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Formula1 Car Crash List: Fatal F1 Race Accidents

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.
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    Giulio Cabianca

    Cooper
    Giulio Cabianca (19 February 1923 – 15 June 1961) was a Formula One driver from Italy. Cabianca was born in Verona, northern Italy. He participated in 4 World Championship Grands Prix, debuting on 18 May 1958. He scored a total of 3 championship points. He also participated in one non-Championship Formula One race. He also won the Dolomites Gold Cup Race in 1955. Cabianca's death resulted from a bizarre incident at the Modena Autodrome test track in Italy. The Modena Autodrome was situated near Via Emilia, which crosses the city of Modena. Cabianca was testing a Cooper-Ferrari F1 car, owned by Scuderia Castellotti, when he suffered a suspected stuck throttle. Unable to stop, his Cooper  ...more
    • Age: Dec. at 38 (1923-1961)
    • Birthplace: Verona, Italy
    • Nationality: Italy
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    Jo Schlesser

    Honda
    Joseph Schlesser (18 May 1928 – 7 July 1968) was a French Formula One and sports car racing driver. He participated in three World Championship Grands Prix, including the 1968 French Grand Prix in which he was killed. He scored no championship points. He was the uncle of Jean-Louis Schlesser who himself became a Formula One driver in the 1980s.  ...more
    • Age: Dec. at 40 (1928-1968)
    • Birthplace: France
    • Nationality: France
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    Lotus
    Karl Jochen Rindt (German: [ˈjɔxn̩ ˈʁɪnt]; 18 April 1942 – 5 September 1970) was a German-born racing driver who represented Austria during his career. In 1970, he was killed during practice for the Italian Grand Prix and became the only driver to be posthumously awarded the Formula One World Drivers' Championship. Rindt started motor racing in 1961. Switching to single-seaters in 1963, he was successful in both Formula Junior and Formula Two. In 1964, Rindt made his debut in Formula One at the Austrian Grand Prix, before securing a full drive with Cooper for 1965. After mixed results with the team, he moved to Brabham for 1968 and then Lotus in 1969. It was at Lotus that Rindt found a  ...more
    • Age: Dec. at 28 (1942-1970)
    • Birthplace: Mainz, Germany
    • Nationality: Austria
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    Brabham
    John Taylor (November 1, 1808 – July 25, 1887) was an English religious leader who served as the third president of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints (LDS Church) from 1880 to 1887. He is the only president of the LDS Church to have been born outside the United States.  ...more
    • Age: Dec. at 78 (1808-1887)
    • Birthplace: Milnthorpe, United Kingdom
    • Nationality: United States of America