Marc Surer

27. Jun 2019 
by Ziv Knoll

A good Swiss driver, Marc Surer participated in 88 F1 races.

He is seen here with German driver Manfred Winkelhock.

He is currently working as TV commentator and racing school instructor.

In 1979, he won the Formula 2 championship in a works March-BMW.

Surer’s debut in F1 took place at the end of 1979 and was somewhat troubled. He broke his legs in qualifying in for the 1980 South African Grand Prix held in Kyalami, driving an ATS.

He recovered to give Ensign their best result with a 4th place at the 1981 Brazilian Grand Prix.

He later drove for Theodore, before spending two seasons with Arrows, until BMW support earned him a seat at Brabham for 1985.

Surer returned to Arrows for 1986 but quickly retired from Formula One halfway through the season and moved to rallying.

He had a terrible accident in the ADAC Hessen-Rallye in his Ford RS200. He was seriously injured and his co-driver was killed. This meant the end of his racing career.

Drove for : Ensign, ATS, Theodore, Arrows, Brabham.

Scored 17 World Championship points in 82 GP starts.


Source: DR

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