R.I.P. Motorsport Legend John Surtees
Along with so many others, we are mourning the death of ex-Formula One and motorbike world champion John Surtees at the age of 83.
Surtees will be remembered as the only man to win world titles on both two and four wheels, and one of the most talented racers of all-time will be sorely missed. The Briton won the 1964 F1 world title while driving for Ferrari, but before then he had found fame riding motorbikes for fellow Italian manufacturer MV Agusta, with whom he won seven championships across two power classes. A truly multi-talented racing driver, Surtees also raced at Le Mans and claimed the world-famous Isle Of Man TT senior category three years on the trot between 1958 and 1960 – the first man to do so. His death, following his admission to St George’s Hospital in London with an existing respiratory condition, sparked a mass outpouring of condolences from members of the motorsport community, recognising the true talent the British sportsman possessed.
Today the F1 family lost one of its all-time greats
1964 F1 world champion and motorsport legend John Surtees has passed away aged 83 pic.twitter.com/qAhTp7HANY
— Formula 1 (@F1) March 10, 2017
Sad news today. It was great to meet you legend. RIP John Surtees pic.twitter.com/1C58QY1xGl
— Valtteri Bottas (@ValtteriBottas) March 10, 2017
— Honda Racing F1 (@HondaRacingF1) March 10, 2017
A master of two wheels and four. RIP John Surtees. pic.twitter.com/yCCQKXvKPM
— Red Bull Racing (@redbullracing) March 10, 2017
Rest in peace John Surtees.
A Motorsports legend… pic.twitter.com/E2eMdHoe56
— DRIVETRIBE (@DRIVETRIBES) March 10, 2017
John Surtees, a world champion racer on both two wheels and four, has died aged 83. Here he is in 1964 after winning the F1 Championship pic.twitter.com/O1CmDcF1qF
— BBC Archive (@BBCArchive) March 10, 2017
John Surtees, Motorsport legend and 1964 World Champion with Ferrari, passed away. Our thoughts are with his family pic.twitter.com/dVzAHSGo2A
— Scuderia Ferrari (@ScuderiaFerrari) March 10, 2017
So sad that the amazing John Surtees has passed away without ever getting that knighthood so many of us wished for. A real one of a kind.
— Tiff Needell (@tiff_tv) March 10, 2017
R.I.P. John Surtees – a true legend.
Pictures: PA Images
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