ⓘ Driver deaths in motorsport. Due to the inherently dangerous nature of auto racing, many individuals, including drivers, team members, officials and spectators, ..

                                     

ⓘ Driver deaths in motorsport

Due to the inherently dangerous nature of auto racing, many individuals, including drivers, team members, officials and spectators, have been killed in an accident related to the sport, in races, in qualifying, in practice or in private testing sessions. Deaths among racers and spectators were numerous in the beginning of the race. However, progress in the area of safety technology, and specifications designed by sanctioning bodies to limit speeds, have reduced deaths in recent years. Spectacular accidents have often contributed to the strengthening of security measures, and even changes in the rules. Widely considered to be the largest accident among them crash in 1955 at Le Mans that killed driver Pierre Levegh and about 80 spectators, more than 100 were injured in total.

This is a list alphabetically sorted, and structured after the kind of competition, the more notable drivers, excluding motorcycle drivers. In addition, several famous racers have been killed in public road accidents, see list of people who died in road accidents.

                                     
  • Motorsport of any type, or at any level, is dangerous by its very nature. However the nature of the media often means that only deaths in high - profile
  • affords a rider in the event of a crash. Deaths in motorsport can be categorised as follows. This section covers all driver deaths in car or truck racing
  • that were established and disestablished in a year, births and deaths of racing drivers and other motorsport people. The calendar includes only annual
  • that were established and disestablished in a year, births and deaths of racing drivers and other motorsport people. The calendar includes only annual
  • that were established and disestablished in a year, births and deaths of racing drivers and other motorsport people. Paul Frere en.espn.co.uk. ESPN
  • that were established and disestablished in a year, births and deaths of racing drivers and other motorsport people. The calendar includes only annual
  • that were established and disestablished in a year, births and deaths of racing drivers and other motorsport people. François Cevert en.espn.co.uk
  • that were established and disestablished in a year, births and deaths of racing drivers and other motorsport people. Wilbur Shaw motorsportmagazine
  • that were established and disestablished in a year, births and deaths of racing drivers and other motorsport people. Floyd Roberts motorsportmagazine
  • that were established and disestablished in a year, births and deaths of racing drivers and other motorsport people. Louis Meyer motorsportmagazine
  • that were established and disestablished in a year, births and deaths of racing drivers and other motorsport people. The calendar includes only annual
  • that were established and disestablished in a year, births and deaths of racing drivers and other motorsport people. The calendar includes only annual