Kimi Räikkönen

As he celebrates his 38th birthday, we thought to revisit Kimi this week. The “Ice Man”, “The Flying Finn” and the 2007 Formula One World Champion, Kimi Räikkönen. These days there aren’t many Formula One drivers with his style of driving, nor with his attitude towards the job. A few years ago, yes, but not…

Jason Plato

Happy 50th Birthday to two times BTCC Champion. Here is his story… Born in Oxford October 14th 1967, Timothy Jason Plato has been a house hold name for a number of years. As well as his two BTCC Championship wins in 2001 and 2010, he has finished in the top three in the Championship no…

Damon Hill

This week we are featuring the second Hill in our Driver’s feature. Here is one for the quiz, Damon Hill, the 1996 Formula One World Champion is the only son of a world champion to win the title himself. Today is all about Damon Hill who will celebrate his 56th birthday on Saturday 17th. Born September…

Mika Häkkinen

“Mika Häkkinen was the best opponent in terms of his quality, but the biggest admiration I had for him was that we had 100% fight on track but a totally disciplined life off track. We respected each other highly and let each other live quietly”. “Michael Schumacher” Born September 28th in 1968, in Vantaa, Finland,…

Sir Stirling Moss

Another look at the career of a Legend who celebrated his 88th birthday last week. Sir Stirling Moss OBE is arguably the greatest all-round racing driver of all time and a true icon of the motor racing world. Known during his career as ‘Mr Motor Racing’ he became a professional driver in 1948, at the…

Barry Sheene

Today we remember Barry Sheene, motorcycling’s first superstar. “Barry was the Cockney kid made good,” says Steve Parrish, his Suzuki team-mate in 1977 and 1979, “the lad who would have a fag and a beer before a race”. Barry was born in London on September 11th 1950. He started racing when he was 18 years…

Clay Regazzoni

A driver with heart who once said to his team mate and I quote; “if you block cars and drive like a woman, you will never become great”. Clay Regazzoni is our featured driver today. He would have celebrated his 78th birthday on September 5th. “Clay” as he was known to us all was born…

Bruce McLaren

“Life is measured in achievement and not in years alone” Remembering Bruce as he was born on August 30th 1937 In motor racing we all mentally form intimate lists categorizing world class drivers. One is headed “Safe, highly experienced and skilled; indestructible.” Bruce McLaren headed many such lists. The shock, apart from the grief, following…

Gerhard Berger

This week’s featured driver is one of the fastest drivers of his time. He raced for no less than 14 seasons and although twice finishing 3rd in the Championship, he actually never managed to win one. Still, very well respected with 48 podium finishes and 21 fastest laps. He was team mates to drivers such…

Nelson Piquet

This week is all about Nelson Piquet as he celebrates his 65th birthday. Remember his colorful career did not start in racing, but in Tennis! Still, that did not stop him winning three World Championships. Born in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil in 1952, he was the youngest in his family. His father was a well…

Nigel Mansell

Another legendary name is featured here today for your enjoyment (and ours). Nigel Mansell who has just celebrated his 64th birthday, was racing other legends such as Senna and Prost during his time as the Formula one world champion as well as Indy car champion. Nigel Ernest James Mansell was born in Upton – on-…

Fernando Alonso

This week our featured driver is the two times Formula One world champion Fernando Alonso. This is a timely visit as he celebrated his 36th birthday on July 29th. Born in Oviedo, which is in the Asturias region of Spain in 1981, he was world champion with Renault at a grand age of 24 making…