In Memoriam

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Not my cup of cake
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This weekend marks the 20th anniversary of the last driver to die whilst taking part in an F1 race. So that we don't forget all those who also gave their lives for the sport we all love here is a list of all the F1 drivers who have died at the wheel of an F1 car.

Cameron Earl (GB) whilst testing an ERA - 1952
Charles de Tornaco (B) Driving a Ferrari at the Modena GP - 1953
Onofre Marimon (RA) Driving a Maserati at the German GP - 1954
Mario Alborghetti (I) Driving a Maserati at the Pau GP - 1955
Eugenio Castellotti (I) Testing a Ferrari at Modena - 1957
Luigi Musso (I) Driving a Ferrari at the French GP - 1958
Peter Collins (GB) Driving a Ferrari at the German GP - 1958
Stuart Lewis-Evans (GB) Driving a Vanwall at the Moroccan GP - 1958
Harry Schell (USA) Driving a Cooper at BRDC International Trophy, Silverstone - 1960
Chris Bristow (GB) Driving a Cooper at the Belgian GP - 1960
Alan Stacey (GB) Driving a Lotus at the Belgian GP - 1960
Shane Summers (GB) Driving a Cooper at the Silver City Trophy, Brands Hatch - 1961
Giulio Cabianca (I) Testing a Cooper at Modena - 1961
Wolfgang von Trips (GB) Driving a Ferrari at the Italian GP - 1961
Ricardo Rodriguez (MEX) Driving a Lotus at the Mexican GP - 1961
Gary Hocking (Rho) Driving a Lotus at the Natal GP - 1962
Carel Godin de Beaufort (Ned) Driving a Porsche at the German GP - 1964
John Taylor (GB) Driving a Brabham at the German GP - 1966
Lorenzo Bandini (It) Driving a Ferrari at the Monaco GP - 1967
Bob Anderson (GB) Testing a Brabham at Silverstone - 1967
Jo Schlesser (Fr) Driving a Honda at the French GP - 1968
Gerhard Mitter (D) Driving a BMW at the German GP - 1969
Martin Brain (GB) Driving a Cooper at a Silverstone Club meeting - 1970
Piers Courage (GB) Driving a de Tomaso at the Dutch GP - 1970
Jochen Rindt (A) Driving a Lotus at the Italian GP - 1970
Jo Siffert (CH) Driving a BRM at the Race of Champions, Brands Hatch - 1971
Roger Williamson (GB) Driving a March at the Dutch GP - 1973
Francois Cevert (F) Driving a Tyrrell at the US GP - 1973
Peter Revson (USA) Driving a Shadow at the South African GP - 1974
Helmuth Koinigg (A) Driving a Surtees at the US GP - 1974
Mark Donohue (USA) Driving a Penske at the Austrian GP - 1975
Tom Pryce (GB) Driving a Shadow at the South African GP - 1977
Brian McGuire (AUS) Driving a Williams Shellsport Championship, Brands Hatch - 1977
Ronnie Peterson (S) Driving a Lotus at the Italian GP - 1978
Patrick Depailler (F) Testing an Alfa Romeo at Hockenheim - 1980
Gilles Villeneuve (CAN) Driving a Ferrari at the Belgian GP - 1982
Riccardo Paletti (I) Driving an Osella at the Canadian GP - 1982
Elio de Angelis (I) Testing a Brabham at Paul Ricard - 1986
Roland Ratzenberger (A) Driving a Simtek at the San Marino GP - 1994
Ayrton Senna (BR) Driving a Williams at the San Marino GP - 1994

May they rest in peace.
 

Quintessentially

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Charlie told the story about Elio de Angeli's death a few years ago in Autosport and it has to be one of the saddest because not only did he perish during testing, he was actually ok when he crashed. Bruised but ok and all the marshals had to do was get him out of the car yet they stood there pissing about. When Charlie and his minions got there and finally got him out of the car the damage had already been done and he'd inhaled too much smoke.
 

Mephistopheles

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Charlie told the story about Elio de Angeli's death a few years ago in Autosport and it has to be one of the saddest because not only did he perish during testing, he was actually ok when he crashed. Bruised but ok and all the marshals had to do was get him out of the car yet they stood there pissing about. When Charlie and his minions got there and finally got him out of the car the damage had already been done and he'd inhaled too much smoke.

Yes I agree if an accident happens and there is action that someone can take to prevent a death but doesn't for whatever reason then that is just unacceptable, and makes the unnecessary death even harder to bare..
 

Bushi

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Think there are missing a few names of drivers, Indianapolis 500 was also considered a f1 race.

Found out yesterday that at the start of the 1994 Imola GP, Pedro Lamy drove in the back of Jyrki Jarviletho car on the grid and a spectator was killed by the debris.
 

FB

Not my cup of cake
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I omitted the Indy 500 drivers deliberately Bushi as, although for a few years it was part of the F1 Championship, none of the drivers in the F1 series took part. There are also a few F1 drivers missing who died in other series, the two most notable for me are Jim Clark, who died in an F2 car and Stefan Bellof, who died in a WEC car.
 
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