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John Surtees

John Surtees

Maranello, 11 February – Reaching the age of eighty is a wonderful landmark, as are the many and great landmarks first achieved by John Surtees in his time as a racer on two and four wheels.

“First of all, he was an extraordinary motorcycle champion before doing the same in motor sport, taking a fantastic Formula 1 World Championship crown with us in 1964,” President Luca di Montezemolo told https://www.ferrari.com/en-US.

“He is a dear friend to me and he has always maintained an excellent relationship with our company. Vincent_KneeDrag“On behalf of the entire Ferrari family, I send John all the very best wishes for his birthday!”

Apart from winning the championship and four Formula 1 Grands Prix, there were other important victories with the Scuderia racing sports prototypes: two wins in the Nurburgring 1000 Kilometres (1963 and 1965) and one in the 1963 Sebring 12 Hours and the Monza 1000 Kilometres….

 

 

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