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Tributes have been paid to John Surtees, who died on Friday. He was an acknowledged great of the motor sport world and the only racer to have won world championships on motorbikes and in Formula One.
Surtees, who was 83 years old, was admitted to hospital in February with an existing respiratory condition and after a short period in intensive care died peacefully. He was much admired among his contemporaries, and by subsequent generations of drivers and fans, and had remained involved in motor sport after his retirement from competitive racing in 1972.
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