John Surtees

1934 - 2017

John Surtees

John Surtees, (11 February 1934 – 10 March 2017) was an English Grand Prix motorcycle road racer and Formula One driver. He was a four-time 500 cc motorcycle World Champion – winning that title in 1956, 1958, 1959 and 1960 – the Formula One World Champion in 1964, and remains the only person to have won World Championships on both two and four wheels. He founded the Surtees Racing Organisation team that competed as a constructor in Formula One, Formula 2 and Formula 5000 from 1970 to 1978. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of John Surtees has received more than 834,765 page views. His biography is available in 40 different languages on Wikipedia making him the 23rd most popular racing driver.

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Among racing drivers, John Surtees ranks 23 out of 782Before him are Nelson Piquet, Gilles Villeneuve, Ronnie Peterson, Keke Rosberg, Bruce McLaren, and Nigel Mansell. After him are Giacomo Agostini, Jacky Ickx, Carlos Reutemann, Mike Hawthorn, Roland Ratzenberger, and Stirling Moss.

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Among people born in 1934, John Surtees ranks 36Before him are Pierre Richard, Leonid Kravchuk, Richard Meier, Georges Moustaki, Tarcisio Bertone, and Alan Arkin. After him are John L. Hall, Roman Herzog, Niklaus Wirth, Ronald Wayne, Valery Bykovsky, and Eduard Khil. Among people deceased in 2017, John Surtees ranks 38Before him are Tzvetan Todorov, Liliane Bettencourt, Emmanuelle Riva, Liu Xiaobo, Lotfi A. Zadeh, and Slobodan Praljak. After him are Roman Herzog, George Andrew Olah, Malcolm Young, Kenneth Arrow, Derek Walcott, and Al Jarreau.

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In United Kingdom

Among people born in United Kingdom, John Surtees ranks 534 out of 5,347Before him are Patrick White (1912), Robert Peel (1788), John Cockcroft (1897), John Major (1943), Patrick Blackett (1897), and Hugh Grant (1960). After him are Bobby Robson (1933), Georgiana Cavendish, Duchess of Devonshire (1757), Bob Hoskins (1942), Thomas Chippendale (1718), Charles Dance (1946), and J. L. Austin (1911).

Among RACING DRIVERS In United Kingdom

Among racing drivers born in United Kingdom, John Surtees ranks 6Before him are James Hunt (1947), Jackie Stewart (1939), Jim Clark (1936), Graham Hill (1929), and Nigel Mansell (1953). After him are Mike Hawthorn (1929), Stirling Moss (1929), Damon Hill (1960), Mike Hailwood (1940), Tom Pryce (1949), and Lewis Hamilton (1985).

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