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Since its inception in 1950, F1 Championship has witnessed a plethora of accidents. Here is the list of fatal accidents in Formula 1 races.

F1 Accidents

While racing cars with neck-braking speed, even a small mistake can be fatal. Since the inauguration of F1 races, there have been a number of fatal accidents which have taken the lives of many a talented driver. Till date 24 drivers have died during a World Championship Grand Prix race weekend, eight during Indianapolis 500 World Championship events, nine during tests and four during a non-championship Formula 1 event. Death of world-renowned driver Ayrton Senna in 1994 was the last death in Formula One races. A slew of measures have been introduced since then to check mishappenings.

Race Driver Date of Fate Car Race Circuit Process
Chet Miller 15 May 1953 Kurtis Kraft 1953 Indianapolis 500 Indianapolis Motor Speedway Practice
Charles de Tornaco 18 Sep 1953 Ferrari Test Modena Autodrome Test
Onofre Marimón 31 Jul 1954 Maserati 1954 German Grand Prix Nürburgring Practice
Manny Ayulo 16 May 1955 Kuzma 1955 Indianapolis 500 Indianapolis Motor Speedway Practice
Alberto Ascari May 26, 1955 Ferrari Test Monza Test
Bill Vukovich 30 May 1955 Kurtis Kraft 1955 Indianapolis 500 Indianapolis Motor Speedway Race
Eugenio Castellotti 14 Mar 1957 Ferrari Test Modena Autodrome Test
Keith Andrews 15 May 1957 Kurtis Kraft 1957 Indianapolis 500 Indianapolis Motor Speedway Practice
Pat O'Connor 30 May 1958 Kurtis Kraft 1958 Indianapolis 500 Indianapolis Motor Speedway Race
Luigi Musso 06 Jul 1958 Ferrari 1958 French Grand Prix Reims-Gueux Race
Peter Collins 03 Aug 1958 Ferrari 1958 German Grand Prix Nürburgring Race
Stuart Lewis-Evans 19 Sep 1958 Vanwall 1958 Moroccan Grand Prix Ain-Diab Circuit Race
Jerry Unser 17 May 1959 Kurtis Kraft 1959 Indianapolis 500 Indianapolis Motor Speedway Pre-race test
Bob Cortner 19 May 1959 Cornis 1959 Indianapolis 500 Indianapolis Motor Speedway Pre-race test
Harry Schell 13 May 1960 Cooper International Trophy Silverstone Qualifying
Chris Bristow 19 Jun 1960 Cooper 1960 Belgian Grand Prix Circuit de Spa-Francorchamps Race
Alan Stacey 19 Jun 1960 Lotus 1960 Belgian Grand Prix Circuit de Spa-Francorchamps Race
Giulio Cabianca 15 Jun 1961 Cooper Test Modena Autodrome Test
Wolfgang von Trips 10 Sep 1961 Ferrari 1961 Italian Grand Prix Autodromo Nazionale Monza Race
Ricardo Rodríguez 01 Nov 1962 Lotus 1962 Mexican Grand Prix Autódromo Hermanos Rodríguez Practice
Gary Hocking 21 Dec 1962 Lotus 1962 South African Grand Prix Westmead Circuit Pre-race Test
Carel Godin de Beaufort 02 Aug 1964 Porsche 1964 German Grand Prix Nürburgring Practice
John Taylor 07 Aug 1966 Brabham 1966 German Grand Prix Nürburgring Race
Lorenzo Bandini 07 May 1967 Ferrari 1967 Monaco Grand Prix Circuit de Monaco Race
Bob Anderson 14 Aug 1967 Brabham Test Silverstone Test
Joseph Schelesser 07 Jul 1968 Honda 1968 French Grand Prix Rouen-Les-Essarts Race
Gerhard Mitter 02 Aug 1969 BMW 1969 German Grand Prix Nürburgring Practice
Piers Courage 07 Jun 1970 De Tomaso 1970 Dutch Grand Prix Circuit Zandvoort Race
Jochen Rindt 05 Sep 1970 Lotus 1970 Italian Grand Prix Autodromo Nazionale Monza Qualifying
Jo Siffert 24 Oct 1971 BRM 1971 World Championship Victory Race Brands Hatch Race
Roger Williamson 29 Jul 1973 March 1973 Dutch Grand Prix Circuit Zandvoort Race
François Cevert 06 Oct 1973 Tyrrell 1973 United States Grand Prix Watkins Glen Grand Prix Race Course Qualifying
Peter Revson 30 Mar 1974 Shadow 1974 South African Grand Prix East London Pre-race Test
Helmut Koinigg 06 Oct 1974 Surtees 1974 United States Grand Prix Watkins Glen Grand Prix Race Course Race
Mark Donohue 19 Aug 1975 Penske 1975 Austrian Grand Prix Österreichring Practice
Tom Pryce 05 Mar 1977 Shadow 1977 South African Grand Prix Kyalami Race
Brian McGuire 29 Aug 1977 Williams 1977 Shellsport Championship Round 11 Brands Hatch Practice
Ronnie Peterson 11 Sep 1978 Lotus 1978 Italian Grand Prix Autodromo Nazionale Monza Race
Patrick Depailler 01 Aug 1980 Alfa Romeo Test Hockenheimring Test
Gilles Villeneuve 08 May 1982 Ferrari 1982 Belgian Grand Prix Zolder Qualifying
Riccardo Paletti 13 Jun 1982 Osella 1982 Canadian Grand Prix Circuit Gilles Villeneuve Race
Elio de Angelis 15 May 1986 Brabham Test Circuit Paul Ricard Test
Roland Ratzenberger 30 Apr 1994 Simtek 1994 San Marino Grand Prix Autodromo Enzo e Dino Ferrari Qualifying
Ayrton Senna 01 May 1994 Williams 1994 San Marino Grand Prix Autodromo Enzo e Dino Ferrari Race