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Formula1 Car Crash List: Fatal F1 Race Accidents

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Deaths by formula one car crash are listed below. Fatal F1 racing accidents at races that occured after the inauguration of the World Championship in 1950 are listed here. The number of formula1 race drivers killed on race tracks could be due to motor malfunction, driver's carelessness, or could be just bad luck. Listed below are all F1 race drivers killed at the FIA World Championship race weekend and those killed because of formula one car crash elsewhere. The names of F1 cars that crashed, are seen in the discussion column.
  • Porsche
    Jonkheer Karel Pieter Antoni Jan Hubertus (Carel) Godin de Beaufort (10 April 1934 – 2 August 1964) was a Dutch nobleman and motorsport driver from the Netherlands. He competed in Formula One between 1957 and 1964....  more
    • Age: Dec. at 30 (1934-1964)
    • Birthplace: Netherlands
    • Nationality: Netherlands
  • Brabham
    Elio de Angelis (26 March 1958 – 15 May 1986) was an Italian racing driver who participated in Formula One between 1979 and 1986, racing for the Shadow, Lotus and Brabham teams. He was killed in an accident while testing the Brabham BT55 at the Paul Ricard circuit, near the commune of Le Castellet, France, in 1986. De Angelis was a very competitive and highly popular presence in Formula One during the 1980s, and is sometimes referred to as Formula One's "last gentleman player"....  more
    • Age: Dec. at 28 (1958-1986)
    • Birthplace: Rome, Italy
    • Nationality: Italy
  • BMW
    Gerhard Karl Mitter (30 August 1935 – 1 August 1969) was a German Formula One and sportscar driver....  more
    • Age: Dec. at 33 (1935-1969)
    • Birthplace: Krásná Lípa, Severozápad, Czech Republic
    • Nationality: Germany
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    Joseph Gilles Henri Villeneuve (French pronunciation: ​[ʒil vilnœv]; January 18, 1950 – May 8, 1982), known as Gilles Villeneuve, was a Canadian racing driver. Villeneuve spent six years in Grand Prix racing with Ferrari, winning six races and widespread acclaim for his performances. An enthusiast of cars and fast driving from an early age, Villeneuve started his professional career in snowmobile racing in his native province of Quebec. He moved into single seaters, winning the US and Canadian Formula Atlantic championships in 1976, before being offered a drive in Formula One with the McLaren team at the 1977 British Grand Prix. He was taken on by reigning world champions Ferrari for the...  more
    • Age: Dec. at 32 (1950-1982)
    • Birthplace: Saint-Jean-sur-Richelieu, Canada
    • Nationality: Canada