Checkered Flag: Suzanne Royce

The Detroit Region of the Sports Car Club of America was deeply saddened to hear that Suzanne Royce has passed away.

Suzanne had been the Chief Scrutineer at the Formula One US Grand Prix since 1985 and was the first woman to be given an FIA International Chief Scrutineer License. She served for decades as the Chief Scrutineer at Detroit, Phoenix, Indianapolis, Circuit of the Americas, Sebring and other US venues, and was recognized for her work by COTA and the FIA at the 2021 US Formula One Grand Prix, shortly before she retired.

In 2012, Royce co-authored a book entitled Learn & Compete: A Primer for Formula SAE, Formula Student, and Formula Hybrid Teams. The book provides an introduction to the engineering and team management aspects that students may want to consider as they participate in the Formula SAEFormula Student, or Formula Hybrid competitions.

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