Loris Kessel was a Swiss racing driver who died in Montagnola in 2010 following a long illness. He participated in six Formula One World Championship Grands Prix, debuting on 2 May 1976. He scored no championship points. In 1976, he drove a Brabham for RAM and in 1977 he drove his own Apollon-Williams although this car was not a success.
Victory in the little known Swiss Formula 3 Championship in 1986 launched Foitek towards Grand Prix racing. A Formula 1 driver for two seasons, he is best remembered for his role in Johnny Herbert’s Formula 3000 accident in 1988.