John Surtees

John Surtees was a British Formula One World Champion who won the Drivers’ Title with Ferrari in 1964. During his career “Big John”, as he was known, won a total of 6 Grands Prix and claimed 8 pole positions. He was a double winner of the German Grand Prix and the Italian Grand Prix and also won the Sebring 12 Hours for Ferrari in 1963 and the Can-Am title in 1966. Prior to Formula 1, he had achieved huge success racing motorcycles and remains the only man to have won the world title on 4 wheels and 2 wheels. After he stopped racing, he formed his own racing outfit Team Surtees which was active in Formula 1 between 1970 and 1978. At the age of 83, Surtees died in a London Hospital from natural causes. His son Henry had very sadly predeceased him after he was killed in an FIA Formula 2 Championship race at Brands Hatch in July 2019.

John Surtees' F1 Wins
Win NumberGrand PrixCircuitDateRoundNo.TeamChassisTyreGridWinning MarginRace TimeSpeedDistance
11963 German Grand PrixNürburgring4 August 19636/107Ferrari156/63Dunlop21:17.5002:13:06.800154.221342.150
21964 German Grand PrixNürburgring2 August 19646/107Ferrari158Dunlop11:15.6002:12:04.800155.428342.150
31964 Italian Grand PrixAutodromo Nazionale Monza6 September 19648/102Ferrari158Dunlop11:06.0002:10:51.800205.634448.500
41966 Belgian Grand PrixCircuit de Spa-Francorchamps12 June 19662/96Ferrari312Dunlop142.1002:09:11.300183.400394.800
51966 Mexican Grand PrixAutódromo Hermanos Rodríguez23 October 19669/97Cooper MaseratiT81Firestone17.8802:06:35.340154.041325.000
61967 Italian Grand PrixAutodromo Nazionale Monza10 September 19679/1114HondaRA300Firestone90.2001:43:45.000226.100391.000