Formula One
(Auto racing)
Manfred Winkelhock
(Auto racing)
BMW in Formula One
(Auto racing)
Christina Surer
(Auto racing)
Ford RS200
Jonathan Palmer
Roberto Ravaglia
(Auto racing)

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Marc Surer

Knowledge Identifier: +Marc_Surer


Marc Surer

Former racing driver from Switzerland add

Category: Auto racing

Born in 1951.

Countries: Germany (27%), United Kingdom (20%), (20%)

Education: undef.

Main connections: Formula One, Manfred Winkelhock, BMW in Formula One

Linked to: Cosworth, Brabham, BMW, Playboy




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Marc Surer was born in 1951 add something


Surer enjoyed &BMW (BMW_in_Formula_One) backing for most of his career, placing second in the 1978 F2 championship and winning the 1979 series in a works March-BMW. Marc's early F1 years were somewhat troubled; he broke his legs testing an &ATS (ATS_(wheels)) at Kyalami in 1980, and again racing there in 1981 for Ensign add something


He participated in 88 Formula One World Championship Grands Prix, debuting on 9 September 1979 add something


ATS (wheels) - The team stepped up to a two-car operation again in 1980, with Marc Surer and Jan Lammers signed to drive the D3


Klaus Niedzwiedz - The Zakspeed-prepared Group C machine was run by the works Ford Germany team with Klaus Ludwig, Manfred Winkelhock and Marc Surer at the wheel, but the car was a midfielder at best, although Jonathan Palmer and Desiré Wilson scored a 4th place overall the 1,000km of Brands Hatch in 1982


Thierry Boutsen - While he scored no points in 1983 his careful handling and close performance compared to experienced team-mate Marc Surer


Surer re-established himself at Arrows, but his & &BMW (BMW_in_Formula_One) connections saw him placed at Brabham for 1985, later moving back to Arrows when they acquired &BMW (BMW_in_motorsport) power add something


Roberto Ravaglia - He won his first 24 hours in 1985 driving a BMW 635CSi partnered by Formula One drivers Gerhard Berger and Marc Surer


Gerhard Berger - He won the 1985 Spa 24 Hours partnering Italian touring car ace Roberto Ravaglia and fellow Formula One driver, Marc Surer of Switzerland


Surer enjoyed rallying, but a serious accident at the 1986 ADAC Hessen-Rallye in his Ford RS200 severely injured him and killed his co-driver and friend Michel Wyder add something


Ford RS200 - Another Ford RS200 was crashed by Swiss Formula One driver Marc Surer against a tree during the 1986 Hessen-Rallye in Germany, killing his co-driver and friend Michel Wyder instantly


Since 1996 he works as a television commentator at all Formula 1 events for Sky Sport which was former named as "DF1" and "Premiere" alongside the lead commentator Jacques Schulz add something


Surer has been married twice to former Playboy models, first to Playmate Jolanda Egger, and to Christina Surer between 1997 and 2000 add something


Christina Surer - Surer has modelled for "Playboy" and was married to Formula One driver Marc Surer from 1997 to 2000


On 3 December 2011 he married his longtime partner Silvia Renée Arias add something


After Schulz withdrawal prior to the 2013 season, he has remained commentator next to Schulz replacement, Sascha Roos add something


In 2016, in an academic paper that reported a mathematical modeling study that assessed the relative influence of driver and machine, Surer was ranked the 17th best Formula One driver of all time add something