. Used with permission.

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Born:

19 Feb 1952
Harrow, Middlesex

Nationality:

Great Britain

Grands Prix:

0 (1980)

F2 starts:

14 (1978-1979)

Part of his leg was amputated after a Can-Am accident whilst at the peak of his career - which in turn, made him very reluctant as a result to talk about motorsport. Although a book about his life was released in 2017, South's involvement with it was still relatively limited and he remains in the background. A quiet, introspective man who didn't self-promote his very obvious talent, South did particularly well in Formula 3 and Formula 2 so the sudden end to his career was a real shame for the sport as well as tragic for Stephen. He lives in the Home Counties, where he is now retired after running the family engineering company which was started by his father, Reg.

Biography last updated 4 Apr 2017