On Friday, March 10, on 84-m to year of life has died the world champion of Formula 1 John Surtees. Sad news tonight said the family of the legendary racer and his wife Jane and daughters Leonora and Edwina.
His career Surtees began racing, where he won the title in the 350cc and 500cc classes, and in the early 60s, passed in Formula 1.
In 1964, speaking for Ferrari, the Briton became the champion of the world and thus achieved a unique achievement, which is still more than anyone not obeyed to win the championship both on two wheels and on four.
In recent years, John Surtees was engaged in the Foundation named for her son Henry, who died at the age of 18 in a tragic incident on the stage of the Formula 2 in brands Hatch in 2009.
Memory Of Henry Surtees
“John was hospitalized in hospital of St. George in London in February c respiratory disease and after a short period of intensive therapy today, peacefully departed this life, – says the statement of the family Surtees. John was a loving husband, father, brother and friend. He also was one of the great representatives of the sport and until recently continued to work tirelessly with the Foundation of the Henry Surtees karting and Buckmore Park.
We deeply mourn the loss of such an incredible, kind and loving person. He was a real example of how to always stand your ground and fight to the end.
We would like to thank all the staff at St George’s hospital and hospital in East Surrey for their professionalism and support during this difficult time.
Thank you all for your kind messages in recent weeks”.
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