Marc Surer

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Marc Surer
Marc Surer 1982.jpg
Born (1951-09-18) 18 September 1951 (age 63)
Formula One World Championship career
Nationality Switzerland Swiss
Active years 19791986
Teams Ensign, ATS, Theodore, Arrows, Brabham
Races 88 (82 starts)
Championships 0
Wins 0
Podiums 0
Career points 17
Fastest laps 1
First race 1979 Italian Grand Prix
Last race 1986 Belgian Grand Prix

Marc Surer (born 18 September 1951 in Arisdorf) is a former racing driver from Switzerland. He participated in 88 Formula One World Championship Grands Prix, debuting on 9 September 1979. He scored a total of 17 championship points.

Surer enjoyed BMW backing for most of his career, placing second in the 1978 F2 championship and winning the 1979 series in a works March-BMW. Marc's early F1 years were somewhat troubled; he broke his legs testing an ATS at Kyalami in 1980, and again racing there in 1981 for Ensign. Surer re-established himself at Arrows, but his BMW connections saw him placed at Brabham for 1985, later moving back to Arrows when they acquired BMW power.

Surer also enjoyed rallying, but a serious accident at the 1986 ADAC Hessen-Rallye in his Ford RS200 severely injured him and killed his co-driver and friend Michel Wyder. BMW retained him as a driver coach and later director of motorsport activities, and he remains deeply involved with the sport both through a keen interest in historic F2. Since 1996 he works as a television commentator at all Formula 1 events for Sky Sport (Germany) which was former named as DF1 and Premiere alongside the lead commentator Jacques Schulz

Personal life[edit]

Surer has been married twice to former Playboy models, first to Playmate Jolanda Egger, and then to Christina Surer between 1997 and 2000. On 3 December 2011 he married his longtime partner Silvia Renée Arias [1]


Racing record[edit]

Complete European Formula Two Championship results[edit]

(key) (Races in bold indicate pole position; races in italics indicate fastest lap)

Year Entrant Chassis Engine 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 Pos Pts
1976 Hohmann Racing Chevron B35 BMW HOC
THR
VAL
SAL
PAU
HOC
ROU
MUG
PER
EST
NOG
HOC
DNQ
0
1977 Hohmann Auto Technik March 762 BMW SIL
9
THR
7
HOC
Ret
NÜR
VAL
7
PAU
MUG
5
ROU
Ret
NOG
7
PER
MIS
EST
13th 5
March Racing Ltd March 772P DON
4
1978 Polifac BMW Junior Team March 782 BMW THR
2
2nd 51
March Racing Ltd HOC
2
NÜR
4
PAU
3
MUG
2
VAL
9
ROU
3
DON
3
NOG
2
PER
Ret
MIS
2
HOC
2
1979 Polifac BMW Junior Team March 792 BMW SIL
DNS
HOC
Ret
THR
9
NÜR
1
VAL
1
MUG
Ret
PAU
3
HOC
5
ZAN
3
PER
Ret
MIS
3
DON
2
1st 38
1981 Horag Hotz Racing March 812 BMW SIL
HOC
Ret
THR
12
NÜR
VAL
MUG
PAU
PER
SPA
DON
MIS
MAN
0

Complete Formula One World Championship results[edit]

(key) (races in italics indicate fastest lap)

Year Entrant Chassis Engine 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 WDC Points
1979 Team Ensign Ensign N179 Cosworth V8 ARG BRA RSA USW ESP BEL MON FRA GBR GER AUT NED ITA
DNQ
CAN
DNQ
USA
Ret
NC 0
1980 Team ATS ATS D3 Cosworth V8 ARG
Ret
BRA
7
NC 0
ATS D4 RSA
DNS
USW
BEL
MON
FRA
Ret
GBR
Ret
GER
12
AUT
12
NED
10
ITA
Ret
CAN
DNQ
USA
8
1981 Ensign Racing Ensign N180B Cosworth V8 USW
Ret
BRA
4
ARG
Ret
SMR
9
BEL
11
MON
6
ESP 16th 4
Theodore Racing Team Theodore TY01 FRA
12
GBR
11
GER
14
AUT
Ret
NED
8
ITA
DNQ
CAN
9
CPL
Ret
1982 Arrows Racing Team Arrows A4 Cosworth V8 RSA BRA USW SMR BEL
7
MON
9
DET
8
CAN
5
NED
10
GBR
Ret
FRA
13
GER
6
AUT
Ret
ITA
Ret
21st 3
Arrows A5 SUI
15
CPL
7
1983 Arrows Racing Team Arrows A6 Cosworth V8 BRA
6
USW
5
FRA
10
SMR
6
MON
Ret
BEL
11
DET
11
CAN
Ret
GBR
17
GER
7
AUT
Ret
NED
8
ITA
10
EUR
Ret
RSA
8
15th 4
1984 Barclay Nordica Arrows BMW Arrows A6 Cosworth V8 BRA
7
RSA
9
BEL
8
FRA
Ret
MON
DNQ
CAN
Ret
DET
Ret
20th 1
Arrows A7 BMW
Str-4 t/c
SMR
Ret
DAL
Ret
GBR
11
GER
Ret
AUT
6
NED
Ret
ITA
Ret
EUR
Ret
POR
Ret
1985 Motor Racing Developments Ltd. Brabham BT54 BMW
Str-4 t/c
BRA POR SMR MON CAN
15
DET
8
FRA
8
GBR
6
GER
Ret
AUT
6
NED
10
ITA
4
BEL
8
EUR
13
RSA
Ret
AUS
Ret
13th 5
1986 Barclay Arrows BMW Arrows A8 BMW
Str-4 t/c
BRA
Ret
ESP
Ret
SMR
9
MON
9
BEL
9
CAN DET FRA GBR GER HUN AUT ITA POR MEX AUS NC 0

Sources[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ http://marcsurer.com/news/2011/verheiratet.html
Sporting positions
Preceded by
Bruno Giacomelli
European Formula Two
Champion

1979
Succeeded by
Brian Henton