JOHN SUR­TEES’ CA­REER AT A GLANCE

38 MO­TOR­CY­CLE GP RACE WINS 7 MO­TOR­CY­CLE GP WORLD TI­TLES 6 FOR­MULA ONE GP RACE WINS 1 FOR­MULA ONE WORLD TI­TLE

Classic Bike (UK) - - John Surtees, Feb 1934-March 2017 -

1949: Com­petes in his first grasstrack meet­ing at 15 years old

1950: Starts en­gi­neer­ing ap­pren­tice­ship at Vin­cent mo­tor­cy­cles, aged 16

1955: First fac­tory ride for Nor­ton

1956: Wins 500cc World Cham­pi­onship in his de­but sea­son rid­ing for MV Agusta

1958: Wins 350cc and 500cc World

Cham­pi­onships rid­ing for MV Agusta

1958: MCN Man of the Year

1959: Wins 350cc and 500cc World Cham­pi­onships rid­ing for MV Agusta

1959: Awarded MBE for his con­tri­bu­tions to mo­tor­sport

1959: MCN Man of the Year

1959: BBC Sportsview

Per­son­al­ity of the year

1960: Wins 350cc and 500cc World Cham­pi­onships rid­ing for MV Agusta

1960: Makes F1 car de­but at Sil­ver­stone In­ter­na­tional Tro­phy, for Team Lo­tus

1964: Wins For­mula One world ti­tle driv­ing for Scud­e­ria Fer­rari

1966: Wins in­au­gu­ral Canam Cup (a North Amer­i­can series for large-ca­pac­ity

sports cars) driv­ing a Lola T70

1967: Wins Ital­ian GP at Monza, driv­ing a Honda RA273. It’s only Honda’s sec­ond ever GP race win

1970: Forms Sur­tees Rac­ing Or­gan­i­sa­tion as a con­struc­tor, com­pet­ing in F5000, F2 and F1 un­til team is dis­banded at the end of 1978

1972: Wins Euro­pean F2 ti­tle and Euro­pean F500

ti­tles as a con­struc­tor (with Mike Hail­wood and Gijs van Len­nep re­spec­tively)

2008: Awarded OBE for his con­tri­bu­tions to mo­tor­sport

2009: Es­tab­lishes the Henry Sur­tees Foun­da­tion fol­low­ing the death of son Henry in a rac­ing ac­ci­dent

2016: Awarded CBE for his work with char­i­ta­ble and wel­fare or­gan­i­sa­tions

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