List of racing drivers who died in racing crashes

List of racing drivers who died in racing crashes

As auto racing is a dangerous sport, many individuals (including drivers, crew members, officials and spectators) have been killed in crashes related to the sport, either in a race, in qualifying, in practice or a private testing session. Although deaths among racers and spectators were numerous in the early years of racing, advances in safety technology and sanctioning bodies limiting speed through specifications or engineering means, deaths have become much less common in recent years. Spectacular accidents have often spurred increased safety measures and even rules changes. The worst motorsports accident was Pierre Levegh's 1955 crash at Le Mans that killed him and about 80 spectators.

Top five most dangerous tracks for competitors:
*1.Indianapolis Motor Speedway 56
*2.Nürburgring 48
*3.Monza 30
*4.Daytona International Speedway 24
*5.Le Mans 24

This is a list alphabetically sorted, and structured after the kind of competition, of the more notable drivers, excluding motorcycle riders. In addition, several famous racing drivers have been killed in public road crashes, see List of people who died in road accidents.


*Abad, Cesar Vera (?-2005), I Copa Alcalde de Lima, Peru
*Abate Daga, Hector (1921-1958), Mecánica Nacional Fuerza Libre, Brazil
*Adcox, Grant (1950-1989), NASCAR Winston Cup race, Atlanta Motor Speedway
*Affleck, Francis 1950-1985), ARCA practice at Daytona
*Akiyama, Kiyoshi (1949-1970), Suzuka 12 Hours race
*Albers, Marcel (1967-1992), British F3 race, Thruxton
*Alboreto, Michele (1956-2001), Audi R8 Sports car testing, EuroSpeedway Lausitz
*Alexander, Blaise (1976-2001), ARCA Race, Lowe's Motor Speedway
*Allison, Clifford (1964-1992), NASCAR Busch Series practice, Michigan
*Amick, George (1924-1959), Champ Car race, Daytona International Speedway
*Akin, Bob (1936-2002), Nissan GTP ZX-Turbo historical sportscar race, Road Atlanta
*Anderson, Bob (1931-1967), Brabham Formula One testing, Silverstone
*Andersson, Ove (1938-2008), Classic rally, South of Africa
*Asano, Masao (1936-1963), Japanese GP, Suzuka Circuit
*Ascari, Alberto (1918-1955), Ferrari Sports car testing, Autodromo Nazionale Monza
*Ascari, Antonio (1888-1925), French Grand Prix, Autodrome de Montlhéry
*Ayulo, Manuel (1921-1955), Practice for 39th Indianapolis 500


*Baker, Scott (1957-2000) ARCA race, Toledo
*Baldwin, Rick (1955-1997), NWC Qualifying, Michigan. Baldwin crashed in 1986, and never recovered
*Baldwin, Tom (1947-2004), NASCAR Whelen Modified Tour race, Thompson, CT.
*Ball, Bobby (1925-1953), Midget race, Gardena
*Bandini, Lorenzo (1935-1967), Monaco GP
*Bard, Ryan (1984-2007), IMCA Sportmod, Injuries sustained in fiery crash, Abilene Speedway
*Barringer, George (1906-1946), Champ Car race, Atlanta
*Bastuck, Jörg (1969-2006), Rally Catalunya, Costa Daurada
*Bauer, Erwin (1912-1958), Sports car race, Nürburgring
*Beaufort, Carel Godin de (1934-1964), German GP practice, Nürburgring
*Beauman, Don (1928-1955), Leinster Trophy race, Wicklow
*Behra, Jean (1921-1959), Sports car race, AVUS, Berlin
*Bellof, Stefan (1957-1985), 1000km Spa Sports car Race, Circuit de Spa-Francorchamps
*Berger, Georges (1918-1967), Marathon de la Route, 84h Endurance race, Nürburgring
*Bettega, Attilio (1953-1985), Tour de Corse rallye, Corsica
*Bettenhausen, Tony (1916-1961), Practice for 45th Indianapolis 500
*Bianchi, Lucien (1934-1969), testing session for 24 hours of Le Mans
*Bible, Lee (1886-1929), Triplex Special record attempt, Daytona Beach
*Birrell, Gerry (1944-1973) practice European Formula 2 race, Rouen
*Blanchard, Harry (1931-1960), 1000km Sportscar race, Buenos Aires, Argentina
*Blewett, John (1973-2007), NASCAR Whelen Modified Tour race, Thompson, CT.
*Bonetto, Felice (1905-1953), Carrera Panamericana
*Bonnett, Neil (1946-1994), NWC practice, Daytona
*Bonnier, Joakim (1930-1972), Le Mans 24h
*Booher, Joe (1941-1993), Florida 200 Dash, Daytona
*Bordino, Pietro (1887-1928), Targa Florio practice, Sicily
*Borzacchini, Baconin (1888-1933), Italian Grand Prix, Monza
*Bourne, Peter "Possum" (1956-2003), Course inspection, "Race to the Sky", Queenstown, New Zealand
*Boyer, Joe (1890-1924), Champ Car race, Altoona
*Branson, Don (1920-1966), Sprint Car race, Gardena
*Brayton, Scott (1959-1996), Indy 500 practice
*Brilli-Peri, Gastone (1893-1930), Tripoli Grand Prix practice
*Bristow, Chris (1937-1960), Belgian GP, Spa
*Brock, Peter (1945-2006), Targa West '06 Rally, Western Australia
*Bruce-Brown, David (1890-1912), United States Grand Prix practice, Milwaukee
*Bryan, Jimmy (1927-1960), Champ Car race, Langhorne Speedway
*Bueb, Ivor (1923-1959), Formula 2 race, Charade Circuit, Clermont-Ferrand
*Bürger, Hans-Georg (1952-1980), Warm-up European Formula 2 race Zandvoort
*Burgmann, Mike (1947-1986), Bathurst 1000, Bathurst, New South Wales, Australia
*Burman, Bob (1884-1916), Corona Grand Prize


*Campari, Giuseppe (1892-1933), Italian GP, Monza
*Campos, Marco (1976-1995), Formula 3000 race, Magny Cours
*Castellotti, Eugenio (1930-1957), Ferrari Formula 1 testing, Modena
*Cevert, François (1944-1973), US GP qualifying, Watkins Glen
*Chevrolet, Gaston (1892-1920), Champ Car race, Beverly Hills
*Chimeri, Ettore (1924-1968), Sports car race, Cuba
*Cissac, Henri (1877-1908) French GP, Dieppe (first Grand Prix fatality)
*Clark, Jim (1936-1968), "Deutschland-Trophäe" Formula 2 race, Hockenheimring
*Clinton, Jeff (1963-2002), Grand-Am practice, Homestead
*Coaker, Graham (1933-1971), Formula Libre race, Silverstone [ [ Motorsport Memorial ] ]
*Coleman, Chad (?-1998), Involved in a four car accident.ARCA Lowes Motor Speedway
*Collins, Peter (1931-1958), German GP, Nürburgring
*Colton, Mark (1961-1995), British hillclimb, Craigantlet
*Cookman, Corky (1943-1987) NASCAR modifieds. Accident at Thompson International Speedway, Thompson, CT.
*Cooper, Ashley (1980-2008) Fujitsu V8 Supercars support race for the Adelaide 500, Adelaide Street Circuit
*Courage, Piers (1942-1970), Dutch GP, Zandvoort
*Crescentini, Dino (1947-2008), historical sportscar practice, Mosport
*Cresto, Sergio (1956-1986), Tour de Corse, Corsica
*Czaikowski, Count (-1933), Italian GP, Monza


*Dana, Paul (1975-2006), Indy Racing League practice session, Homestead-Miami Speedway
*Davies, Jimmy (1929-1966), Midget race, Santa Fe Speedway, Chicago
*de Angelis, Elio (1958-1986), Brabham F1 testing, Circuit Paul Ricard
*de Portago, Alfonso (1928-1957), Mille Miglia, near Brescia
*Depailler, Patrick (1944-1980), Alfa Romeo F1 testing, Hockenheim
*Diemert, Casey (1976-1999), Sprint Car race, Irwindale Speedway
*Donohue, Mark (1937-1975), Austrian Grand Prix qualifying, Österreichring
*Doty, Kevin (1962-2005), after Midget Race, Angell Park Speedway, Sun Prairie, WI
*Duman, Ronnie (1929-1968), Rex Mays 150 Champ Car race, Milwaukee Mile


*Earnhardt, Dale (1951-2001), final lap of 2001 Daytona 500
*Easley, Sonny (1939-1978), Modified practice, Riverside International Raceway
*Elisian, Ed (1926-1959), Champ Car race, Milwaukee
*Enjolras, Sebastien (1976-1997), Le Mans 24h practice
*Evans, Richie (1941-1985), Modified race, Martinsville


*Fagioli, Luigi (1898-1952), 1952 Monaco GP Sports car practice, Monaco
*Faulkner, Walt (1920-1956), USAC Stock Car qualifying, Vallejo
*Foster, Billy (1937-1967), NASCAR practice, Riverside International Raceway, Riverside, California
*Foulston, John (1937-1987), testing accident at Silverstone Circuit [ [ Motorsport Memorial ] ]
*Freeth, Rodger (19??-1993), Rally Australia
*Fry, Joe (1915-1950), Hillclimb, Blandford Camp, Dorset, England


*Gagliardo, Michael (1954-2001), SCCA Trans-Am Series, Died at Mosport International Speedway in Canada
*Gaines, David (1963-1990), Lowes Motor Speedway
*Gartner, Jo (1954-1986), Le Mans 24h
*Gehrke, Chris (1966-1991), ARCA, Died three days after being involved in a violent accident at Talladega.
*Gervais, George (1960-2001), Sprint Car, Injuries sustained in an SCRA race, Perris Auto Speedway
*Giunti, Ignazio (1941-1971), Sports car race, Buenos Aires
*Gobrecht, Kevin (1969-1999), World of Outlaws race, I-80 Greenwood
*Gohn, Daryl (??-1988), 410 Sprint Car, Williams Grove Speedway
*Graham, Athol (?-1960), record attempt, Bonneville Salt Flats
*Gibson, Terry (1962-2008) Super Modified, Toledo Speedway


*Hagiwara, Akira (1956-1986) Japanese Touring Car Championship race, Sportsland SUGO
*Hammond, Shane (1980?-2008) New England Midget Association (NEMA) race, Thompson International Speedway
*Hansford, Gregg (1952-1995) Australian Super Touring Championship race, Phillip Island
*Hassler, Friday (1935-1972) Daytona 500 qualifying race, Daytona International Speedway
*Hansgen, Walt (1919-1966), Testing for Le Mans 24 Hours
*Hatakeyma, Kouichi (1949-1969), Fuji Speedway
*Hawkins, Paul (1937-1969), Sports car practice, Oulton Park
*Hawthorne, Bert (1944-1972), European Formula 2 practice, Hockenheimring
*Hendrick, Kara (1969-1991), USAC Western States Midget race, Cajon Speedway
*Hepburn, Ralph (1896-1948), Indy 500 practice
*Hickman, Jim (1943-1982), Champ Car practice, Milwaukee
*Horn, Ted (1910-1948), Champ Car race, DuQuoin
*Höttinger, Markus (1956-1980) European Formula 2 race, Hockenheimring
*Hoyt, Jerry (1929-1955), Sprint Car race, Oklahoma City


*Irwin, Kenny (1969-2000), NASCAR Winston Cup practice, Loudon


Horstmeyer, William A. (1930-1964) USAC National Championship Series, Illinois State Fairgrounds, 22 Aug 1964

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*Jacobi, Bruce, (1935-1987), NASCAR driver, injuries suffered in a 1983 wreck at the 125-mile qualifying races at Daytona International Speedway
*Jarzombek, Charlie, (1942-1987), NASCAR Modified driver, Martinsville Speedway
*Johnson, Blaine (1962-1996), NHRA drag race, Mac Tools U.S. Nationals, during qualifying, Indianapolis Raceway Park
*Johnson, Julius "Slick" (1948-1990), Injuries suffered in an ARCA race, Daytona International Speedway
*Jacquemart, Patrick (1946-1981), IMSA GT testing accident, Mid-Ohio, death would lead to the research and invention of the HANS device.


*Kalitta, Scott (1962-2008), NHRA Super Nationals, Old Bridge Township Raceway Park
*Kalla, Ken (1948-1983), ARCA 200, Talladega
*Kazato, Hiroshi (1949-1974), Fuji Grand Champion race, Fuji Speedway, collision with Suzuki
*Keech, Ray (1898-1929), AAA race, Altoona
*Keller, Al (1920-1961), USAC Championship Car race, Phoenix
*Kesjár, Csaba (1962-1988), Norisring Formula 3 practice, Nuremberg
*Kimmel, Billy (1979-2007), 410 Sprint Car, Williams Grove Speedway
*Knotts, Ricky (1951-1980), NASCAR WCP qualifying race, Daytona
*Koinigg, Helmuth (1948-1974), US GP, Watkins Glen
*Krosnoff, Jeff (1964-1996), Molson Indy CART race, Toronto
*King, Steve (1973-2006), Knoxville Nationals Knoxville, Iowa (Sprint Car)


*Lafosse, Jean-Louis (1941-1981), Le Mans 24h
*Larson, Jud (1928-1966), USAC Sprint Car race, Reading, Pennsylvania
*Leach, V.S. (died 1939), Australian Grand Prix, Lobethal South Australia
*Leasher, Glenn (1937-1962), record attempt, Bonneville Salt Flats
*Levegh, Pierre (1905-1955), 1955 Le Mans disaster
*Lewis-Evans, Stuart (1930-1958), Morocco GP, Casablanca, in hospital six days after race accident
*Lingenfelter, John (1945-2002), Drag racing, Pomona, California
*Lockhart, Frank (1903-1928), record attempt, Daytona Beach
*Lovell, Mark (1959-2003), SCCA Rally
*Lund, Tiny (1929-1975), Talladega 500 NASCAR race, Talladega
*Lyndon, Stuart (1950-1985), killed in an ARCA race at Atlanta Motor Speedway


*MacKay-Fraser, Herbert (1927-1957), Formula 2 race, Reims
*Malloy, Jim (1932-1972), Indy 500 qualifying
*Marcelo, Jovy (1965-1992), Indy 500 practice
*Maréchal, Pierre (1917-1949), 24 Hours of Le Mans
*Marimón, Onofre (1923-1954), German GP practice, Nürburgring
*Marshman, Bobby (1936-1964), Champ Car private testing, Phoenix
*Martin, Eric (1969-2002), ARCA, EasyCare 150 Practice Session, Lowes Motor Speedway
*Materassi, Emilio (1889-1928), Italian GP, Monza
*Matsunaga, Takashi (1943-1969) Suzuka 12 Hours race, Suzuka Circuit
*Mayer, Tim (1938-1964), Tasman Cup race, Longford Circuit [ [ F1 News - > GP Encyclopedia > Drivers > Tim Mayer] ]
*Mays, Rex (1913-1949), AAA Champ Car race, Del Mar
*MacDonald, Dave (1936-1964), Indy 500
*MacTavish, Don (194?-1969), Sportsman 300, Daytona.
*McColl, Stewart (1979-2003), Production car, Phillip Island.
*McDuffie, J. D. (1938-1991), NASCAR Cup race, Watkins Glen
*McGarvie, Dan (1955-2007), killed at Eriez Speedway,Erie Pa on May 13th, 2007 after massive heart attack while racing.

*McGrath, Jack (1919-1955), AAA Champ Car race, Phoenix
*McLaren, Bruce (1937-1970), McLaren Can-Am testing, Goodwood
*McLean, Bob (1933-1966), 1966 Sebring 12 Hour Race
*Medlen, Eric (1973-2007), NHRA Funny Car driver, testing accident, Gainesville Raceway
*Miller, Chet (1902-1953), Indy 500 practice
*Miles, Ken (1918-1966), Ford Can-Am testing, Riverside
*Minter, Kenny (1956-1995), S.M.A.R.T. Race, Caraway Speedway
*Mitsuno, Takeshi, Suzuka Circuit 1965
*Mitter, Gerhard (1935-1969), Formula 2, practice for F1 German Grand Prix, Nürburgring
*Moll, Guy (1910-1934), Coppa Acerbo, Pescara
*Moore, Greg (1975-1999), Marlboro 500 CART Champ Car race, Fontana
*Müller, Herbert (1940-1981), 1000km Nürburgring Sports car race
*Muramatsu, Eiki (1965-1990), All-Japan Formula 3000 Championship testing accident, Fuji Speedway [ [ Orange ] ]
*Murphy, Jimmy (1894-1924), AAA Champ Car race, Syracuse
*Musso, Luigi (1924-1958), French GP, Reims


*Nagai, Kenichi (1942-1966) Japanese GP, Fuji Speedway
*Nakano, Masaharu (1949-1973) Fuji 200Km race, Fuji Speedway
*Nazaruk, Mike (1921-1955), Sprint Car race, Langhorne
*Neal, Alan killed in final race in USA Grand Prix in 1966.
*Nemechek, John (1970-1997), NASCAR Craftsman Truck Series race, Homestead
*Nève, Guy (1955-1992), Procar race at Chimay, Belgium
*Núñez, Marcelo (1977-2004), Desafío Corona (now NASCAR Mexico Corona Series) race at Monterrey, Mexico.


*O'Connor, Pat (1928-1958), Indy 500
*Odor, Kieth (1962-1995), German STW (Super Tourenwagen) race, AVUS
*Ogawa, Hitoshi (1956-1992), Japanese F3000 race, Suzuka Circuit
*Ogle, Charles (?-1985), Stock car testing, Daytona
*Ōmiya, Toshiaki (1951-1986), Sportsland SUGO
*Omura, Senkichi (1937-1974), F2000 race, Suzuka Circuit
*Onoda, Koji (1952-1982), FJ1600 race, Tsukuba Circuit
*Orr, Rodney (1962-1994), NWC Practice, Daytona


*Paletti, Riccardo (1958-1982), Canadian GP, Montreal
*Park, Michael (1966-2005), Wales Rally Great Britain, Margam
*Parry-Thomas, J.G. (1884-1927), Record attempt, Pendine Sands
*Peterson, Ronnie (1944-1978), Italian GP, Monza, in hospital one day after accident
*Petty, Adam (1980-2000), NASCAR BGN practice, Loudon
*Phillips, Wanda (2007), Ladies Pure 4 division race, Lonesome Pine Raceway Coeburn, VA
*Phillips, Russell (1969-1995), Sportsman race, Charlotte
*Pollard, Art (1927-1973), Indy 500 practice
*Porter, Mark (1975-2006), Fujitsu V8 Supercars support race for the Bathurst 1000
*Prince, Talmadge (1938-1970) Daytona 500 Qualifier #2, Daytona International Speedway
*Pryce, Tom (1949-1977), South African GP, Kyalami
*Perry, Stan (19??-2007), Super Late Model


*Quinn, Joe (????-1954), Curragh International Motor Race, Wakefield Trophy, August 28th driving his home made 'Special Austin Mercury'.


*Ratzenberger, Roland (1960-1994), San Marino GP qualifying, Imola
*Read, Tracy (1961-1987) - ARCA race at Talladega
*Reece, Jimmy (1929-1958), Champ Car race, Trenton
*Renault, Marcel (1872-1903), Paris Madrid race
*Renna, Tony (1976-2003), Indy Racing League test, Indianapolis
*Resta, Dario (1884-1924), Record attempt, Brooklands
*Revson, Peter (1939-1974), Shadow F1 testing at Kyalami one week before race South African GP
*Richards, Gene - Killed in an ARCA race at Talladega in 1982
*Rindt, Jochen (1942-1970), Italian GP qualifying, Monza
*Rodriguez, Gonzalo (1962-1999), Champ Car qualifying, Laguna Seca
*Rodriguez, Pedro (1940-1971), Interserie Sports car race, Norisring
*Rodriguez, Ricardo (1942-1962), Mexican GP (NC) practice, Mexico City
*Rico, Matias (1983-2002), Formula Renault race, Rio Cuarto, Argentina
*Riegel, Red (1930-1966), USAC Sprint Car race, Reading, Pennsylvania
*Roberts, Fireball (1931-1964), NASCAR GNC race, Charlotte
*Roberts, Floyd (1901-1939), Indy 500
*Robson, George (1909-1946), Champ Car race, Lakewood Speedway, Atlanta
*Roper, Tony (1964-2000), NASCAR CTS race, Fort Worth
*Rosemeyer, Bernd (1909-1938), record attempt, Frankfurt-Darmstadt Autobahn
*Rosier, Louis (1905-1956), Salon De Paris, Montlhéry
*Russell, Darrell (1968 – 2004), NHRA drag racer. Gateway Int'l Raceway, Madison, IL
*Ryan, Peter (1942-1962), Formula Junior race, Reims

*Sachs, Eddie (1927-1964), Indy 500
*Santander, Sergio (????-1987), Formula 3
*Sato, Famiyasu (1950-1983), Grand Champion Series
*Sato, Toshihiko (1947-1970), Japanese Grand Prix, Fuji Speedway
*Savage, Swede (1946-1973), Indy 500
*Scarfiotti, Ludovico (1933-1968), Hillclimb, Rossfeld
*Schell, Harry (1921-1960), Formula 1 testing, Silverstone
*Schindler, Bill (1909-1952), Allentown
*Schlesser, Jo (1928-1968), French GP, Rouen
*Schoonover, Terry (1952-1984), NASCAR WCP race, Atlanta
*Seaman, Richard (1913-1939), Belgian GP, Spa
*Senna, Ayrton (1960-1994), San Marino GP, Imola
*Shanahan, Neil (1979-1999), UK Formula Ford, Oulton Park
*Shepherd, Lee (1944-1985), Pro-Stock Drag testing, Ardmore
*Siffert, Jo (1936-1971), Non Championship F1 race, Brands Hatch
*Smiley, Gordon (1946-1982), Indy 500 qualifying
*Smith, Larry (1942-1973), Talladega 500 NASCAR race, Talladega
*Snell, William (1914-1956), SCCA Club regional sportscar race, Arcata Airport, death would lead to the Snell Memorial Foundation standard for helmets
*Solana, Moises (1936-1969), Hillclimb
*Sommer, Raymond (1906-1950), Non Championship Formula 1 race, Cadours
*Spence, Mike (1936-1968), Indy 500 practice
*Sperafico, Rafael (1981-2007), Stock Car Brasil race (Stock Car Light category), Autódromo José Carlos Pace
*Stacey, Alan (1933-1960), Belgian GP, Spa
*Stanley, Robbie (1967-1994), Sprint Car race, Winchester Speedway
*Stommelen, Rolf (1943-1983), Sports Car race, Riverside International Raceway
*Suzuki, Seiichi (1937-1974), Fuji Grand Champion race, Fuji Speedway, collision with Kazato
*Sweikert, Bob (1926-1956), Sprint Car race, Salem


*Tachi, Shingo (1979 - 1999), JGTC testing, TI Circuit, Aida, Japan
*Takahashi, Toru (1960-1983), Grand Champion Series race, Fuji Speedway, Japan
*Taylor, John (1933-1966), German GP, Nürburgring
*Teague, Marshall (1921-1959), Champ Car testing, Daytona
*Toivonen, Henri (1956-1986), Tour de Corse, Corsica


*Unser, Jerry (1932-1959), Indy 500 practice


*Varzi, Achille (1904-1948), Swiss Grand Prix practice, Circuit Bremgarten
*Villeneuve, Gilles (1950-1982), Belgian GP qualifying, Zolder
*Vogler, Rich (1950-1990), Sprint Car race, Salem
*von Trips, Wolfgang (1928-1961), Italian GP, Monza
*Vukovich, Bill (1918-1955), 39th Indianapolis 500-Mile Race, 30 May 1955
*Vukovich III, Bill (1963-1990), Sprint Car race, Mesa Marin Raceway


*Wade, Billy (?-1965), tyre testing, Daytona
*Warwick, Paul (1969-1991), British F3000 race, Oulton Park
*Watanabe, Akira (1944-1968), Fuji Speedway
*Watson, Don (?-1994), Bathurst 1000, Bathurst, New South Wales, Australia
*Weatherly, Joe (1922-1964), NASCAR GNC race, Riverside
*Wilcox, Howdy (1889-1923), Champ Car race, Altoona
*Williams, Don (?-1989), crash in Sportsman 300
*Williamson, Roger (1948-1973), Dutch GP, Zandvoort
*Wimille, Jean-Pierre (1908-1949), Argentinian GP, Buenos Aires
*Winkelhock, Manfred (1951-1985), Sports car race, Mosport


*Yokoyama, Takashi (1972-1997), F3, Fuji Circuit.
*Young, Joe (?-1987), Dash race, Daytona


*Zborowski, Count (1895-1924), Italian GP, Monza

Open wheel types

Deaths in Champ Car World Series

Since series inauguration in 1979
*Gordon Smiley, Indianapolis, May 1982 (in qualifying) (race officially sanctioned by USAC)
*Jim Hickman, Milwaukee, July 1982 (in practice)
*Jovy Marcelo, Indianapolis, May 1992 (in practice) (race officially sanctioned by USAC)
*Jeff Krosnoff, Toronto, July 1996
*Gonzalo Rodriguez, Laguna Seca, September 1999 (in practice)
*Greg Moore, Fontana, October 1999

Deaths in Formula One World Championship

In F1 history, from 1954 to 1994, 27 drivers have died during race or in free practice or qualifying session. In addition, spectators or track workers have died due to incidents in the 1953 Argentine Grand Prix, 1961 Italian Grand Prix, 1962 Monaco Grand Prix, 1975 Spanish Grand Prix, 1977 South African Grand Prix, 1977 Japanese Grand Prix, 1981 Belgian Grand Prix, 2000 Italian Grand Prix and 2001 Australian Grand Prix.

# 1954, July 31: Marimon, Onofre, 1954 German Grand Prix, during qualifying session
# 1958, July 6: Musso, Luigi, 1958 French Grand Prix
# 1958, August 3: Collins, Peter, 1958 German Grand Prix
# 1958, October 25: Lewis-Evans, Stuart, 1958 Morocco Grand Prix, in hospital six days after race accident
# 1960, June 19: Bristow, Chris, 1960 Belgian Grand Prix
# 1960, June 19: Stacey, Alan, 1960 Belgian Grand Prix
# 1961, September 10: Berghe von Trips, Wolfgang, 1961 Italian Grand Prix
# 1964, August 2: de Beaufort, Carel Godin, 1964 German Grand Prix, during qualifying session
# 1966, August 7: Taylor, John, 1966 German Grand Prix
# 1967, May 7: Bandini, Lorenzo, 1967 Monaco Grand Prix
# 1968, July 7: Schlesser, Jo, 1968 French Grand Prix
# 1969, August 1: Mitter, Gerhard, 1969 German Grand Prix, during qualifying session
# 1970, June 21: Courage, Piers, 1970 Dutch Grand Prix
# 1970, September 6: Rindt, Jochen, 1970 Italian Grand Prix, during qualifying session
# 1973, July 29: Williamson, Roger, 1973 Dutch Grand Prix
# 1973, October 7: Cevert, François, 1973 United States Grand Prix, during qualifying session
# 1974, March 22: Revson, Peter, 1974 South African Grand Prix, during free practice, one week before race
# 1974, October 6: Koinigg, Helmuth, 1974 United States Grand Prix
# 1975, August 17: Donohue, Mark, 1975 Austrian Grand Prix, in hospital one day after accident during warm up session
# 1977, March 5: Pryce, Tom, 1977 South African Grand Prix
# 1978, September 11: Peterson, Ronnie, 1978 Italian Grand Prix, in hospital one day after accident
# 1980, August 1: Depailler, Patrick, 1980 German Grand Prix, during Alfa Romeo free practice, ten days before race
# 1982, May 8: Villeneuve, Gilles, 1982 Belgian Grand Prix, during qualifying session
# 1982, June 13: Paletti, Riccardo, 1982 Canadian Grand Prix
# 1986, May 15: de Angelis, Elio, during Brabham testing in France, The Paul Ricard Circuit
# 1994, April 30: Ratzenberger, Roland, 1994 San Marino Grand Prix, during qualifying session
# 1994, May 1: Senna, Ayrton, 1994 San Marino Grand Prix (see also Death of Ayrton Senna)

Deaths in Formula 2

*Herbert McKay-Fraser - 1957 Reims
*Ivor Bueb - 1959 Clermont Ferrand
*Jim Clark, Hockenheimring, April 1968
*Gerhard Mitter - 1969 Nurburgring
*Bert Hawthorne, (1944-1972), Hockenheimring, 1972
*Gerry Birrell, (1944-1973), Rouen 1973
*Markus Höttinger, (1956-1980) Hockenheimring, 1980
*Hans-Georg Bürger, (1952-1980), Zandvoort, 1980

Deaths in Formula 3000

*Eiki Muramatsu, Fuji Speedway, March 1990
*Paul Warwick, Oulton Park, July 1991
*Hitoshi Ogawa, Suzuka, 1992
*Marco Campos, Magny-Cours, October 1995

=Deaths in IRL=

"See also List of Indianapolis 500 deaths"

*Scott Brayton, Indianapolis, May 1996 (in practice)
*Tony Renna, Indianapolis, October 2003 (in testing)
*Paul Dana, Homestead-Miami, March 2006 (in practice)

Deaths in junior openwheel categories

*Senkichi Omura, Formula 2000, Suzuka, 1974
*Koji Onoda, Formula J1600, Tsukuba, 1982

Stock car types

=Deaths in NASCAR Winston Cup/Nextel Cup/Sprint Cup (since 1971)=

*Friday Hassler, Daytona, February 1972
*Larry Smith, Talladega, May 1973
*Tiny Lund, Talladega, August 1975
*Ricky Knotts, Daytona, February 1980 (qualifying race)
*Bruce Jacobi, injuries suffered in a 1983 wreck at the 125-mile qualifying races at Daytona (he would remain in a coma until he died in 1987)
*Terry Schoonover, Atlanta, November 1984
*Rick Baldwin, injured during qualifying attempt at Michigan in 1986, succumbing in 1997.
*Grant Adcox, Atlanta, November 1989
*J. D. McDuffie, Watkins Glen, August 1991
*Neil Bonnett, Daytona, February, 1994 (in practice)
*Rodney Orr, Daytona, February, 1994 (in practice)
*Kenny Irwin, Loudon, July 2000 (in practice)
*Dale Earnhardt, Daytona, February 2001, Daytona 500 (see also Death of Dale Earnhardt)

Deaths in NASCAR Busch Series (since 1982)

*Clifford Allison, Michigan, 1992 (in practice)
*Adam Petty, Loudon, May 2000 (in practice)

Deaths in NASCAR Craftsman Truck Series (since 1995)

*John Nemechek, Homestead-Miami, February 1997
*Tony Roper, Texas, October 2000

=Deaths in NASCAR Modified Series =

*Richie Evans, Martinsville, 1985 (in practice)
*Charlie Jarzombek, Martinsville, 1987
*Corky Cookman, Thompson International Speedway, 1987 (Charlie J. Memorial race)
*Kenny Minter, Caraway Speedway, 1995
*Tom Baldwin Sr., Thompson International Speedway, 2004
*John Blewett III, Thompson International Speedway, 2007

Deaths in NASCAR Sportsman Series

*David Gaines, Charlotte, May 1990
*Gary Batson, Charlotte, May 1992
*Russell Phillips, Charlotte, October 1995

Deaths in Auto Racing Club of America

*Gene Richards, Talladega, July 1982
*Ken Kalla, Talladega, May 1983
*Francis Affleck, Daytona, January 1985
*Stuart Lyndon, Atlanta, June 1985
*Tracy Read, Talladega, July 1987
*Slick Johnson, Daytona, February 1990
*Chris Gehrke, Talladega, May 1991
*Chad Coleman, Atlanta, August 1998
*Scott Baker, Toledo, June 2000
*Dean Roper, Springfield (IL), August 2000
*Blaise Alexander, Charlotte, October 2001
*Eric Martin, Charlotte, October 2002 (in practice)


=Deaths in FIA World Rally Championship=

*Attilio Bettega, Tour de Corse, May 1985
*Henri Toivonen, Tour de Corse, May 1986
*Sergio Cresto, Tour de Corse, May 1986
*Lars-Erik Torph, Monte Carlo Rally, January 1989
*Rodger Freeth, Rally Australia, September 1993
*Michael Park , Wales Rally GB, September 2005
*Jörg Bastuck, Rally Catalunya, March 2006

Deaths in Sports Car Club of America

*Charles A. Henry, Sept. 1961, Road America (in practice)
*Roger Freeman, July 2003
*Mark Lovell, July 2003

Deaths in other rally races

*Peter Brock, Targa West, September 8, 2006
*Khalid Bakhressa, Zanzibar, December 16, 2007 [ [ Motorsport Memorial ] ]

Drag Racing

Deaths in IHRA

*Wayne Bailey, October 2000

Deaths in NHRA

*John Hagen, August, 1983
*Lee Shepherd, 11 March, 1985
*Blaine Johnson, 31 August, 1996
*Carrie Jo Neal, 25 July, 1997
*John Lingenfelter, October 27, 2002, died on December 25, 2003
*Darrell Russell, 27 June, 2004 During 2nd round eliminations
*Shelly Howard, 2 April, 2005
*Eric Medlen, March 23, 2007 Severe tire shake during testing causing brain injury, died 3 days later
*John Shoemaker, March 8, 2008
*Scott Kalitta, June 21, 2008

Endurance racing

Deaths in 24 Hours of Le Mans

*Pierre Levegh, 1955 (see also: 1955 Le Mans disaster)
*Walt Hansgen,1966 (on April, during testing)
*Lucien Bianchi, 1969 (on March, during testing)
*John Woolfe, 1969
*Jo Bonnier,1972
*Jean-Louis Lafosse,1981
*Jo Gartner, 1986
*Sebastien Enjolras, 1997 (during practice session)

Deaths in 1000km Nürburgring

*Herbert Müller, Nürburgring, 1981

Deaths in Grand-Am

*Jeff Clinton, Homestead-Miami, March 2002

Other Endurance races

*Kiyoshi Akiyama, Suzuka 12 Hours race, 1970
*Ignazio Giunti, Buenos Aires, January 1971
*Pedro Rodriguez, Norisring, July 1971
*Rolf Stommelen, Riverside, 1983
*Stefan Bellof, Spa-Francorchamps, 1985
*Manfred Winkelhock, Mosport Park, 1985
*Mike Burgmann, Bathurst 1000, October 1986
*Don Watson, Bathurst 1000, October 1994 (in practice)
*Michele Alboreto, EuroSpeedway Lausitz, April 2001 (in testing run)


*Wallace Coleman, 1 September 1921, Pikes Peak International Hill Climb
*Ludovico Scarfiotti, 8 June 1968, near Berchtesgaden
*Mark Colton, August 1995, Craigantlet
*Peter 'Possum' Bourne, April 2003, course inspection for Race to the Sky, Queenstown, New Zealand

=Sprint Cars=

*Alvin Gatlin W.Memphis Ark, Sprintcar
* (Sonny Sayre) Tunica, MS, Sprintcar

Deaths in United States Automobile Club

*Jud Larson, June 1966, Sprint Car
*Red Riegel, June 1966, Sprint Car
*Rich Vogler, July 1990
*Kara Hendrick, October 1991, Midget car
*Robbie Stanley, May 1994
*Don Townsend, July 9, 1995, practice lap
*Joe Rebman, August 11, 2006, during race

Deaths in National Sprint Tour

*Fred Brownfield, June 18, 2006, owner of the National Sprint Tour, while chalking start line during a modified race at Grays Harbor Raceway.

Deaths in World of Outlaws

*Kevin Gobrecht, September 1999
*Ron Laney, 2004
*Billy Kimmel, 2 September, 2007

ee also

*List of Formula One fatal accidents
*List of Indianapolis 500 deaths
*List of people who died in road accidents
*List of Champ Car fatal accidents
*List of Daytona International Speedway fatalities
*List of deaths by motorcycle accidents
*List of 24 Hours of Le Mans fatal accidents
*List of Snaefell Mountain Course fatal accidents
*List of fatal World Rally Championship accidents
*List of sportspeople who have died during their playing career - includes motorboating fatalities and deaths outside of racing.
*List of accidents and disasters by death toll for sporting events


External links

* [ Database of people that perished in motorsports]
* [ All 77 Grand Prix driver deaths]
* [ A list of all drivers who were killed in racing, testing or practicing at Daytona.]
*ja [ A list of drivers who perished or were seriously injured in motorsports]

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