Top Ten Deaths In Motorsport History


The Top Ten

1 Dale Earnhardt Dale Earnhardt Ralph Dale Earnhardt Sr., known professionally as Dale Earnhardt, was an American professional stock car racing driver and team owner, best known for his involvement in stock car racing for NASCAR.

Worst death in Motorsport history

2 Alan Kulwicki
3 Dan Wheldon
4 Ayrton Senna Ayrton Senna Ayrton Senna da Silva (21 March 1960 – 1 May 1994) was a Brazilian racing driver who won three Formula One world championships for McLaren in 1988, 1990 and 1991 and is regarded as one of the greatest Formula One drivers of all time. He was killed in an accident while leading the 1994 San Marino Grand more.

At the time of his death, he was found with an Austrian flag, which he had planned to fly (against the rules, too) to honor the life of Roland Ratzenberger, who died the previous day (22 years ago TODAY based upon when I've written this comment)

5 Jason Leffler
6 Adam Petty
7 Tim Richmond
8 Ricky Hendrick
9 Neil Bonnett
10 Scott Kalitta

The Contenders

11 Jules Bianchi Jules Bianchi Jules Lucien André Bianchi (3 August 1989 – 17 July 2015) was a French motor racing driver who drove for the Marussia F1 Team in the FIA Formula One World Championship.

Such a rising star to lose in F1. We will never forget you Jules. R.I.P.

He was an excellent driver

12 Roger Williamson

Heroically rescued by David Purley, unfortunately he wasn't lucky.

13 Gilles Villeneuve Gilles Villeneuve

RIP. We will not forget you

14 Greg Moore

Tragically a loss to all open wheeled racing fans alike. Modest likeable personality yet aggressive on track and had better than average results. Died of an infield retaining wall accident.

15 Roland Ratzenberger

A guy who was really fighting to be in the Formula 1

16 Henri Toivonen
17 Peter Brock

Peter Perfect was a v8 supercar driver in Australia. Died in a Targa rally in Tasmania

18 Eddie Sachs
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