Marc Surer  Switzerland

  • Full name Marc Surer
  • Birth date September 18, 1951
  • Birthplace Füllinsdorf, Switzerland
  • Current age 63 years 32 days
  • Teams Arrows, ATS, Brabham, Ensign, Theodore
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World Championship Career
Year Car Race Start Won Pod Class Best Pole Front Best Lap Hat Pts Pos
1979 Ensign 3 1 0 0 0 - 0 0 21 0 0 0 -
1980 ATS 11 9 0 0 5 7 0 0 11 0 0 0 -
1981 Ensign, Theodore 14 13 0 0 9 4 0 0 15 1 0 4 16
1982 Arrows 12 12 0 0 9 5 0 0 14 0 0 3 21
1983 Arrows 15 15 0 0 11 5 0 0 5 0 0 4 15
1984 Arrows 16 15 0 0 5 6 0 0 14 0 0 1 20
1985 Brabham 12 12 0 0 8 4 0 0 5 0 0 5 13
1986 Arrows 5 5 0 0 3 9 0 0 15 0 0 0 -
Total 88 82 0 0 50 4 0 0 5 1 0 17
Race Circuit Date
First race Italian Grand Prix Monza September 9, 1979 Race results
Last race Belgian Grand Prix Spa May 25, 1986 Race results
Profile

Promoted to Formula One after winning the 1979 European Formula Two title, Marc raced three times with Ensign in 1979, before moving to ATS in 1980 and badly damaging his ankles in a crash at the South African Grand Prix. In 1982, when he was driving for Arrows, he crashed in testing again, but, once fit, he drove for Arrows until the end of 1984, earning admiration for his often skilled performances. Marc was finally given the chance to show his ability in Formula One when he replaced François Hesnault in a Brabham alongside Nelson Piquet in 1985, before moving back to Arrows in 1986.

Marc's career ended when he crashed a Ford RS200 rally car heavily. His co-driver was killed and Surer himself was badly burned. After running BMW's touring car project, he has since become a television commentator.

Reproduced from The Ultimate Encyclopedia of Formula One published by Carlton Books

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June 24, 1984

Marc Surer collides with Nelson Piquet at the start of the race, causing a restart

May 1, 1981

Marc Surer of Theodore, 1981 Formula One World Championship.

     

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