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Michael Simon Brindley Bream Beuttler (13 April 1940 – 29 December 1988) was a British Formula One driver who raced privately entered March cars. He was born in Cairo, Egypt.

He was a talented Formula Three graduate from the late 1960s, who then graduated to Formula Two and then to Formula One in 1971. The finance for the team came from a group of stockbroker friends from whom the team took its name – at first Clarke-Mordaunt-Guthrie Racing, and in 1973 it became Clarke-Mordaunt-Guthrie-Durlacher Racing. He raced on one occasion, at the 1971 Canadian Grand Prix, for the works March team. Beuttler's best result was a seventh place in the 1973 Spanish Grand Prix.

Beuttler retired from racing the following year and eventually moved to the United States, where he died of complications resulting from AIDS in 1988, in Los Angeles, aged 48. As of 2021, he is the first and only known gay F1 driver.[1]


Formula One Statistical Overview[]

Formula One Record[]

Year Entreat Constructor WDC Points WDC Pos. Report
1971 Clarke-Mordaunt-Guthrie Racing March-Cosworth 0 NC Report
STP March Racing Team
1972 Clarke-Mordaunt-Guthrie Racing March-Cosworth 0 NC Report
1973 Clarke-Mordaunt-Guthrie-Durlacher Racing March-Cosworth 0 NC Report

Career Statistics[]

Entries 32
Starts 28
Pole Positions 0
Front Row Starts 0
Race Wins 0
Podiums 0
Fastest Laps 0
Points 0
Laps Raced 1167
Distance Raced 5913 km (3674 mi)

Career Results[]

Complete Formula One Results
Year 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 Pts Pos
1971 Flag of South Africa 1928-1994.svg Flag of Spain 1945 1977.svg Flag of Monaco.svg Flag of the Netherlands.svg Flag of France.svg Flag of the United Kingdom.svg Flag of Germany.svg Flag of Austria.svg Flag of Italy.svg Flag of Canada.svg Flag of the United States.svg 0 NC
Ret DSQ NC Ret NC
1972 Flag of Argentina.svg Flag of South Africa 1928-1994.svg Flag of Spain 1945 1977.svg Flag of Monaco.svg Flag of Belgium.svg Flag of France.svg Flag of the United Kingdom.svg Flag of Germany.svg Flag of Austria.svg Flag of Italy.svg Flag of Canada.svg Flag of the United States.svg 0 NC
DNQ 13th Ret Ret 13th 8th Ret 10th NC 13th
1973 Flag of Argentina.svg Flag of Brazil (1968–1992).svg Flag of South Africa 1928-1994.svg Flag of Spain 1945 1977.svg Flag of Belgium.svg Flag of Monaco.svg Flag of Sweden.svg Flag of France.svg Flag of the United Kingdom.svg Flag of the Netherlands.svg Flag of Germany.svg Flag of Austria.svg Flag of Italy.svg Flag of Canada.svg Flag of the United States.svg 0 NC
10th Ret NC 7th 11th Ret 8th 11th Ret 16th Ret Ret Ret 10th
Key
Symbol Meaning Symbol Meaning
1st Winner Ret Retired
2nd Podium finish DSQ Disqualified
3rd DNQ Did not qualify
5th Points finish DNPQ Did not pre-qualify
14th Non-points finish TD Test driver
Italics Scored point(s) for Fastest Lap DNS Did not start
18th Classified finish (retired with >90% race distance) NC Non-classified finish (<90% race distance)
4thP Qualified for pole position [+] More Symbols

References[]

  1. BBC Sport: LGBT+ History Month: Mike Beuttler - Formula 1's only known gay male driver, https://www.bbc.com/sport/formula1/56141363, retrieved on 16 Nov 2021
V T E Teams and Drivers
1971 Teams and Drivers
Teams BellasiBrabhamBRMFerrariLotusMarchMatraSurteesTyrrell
Engines Alfa RomeoBRMFerrariFord CosworthMatraPratt & Whitney
Non-Works Entrants Clarke-Mordaunt-Guthrie RacingEcurie BonnierEcurie EvergreenFrank Williams Racing CarsGene Mason RacingJo Siffert AutomobilesJolly Club of SwitzerlandPenske-White RacingPete Lovely Volkswagen Inc.Shell Arnold TeamStichting Autoraces NederlandTeam Gunston
Drivers de AdamichAmonAndrettiBarberBellBeltoiseBeuttlerBonnierCannonCevertCharltonCraftDonohueEatonElfordFittipaldiGalliGanleyGethinHailwoodHillHobbsHulmeIckxJarierJeanLaudavan LennepLoveLovelyMarkoMazetMoserOliverPescaroloPetersonPoseyPretoriusRedmanRegazzoniRevsonRodríguezSchenkenSiffertSoler-RoigStewartStommelenSurteesWalkerWisell
1972 Teams and Drivers
Teams Brabham · BRM · Connew · Eifelland · Ferrari · Lotus · March · Matra · McLaren · Politoys · Surtees · Tecno · Tyrrell
Engines BRM · Ferrari · Ford Cosworth · Matra · Tecno
Entrants Champcarr Inc. · Clarke-Mordaunt-Guthrie Racing · Gene Mason Racing · Scribante Lucky Strike Racing · Team Gunston
Drivers AdamichAmonAndrettiBarberBellBeltoiseBeuttlerBrackCevertCharltonDepaillerFergusonE. FittipaldiW. FittipaldiGalliGanleyGethinHailwoodHillHulmeIckxLaudaLoveMarkoMerzarioMigaultOliverPacePescaroloPetersonPoseyRedmanRegazzoniReutemannRevsonJ. ScheckterSchenkenSoler-RoigStewartStommelenSurteesWalkerWisell
1973 Teams and Drivers
Teams Brabham • BRM • Ensign • Ferrari • Iso-Marlboro • Lotus • March • McLaren • Shadow • Surtees • Tecno • Tyrrell
Engines BRM • Ferrari • Ford Cosworth • Tecno
Non-works Entrants Blignaut Lucky Strike Racing • Clarke-Mordaunt-Guthrie Racing • Embassy Racing • Hesketh Racing • LEC Refrigeration Racing • Scribante Lucky Strike Racing • Team Pierre Robert
Drivers De Adamich • Amon • Belsø • Beltoise • Beuttler • Bueno • Cevert • Charlton • E. Fittipaldi • W. Fittipaldi • Follmer • Galli • Ganley • Gethin • Hailwood • Hill • Hulme • Hunt • Ickx • Jarier • Keizan • Lauda • Van Lennep • Mass • McRae • Merzario • Oliver • Von Opel • Pescarolo • Peterson • Pretorius • Purley • Redman • Regazzoni • Reutemann • Revson • Scheckter • Schenken • Stewart • Stommelen • Watson • Williamson • Wisell
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