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Thierry Sabine 1949 - 1986

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French motorcycle racer and founder and main organizer of Paris Dakar who died in a helicopter crash in 1986.

Bruno Saby 1949

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Saby won the 1988 Monte Carlo Rally. His name is now synonymous with desert rallying. He won the Paris Dakar in 1993 and the World Cross-Country Cup in 2005.

Greg Sacks 1952

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Greg Sacks is a NASCAR Nextel Cup driver. Sacks has spent much of his career as a Research and Development driver for various NASCAR teams.

Bob Said 1932 - 2002

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Bob Said started racing in 1952 in the USA but turned his attention to Europe where he raced with Maston Gregory. He raced in the American Grand Prix in 1959 at Sebring, driving Paul Emery's ancient Connaught. He lost everything in 1962 but rebuilt his fortune and took up winter sports,...

Boris Said III 1962

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Boris Said Jnr is an American race car driver from Carlsbad, his NASCAR career began in 1995 as a "Road Course Ringer" primarily due to his extensive road-racing experience. His is co-owner of the SoBe No Fear Team.

Max Sailer 1882 - 1964

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An engineer with Daimler he was a member of the works Mercedes team. He won his class in the Targa Florio in 1921 and 1922 and competed in the Indy 500 in 1923, finishing 8th.

Mike Salay 1909 - 1973

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Raced at Indy once in 1948 retiring after just 13 laps.

Eliseo Salazar 1954

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The only Chilean to make it to F1, Eliseo Salazar participated in 37 Grands Prix, debuting on March 15, 1981. His most famous moment came in 1982 when he was assaulted on live TV by Nelson Piquet. Salazar had just taken him out as he was being lapped.

David Saleens 1975

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A Belgium karting champion, David Saelens then won the Formula Renault Benelux Championship in 1995. In 1998 he won the French F3 title by winning 14 out of 18 races and won the Marlboro Formula 3 Masters at Zandvoort. Rookie of the Year in F3000 in 1999. He raced for AMG Mercedes in the DTM series...

Bob Sall 1908 - 1974

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Bob was a pretty decent Sprint car driver who survived some major accidents. He was also a very good mechanic.

Mika Salo 1966

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Roy Salvadori 1922 - 2012

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Salvadori raced for the factory teams of Cooper, Aston Martin, Vanwall, BRM and Connaught. He also drove F1 Ferrari Maserati, Cooper - Maserati and Connaught for private entrants. His best result in the FIA F1 World Championship was 4th in 1958 behind Mike Hawthorn, Moss and Brooks.

Otto Salzer 1874 - 1944

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Otto Salzer was the foreman of the mechanics at the Daimler Motoren Gesellschaft factory and a test driver. He became a works driver in 1903 and contested and won several races for Mercedes before and after the First World War.

Brian Sampson 1935

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Brian started racing in 1954 and he is still competing! Best known for his win in the 1975 Bathurst race driving with another Australian legend, the late Peter Brock. He has won literally hundreds of races in saloons, sports cars and single seaters.

Sir Francis Samuelson 1890 - 1981

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Sir Francis Samuelson, fourth Baronet of Bodicote, raced before WWI and after WWII becoming probably the oly driver to do so. Raced in cyclecars then sports cars, particularly MGs and finaly 500cc F3.

Ninian Sanderson 1925 - 1985

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Ninian Sanderson won the 1956 24 Hours of Le Mans together with Ron Flockhart on a Jaguar D-Type.

Waldemar Santilli 1926 - 1984

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Brazilian racing driver who specialised in the Mecânica Nacional series.

Marshall Sargent 1931 - 1990

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Raced from 1949 to 1969, winning over 500 feature races on the oval tracks of America and Australia.

Roscoe Sarles 1892 - 1922

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Roscoe Sarles as born in New Albany, Indiana. He was a racing driver active in the formative years of motor racing in the United States. he waas killed in a 300-mile race in Kansas City when a steering knuckle broke on his Durant.

Stephane Sarrazin 1974

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French racing driver who had a brief F1 career. Drove in F3000 for the Prost Junior team and was lent to Minardi for a one off race in Brazil in 1999 to deputise for the injured Luca Badoer. Continued as a test driver for Prost and Toyota, before turning to Rallying with Subaru and sports car racing...

Takuma Sato 1977

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Peter Sauber 1943

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Peter Sauber was born in Zurich, Switzerland and is famous for being the team principal and owner of the Sauber Formula One team that is now the BMW F1 team.

David Earl Savage, Jr. 1946 - 1973

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Savage started racing 1/4 midgets then motorcycles and karts. He then graduated to NASCAR, Can-Am, Trans-A and finally into Indy cars where he tragically lost his life as a result of injuries sustained in the Indy 500 in 1973.

Johnny Sawyer 1902 - 1989

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Johnny Sawyer was a racing driver who competed at Indianapolis without success in the 1930's.

Charles Sawyer-Hoare 1942

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A pretty respectable driver who, after trying his hand at F3, switched to saloon cars racing in Renaults in the 70s before graduating to the European Touring Car Championships.

Carl Scarborough 1914 - 1953

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Drove at Indy twice, sadly succumbing to heat exhaustion and dying there in 1953 in the race often reffered to as the 'Hottest 500'.

Ludovico Scarfiotti 1933 - 1968

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The nephew of Fiat boss Gianni Agnelli, Scarfiotti captured the hearts of his countrymen with an enormously popular victory in the 1966 Italian Grand Prix at Monza.

Giorgio Scarlatti 1921 - 1992

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Scarlatti was an Italian F1 driver. He participated in 15 grands prix, debuting on May 13, 1956. He scored 1 championship point.

José Scaron 1895 - 1975

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Joseph Charles Georges Scaron was a talented Voiturette and sports car driver whose career spanned 30 years.

Jody Scheckter 1950

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Jaki Scheckter 1974

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Son of Ian and nephew of Jody, Jaki was hearing-impaired since birth. He won the South African Formula Ford championship in 1992 and the Barber Dodge Pro Series in 1995.

Tomas Scheckter 1980

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Son of 1979 Formula 1 World Champion Jody Scheckter. After being dropped by the Jaguar F1 team in 2001 he went to the USA where he races in the IRL

Harry Schell 1921 - 1960

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A playboy racer who made his Grand Prix debut at Monaco in 1950 in a Cooper, the first rear-engined car to contest a Formula 1 race. He was killed in during practice for the Silverstone International Trophy.

Tim Schenken 1943

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Formula One driver from Australia. He participated in 36 grands prix, debuting on August 16, 1970. He achieved 1 podium, and scored a total of 7 championship points.

Albert Scherrer 1908 - 1986

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Swiss amateur who mainly raced a Jaguar XK120 in local races and hill climbs. He entered one Grand Prix, the Swiss in 1953, in a HWM - Alta. He had a minor accident but restarted and finished in 9th place but was unclassified as he was 16 laps behind the winner, Alberto Ascari.

Dominico Schiattarella 1967

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Schiattarella raced in Italian Formula 4 before graduating to Formula 3 where by 1991 he was a leading runner. After a brief spell in the SudAm Formula 3, he tried Champcars in 1994 before joining the Simtek Formula 1 team which folded mid 1995. He then raced sports cars with the occasional...

Heinz Schiller 1930 - 2007

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Heinz Schiller was a former powerboat champion who switched to cars in the mid-1950s. He finished second in class on the 1957 Mille Miglia. He drove in one World Championship Grand Prix in Germany in 1962, retiring with oil pressure problems after 3 laps.

Bill Schindler 1909 - 1952

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Raced most of his career with one leg after his left leg was amputated following an accident in 1936. He won six Eastern Midget titles, won four ARDC and raced at Indy three times. One of three driver to race in the indy 500 with a prosthetic leg. The others being Al Miller and Cal...

Jo Schlesser 1928 - 1968

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Jo Schlesser was a successful sports car and GT driver. He drove in three Formula One races, the 1966 and 1967 German Grand Prix in F2 spec cars and the 1968 French Grand Prix in which he was killed in the Honda RA302.

Sam Schmidt 1964

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Sam Schmidt is a former Indy Racing League driver and current Indycar and Indy Pro Series team owner. In January 2000, in testing, Sam suffered a horrendous crash that rendered him a Quadriplegic. Inspired by Sir Frank Williams, he founded Sam Schmidt Motorsports, which has become one of the most...

Louis F. Schneider 1901 - 1942

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Ex-traffic cop who won the Indy 500 in 1931. Struggled with the bottle and eventually died from complications from a badly broken arm sustained in a crash in a Midget race in San Diego in 1938.

Bernd Schneider 1964

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Having raced unsuccessfully in F1 he turned to touring cars winning his first DTM title in 1995. He won the FIA GT title in 1997 returning to DTM in 2000, winning the title that year as well as in 2001 and 2003.

Frankie Schneider 1926

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Frankie Schneider of Lambertville, New Jersey was a stock car, modified, midget, and sprint car racer.

Herbert Schnitzer 1941

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Founder of Schnitzer Motorsport with his brother in 1967, Herbert and Joseph both used to race but quit in 1968 to concentrate on the business.

Rudolf Schoeller 1902 - 1978

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Swiss amateur racing driver who drove a Ferrari 212 in the 1952 German Grand Prix for Ecurie Espadon.

Gus Schrader 1895 - 1941

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Gus Schrader had a racing career that spanned from the 1920s into the 40s. One of the all time great midget racers Schrader drove in the Indianapolis 500 just once in 1932.

Dorsey Schroeder 1950

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Robert Schroeder 1926 - 2011

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Rob Schroeder made one World Championship Grand Prix appearance in the 1962 US Grand Prix before returning to relative obscurity.

Michiel Schuitemaker 1964

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Millionaire male model, racing driver and winner of 9News' 2002 local bachelor contest, Schuitemaker races in the Grand Am Cup in the USA

Michael Schumacher 1969

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Michael Schumacher is the most successful F1 driver ever, winning the most victories, most championship points and a record seven World Drivers' Championship Titles.

Ralf Schumacher 1975

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German Formula One racing driver curently with the Toyota team. He won the Japanese Formula Nippon Championship in 1996. Made his Formula One debut in 1997.

Adolfo Schwelm-Cruz 1923

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Winner of the Argentine Sports Car Championship in 1951, he also competed in Europe in Grand Prix and the Targa Florio.

Louis Schwitzer Sr 1880 - 1967

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Schwitzer has a permanent place in history of Indyanapolis as the winner of the first auto race there in 1909, 21½ months before the inaugural Indy 500. He drove a Stoddard-Dayton at an average speed of 57.43 miles per hour over the still unpaved oval.

Wendell Scott 1928 - 1990

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American stock car racing driver from Danville, Virginia. During most of his career he was the only African-American driver in NASCAR.

Bob Scott 1928 - 1954

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Indy driver who drove relief in 1953 for Carl Scarborough who later died of heat exhaustion.

Archie Scott-Brown 1927 - 1958

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Archie was born with radically deformed legs and a partially formed right arm. After 22 operations without which he wouldn't even have walked he set out on an amazing journey to Formula 1.

Averil Scott-Moncrieff 1915 - 2006

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Averil Scott-Moncrieff started out racing a Bugatti but soon switched to one of the first Lotus VIs. She competed in a lot of races with great reliablity and usually finished near the front.

Piero Scotti 1909 - 1976

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An Italia privateer who successfully raced Ferrari sports cars in the 1950s. He made one attempt at F1 driving a Connaught in the Belgian Grand Prix in 1956.

Dennis Scribbans 1909 - 1989

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ERA driver before WWII.

Richard John Beattie Seaman 1913 - 1939

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Seaman was one of if not the greatest British pre-war Grand Prix driver. He famously drove for the Mercedes-Benz team from 1937-1939, winning the 1938 German Grand Prix in the W125 car. He was killed while leading the the 1939 Belgian Grand Prix at Spa-Francorchamps. In the wet, he crashed into a...

Wilhelm Sebastian 1903 - 1978

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Won the 1931 Mille Miglia as Caracciola's riding mechanic. Sebastian was a mechanic and reserve driver for Auto Union in 1934.

Henry Segrave 1896 - 1930

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Henry Segrave was famous for setting three land speed records and the water speed record. He was the first person to hold both the land and water speed records simultaneously and was the first person to travel at over 200 mph (320 km/h).

Willi Seibel 1896 - 1977

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Wolfgang Seidel 1926 - 1987

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A German amateur who competed in 24 Grand Prix and won the 1959 Targa Florio with Edgar Barth.

Masanori Sekiya 1949

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Masanori Sekiya is a Japanese racing driver most famous for being the first Japanese driver to win the 24 Hours of Le Mans, which he accomplished in 1995.

TVG Selby 1906 - 1967

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Thomas Vivian Gott Selby was well know for his exploits in sand racing and at Brooklands campaining a Bugatti 35C between 1929 and 1935.

Ayrton Senna 1960 - 1994

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Ayrton Senna won the Formula One Championship three times until his fatal crash at the San Marino Grand Prix. A monumental genius with frightening commitment, Ayrton Senna da Silva is arguably the greatest driver in Formula-One history.

Rich Senneker 1940 - 1973

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Dorino Serafini 1909 - 2000

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European Motorcycle Champion of 1939, survivor of two World Wars and two frightening accidents, Serafino finished second in five of the seven Formula One Grands Prix he entered.

Doug Serrurier 1920 - 2006

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A mainstay of South African motor racing, both as a driver and constructor with his LDS specials. He raced in the South African Grand Prix 3 times between 1962 and 1965.

Johnny Servoz-Gavin 1942 - 2006

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Georges-Francis "Johnny" Servoz-Gavin was a motor racing driver in both sportscars and single seaters. he won the French Formula Three Championship in 1966 and the European Formula 2 Championship in 1969. He participated in 13 Formula One World Championship Grand Prix between 1967 and 1970,...

Frank Sessoms 1933 - 2007

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Tony Settember 1926 - 2014

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Settember raced sports cars in the USA before travelling to Europe to try his hand a F1. After a year with an Emeryson he formed his own team Scirocco-Powell and commissioned his own car. Quit single-seaters after two years and returned to the USA in Can-Am and F5000 with little in the way of...

Neil Shanahan 1979 - 1999

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One of Ireland's most promising young drivers, he won the 1998 'Ford of Ireland' Formula Ford Zetec title and with it the 'RIAC Dunlop Driver of the Year'. In 1999, racing in the British Formula Ford Championship at Oulton Park, he crashed, succumbing to his injuries.

Herb Shannon 1931

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Shannon ran his first race at Hawkeye Downs in 1953, when it was a dirt track and ran his first asphalt race in 1983 at the famed Milwaukee Mile.

Hap Sharp 1928 - 1993

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Sharp was Texas oil man who had the means to indulge his passion for Formula 1 and drove in six Grand Prix on the North American continent in the early sixties. He was heavily involved in the Chaparral sports car project and drove one to victory at Sebring with Jim Hall in 1985.

Ryan Sharp 1979

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Doc Shattuc 1894 - 1962

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Raced at Indy tree times, 1925, 1926 and 1927 with a best finish of 9th in 1925 driving a Miller.

Wilbur Shaw 1902 - 1954

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Warren Wilbur Shaw was a noted American automobile racer and three time winner of the Indy 500. He was also president of the Indianapolis Motor Speedway from 1945 until his death.

Barry Sheene 1950 - 2003

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Bill Sheffler 1917 - 1949

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Unusual for racing drivers at that time, Bill Sheffler neither smoked cigarettes or drank alcohol. He raced in the Indy 500 three times. He was killed in a AAA Cahmp car race at the New Jersey State Fairgrounds track in Trenton in 1949.

Tony Shelly 1937 - 1998

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A popular Kiwi driver to came to Europe in 1962. Did well in non-championship races but retired after 6 laps in his only World Championship appearance. Moved to Hawaii where he ran a number of successful car dealerships.

Elliott Shepard 1876 - 1927

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Elliott Shepard was a rich amateur racer with connections to the famous Vanderbilt family. Wayward in his youth he took to racing competing in the French Grand Prix on two occasions and in the Vanderbilt Cup. He only finished one race in his brief career finishing 9th. in the 1907 French Grand...

Morgan Shepherd 1941

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Clay Morgan Shepherd has been a NASCAR Nextel Cup driver since 1977. He has also raced in the Busch, and Craftsman Truck Series. He is a born again Christian who serves as a lay minister to the racing community.

Richard Shepherd-Barron 1937

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Richard raced professionally for 5 years in the late Fifties and early Sixties, driving a variety of cars including Fiat-Abarth, Alfa Romeo, Lotus, Cooper, AC-Bristol, Morgan, DeepSanderson, Taraschi-Fiat, Chevrolet, Porsche, Ferrari, Ford GT40 and a Mini.

Kenjiro Shinozuka 1948

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Kenjiro Shinozuka, a Japanese rally driver, was the first Japanese competitor to win a WRC event. He also became the first Japanese driver to win the coveted Paris-Dakar Rally in 1997 driving a Mitsubishi Pajero.

Glen Shultz 1894 - 1936

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Glen Shultz is best known for his success at Pikes Peak he took six wins on the hill. He also drove relief for Earl DeVore at Indy in 1925.

Larry Shurter 1917 - 2005

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Larry Shurter was a NASCAR driver from Samsonville in New York State. He started racing midgets in 1938 but also competed in five NASCAR events, making his NASCAR debut in 1950 on the Daytona Beach Road Course.

Richard Shuttleworth 1909 - 1940

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Dick Shuttleworth was a wealthy collector who raced a Bugatti T51 and an Alfa Romeo Tipo B. He won the first British Grand Prix at Donnington in 1935. He quit racing shortly after a bad accident at the 1936 South African GP. He joined the RAF and was killed in a night flying accident in 1940. His...

Craig Siebert 1950 - 1999

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American sports car driver who had a brief career in IMSA in 1981 and 1982 finishing second in the Daytona 24 Hour race both years.

Eugenio Siena 1905 - 1938

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Eugenio Siena, a cousin of Giuseppe Campari, raced for Scuderia Ferrari before establishing his own team. He later joined the works Alfa Romeo GP team but was killed in his first race for them.

Jo Siffert 1936 - 1971

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Considered to be one of the best racing drivers ever, Siffert was a popular and glamorous star who came from humble beginnings to achieve great successes on the international racing circuit. He died in a non-championship F1 race at Brand Hatch. 50,000 people lined the streets of Fribourg,...

Massimo Sigala 1951

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Sports car driver from Italy who mainly raced for Brun motorsport in IMSA and the WEC. He finished on the podium a number of times including second at Daytona in the 24 hour race in 1987 and two third place finishes at Sebring in 1991 and 1992.

Jimmy Sills 1926 - 1956

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Jim Sills was a former NASCAR driver from Rio Linda, California.

Andre Simon 1920

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Andre Simon was a key member of the Simca-Gordini racing in both Grands Prix and Formula 2. He raced for Ferrari in 1952 and also drove for Mercedes in GP and sports cars in 1955. Raced on until 1965 mostly as an independent in sports and GT racing.

Bill Simpson 1940 - 2019

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Bill Simpson has protected and saved hundreds of racing drivers through his fire proof suits, helmets and safety devices. He also raced in SCCA, Indycars and Dragsters.

Ugo Sivocci 1885 - 1923

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Ugo Sivocci raced for Alfa Romeo and is credited with the cloverleaf, which is still synonymous with the marque. He won the Targa Florio in 1923. He died in a practice crash at Monza.

Vern Slagh 1940

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Vern Slagh didn't start racing until 1990, at the age of 50. He raced in the late-model division until 1999 when he joined the ARCA series. He made one appearance in NASCAR at the Busch Series event at Michigan in 2003.

Rob Slotemaker 1929 - 1979

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Rob Slotemaker founded and taught at the anti-skid school in Zandvoort and played an important role in the development of Jan Lammers career. He raced for over 25 years in every type of competition until his untimely death in a saloon car race at Zandvoort.

Louise Smith 1916 - 2006

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Louise Smith was one of the true pioneers of early stock car racing, running Modifieds from 1946 thru 1956 and actually competing in the first stock car race she ever saw.

Mike Smith 1955 - 2014

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Better know as a televisiona nd radio presenter, Mike was a professional touring car & truck racing driver in the 1980s. In 1989 he established a BTCC team known as Trakstar with Robb Gravett.

Larry Smith 1942 - 1973

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Larry Smith was first NASCAR Winston Cup Rookie of the Year in 1971. He died at Talladega in 1973.

Malcolm Smith 1941

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American off-road racing legend. He is a six time winner of the Baja 1000, three times on a motorcycle and three times in a car, a four time winner of the Baja 500, he has twice won the Mint 400 and the Roof of Africa Rallye as well as participating in the Paris Dakar Rally twice.

Tom Sneva 1948

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George Snider 1940

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22 time starter in the Indy 500, Snider was the 1971 USAC Silver Crown Champion and the 1981-1982 USAC Champ Car Champion.

Jimmy Snyder 1909 - 1939

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Famous American racing driver, finished second in the Indy 500 in 1939 but was killed a month later in a minor midget race in Illinois.

Moises Solana 1935 - 1969

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Mexican driver who competed regularly in his home Grand Prix between 1963 and 1968. He qualified a works Lotus 49 in seventh place for the '67 US Grand Prix. He was killed in a Can-Am McLaren whilst competing in a domestic hillclimb during the summer of 1969.

Alex Soler-Roig 1932

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A wealthy semi professional Spanish driver who competed in 9 Grand Prix. He enjoyed more success in sports cars and touring cars, winning the Jarama 6 hour race with Jochen Rindt and dominating Spanish GT racing in 1970 with his Porsche 917.

Raymond Sommer 1906 - 1950

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Known for his fair play and good sportsmanship, Sommer always raced flat out even when all hope of a good position was lost. He refused any major offer for a works drive, preferring to be his own man. He won the French GP in 1936 and Le Mans twice in 1932 and 1933.

Steve Soper 1952

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Steve Soper raced in sports cars and touring cars at the top level for over 20 years. In 1983 he almost won the British Touring Car Championship before his Rover was deemed illegal.

Vincenzo Sospiri 1966

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1995 F3000 champion caught up in the Lola F1 fiasco. Since found success in Sportscars and the IRL, but failed to impress in brief CART foray.

Joe Sostilio 1915 - 2000

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Joe Sostilio raced both sprint cars and midgets. He won the New England Dirt Championship in 1935, 1936 and 1938. He also won the Bay State Midget Racing Association Championship in 1947 and Eastern Sprint Car Championship in 1953.

Stephen South 1952

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Following some impressive winter testing performances for Team Lotus, South entered the 1980 Long Beach Grand Prix for McLaren. He failed to qualify. Later in the year his career was ended when he had part of his leg amputated following a Can-Am accident.

Lester Spangler 1906 - 1933

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Up and coming sprint car driver from Los Angeles California who was killed on his first appearance at the Indy 500 in 1933.

Mike Sparken 1930

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Poberejsky was a wealthy amateur Ferrari racer who raced under the name of Mike Spaken. He was most successful racing in North Africa.

Bill Spear 1916 - 1979

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Bill Spear was a wealthy amateur racing driver who drove at Le Mans with Briggs Cunningham. Runner up in the SCCA National Championship in 1952 and 1954, he won the title in 1953.

Lake Speed 1948

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Speed started racing when he was just twelve. He raced non-stop every season until 1998, when he was hurt in an accident. During his career he had over four hundred Winston Cup starts and seventy four top ten finishes. In 1988 at the Darlington Raceway he took his only Winston Cup Victory.

Scott Speed 1983

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Scott Andrew Speed drives for the Scuderia Toro Rosso F1 team, he made his Formula 1 race debut at the 2006 Bahrain Grand Prix.

Mike Spence 1936 - 1968

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Mike Spence participated in 36 grands prix. He was killed in practice for the 1968 Indianapolis 500 when he crashed his Lotus 56 turbine car and was struck on the head by the right front wheel.

Ricardo Sperafico 1979

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The son of a former Brazilian Stock Car driver, Ricardo Sperafico is a Brazillian Champ Car driver.

Rafael Sperafico 1981 - 2007

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Rafael Sperafico, cousin to the racing twins, Ricardo and Rodrigo Sperafico, as well as Alexandre Sperafico, made his way up to Euro F3000 but after a dissapointing season in 2003 he returned to his studies. In returned to racing in 2006 and the following year was tragically killed at Interlagos...

Steve Spitler 0 - 1958

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American Sports Car driver. Raced mainly MG and Jaguar cars though he once drove a Morris Minor in the Sebring 12 hour race!

Lyn St. James 1947

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Started racing in 1973. Became the second woman in history to qualify for the Indy 500 in 1992. She has also raced at Le Mans, Daytona and Sebring.

Alan Stacey 1933 - 1960

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Stacey had an artificial lower right leg and used a motorcycle style twist-grip throttle. Drove for Lotus but was killed at 1960 Belgian Grand Prix when he was hit full in the face by a bird causing him to crash.

Antonio Stagnoli 1919 - 1953

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Antonio Stagnoli was a successful Italian sports car driver, responsible for the first collaboration between Ferrari and Zagato, he was killed on first stage of the 1953 Carrera Panamericana driving a Ferrari 375MM Pinin.

Louis Stanley 1912 - 2004

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Louis and his wife Jean, were team principals for BRM from the 1960s and Stanley-BRM from 1974 until the team's closure in 1977.

Elbert Stapp 1904 - 1980

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Babe Stapp was a big-name Indy driver in the 1930s. In all he competed 12 times in the '500'. His best result was 5th place in 1939 with an Alfa Romeo.

Gaetano Starrabba 1932

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An Italian nobleman, Starrabba was a regular in the Targa Florio for many years. He raced an F1 Lotus Maserati in the Italian Grand prix in 1961, his only World Championship appearance.

Hans Heinrich Steinemann 1939 - 2003

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Rico Steinemann was a Porsche sports car driver and race team manager for the factory taking over from Huschke von Hanstein in 1969.

Gwenda Stewart 1894 - 1990

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Gwenda wore her hair in a mannish cut to disguise her femininity. She started racing motorcycles but switched to cars. She raced at Le Mans in 1934 and 1935 but prefered record breaking and held the ultimate Brooklands Ladies Outer Circuit lap record at 135.95 mph.

Jimmy Stewart 1931 - 2008

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Older brother of Sir Jackie, Jimmy was an integral part of the Ecurie Ecosse team. A very fast and fearless driver, after accidents at Le Mans in 1954 and another at Silverstone the following year, he was forced to quit.

Max Stewart 1935 - 1977

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Max Stewart started racing motorcycles before omving to single seaters and saloon cars. He won the Australian F2 title four times and the Australian Grand Prix twice (non-championship). He was killed in an accident in practice for a race at Calder in 1977.

Jackie Stewart 1939

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Jackie Stewart is best known as a triple World Champion, but that pales in historical significance compared to his unfaltering campaign to improve safety and organisation in Grand prix racing.

Ian Stewart 1929

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Ian Macpherson M Stewart

Ottis Stine 1908 - 2000

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Pennsylvania Sprint Car driver who once finished second in the AAA points standings.

Siegfried Stohr 1952

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Siegfried Stohr is a former Formula One driver from Italy. Just as he was coming to terms with F1 he was involved in a bizzare start line incident at the 1981 Belgian Grand Prix and went downhill from there

Dickie Stoop 1920 - 1968

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Claude Storez 1927 - 1959

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Storez was one of France's foremost rally drivers. He won the French Championship in 1957 (Porsche). Later he took up circuit racing and in 1958 won the French F2 Championship. he was also a multiple class winner at Le Mans, the Mille Miglia and the Rheims 12hr race.

Ramo Stott 1934

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Ramo Stott raced from 1967-1977 and 1984. Ramo, former ARCA and reigning USAC stock car champion, won the pole for the 1976 Daytona 500.

Paul Ernst Strähle 1927 - 2010

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Paul Ernst Strahlewas one of the most successful Porsche privateers during the 1950s and 1960s

Whitney Straight 1912 - 1979

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Air Commodore Whitney Willard Straight CBE, MC, DFC was a Grand Prix motor racing driver, aviator, businessman, and a member of the prominent Whitney family of the United States.

Philippe Streiff 1955

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French Formula 3 Champion in 1981, he drove for AGS in F2 before graduating to F1 with Ligier and then Tyrrell. He rejoined AGS, now in F1, in 1988 but he was left paralysed after a pre-season testing accident at Rio de Janeiro in 1989.

Martin Stretton 1959

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One of the top historic racers on the scene today. Winner of the Monaco Historic GP three times, twice winner of the TGP Championship (1995 and 2000) and twice winner of the Historic F2 Championship (1994 and 2005).

Amanda Stretton 1973

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Amanda is a well known radio and television presenter who also writes for a number of newspapers and motoring journals. She has been involved in motor sport all her life competing in historic racing as well as ASCAR and the FIA GT Championship.

Wayman Stricklin 1961

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Stricklin is a NASCAR driver who made his Busch Series debut in 1985. He married the daughter of NASCAR legend Donnie Allison.

Tim Sugden 1964

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Tim Sugden raced in F3000 before joining the BMW Junior team run by Prodrive in the BTCC. In 1997 he moved to GT racing, winning the Porsche Cup, awarded by Porsche to the most successful driver of customer owned Porsche, in 2005.

Danny Sullivan 1950

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Sullivan starting racing in Europe, eventually ending up back in the 'States in 1980. He made his CART debut in 1982 and in 1983 he became an F1 driver with Tyrrell however he was back in CART in 1984. In 1985 he won the Indy 500 and the CART title in 1987.

Gerald Sumner 1912 - 1964

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A leading light in the Junior Car Club at Brooklands, he raced many different vehicles from a tiny GN to the big V12 Delage LSR car.

Bobby Sumner 1916 - 1999

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Marc Surer 1951

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Formula One driver from Switzerland. He participated in 87 grands prix, debuting on September 9, 1979. He scored a total of 17 championship points.

Christina Surer 1974

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Christina Surer was married to Formula 1 driver Marc Surer. She races touring cars, recently competing in the SEAT Leon Supercopa and the Nürburgring 24 Hour race.

Henry Surtees 1991 - 2009

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Son of John Surtees, the only man to win world championships on two and four wheels, Henry started his racing in karts before graduating to single seaters in 2007. He entered the new Formula 2 series in 2009 but was tragically killed in a freak accident at Brands Hatch.

Len Sutton 1925 - 2006

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Lenard Sutton raced in the AAA and USAC Championship Car series from 1955 until 1965 seasons. He finished in the top ten 43 times, including 3 wins. His best finish at Indy was 2nd in 1962.

Toshio Suzuki 1955

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Jacques Swaters 1926 - 2010

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Jacques Swaters is a former Formula One driver from Belgium and former team owner of Ecurie Francorchamps and Ecurie Nationale Belge.

Bob Sweikert 1926 - 1956

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Best known for winning the 1955 Indianapolis 500 and 1955 National Championship, he finished third in the Sebring 12 Hour race in 1956 and had intended to compete in European road racing in 1957. Sadly he was killed later in 1956 after crashing his Sprint car at Salem, Indiana.

Sammy Swindell 1955

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Swindell ranks second in all-time wins in the World of Outlaws series, having claimed more than 260 feature victories. Swindell has won the WoO championship on three occasions, in 1981, 1982 and 1997.

Frank Sytner 1944

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Started racing in 1970, moved into historic car racing in the 1990s. Winner of the BRDC Historic Sports Car Championship in 2001.

Ferenc Szisz 1873 - 1944

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Hungarian racing driver and the winner of the first Grand Prix, the Grand Prix de l'ACF (French GP) in 1906. He was given French citizenship for his services to France during WW1.