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Bill Whittington, who has died aged 71 in a plane crash, won the Le Mans 24 Hours and made five Indianapolis 500 starts during a racing career overshadowed by controversy.
Manfred Kremer, who has died aged 81, was the engineering mastermind of the family Porsche team run together with brother Erwin that won the Le Mans 24 Hours in 1979.
Sabine Schmitz, affectionally known as the ‘Queen of the Nurburgring’, has died at the age of 51 following a long battle with cancer.
Broadcasting legend Murray Walker, who has died at the age of 97, made a huge contribution to growth in interest in Formula 1 in Britain.
One-time Formula 1 starter Chris Craft, one of Britain's leading racers of the 1970s, has died aged 81 after a long illness.
Team owner and former Minardi Formula 1 driver Adrian Campos has passed away at the age of 60.
A significant figure in future McLaren supremo Ron Dennis’s formative years as a team owner, and himself briefly the head of an F1 squad, Tony Vlassopulos died recently. He was 89.
A jovial, warm-hearted character who became celebrated as ‘The Voice of Brands’, veteran circuit commentator Brian Jones died on New Year’s Day, 2021. He was 85.
Two-time Daytona 24 Hours victor John Paul Jr, who was also a race winner in CART and IndyCar, has died aged 60 after a long battle with a neurological condition.
Jim Pace, an 18-time participant in the Rolex 24 At Daytona from 1990-2016, passed away on November 13 in Memphis, Tennessee after contracting COVID-19.
Maurice Petty, a Hall of Fame engine builder that propelled the Petty family dynasty in NASCAR, died Saturday, July 25, 2020, surrounded by his family. He was 81.
Hans Mezger, the architect of a line of successful racing engines at Porsche including the TAG-badged Formula 1 turbo V6, has died at the age of 90.
Brazilian racing driver Christiano ‘Tuka’ Rocha has died as a result of injuries sustained in a plane crash in Brazil on Thursday. He was 36.
Dave Maraj, founder and owner of the immensely successful Champion Racing team, has died after a boating accident on Saturday.
One of the most iconic figures in NHRA history, Tom McEwen, died yesterday aged 81.
Walter Maynard “Bud” Moore Jr., a decorated veteran of World War II and 2011 inductee to the NASCAR Hall of Fame, died Nov. 27, 2017. He was 92.
Bill Puterbaugh, the 1975 Indianapolis 500 Rookie of the Year, died Oct. 9 at his home on the west side of Indianapolis.
Grand Prix motorcycling legend Angel Nieto passed away on Thursday in Ibiza following the traffic accident he was involved in last week. He was 70.