Marc Surer

Tuesday 18th September 1951

Born on this day, Marc Surer, former racing driver from Switzerland. He.competed in 82 grands prix between 1979 and 1986 without ever climbing onto the podium, his best finish being a brace of fourths. To be fair, he struggled in a series of fairly uncompetitive cars and also broke his legs while testing an ATS in 1980. Another serious accident in 1986 killed his co-driver and in effect finished his F1 career. He was retained in various roles by by BMW and remained closely involved in the sport as a commentator and presenter.

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