Francois Cevert

Francois Cevert, 1972, Brands Hatch, British GP. Copyright Adrian, the owner of www.f1racing.ch, 2010. Used with permission.

Francois Cevert, 1972, Brands Hatch, British GP. Copyright Adrian Wirz (www.f1racing.ch), 2010. Used with permission.


25 Feb 1944


06 Oct 1973
Watkins Glen Circuit, New York State, USA



Grands Prix:

47 (1969-1973)

F2 starts:

27 (1969-1973)

Hugely promising driver killed in a horrific crash in qualifying for the US GP. A charming, good looking man, he was Jackie Stewart's protege, after stellar performances in both Formula 2 and Formula 3. Cevert was of Russian ancestry; his father was a Jew that escaped persecution in both his homeland and then in Nazi-occupied France. Cevert became interested in the sport when his sister started dating Jean-Pierre Beltoise who then helped Francois into the sport once Cevert had completed his national service. Francois was 1968 French Formula 3 champion, and only won the once in Formula 1, but would've surely taken many more wins had it not been for his sad demise.

Biography last updated 21 Oct 2015