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#1 HistoryFan

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Posted 21 April 2024 - 08:35

Has anyone a list of all F1 drivers injured (and be replaced for at least 1 race?)

 

Juan Manuel Fangio test in 1952

Niki Lauda Germany 1976

Alessandro Zanardi Belgian 1993

JJ Lehto test in 1994

Karl Wendlinger Monaco 1994

Olivier Panis Canada 1997

Luca Badoer in a test 1999

Riccardo Zonta in Brazil 1999

Michael Schumacher in Silverstone 1999

Heinz-Harald Frentzen Germany 2001

Luciano Burti Belgian 2001

Ralph Firman Hungary 2003

Ralf Schumacher Monza test 2003

Ralf Schumacher USA 2004

Ralf Schumacher USA 2005

Robert Kubica in Canada 2008

Felipe Massa of course in Hungary 2009

Timo Glock Japan 2009

Fernando Alonso Australia 2016

Romain Grosjean Bahrain 2020

Daniel Ricciardo in Netherlands 2023



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#2 john winfield

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Posted 21 April 2024 - 08:55

Clay Regazzoni, French and British GPs 1972.

#3 Tim Murray

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Posted 21 April 2024 - 11:10

Stirling Moss and Tony Brooks - French GP 1957 (Moss due to illness, not injury)
John Surtees - US and Mexican GPs 1965
Jackie Stewart - Monaco GP 1968
Jacky Ickx - US GP 1968
Patrick Depailler - all 1979 GPs after Monaco
Alain Prost - Long Beach GP 1980
Nigel Mansell - Japanese and Australian GPs 1987
Nigel Mansell - Belgian and Italian GPs 1988 (due to illness, not injury)

Fangio’s 1952 accident was in a non-championship race, not a test.

#4 LB

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Posted 21 April 2024 - 11:18

Are you including career ending injury? 



#5 LB

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Posted 21 April 2024 - 11:26

Graham Hill missed the  1969 Mexican GP after breaking both legs in the USA



#6 D28

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Posted 21 April 2024 - 12:56

Jim Clark 1966 French GP, hit by bird in practice, replaced by Pedro Rodriguez.

 

Jack Brabham 1969 injured foot in testing missed French, British, German GPs

 

Suspect the lists so far merely scratches the surface, focusing on the high profile racers, In 73 years of competition there must be many more examples. 


Edited by D28, 21 April 2024 - 15:00.


#7 garoidb

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Posted 21 April 2024 - 13:23

Niki Lauda, 1985 Belgian Grand Prix 



#8 chr1s

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Posted 21 April 2024 - 18:46

Lauda should feature four times as he broke his arm in the 1973 German Grand Prix, causing him to miss his home race in Austria, and had a problem with his ribs, a legacy of his Nurburgring shunt which caused him to miss the Spanish Grand Prix 1977. 


Edited by chr1s, 21 April 2024 - 18:52.


#9 chr1s

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Posted 21 April 2024 - 19:11

Gerhard Burger missed the 1989 Monaco Grand Prix after his Imola accident.



#10 Macca

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Posted 21 April 2024 - 19:16

Stirling Moss and Tony Brooks - French GP 1957 (Moss due to illness, not injury)
John Surtees - US and Mexican GPs 1965
Jackie Stewart - Monaco GP 1968
Jacky Ickx - US GP 1968
Patrick Depailler - all 1979 GPs after Monaco
Alain Prost - Long Beach GP 1980
Nigel Mansell - Japanese and Australian GPs 1987
Nigel Mansell - Belgian and Italian GPs 1988 (due to illness, not injury)
Fangio’s 1952 accident was in a non-championship race, not a test.


Stewart also missed Spain with his wrist injury, replaced by Beltoise; Servoz-Gavin stood in at Monaco.

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#11 Dick Dastardly

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Posted 21 April 2024 - 21:35

Do we include Alex Albon, Monza 2022  and Carlos Sainz, Saudi Arabia 2024 due to appendicitis?i



#12 Nigel Beresford

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Posted 21 April 2024 - 21:45

OTTOMH my sole contribution… Denny Hulme sat out the 1970 Dutch GP (though he was in attendance) due to the burns suffered in his Indy 500 practice fire.

#13 ReWind

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Posted 22 April 2024 - 06:30

 

Juan Manuel Fangio test in 1952

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#14 LordAston

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Posted 22 April 2024 - 08:09

Rubens Barrichello 1994 San Marino GP although I don’t believe he missed the next race.


Edited by LordAston, 22 April 2024 - 08:09.


#15 Michael Ferner

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Posted 22 April 2024 - 09:12

Lauda should feature four times as he broke his arm in the 1973 German Grand Prix, causing him to miss his home race in Austria, and had a problem with his ribs, a legacy of his Nurburgring shunt which caused him to miss the Spanish Grand Prix 1977. 

 

He was not replaced for any of these events, as he wasn't replaced for the Nürburgring "barbecue" - he was back behind the wheel as fast as Ferrari could find a sub! Nor was Lauda replaced after injuring his hand at Hockenheim in 1982; the only time he was replaced (iirc) was when he left Ferrari in late 1977, so not because of injury, and thus he shouldn't be listed at all!



#16 Michael Ferner

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Posted 22 April 2024 - 09:17

:confused:

 

I don't recall Fangio having had a testing accident, either, and anyway he wouldn't have missed a race because he was out for basically the full season anyway because of his Monza F2 injuries. Did he already have a contract with BRM?



#17 Michael Ferner

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Posted 22 April 2024 - 11:26

He was not replaced for any of these events, as he wasn't replaced for the Nürburgring "barbecue" - he was back behind the wheel as fast as Ferrari could find a sub! Nor was Lauda replaced after injuring his hand at Hockenheim in 1982; the only time he was replaced (iirc) was when he left Ferrari in late 1977, so not because of injury, and thus he shouldn't be listed at all!

 

 

Thinking about it... (as you do on a lunch break :D): John Watson raced a McLaren/TAG at Brands Hatch one year, must've been 1985. Don't recall why Niki wasn't available, though.



#18 Michael Ferner

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Posted 22 April 2024 - 12:10

Didier Pironi - Germany 1982 (Andretti)

Jan Lammers - Detroit 1982 (Lees)

Nigel Mansell - Canada 1982 (Lees, Moreno)

Jean-Pierre Jabouille - Canada 1980 (Jarier)

Jochen Mass - Austria 1980 (Winkelhock, Thackwell)

Jochen Mass - France 1982 (Keegan)

Vittorio Brambilla - Italy 1978 (Arnoux)

Johnny Cecotto - Britain 1984 (Johansson)

Rolf Stommelen - Spain 1975 (Jones)

Emerson Fittipaldi - Holland 1973 (ah, scratch that - I don't think he was replaced, was he?)

Clay Regazzoni - South Africa 1973 ??? (was he replaced, I don't quite recall? - I think his 1972 misses were due to sports injury, not a racing accident)

Mike Hailwood - Germany 1974 (Mass, Hobbs)


Edited by Michael Ferner, 22 April 2024 - 12:13.


#19 F1matt

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Posted 22 April 2024 - 13:09

Do we include Alex Albon, Monza 2022  and Carlos Sainz, Saudi Arabia 2024 due to appendicitis?i

 

 

Should drivers who were forced to miss a race due to Covid be added? 

 

Sergio Perez British GP 2020

Lance Stroll German GP 2020

Lewis Hamilton Bahrain GP 2020

Kimi Raikkonen Dutch GP 2020

 

From memory Jacques Laffite crashed on the opening lap of the British GP at Brands in 1986 and didn't take the restart, or sadly any Grand Prix again. 



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#20 small block

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Posted 22 April 2024 - 13:47

Peter Gethin replaced Guy Edwards in the Embassy Hill Lola at the 1974 British Grand Prix after Edwards broke a wrist in an F5000 accident. Rolf Stommelen took over the seat for the remaining races of 1974 despite Edwards recovering.

Edited by small block, 22 April 2024 - 13:55.


#21 chr1s

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Posted 22 April 2024 - 15:25

He was not replaced for any of these events, as he wasn't replaced for the Nürburgring "barbecue" - he was back behind the wheel as fast as Ferrari could find a sub! Nor was Lauda replaced after injuring his hand at Hockenheim in 1982; the only time he was replaced (iirc) was when he left Ferrari in late 1977, so not because of injury, and thus he shouldn't be listed at all!

I miss read the question,  I thought they were after a list of drivers who missed races or were replaced, my mistake.


Edited by chr1s, 22 April 2024 - 15:26.


#22 chr1s

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Posted 22 April 2024 - 15:32

Thinking about it... (as you do on a lunch break :D ): John Watson raced a McLaren/TAG at Brands Hatch one year, must've been 1985. Don't recall why Niki wasn't available, though.

!985 European Grand Prix, Lauda injured his wrist in the previous race in Belgium.



#23 airbox

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Posted 22 April 2024 - 19:29

Patrick Tambay missed the Detroit Grand Prix in 1986 after injuring his legs in a crash in the morning warm-up at the Canadian Grand Prix. I don't think he was badly hurt beyond brusing and a small number of stitches but there was only a week between the two races and didn't have time to recover. 

Eddie Cheever substituted for him, Tambay was back at the French Grand Prix



#24 GLaird

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Posted 22 April 2024 - 19:32

It isn't a question that ever crossed my mind, but we should all be glad it was asked, and also appeciate the debate triggered, as ever noone is forced to read, or post here. I am afraid I am hooked on the responces.



#25 AJCee

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Posted 22 April 2024 - 21:15

Poor Marc Surer South Africa 1980 in the not-so-solidly-built ATS. Replaced by Jan Lammers.

#26 Stephen W

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Posted 23 April 2024 - 07:44

Recording testing accidents to F1 drivers would help to explain why they suddenly missed a race or three.

 

Howden Ganley (Maki F101) crashed during practice for the German GP at the Nurburgring sustaining "serious foot & ankle injuries".



#27 small block

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Posted 23 April 2024 - 08:10

Richard Atwood replaced Jochen Rindt at Team Lotus for the 1969 Monaco Grand Prix as Rindt was still recovering from his accident in the Spanish GP.

#28 Alan Baker

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Posted 23 April 2024 - 09:31

This would be a very long list indeed, but if you are looking for the longest absence through injury it would surely be poor old Pete Arundell, newly promoted to be Jim Clark's team mate in the Lotus F1 team in 1964 then severely injured in the F2 race at Rheims (as we spelled it then). Chapman promised that he would get the drive back when he was fit and in the meantime drafted Mike Spence into the F1 team. To his credit, the Lotus boss was as good as his word even though:- A/ it became obvious that Arundell would be out of action for far longer than at first thought and B/ Spence was making a very good job of the number 2 slot.

Arundell missed the rest of the '64 season and all of '65, finally making a return at the South African Grand Prix meeting at the end of '65/beginning of '66. Ironically he was number two to Mike Spence, driving a 1.5 litre Lotus-Climax with Spence driving the special 2 litre Climax V-8 powered car (which engines, incidentally, were 16 valve, not 32 valve as some have stated). Spence won what was his last race for Team Lotus and then spent the rest of the season in the Reg Parnell Racing Lotus -BRM, which as it turned out was a rather better mount than those given to Arundell for his comeback.



#29 B Squared

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Posted 23 April 2024 - 11:13

Jacques Laffite (Williams-Cosworth) missed the 1975 US Grand Prix at Watkins Glen when he accidentally burned his eyes with visor cleaner, having mistaken it for eye wash.

#30 MCS

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Posted 23 April 2024 - 11:46

Has Ganley ever explained why he chose to drive the Maki?

 

Full marks to small block re: Attwood/GLTL at the 1969 Monaco GP – I knew there was something late sixties there and probably more.  For some reason I am thinking Cooper’s drivers – maybe Brian Redman (big Spa crash), possibly etc.



#31 F1matt

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Posted 23 April 2024 - 13:55

Jacques Laffite (Williams-Cosworth) missed the 1975 US Grand Prix at Watkins Glen when he accidentally burned his eyes with visor cleaner, having mistaken it for eye wash.

 

Wow I didn't know this. Possibly worthy of a thread of its own titled Most bizarre reason a driver missed a race. 



#32 B Squared

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Posted 23 April 2024 - 16:03

Wow I didn't know this. Possibly worthy of a thread of its own titled Most bizarre reason a driver missed a race.

It was race day morning, just before the event was ready to start. I remember the PA announcement. My second year for Formula 1 at the Glen. Lauda won, Emerson Fittipaldi was second and had a very tired right arm after the event from his repeated shaking his fist at Clay Regazzoni.

#33 E1pix

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Posted 23 April 2024 - 16:12

I hadn’t heard that before, either, and feel decidedly more intelligent than Lafitte in this one case (LOL).

You should have put in for the drive, Brian. ;-)

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Posted 23 April 2024 - 16:57

Stefan Johansson replaced two injured drivers during 1984. 

 

Martin Brundle after his crash at Dallas and Johnny Cecotto after his crash at Brands.



#35 HistoryFan

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Posted 24 April 2024 - 15:55

Are you including career ending injury? 

 

yes. If it was in Formula 1 cars.

 

Goal is to have some numbers to discuss the saftey improvements in Formula 1.
 


Edited by HistoryFan, 24 April 2024 - 15:56.


#36 HistoryFan

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Posted 24 April 2024 - 15:56

Do we include Alex Albon, Monza 2022  and Carlos Sainz, Saudi Arabia 2024 due to appendicitis?i

 

no, not a F1 accident.



#37 HistoryFan

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Posted 24 April 2024 - 15:56

Rubens Barrichello 1994 San Marino GP although I don’t believe he missed the next race.

 

he didn't miss a race.



#38 chr1s

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Posted 24 April 2024 - 20:34

Are you including career ending injury? 

 

yes. If it was in Formula 1 cars.

 

Goal is to have some numbers to discuss the saftey improvements in Formula 1.
 

Andrea de Adamich, 1973 British Grand Prix.



#39 messy

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Posted 24 April 2024 - 20:57

I always find it amazing to think that neither Barrichello (Imola ‘94) or Hakkinen (Adelaide ‘95) actually missed a race despite their injuries. I mean they obviously missed the race on the weekend they were injured, but they were back at the next one. Mika obviously had the full pre-season to recover and Rubens’ injuries weren’t as bad as they initially seemed but seeing those crashes and in both cases thinking the worst, it’s amazing to think Mika, especially, lined up on the grid in Melbourne for the opening race of 1996.

I’m also always surprised more drivers haven’t (that we know of) had COVID since those in 2020 and Kimi in 2021 (I think?). I suspect they probably have and now the rules have relaxed, they’ve just got in with it. I recall both Max and Perez were deathly ill at one race last season.

For me, the single most impressive/heartwarming career revival after a serious injury is Juan Manuel Correa in F2. Considering the physical and psychological toll of being involved in probably the worst crash in recent years, to recover and be back at that level again now five years later is so nice to see given how easily we could have lost him as well as Hubert. I just wish he was doing a bit better. But still.

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#40 Teapot

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Posted 25 April 2024 - 08:26

1994 - Jean Alesi injured his back testing at Mugello and was replaced by Nicola Larini in the Pacific GP and San Marino GP

 

1994 - Andrea Montermini broke his right foot during practice of the Spanish GP at Barcelona. Simtek ran one car in the next race in Canada and then gave the drive to Jean Marc Gounon: Montermini never drove with Simtek again, so I suspect that, beside his injuries, contractual reasons were behind his replacement.


Edited by Teapot, 25 April 2024 - 08:28.


#41 Tim Murray

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Posted 25 April 2024 - 10:17

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Posted 25 April 2024 - 10:49

Sergio Perez missed Monaco and Canada 2011 because he crashed heavily attempting to qualify in Monte Carlo.



#43 Secretariat

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Posted 25 April 2024 - 10:52

Pedro Lamy, Lotus, 1994 (testing accident)



#44 small block

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Posted 25 April 2024 - 12:49

Stirling Moss missed the 1960 French and British Grands Prix while recovering from his accident at Spa in the Belgian GP

#45 small block

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Jack Brabham missed the 1969 French, British and German Grands Prix while recovering from an accident during testing at Silverstone.

#46 D28

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Posted 25 April 2024 - 13:33

Jack Brabham missed the 1969 French, British and German Grands Prix while recovering from an accident during testing at Silverstone.

As mentioned in # 6 above.



#47 Teapot

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Posted 25 April 2024 - 15:30

1989 - Philippe Streiff suffered career ending injuries while testing with AGS at Jacarepaguà before the start of the season. It was replaced by Gabriele Tarquini.

 

1990 - Alex Caffi crashed his Arrows into Aguri Suzuki's Larrousse during the Portoguese GP, receiving foot injuries that sidelined him for the next race in Spain, where Bernd Schneider deputized for him.


Edited by Teapot, 25 April 2024 - 15:30.


#48 Catalina Park

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Posted 25 April 2024 - 22:37

1969 - Chris Amon missed the last races of the season because he was sick. And tired.



#49 Teapot

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Posted 26 April 2024 - 16:19

1990 - Martin Donnelly crashed heavily at Jerez during Friday practice for the Spanish GP, due to suspension failure on his Lotus, and suffered career ending injuries. He was replaced by Johnny Herbert for the last two races.

 

1992 - Christian Fittipaldi (Minardi) was punted off by Michele Alboreto's Footwork during qualifying for the French GP at Magny Cours, fracturing his fifth vertebra. He was replaced by Alex Zanardi for the next three races.

 

1995 - Ukyo Katayama rolled his Tyrrell after colliding with Luca Badoer's Minardi at the start of the Portoguese GP at Estoril. He suffered bruises and neck injuries and was replaced by Gabriele Tarquini at the European Gp.

 

1997 - Gianni Morbidelli needed Norberto Fontana to sub for him at Sauber in two different instances that year: first he had to take three races off after crashing during a test at Magny Course before the French GP and breaking his arm, and then he crashed at the

           Dunlop Curve in Suzuka while qualifying for the Japanese GP, broke his wrist and he was forced to sit out the race and the season ending European GP.


Edited by Teapot, 26 April 2024 - 16:20.


#50 HistoryFan

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Posted 26 April 2024 - 20:34

Thanks for your sharings.