Jacques Laffite

Another Friday, another legend. This time from France. With 176 Grand Prix starts this week’s featured driver is Jacques Laffite. The son of a Parisian lawyer, Laffite started his racing career as a mechanic, working with a friend called Jean-Pierre Jabouille. The relationship would eventually become that of brothers-in-law as the pair married two sisters. It…

Jochen Rindt

Friday on in2motorsports means another driver feature. Today we have another very special and talented name for you who would have been 75th Birthday this week. “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…

Dan Gurney

A well known and loved American constructor, driver, team owner and all together nice guy who has just turned 80! This is what our feature is all about this Friday. He has driven in all top level motorsport since 1958 including NASCAR, INDY cars, Formula One, Le Mans and the list goes on. He has…

Mike Hawthorn

Our featured driver was certainly a star. He was UK’s first Formula One World Champion. We are of course talking about Mike Hawthorn and a fitting tribute to him on the week leading to his birthday. A charismatic personality full of life who “Drove fast and died young” as described by Gerald Donladson John Michael…

Eddie Jordan

  Today we have a serious name in the industry which is Formula One. Driver, Promoter, Team owner and now Formula One commentator for the BBC, Eddie Jordan is a house hold name and a bit of a hero. It doesn’t come easy and he, certainly has our respect. Eddie Jordan, born in Dublin in…

François Cevert

  Another Friday and yet another icon from the motor racing world. This week we’ll be celebrating the life of France’s blue eyed boy and often referred to “The most exciting man in France”, François Cevert. Born in Paris on February 25th 1944, he was related to Jean-Pierre Beltoise, another Grand Prix driver from France.…

Jimmy McRae.

  Image by; Dougie Macdonald Today we have chosen a true champion who has no less than seven Circuit of Ireland wins as well as five British Rally Championship wins under his belt, to mention a few. Regardless of his sons’ subsequent success, Jimmy McRae remains the most successful British Rally Championship competitor of all…

Brian Redman

  Celebrating his 80th Birthday this week, we thought this would make an excellent tribute to one Brian Redman Redman was very successful in sportscar racing and the World Sportscar Championship, winning the 1970 Targa Florio with a Porsche 908, the 12 Hours of Sebring twice, in 1975 with a BMW Coupé, in 1978 with…

Jim Clark

  On March 4th 2017, Jim Clark would have celebrated his 81st birthday. We remember him today… When Jim Clark’s name is mentioned in motor racing circles, there will be silence. One of the greatest drivers ever, and don’t just take our word for it. Many drivers including Sir Jackie Stewart, Graham Hill and Sir…

Alain Prost

  Another Friday means another great driver featured here on in2motorsports.com. The legendary Alain Prost “The Professor” is a four time Formula One Drivers’ Champion, only Sebastian Vettel (four championships), Juan Manuel Fangio (five championships), and Michael Schumacher (seven championships) have equalled or surpassed his number of titles. From 1987 until 2001 Prost held the…

Valentino Rossi

  Needing no introduction, Valentino Rossi was born on February 16th, 1979. He is one of the most famous and successful motorcycle racers in the world and multiple MotoGP World Champion. “The Doctor” as he is often referred to has no less than nine Grand Prix World Championships to his name, seven of which are…

John Surtees

  Our feature“The Drivers” continue today with another great name. John Surtees CBE. It is with great honour we write about John Surtees today. It is also very relevant as he celebrates his 83rd birthday on February 11th, and this, among many other titles, makes him the oldest surviving world champion to date (I’m sure someone…