Mike Fisher

Former F1 driver Mike Fisher will be celebrating his 68th birthday today.

This little-known driver was born in Hollywood although he spent much of his life in the northwest state of Oregon.

Fisher contested two Grands Prix in 1967, racing the ex-Jim Clark Lotus 33 – which would turn out to be the very same chassis that the Scot had used to blitz the opposition en route to the 1965 title.

Fisher ran the car with a 2-litre BRM engine, and the American performed reasonably well in both Canada and in practice for the Mexican Grand Prix, finishing the former (albeit it 9 laps down after many pit stops to investigate an electrical problem), and being unlucky not to start the latter when his fuel metering unit ruptured on the grid.

Mike Fisher - Complete F1 Results

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Richard Bailey

Founder & Chief Editor at MotorsportM8
Hasn't missed a Grand Prix since 1989. Has a soft spot for Minardi. Tattooed with 35+ Grand Prix circuits.