Stefan Bellof

Stefan Bellof, 1985, Spa. Copyright Adrian, the owner of www.f1racing.ch, 2010. Used with permission.

Stefan Bellof, 1985, Spa. Copyright Adrian Wirz (www.f1racing.ch), 2010. Used with permission.


20 Nov 1957


01 Sep 1985
Spa-Francorchamps Circuit, Belgium



Grands Prix:

20 (1984-1985)

F2 starts:

21 (1982-1983)

Sensational talent killed in sportscar race at Spa after hurtling into the barriers at Eau Rouge after tangling with Jacky Ickx. Bellof, who was the son of a rally driver won the 1981 German Formula Ford title in only his second season of racing cars, and jumped up to Formula 2 in 1982, winning twice that year. Unusually, he combined a full Formula 1 programme with as full a sportscar programme as he could manage and won the 1984 World Sportscar Championship whilst still being a F1 driver for Tyrrell. Raw, exciting and fast, Bellof is still fondly remembered by many, thirty years after his death.

Biography last updated 8 Sep 2015