List of Formula One fatalities
This list of Formula One fatalities includes drivers who have died during a FIA World Championship race weekend, and those who have died while driving modern or vintage Formula One cars outside the World Championship. Track marshals and other race attendees who have died as a result of these accidents are not included in the list. Fifty-one drivers have died from incidents that occurred while driving a Formula One car, with Cameron Earl being the first in 1952. Thirty-two of the drivers died from incidents during Grand Prix race weekends which formed part of the World Championship, seven during test sessions and twelve during non-championship Formula One events. The Indianapolis Motor Speedway has seen the most fatalities; seven drivers have died there during the time that the Indianapolis 500 formed part of the world championship. Fifteen drivers died in the 1950s; fourteen in the 1960s; twelve in the 1970s; four in the 1980s and two in the 1990s. Following the deaths of Ratzenberger and Senna on consecutive days in 1994, there were no driver fatalities caused during world championship events for more than 21 years until Jules Bianchi's death in 2015, from injuries sustained during the 2014 Japanese Grand Prix, although three drivers died in the intervening years while driving former Formula One cars (two from the 1960s, one from the 1990s) in vintage racing and other events not associated with World Championship Grands Prix.
|Indicates a race or test drive that was not part of the Formula One World Championship.|
|Rhodesia and Nyasaland||1|
|Indianapolis Motor Speedway||7||1953||1959|
|Autodromo Nazionale Monza||1961||1978|
|Circuit Park Zandvoort||1970||2017|
|Circuit de Spa-Francorchamps||2||1960||1960|
|Autodromo Enzo e Dino Ferrari||1994||1994|
|Autódromo Hermanos Rodríguez||1962|
|Circuit de Monaco||1967|
|Circuit Gilles Villeneuve||1982|
|Circuit Paul Ricard||1986|
- From 1950 to 1960, the Indianapolis 500 was part of the World Drivers' Championship.
- Ayulo died on May 17, 1955, the day after his accident.
- Lewis-Evans died of burns on October 25, 1958, six days after his accident.
- Unser Jr. died of burns on May 17, 1959, fifteen days after his accident.
- Bristow and Stacey died in separate accidents.
- Unable to slow down his car because of technical failure, Cabianca drove through an open gate onto an adjoining public road where he hit several vehicles. Cabianca was killed along with three other people.
- Von Trips and fifteen spectators died as a result of the crash. This is the deadliest F1 Grand Prix accident that includes fatalities of non-drivers.
- Godin de Beaufort died on August 2, 1964, the day after his accident.
- Taylor died of fifty per cent burns on September 8, 1966, thirty-two days after his accident.
- Bandini died on May 10, 1967, three days after his accident.
- Donohue died on August 19, 1975, two days after his accident. Manfred Schaller, a track marshal who had been hit by debris, succumbed the same day.
- Frederick Jansen van Vuuren, a teenage volunteer safety marshal, was killed in the crash along with Pryce, who had collided with him at high speed.
- Both McGuire and track marshall John Thorpe died in the accident.
- Peterson died in hospital on September 11, 1978, the day after his accident, as a result of fat embolism.
- De Angelis died on May 15, 1986, the day after his accident.
- Dawson-Damer crashed into a gantry at the finish line, killing Andrew Carpenter, a marshall, and seriously wounding another. The 59-year-old driver may have suffered a fatal heart attack before losing control of his car.
- Bianchi remained comatose in hospital until he succumbed to his injuries on July 17, 2015, more than nine months after his accident.
- Ferrer died on September 7, 2017, five days after his accident.
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- "Four die in Italian race car crash". The Times. London. June 16, 1961. p. 13.
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- Katz, Michael (October 7, 1974). "Driver Is Killed as Fittipaldi Wins Title at Watkins Glen". The New York Times. p. 45. Retrieved August 18, 2012.
- "Donohue dies after surgery". Eugene Register-Guard. Associated Press. August 20, 1975.
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- "News in Brief: Brands Hatch crash kills 2". The Times. London. August 30, 1977. p. 1.
- "Ronnie Peterson". ESPN. Archived from the original on July 22, 2015.
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- "Racer dies of crash injuries". Boca Raton News. May 16, 1986.
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- Harding, Thomas (June 27, 2000). "Driver 'died of heart attack before crash'". The Telegraph. London.
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- "French driver David Ferrer dies after Zandvoort Historic GP crash". autosport.com. September 7, 2017.