Sir Jack Brabham

The Brabham name is synonymous with Grand Prix motor racing and to this day, Sir Jack Brabham, the first driver in history to be knighted for his services to motorsport, remains one of racing’s most popular personalities. The triple world champion is the only Formula One driver to have won a world title in a…

Emerson Fittipaldi

He is my favourite and the reason I became interested in Formula One and motorsport in general. Never forget the black and gold JPS Lotus. While he’ll be celebrating his 71st birthday next week, here is his story. Emerson Fittipaldi was born in São Paulo, Brazil. He is the youngest son of prominent Brazilian motorsports…

Keke Rosberg

Another famous name today, this time from Finland. Celebrating his 69th birthday next week, the 1982 Formula One World Champion and father of the 2016 Formula One World Champion, Nico, we give you Keke Rosberg. On December 6, 1948, Keijo Erik Rosberg was born in Solna, Stockholm County, Sweden. Nicknamed Keke (easier to pronounce), he…

Tony Pond

One of the best know rally drivers Britain ever produced was Tony Pond. His co drivers included names such as Rob Arthur, Fred Gallagher, Mike Nicholson, Johnstone Syer and Terry Harryman. He would have been celebrating his 72nd birthday this week. This is his story His first outings in a rally car were on the…

Graham Hill

Another Friday and another legend. This week we have the only driver in the world who has the Triple Crown of Motorsport in his portfolio. The only father and son driver to both have won the Formula One world Championship. A fun guy to be around and a true gentleman according to the sources who…

Jochen Rindt

Friday on in2motorsports means another driver feature. Today we revisit another very special and talented name for you. “Nobody knows how long he will live. Because of this fact you have to do as much as you can as fast as you can.” A great quote from a great driver. Karl Jochen Rindt was German…

Ayrton Senna

“Racing, competing, It’s in my blood. It’s part of me, It’s part of my life: I have been doing it all my life and it stands out above everything else” Ayrton Senna. Ayrton Senna da Silva was born in Brazil on March 21st 1960. He won three Formula One world championships, but more than that,…

Derek Bell

Winning Le Mans Five times, Daytona 24 Three times and the World Sportscar Championship title twice is this week’s featured driver. We give you Derek Bell as he’ll be celebrating his birthday this coming week. Derek Reginald Bell MBE was born in Pinner, near London in 1941. Among his drives were the ones mentioned above…

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,…