British Grand Prix driver who died at age 26 following a vicious crash at the 1939 Belgian Grand Prix. He is remembered for winning events like the 1938 German Grand Prix in his Mercedes-Benz W154.
He attended Rugby School and Trinity College, Cambridge before beginning his racing career in 1934.
He infamously gave a Nazi salute while atop the podium after winning the 1938 German Grand Prix.
He was born to wealthy father William John Beattie Seaman and his wife, Lilian Mary.
He and Wolfgang Von Trips are both German race car drivers whose lives were cut tragically short by fatal crashes during races.