Mike Beuttler

A talented Formula 3 graduate from the late 1960s, Beuttler graduated to Formula 2 and then Formula 1 in 1971, driving a rented March 711 financed by a group of wealthy stockbroker friends. He contunued his efforts in Formula 1 for the 1972 and 73 seasons in a newer March 721, finishing a career best seventh in the 1973 Spanish GP. Beuttler retired from racing for good at the end of that season and eventually moved to San Francisco where he died of AIDS in 1988.