South Stephen South, 1980 United States Grand Prix West  

Full Name: Stephen South
Nationality: British
Born: 19 February 1952, Harrow (GBR)

First GP: 1980 United States West Grand Prix
Last GP: 1980 United States West Grand Prix

Entries: 1 Grands Prix: 0 Non-starts: 1
Wins: 0 Podiums: 0 Pole Positions: 0
Fastest Laps: 0 Points: 0 Retirements: 0

1977 British Formula 3 Championship (Vandervell Class), March Toyota, 1st overall
1980 Formula 1, McLaren Cosworth V8 M29, 1 entry, 1 DNQ

Born in Middlesex, South studied at Harrow County School for Boys before the racing bug bit him hard. He is best known for winning the 1978 British Formula 3 championship.

His one and only grand Prix appearance came at the 1980 United States Grand Prix West at Long Beach, where he substituted for the injured Alain Prost but failed to qualify the McLaren M29.

Sadly for Stephen, he wouldn’t grace the Formula 1 grid again, and further tragedy would strike when he had part of one leg amputated later that year when he was injured in a CanAm race.

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