Happy birthday John Surtees!
By the end of 1960 a young John Surtees had already won seven Motorcycle World Championships during the course of just four years – a feat which he achieved by winning both the 350cc and 500cc Championships in 1958, 1959 and 1960. Still this didn’t mark the crowning moment of Surtees’ racing career – he would go on to race both Sportscars and Formula 1, becoming F1 World Champion in 1964 whilst driving for Ferrari.Such feats are highly unlikely to ever be repeated – so let’s reflect on the achievements of John Surtees whilst he celebrates his 80th birthday. Enjoy!
Learn more about his success on two wheels HERE.
15 brilliant photos showcase John’s time spent in F1 HERE.
Images by Cahier Archive