Settember raced sports cars in the USA before travelling to Europe to try his hand a F1. After a year with an Emeryson he formed his own team Scirocco-Powell and commissioned his own car. Quit single-seaters after two years and returned to the USA in Can-Am and F5000 with little in the way of results.
Tony Settember died 7 years ago, he was 88 , He would have been 95.
The only American-born driver to win the Formula One World Drivers' Championship (Mario Andretti, an Italian American driver, won the World Drivers' Championship in 1978, but was not born in the United States). He also scored three wins at each of the 24 Hours of Le Mans and 12 Hours of Sebring sports car races.
An American club racer of midgets and sports cars who, aged 43, tried and failed to qualify a Cooper-Climax T51 for the 1963 Mexican Grand Prix. Subsequently he became an Indycar mechanic, worked for Howard Hughes and was a USAC official.