LGBT+ History Month: Mike Beuttler – Formula 1’s only known gay male driver

Mike Beuttler raced against many of the all-time Formula 1 greats in the early 1970s – and then disappeared. Beuttler remains the only known gay male driver to have competed at the highest level of motorsport. Phillips met Beuttler in 1970, and got to know the driver well as he competed in Formula 2. Since Beuttler’s death, several motorsport drivers have come out as gay. Some people knew I was gay but I wasn’t out – I think that is very similar to Beuttler’s experience.”. With LGBT+ people being more regularly accepted and celebrated in motorsport now, how is Beuttler remembered today?.

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