Mike Beuttler

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Mike Beuttler
Born (1940-04-13)13 April 1940
Cairo, Egypt
Died 29 December 1988(1988-12-29) (aged 48)
Los Angeles, California, USA
Formula One World Championship career
Nationality United Kingdom British
Active years 19711973
Teams Non-works March
Races 29 (28 starts)
Championships 0
Wins 0
Podiums 0
Career points 0
Pole positions 0
Fastest laps 0
First race 1971 British Grand Prix
Last race 1973 United States Grand Prix

Michael Simon Brindley Bream Beuttler (13 April 1940 – 29 December 1988) was a British Formula One driver who raced privately entered March cars. He was born in Cairo, Egypt.

He was a talented Formula Three graduate from the late 1960s, who then graduated to Formula Two and then to Formula One in 1971. The finance for the team came from a group of stockbroker friends from whom the team took its name – at first Clarke-Mordaunt-Guthrie Racing, and in 1973 it became Clarke-Mordaunt-Guthrie-Durlacher Racing. He raced on one occasion, at the 1971 Canadian Grand Prix, for the works March team. Beuttler's best result was a seventh place in the 1973 Spanish Grand Prix.

Beuttler retired from racing the following year and eventually moved to the United States, where he died of complications resulting from AIDS in 1988, in Los Angeles, aged 48. As of 2013 he is the only known homosexual F1 driver.[1][2]

Beuttler was also the brother-in-law of politician Alan Clark.

Complete Formula One results[edit]

(key)

Year Entrant Chassis Engine 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 WDC Points
1971 Clarke-Mordaunt-Guthrie Racing March 711 Cosworth V8 RSA ESP MON NED FRA GBR
Ret
GER
DSQ
AUT
NC
ITA
Ret
NC 0
STP March CAN
NC
USA
1972 Clarke-Mordaunt-Guthrie Racing March 721G Cosworth V8 ARG RSA ESP
DNQ
MON
13
BEL
Ret
FRA
Ret
GBR
13
GER
8
AUT
Ret
ITA
10
CAN
NC
USA
13
NC 0
1973 Clarke-Mordaunt-Guthrie-Durlacher March 721G Cosworth V8 ARG
10
BRA
Ret
RSA
NC
NC 0
March 721G/731 ESP
7
BEL
11
MON
Ret
SWE
8
FRA GBR
11
NED
Ret
GER
16
AUT
Ret
ITA
Ret
CAN
Ret
USA
10

References[edit]

  1. ^ http://www.dailygossip.org/gay-automotivethe-coming-out-story-of-mike-beutller-632
  2. ^ http://richardsf1.com/2011/12/29/remembering-mike-beuttler/