Mike Beuttler showed great promise in Formula 3 before graduating to Formula 2 and then Formula 1 in 1971. He raced March F1 cars financed by a group of wealthy stockbroker friends. He continued in 1972 and 1973 but retired from racing at the end of the year. He eventually moved to San Francisco where he died of AIDS in 1988.
Mike Beuttler died 32 years ago, he was 48 , He would have been 80.