Top Ten Deaths In Motorsport History


The Top Ten

1 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 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)

4 Dan Wheldon
5 Jason Leffler
6 Adam Petty
7 Tim Richmond
8 Ricky Hendrick
9 Neil Bonnett
10 Gilles Villeneuve

This was in a time where your life was in the line every time you went on the track and one mistake made the news. This should have been the last death in F1 and they should have learnt from his crash

RIP. We will not forget you

The Contenders

11 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 Scott Kalitta
13 Roger Williamson

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

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 Peter Brock

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

16 Roland Ratzenberger

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

17 Henri Toivonen
18 Eddie Sachs
19 Anthoine Hubert
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