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Surtees awarded Order of the British Empire 16 Jun 2008

Monte Carlo, May 1967: John Surtees pictured at the Monaco Grand Prix in his first season with the Honda team. © Schlegelmilch John Surtees (GBR) Ferrari 158 3rd place. British Grand Prix, Brands Hatch, England, 11 July 1964.

1964 Formula One world champion John Surtees is to receive an OBE for his services to motorsport and charity following the publication of Queen Elizabeth II’s annual Birthday Honours List over the weekend.

Englishman Surtees, now 74, is famed as the only champion on two wheels as well as four, after achieving a string of motorcycle world titles prior to his Grand Prix successes. He went on to run his own Formula One team and recently headed up the British team in the A1GP series.

For more on Surtees’ Formula One career, see his profile and gallery in Formula1.com’s Hall of Fame section.

The Honours List also recognised BMW’s multiple world touring car champion, and occasional Formula One tester, Andy Priaulx, who receives an MBE (Member of the Order of the British Empire) for his services to sport and for voluntary service to the community in his native Guernsey.