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The World Championship drivers — Where are they now?

by Richard Jenkins
The Ancien Pilotes at Dijon in 1974

Ancien Pilotes at Dijon 1974

I have endeavoured to try and provide as up-to-date and accurate information as possible for everyone featured on this site, and I am always indebted to the many contributors who help with the information on this site and sadly, space doesn't allow for me to thank everyone here. However, I would like to dedicate the ongoing work, progress and achievements on this site to those contributors who are sadly no longer with us but helped aide this project so much: David McKinney, Len Calinoff, Phil Harms, Gene Heeter, Earl Ma, Don Radbruch, Roscoe H Rann and Barry Lake.

Updates and corrections are always welcomed — please either join the debate here or feel free to contact me on with any information you might have.

This part of the site is also dedicated to the memory of Tony Marsh, as it was his post-Grand Prix life that served as the initial inspiration for "Where Are They Now" back in 1998 For more about what this part of the site is trying to achieve, please read my full introduction.

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Name Born Died Nat Grands Prix Biography
Eddie Sachs 28 May 1927
Allentown, Pennsylvania
30 May 1964
Indianapolis, Indiana
USA 4
(1957-1960)
Killed in the horrific crash at the start of the 1964 Indy 500, possibly one of the worst accidents ever seen in motor racing. One of the greatest drivers in the US in the 1950's and early '60's, Eddie was particulary excellent in sprint cars, but was established as one of the AAA's best and most popular drivers. Also ran a cocktail lounge. (Last updated 17 May 2011)
Boris 'Bob' Said 05 May 1932
Greenwich, New York State
24 Mar 2002
Kirkland, Washington
USA 1
(1959)
Spent years in property speculation and real estate, becoming a millionaire. A popular attendee of historic festivals and was involved in the motorsport world until his death, from cancer, whilst watching the Oscars on TV. Dad of Boris Jr, he was an award winning TV producer, winning an Emmy and competed in two Olympic Games as a bobsleigher. (Last updated 5 Jan 2011)
Mike Salay 10 Jun 1909
South Bend, Indiana
19 Nov 1973
South Bend, Indiana
USA 0
(1951)
Real name Mike Szalai. Raced a variety of machinery for about 5 years, but did not have a lot of success. (Last updated 24 Jan 2010)
Eliseo Salazar 14 Nov 1954
Santiago

RCH 24
(1981-1983)
Vastly experienced racer, who went on to compete at Le Mans, the Indy 500 and NASCAR. A huge crash in 2002 spelt the end of his single-seater career and it took over a year to recover from his injuries. Was racing in a variety of formulae, including a lot of off-road racing and rallying, especially in his homeland, but now runs SoloRace, which is a form of motorsport in a safe environment - parking lots, airports etc, where competitors race against the clock. The idea is to try and make it more accessible for people to race, but also to stop youngsters racing illegally, and learn skills in a safe way. (Last updated 19 Mar 2014)
Mika Salo 30 Nov 1966
Helsinki

SF 109
(1994-2002)
Went to CART, with PK Racing, but after a Le Mans drive in 2003, aimed towards endurance racing, and currently races in GT series, as well as the USCS and Italian touring cars. Also drives rallies in Finland, is a driver manager and runs a kart track, and also commentates on TV. (Last updated 30 Dec 2013)
Roy Salvadori 12 May 1922
Dovercourt, Essex
03 Jun 2012
Monte Carlo, Monaco
GB 47
(1952-1962)
Former host of the reunions at his Monaco flat, which attracted a huge number of past Grand Prix drivers. A frequent visitor to historic events until ill-health, Roy also was a F1 team manager, notably for Cooper, in the 1960's. Salvadori, as a racer, was a true all-rounder, adept in single-seaters, sportscars and touring cars - with his biggest triumph coming at the 1959 Le Mans. He began his career just after the Second World War, and although he raced on in historics, he ended his competitive career as a development driver for the King Cobra Ford in 1965. (Last updated 21 Sep 2014)
Consalvo Sanesi 28 Mar 1911
Terranuova Bracciolini, Arezzo
28 Jul 1998
Milan
I 5
(1950-1951)
Alfa Romeo test driver who was often given the chance to race sports and F1 cars for the marque. Carried on in sportscars until the mid '60's. His retirement came about after an incident in the 1964 Sebring 12 Hour race. His car developed a problem and he was slowing down near the pits when it was hit by another driver, who was unsighted. The fuel tank of the car exploded and Sanesi was lucky to survive, only being saved by Jocko Maggiacomo. Consalvo decided, that at the age of 53 and having survived a long career in racing to stop pretty much there and then. (Last updated 2 Oct 2013)
Stephane Sarrazin 02 Nov 1974
Barjac, nr. Ales

F 1
(1999)
Since F1, Stephane was a Toyota F1 test driver and a Dallara Nissan racer, but then went into rally driving and the World Rally Championship. Dropped for 2007, he moved to endurance racing and finished 2nd at the 2007 Le Mans, but also then returned to rallying in 2010. Now mainly in sportscars, and the WEC in 2014, but is still rallying and appears in the European Rally Championship and is in Formula E as well. (Last updated 10 Sep 2014)
Takuma Sato 28 Jan 1977
Tokyo

J 92
(2002-2008)
Was the Super Aguri F1 driver, until the team's collapse. After a long time without a drive, he moved to the IRL in 2010 and is still there in 2015. Sato has generally found more success in America, winning the Toyota Grand Prix of Long Beach in 2013, than a F1 spell which showed promise but never translated into tangible success. He was also very lucky to survive a monumental crash in 2002 at the Austrian Grand Prix. Now also racing in Formula E. (Last updated 15 Nov 2014)
Carl Scarborough 03 Jul 1914
Benton, Illinois
30 May 1953
Indianapolis, Indiana
USA 2
(1951-1953)
Died of heat exhaustion after the gruellling Indy 500 in sweltering heat of 1953. A reliable racer, he was normally a midfield runner.
Ludovico Scarfiotti 18 Oct 1933
Turin
08 Jun 1968
Rossfeld, Germany
I 10
(1963-1968)
Killed in a practice attempt at the Rossfeld hillclimb. Grandson of the first president of FIAT, Lodovico Scarfiotti, 'Lulu' was also named after him, but mainly raced as Ludovico. A very wealthy man, but was down-to-earth and popular and was an excellent sportscar driver.
Giorgio Scarlatti 02 Oct 1921
Rome
26 Jul 1990
Rome
I 12
(1956-1961)
Midfield sportscar racer who largely raced either his own or Italian private entries in F1.
Ian Scheckter 22 Aug 1947
East London

ZA 18
(1974-1977)
Largely retired, more involved in PR these days. After selling his petrol station and motorcycle business to help fund son Jaki's ultimately stalled career, Ian spends most of his time playing golf. (Last updated 24 Jan 2010)
Jody Scheckter 29 Jan 1950
East London

ZA 112
(1972-1980)
Moved to the US to run a successful business, then returned to F1, mainly through journalism, but also as adviser and fan of his two racing sons, Toby and Tomas. Now also runs an organic farm, called Laverstoke Park, which produces a lot of fresh food. (Last updated 11 Nov 2012)
Harry Schell 29 Jun 1921
Paris, France
13 May 1960
Silverstone Circuit, Buckinghamshire, England
USA 56
(1950-1960)
Popular fellow who died in a practice for the International Trophy at Silverstone. (Last updated 11 Nov 2012)
Tim Schenken 26 Sep 1943
Gordon, Sydney, New South Wales

AUS 33
(1970-1974)
Clerk of the Course at the Australian and Singaporean GP's and represents the Australian Motor Sport Federation. He is also race director of the Australian V8 Supercars series. Also has a number of business interests in Melbourne. (Last updated 11 Nov 2012)
Albert Scherrer 28 Feb 1908
Riehen
05 Jul 1986
Basle
CH 1
(1953)
Wealthy businessman who mainly raced locally and in hillclimbs. (Last updated 24 Jan 2010)
Domenico Schiattarella 17 Nov 1967
Milan

I 7
(1994-1995)
Made a surprise return to racing in 2013 when he returned to Italian touring cars., which he continues in 2014. Is also a race instructor for Maserati, but most of his time is spent with the family X-Ost firm, an exhaust systems manufacturer in Maranello, where he track tests cars and components on the local track to help their durability and quality. (Last updated 1 Apr 2014)
Heinz Schiller 25 Jan 1930
Frauenfeld
26 Mar 2007
Geneva
CH 1
(1962)
Later ran a garage in Geneva, where he lived until his death in 2007. Raced in many hillclimbs. (Last updated 24 Jan 2010)
Bill Schindler 06 Mar 1909
Middletown, New York
20 Sep 1952
Allentown, Pennsylvania
USA 3
(1950-1952)
Raced with only one leg after a crash in 1936, but died in an AAA sprint car race at Allentown. (Last updated 24 Jan 2010)
Jean-Louis Schlesser 12 Sep 1948
Nancy

F 1
(1983-1988)
Now a hugely successful endurance rally driver and constructor, perhaps best known for his Paris-Dakar rally achievements. Lives in Monaco and has won the 2009 and 2010 Africa Eco rallies, in which he more frequently competes in now. (Last updated 11 Nov 2012)
Jo Schlesser 18 May 1928
Liouville
07 Jul 1968
Rouen
F 3
(1966-1968)
Killed in the French GP. Extremely verstatile, he raced in most disciplines, including NASCAR, but was particulary excellent in sportscars. He was good friends with Guy Ligier, who named all his future F1 cars JS after Jo. He grew up in Madagascar, and he later worked there, which gave him the funds to race, starting off in Africa, before his move, with great success, to Europe. He hadn't intended to drive at the French GP and was about to leave on a holiday when given the chance to drive. (Last updated 16 Mar 2013)
Bernd Schneider 20 Jul 1964
St. Ingbert

D 9
(1988-1990)
One of the very best touring car drivers of his era, he moved into sportscars and also did extremely well in this discipline too! This more than made up for a Formula 1 career which promised a lot but never really got going. Retired from full-time racing in 2008, but remains with Mercedes as a consultant, coach and as an ambassador. From 2011 onwards, he has made a couple of one-off appearances in endurance events, including the Dubai 24 Hours, Bathurst, as well as the Spa 24 Hours. Now lives in Monte Carlo. (Last updated 13 Nov 2014)
Rudolf Schoeller 27 Apr 1902
Duren, Germany
07 Mar 1978
Grabs
CH 1
(1952)
Amateur driver who later became a team boss in the sport. Got his money for racing through his textile business.
Bob Schroeder 21 Nov 1926
Chester, Illinois

USA 0
(1959)
No relation to Rob despite them both being around at the same time! Believed to be still alive. Bob mainly in sprint cars in the late 1950's, before embarking on a brief attempt in USAC events in 1959 and 1959. Unfortunately, Schroeder didn't get his chance at Indy as he was denied a proper qualifying attempt due to what the organisers deemed to be a lack of experience from him. (Last updated 10 Nov 2014)
Rob Schroeder 11 May 1926
El Dorado, Arkansas
03 Dec 2011
Dallas, Texas
USA 1
(1962)
Primarily sportscar based, from the mid '50's onwards, he did sometimes enter US track meetings, but without much success. His 1962 GP attempt was ambitious in the extreme, but a bit of financial support and a reputation as a steady (albeit slower) driver saw him do a decent job in the Lotus. Thereafter, perhaps realising he had probably reached the limit of his abilities, he more or less stopped racing shortly afterwards. Also fought in WW2. Died recently after suffering from a short period of ill-health and heart problems. He later worked as a car and tyre dealer and still kept links with the sport up to his death. (Last updated 3 Dec 2011)
Michael Schumacher 03 Jan 1969
Hurth-Hermulheim

D 300
(1991-2012)
F1's most successful driver, who made a sensational return to racing in 2010 with Mercedes, but retired in 2012 after a mixed few seasons. He was working as an ambassador and consultant, especially on road cars, when he sustained serious head injuries in a skiing accident in Meribel just before New Year 2014. Whilst he continues his long recovery from these injuries, his future prognosis and plans are uncertain. (Last updated 2 Feb 2014)
Ralf Schumacher 30 Jun 1975
Hurth-Hermulheim

D 180
(1997-2007)
Talented driver who was extremely adept in F1 but suffered from being his famous brother's shadow. After F1, he went racing in the DTM, but in 2013, quit driving altogether and became a team manager in the series. The plan was to continue in that vein for a while, but after Michael's skiing accident, coma and subesquent fight to recover, Ralf has given up that role and supported the family - although he did appear at a few special DTM events in 2014 regardless. (Last updated 17 Jun 2014)
Vern Schuppan 19 Mar 1943
Booleroo, Whyalla, South Australia

AUS 8
(1972-1977)
Raced in historic events and worked as both a mechanic and a motorsport team advisor for some while. Now has bases in Portugal and Adelaide, where he is involved in the property development business. (Last updated 11 Nov 2012)
Adolfo Schwelm Cruz 28 Jun 1923
Buenos Aires
10 Feb 2012
Buenos Aires
RA 1
(1953)
Excellent endurance racer, whose real name was simply Adolfo Schwelm, but the Cruz was added after journalists complained they couldn't pronounce his surname! Was schooled in Windsor, Berkshire, so he spoke fluent English, but also German, where his family used to live and Italian, as he also lived in Italy, where he ran a car importing business. Died after a short illness in 2012. (Last updated 8 Apr 2012)
Bob Scott 04 Oct 1928
Watsonville, California
05 Jul 1954
Darlington, South Carolina
USA 3
(1952-1954)
Killed in a crash at Darlington Motor Speedway. A sometime AAA racer, he was normally among the better midfield runners.
Archie Scott-Brown 13 May 1927
Paisley, Renfrewshire, Scotland
19 May 1958
Heusy, Belgium
GB 1
(1956)
A brave man who raced with a deformed right hand and partially deformed legs, which meant a long fight against the authorities to even gain an international racing licence. Also worked as a travelling salesman to raise funds, before dying of his injuries sustained in a crash, at a sports car race in Spa. A mark of how good Scott-Brown was came from no less a racer as Juan-Manuel Fangio, who described Archie as a phenomenal driver with uncanny car control. (Last updated 21 Sep 2014)
Piero Scotti 11 Nov 1909
Florence
14 Feb 1976
Samedan, Switzerland
I 1
(1956)
A mineral water salesman and an importer/exporter who because of this money, raced private entries in the 1950's, mainly in sportscars.
Wolfgang Seidel 04 Jul 1926
Dusseldorf
01 Mar 1987
Munich
D 10
(1953-1962)
Became a car dealer for around 20 years but had just recently retired when he suffered a fatal heart-attack, aged only 60. (Last updated 11 Nov 2012)
Gunther Seifert 18 Oct 1937
Oldenburg

D 0
(1962)
Now a classic car dealer, who has been based in both Germany and Belgium recently. (Last updated 24 Jan 2010)
Wayne Selser 11 Apr 1920
St. Louis, Missouri
21 Jan 1994
Madera, California
USA 0
(1953)
Predominantly in midgets, where he was successful and respected. (Last updated 24 Jan 2010)
Ayrton Senna 21 Mar 1960
Sao Paulo
01 May 1994
Bologna, Italy
BR 161
(1984-1994)
One of the greatest of them all, he perished in the San Marino GP of 1994. He was also an accomplished businessman and worked for many charity causes. His death, seen and mourned by millions all over the world, changed (and still does) the safety aspect in F1 competely, which arguably, sadly, is one of his greatest legacies. (Last updated 5 May 2014)
Bruno Senna 15 Oct 1983
Sao Paulo

BR 42
(2010-2012)
Nephew of the late Ayrton, Bruno was with Hispania in Formula 1, but then got a test drive with Lotus-Renault. This led to a race drive at the end of 2011, and subsequently a drive with Williams in 2012. However, he lost his F1 seat at year end, and now is in the World Endurance Championship and from 2014 onwards, in Formula E. Senna has also worked as a TV commentator and pundit on British satellite television. (Last updated 10 Sep 2014)
Bud Sennett 21 May 1912
St. Louis, Missouri
25 Jul 2003
Keauhou Mauka, Hawaii
USA 0
(1951)
Died, after a long battle against ill-health, in his beloved Hawaii. Real name Laurence, he was a big car specialist, but also decent in road races. A lover of the ocean, he was buried at sea. (Last updated 24 Jan 2010)
Dorino Serafini 22 Jul 1909
Pesaro
05 Jul 2000
Pesaro
I 1
(1950)
Released a book about his life in motorcycles and cars, just before his death, in his home town of Pesaro.
Chico Serra 03 Feb 1957
Sao Paulo

BR 18
(1981-1983)
Spent over twenty years in touring cars in Brazil, but then moved to the Formula Truck series. However, in 2009, he returned to touring cars, but in 2011, retired to become patron and consultant to a new Brazilian touring car series. In 2014, whilst Serra remains in his other roles, he has returned to racing in stock cars again. Lives near Sao Paulo. (Last updated 23 Mar 2014)
Doug Serrurier 09 Dec 1920
Germiston, Transvaal
04 Jun 2006
Alberton, Johannesburg
ZA 2
(1962-1965)
Died recently after a long battle with ill-health. Retired, in his 80's, from building and restoring cars in his workshop near Johannesburg. (Last updated 24 Jan 2010)
Johnny Servoz-Gavin 18 Jan 1942
Grenoble
28 May 2006
Grenoble
F 12
(1967-1970)
Got away from the rat-race and lived on a canal barge for years! However, he was badly burnt in a boat accident in the 1980's. A few years before his death, he reappeared at historic festivals. Died after a short illness. (Last updated 11 Nov 2012)
Tony Settember 10 Jul 1926
Manila, Philippines
04 May 2014
Reno, Nevada
USA 6
(1962-1963)
Died sadly in 2014, after a short illness, at a hospice in Reno, Nevada. Predominantly a businessman, he was guardian of Hugh Powell, and helped form the Scirocco project. Mainly raced sportscars, and carried on in this discipline until the mid '70's. He also worked as an engineer and as a development manager for manufacturing. He ran a tuning shop and until just before his death, kept links with the sport. (Last updated 6 May 2014)
Doc Shanebrook 26 Jan 1907
Gibson City, Illinois
25 Aug 1976
Redford, Michigan
USA 0
(1951)
Real name was Beuford. Worked as a doctor for many years in a variety of different areas, but always kept up his racing wherever he could. (Last updated 24 Jan 2010)
Hap Sharp 01 Jan 1928
Tulsa, Oklahoma
07 May 1993
San Martin (De Los Andes), Argentina
USA 6
(1961-1964)
Committed suicide after being told he was terminally ill. Worked in the motorsport industry for ages, he was running a cattle ranch in Argentina when he died. Also had interests in real estate and the oil business. (Last updated 5 Jan 2014)
Brian Shawe-Taylor 28 Jan 1915
Dublin, Republic of Ireland
01 May 1999
Dowdeswell, Cheltenham
GB 2
(1950-1951)
Worked as a civil servant for many years, including at GCHQ. His actual date of birth will never be truly known as 'I was born overnight in a house where there were no clocks', he later admitted. The date of birth on his birth certificate is the family's best guess! His father, a policeman, was killed in a Sinn Fein ambush and so the family moved to England. Raced and won pre-war, then served in the Royal Artillery in WW2. Did well post-war but retired straight after a big crash in 1951. (Last updated 5 Jan 2014)
Carroll Shelby 11 Jan 1923
Leesburg, Texas
10 May 2012
Dallas, Texas
USA 8
(1958-1959)
A successful heart transplant operation in 1990 allowed him to travel to many historic events and maintain his business and car interests, which he continued until early 2012, when ill-health set in. Also worked as a designer, constructor and businessman. In 2008, he won a major national automotive award. Since retiring as a driver, his work on cars, racing and road, has been hugely successful, admired and influential. Died after a battle with ill-health in 2012. (Last updated 12 May 2012)
Tony Shelly 02 Feb 1937
Wellington
04 Oct 1998
Taupo
NZ 1
(1962)
Ran a successful car dealership and took up American citizenship so he could expand in Hawaii. Died of cancer at his home in Taupo.
Roy Sherman 31 Aug 1909
St. Louis, Missouri
20 Oct 1968
Indianapolis, Indiana
USA 0
(1951)
Roy originally operated a garage in Denver, before moving to California, where he became a mechanic, including being Johnny Thomson's chief mechanic, for the Indy 500. Went on to work for Pratt and Whitney, before opening a speedshop in Indianapolis until his death from a heart-attack. His real surname was spelt Scheuermann. (Last updated 24 Jan 2010)
Jo Siffert 07 Jul 1936
Fribourg
24 Oct 1971
Brands Hatch Circuit, Kent, England
CH 96
(1962-1971)
Killed in the last race of the season, the Rothmans Victory Race. A quiet, humourus fellow, 'Seppi' was extremely brave and a hard worker, who was successful in a number of different disciplines. (Last updated 11 Nov 2012)
Andre Simon 05 Jan 1920
Paris
11 Jul 2012
Evian-les-Bains
F 11
(1951-1957)
Died after a short illness. He ran a garage, which he inherited from his father, until 1984, despite being in a coma for two weeks after a huge road crash in 1966. Remained interested in the sport until his death and even made the rare appearance at a historic festival in France in his dotage. (Last updated 16 Mar 2013)
Moises Solana 26 Dec 1935
Tacubaya, Mexico City
27 Jul 1969
Donato Guerra, Valle de Bravo, nr. Mexico City
MEX 8
(1963-1968)
Killed in a hill-climb. Moises' father was a good friend of Jean Bugatti and this led to a passion for racing - Moises had his first car - albeit a full-sized model one - at the age of 2!! An extremely verstatile racer, his funds for racing came from his brilliance in another sport - Jai Alai. (Last updated 11 Nov 2012)
Alex Soler-Roig 29 Oct 1932
Barcelona

E 6
(1970-1972)
Later went on to run a garage and transport business. During his career, he was better at hillclimbing and sportscars. Now runs an art dealership in the USA, but also lives in Madrid. (Last updated 11 Nov 2012)
Raymond Sommer 31 Aug 1906
Mouzon
10 Sep 1950
Cadours Circuit, nr. Toulouse
F 5
(1950)
One of the greatest of the pre-war drivers, he was killed in a minor race at the end of the season. He was still competitive at the time of his death. Good in both single-seaters and sportscars.
Vincenzo Sospiri 09 Oct 1966
Forli

I 0
(1997)
After his F1 disaster, Vincenzo raced in America but injury led to his retirement from racing sportscars. Now runs a Formula Abarth team and a Formula Renault Eurocup Euronova team, as well as an Auto GP team. Vincenzo still hopes to take the team upwards to a higher level one day. Since Sospiri has run the team, many drivers have moved onto F1 drives - including Robert Kubica, Jerome D'Ambrosio and Vitaly Petrov. Vincenzo did do an interview in 2006 for oldracingcars.com, which can be found here - www.oldracingcars.com/drivers/interview/Vincenzo-Sospiri/ Read interview. (Last updated 15 Nov 2014)
Joe Sostilio 03 Jan 1915
Newton, Massachusetts
09 Jul 2000
Tarpon Springs, Florida
USA 0
(1953)
Sprint and midget regular who won the New England Dirt Series in 1935, 1936 and 1938, the Eastern Sprint Car Title in 1953 and the Bayside Midget Racing Championship in 1947. Later worked as a contractor. (Last updated 17 May 2011)
Stephen South 19 Feb 1952
Harrow, Middlesex

GB 0
(1980)
Part of his leg was amputated after a Can-Am accident - which made him very reluctant as a result to talk about F1 or motorsport. However, in recent years, he has appeared as a spectator at a few historic events. Lives in Buckinghamshire, where is believed to be running an engineering company. (Last updated 11 Nov 2012)
Mike Sparken 16 Jun 1930
Neuilly sur Seine, nr. Paris
21 Sep 2012
Beaulieu-sur-Mer
F 1
(1955)
Died in 2012, after a fight against cancer and declining health. He often attended historic events and in the years before his death, also hosted some from his home in Cap Ferrat. Real name is Michel Poberejsky. (Last updated 21 Sep 2012)
Scott Speed 24 Jan 1983
Manteca, California

USA 28
(2006-2007)
First American driver for some while, in F1, he raced for Scuderia Toro Rosso until being dropped in 2007. Has had a bit of a stop-start career, but settled in NASCAR for a bit. In 2014, he moved into the new World Rallycross series. (Last updated 23 Mar 2014)
Mike Spence 30 Dec 1936
Croydon, Surrey
07 May 1968
Indianapolis Speedway, Indiana, USA
GB 36
(1963-1968)
Killed in a testing crash at Indianapolis. Overcame polio as a child, and started racing in 1957 by rallying his motorsport-mad father's car. He excelled in Formula Junior, which led to his Grand Prix contract with Lotus, with whom he spent most of his top-line career, but he was actually with BRM at the time of his death, returning to Lotus as a one-off for the Indy 500. A very capable driver, he won the 1965 Race of Champions. (Last updated 9 Sep 2014)
Alan Stacey 29 Aug 1933
Broomfield, nr. Chelmsford, Essex
19 Jun 1960
Spa-Francorchamps Circuit, Belgium
GB 7
(1958-1960)
Killed in the tragic Belgian GP of 1960 when a bird hit him in the face and he crashed. Raced despite having an artifical lower right leg. A Lotus stalwart, for whom he raced almost exclusively between the start of his career in 1955 to his death, he was particularly good in sportscars. Also worked as a farmer in Norfolk. (Last updated 9 Sep 2014)
Gaetano Starrabba 03 Dec 1932
Palermo, Sicily

I 1
(1961)
Still alive and living in Palermo. Italian nobleman who is still involved in the historic car business.
Gig (Leonard) Stephens 02 Jun 1926
North Reading, Massachusetts
19 May 2014
North Reading, Massachusetts
USA 0
(1956)
Sadly died in 2014. Until recently, he was still visiting vintage meetings, and tried to attend the annual New Hampshire International Speedway's historic events. Served in the US Navy in WW2, and worked as an airline executive for over 30 years, specialising in air cargo, in which he obtained his degree in before the war. Amongst other things, he also founded a detective agency. Later enjoyed restoring antique cars. (Last updated 22 May 2014)
Will Stevens 28 Jun 1991
Rochford, Essex

GB 1
(2014)
Essex-born driver who made his debut in the last Grand Prix of 2014, doing an admirable job in difficult circumstances. Will raced in a plethora of Formula Renault series between 2008 to 2014, before getting his chance with Caterham in the final race at Abu Dhabi. (Last updated 23 Nov 2014)
Chuck Stevenson 15 Oct 1919
Sidney, Montana
21 Aug 1995
Benson, Arizona
USA 5
(1951-1960)
Won the 1952 AAA Champ Car series - he carried on racing until 1968. (Last updated 24 Jan 2010)
Ian Stewart 15 Jul 1929
Edinburgh, Scotland

GB 1
(1953)
Still alive and now retired from the family agricultural business. Retired early due to this, and other, business pressures. Still involved in the historic side of the sport (including an appearance at Bo'ness in 2012) and lives in Perthshire, Scotland, but has been in and out of poor health in recent years. That said, he is now recovering well and is still as alert and enthusiastic about everything, as he ever was, despite his health problems and age. (Last updated 21 May 2014)
Jimmy Stewart 06 Mar 1931
Milton, Dumbarton, Dumbartonshire, Scotland
03 Jan 2008
Glasgow, Scotland
GB 1
(1953)
Died after a short battle with ill-health. A former motor vehicle sales man, he overcame a drinking problem and helped local anti-alcohol projects. He remained very close to younger brother, Sir Jackie, right until the end, as well as keeping links with the sport. Jimmy as a racer was particulary strong at hillclimbing and then sportscars, for whom he raced for the famous Ecurie Ecosse team. After breaking his arm in a crash at the Nurburgring in 1955, Stewart retired, although business demands and family pressure probably had an affect too to call it a day. (Last updated 22 Sep 2014)
Sir Jackie Stewart 11 Jun 1939
Milton, Dumbarton, Dumbartonshire, Scotland

GB 99
(1965-1973)
Sir Jackie has done a huge amount of activities since leaving F1. Was involved with Ford, running his own successful team before joining Jaguar as a consultant after The Green Cat bought out his team. However this association ended in 2004. Stewart has also worked as an ambassador for Rolex and previously, as a commentator and presenter on ABC's sporting coverage in the US. Sir Jackie is also still involved heavily in the shooting world, having only just missed out on a place for Great Britain's 1960 Olympic shooting team. Fully recovered after a recent cancer scare. (Last updated 23 Sep 2014)
Harry Stockman 13 Jan 1919
Detroit, Michigan
23 Mar 1994
Yucaipa, California
USA 0
(1953)
Southern California track roadster and midget racer. Often based in Arizona. Died after a period of ill-health. Son Gary was involved with the sport as well. (Last updated 24 Jan 2010)
Siegfried Stohr 10 Oct 1952
Rimini

I 9
(1981)
Now a racing instructor, either in Italy or Belgium. (Last updated 11 Nov 2012)
Rolf Stommelen 11 Jul 1943
Siegen
24 Apr 1983
Riverside Circuit, California, USA
D 54
(1969-1978)
Killed in a crash at an IMSA race in Riverside. Often raced with Porsche, and started with them in sportscars. Also drove in hillclimbs before F1. An extremely verstatile and fast racer, he took a number of touring car titles, as well as endurance wins at Nurburgring 1000km and Daytona to his credit. (Last updated 11 Nov 2012)
Philippe Streiff 26 Jun 1955
La Tronche, nr. Grenoble

F 54
(1984-1988)
Paralysed after a F1 testing crash in 1989, Streiff went on to run the Bercy kart challenge, which is still hugely popular. He has also been a campaigner for the disabled, and is a consultant to businesses and the French government on how to improved disabled people's lives. Like Regazzoni, he is involved in developing driver aids for disabled drivers. (Last updated 8 Dec 2012)
Hans Stuck 27 Dec 1900
Warsaw, Poland
09 Feb 1978
Grainau, nr. Garmisch-Partenkirchen, Germany
A 3
(1951-1953)
Pre-war ace (who took a number of wins) Hans carried on racing until the, and indeed his, 60's. Then helped his son race and stayed linked with the sport until his death.
Hans-Joachim Stuck 01 Jan 1951
Grainau, nr. Garmisch-Partenkirchen

D 74
(1974-1979)
Hans has raced continually in a number of disciplines for over 25 years, but in 2011, retired for good after the Nurburgring 24 Hour race, in which he competed in with his sons. He raced with much acclaim, in the GP Masters series, and has also tried truck racing recently. A bad crash in 2007 in which he was badly hurt and a blood clot in 2010 hampered and overshadowed racent events. Was a consultant/driver coach for BMW, but now does this role with Volkswagen. Lives in Kitzbuehel, Austria and also works in TV and has his own website. Read interview. (Last updated 11 Nov 2012)
Otto Stuppacher 03 Mar 1947
Vienna
15 Aug 2001
Vienna
A 0
(1976)
Sadly found dead in his apartment in Vienna, aged only 54. Mainly a sportscar racer, who took advantage of an opportunity to try out F1, but it wasn't a success. (Last updated 21 Sep 2012)
Danny Sullivan 09 Mar 1950
Louisville, Kentucky

USA 15
(1983)
For a while he raced in America, becoming hugely successful. Injury led to a early retirement and he took up media work as well as selected drives. Then took charge of the Red Bull program for promising American drivers, helping Scott Speed's career. Briefly returned to racing in 2004, but now works in TV and is also a race steward in F1 on occasion. (Last updated 11 Nov 2012)
Marc Surer 18 Sep 1951
Fullinsdorf, nr. Arisdorf

CH 82
(1979-1986)
Commentator and journalist for German media, he is also a racing instructor and has a number of driving schools, entwined with BMW, for whom he was the head of competitions department. Also competes in historic racing. (Last updated 11 Nov 2012)
John Surtees 11 Feb 1934
Tatsfield, Surrey

GB 111
(1960-1972)
The only man to win the World Championship on two and four wheels. Formed his own Formula 1 team but now lives in Surrey, where he is heavily involved in the historic racing world, motorbikes especially, along with looking after his business interests. However, he suffered tragedy in 2009 when his young son, Henry, was killed in a freak Formula 2 accident. Still keeping busy, despite recent ill health, as he recently ran the British entry for the A1 GP series. Awarded an OBE in 2008. (Last updated 24 Sep 2014)
Andy Sutcliffe 09 May 1947
Mildenhall, Suffolk

GB 0
(1977)
Now lives in Ashford, Kent, where he is a plant nurseryman. (Last updated 11 Nov 2012)
Adrian Sutil 11 Jan 1983
Grafelfing

D 127
(2007-2014)
Highly rated driver who was in F1 with Force India, and its previous guise as Spyker,but took an enforced sabbatical in 2012, when a fight in a nightclub with Lotus F1 owner Eric Lux saw him convicted of assault. However, 2013 saw him back with the team in F1 regardless, and in 2014, he moved to Sauber. (Last updated 23 Nov 2014)
Len Sutton 09 Aug 1925
Aims, Oregon
04 Dec 2006
Portland, Oregon
USA 3
(1958-1960)
Sadly died recently, after a long and brave battle against cancer, at his home in Oregon. He stayed linked with the sport, through historic meetings, test drives and internet forums until his dying day. He also produced calendars with photos from his racing collection and wrote a book about his career in the early '00's. (Last updated 24 Jan 2010)
Aguri Suzuki 08 Sep 1960
Tokyo

J 64
(1988-1995)
Formed his own Formula Nippon and IRL teams but in 2006, he ambitiously attempted Formula 1 with his own team. They became popular, and did very well considering their budget, but money problems led to the team disbanding in 2008. Aguri had a brief break, before returning to team management in F.Nippon, Super GT and Japanese F3 and karts. In 2014, however, Super Aguri returns, in Formula E with Aguri still at the helm. (Last updated 2 Nov 2013)
Toshio Suzuki 10 Mar 1955
Saitama

J 2
(1993)
Now retired from driving, (although he did return for a Le Mans one off in 2008), but until recently, he was still testing cars, both road and racing types, for Nissan and is now also a team boss in Super GT. Was a top racing driver in his homeland for 4 decades from the 1970's onwards, both in single seaters and sportscars - his debut in F1 came at the relatively grand old age of 38, when he had the budget - and profile locally - to race in the last couple of GP's for Larrousse. (Last updated 11 May 2014)
Jacques Swaters 30 Oct 1926
Woluwe-St-Lambert, Brussels
10 Dec 2010
Brussels
B 7
(1951-1954)
Kept links with the sport until his death in 2010 at his home. Ran a Ferrari garage in Spa, as he was the Belgian importer for Ferrari. The last survivor of the 1953 Swiss Grand Prix, Jacques was an oprhan at 12. During WW2, he became a member of the Belgian Resistance and was jailed, but survived months of interrogation. It was partly due to the money inherited by being an orphan that led to him starting racing. (Last updated 23 Jun 2011)
Bob Sweikert 20 May 1926
Los Angeles, California
17 Jun 1956
Salem, Indiana
USA 5
(1952-1956)
Indy winner and American Champion of 1955, he died in a crash at Salem raceway.

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