Michèle Mouton

With the emphasis on more ladies taking part in motorsport. With four WRC victories, nine podium finishes, 160 stage wins, and even a win at the infamous Pike’s Peak Hill Climb, we have a true legend this week in the form of Michèle Mouton… Michèle Mouton was born and raised in the beautiful southern French…

Jean Alesi

Today we are featuring Jean Alesi. One of the very best and active drivers whose Formula One career took him to Tyrrell, Benetton, Sauber, Prost, Jordan and Ferrari. And that’s not all he did… Jean (Giovanni) Alesi was born in 1964 in Avignon, Vaucluse. Although French, his parents were Italian, from Sicily actually. Like many…

Sir Jackie Stewart

We thought to feature this as Sir Jackie celebrates his 78th birthday on June 11th. Many Happy Returns. His outstanding track record still ranks him among the most successful champions, yet in terms of personally influencing the way Formula One racing developed Jackie Stewart stands alone. His one-man safety crusade made the sport much safer.…

Rubens Barrichello

One of the most popular as well as long serving and experienced Formula One drivers is our featured driver this week. Rubens Barrichello is another well known name following the list of top drivers from Brazil. Names such as Emerson Fittipaldi, Ayrton Senna and Nelson Piquet. Rubens “Rubinho” Barrichello was born in 1972 in Brazil.…

Nicky Hayden

On Monday May 22nd, we lost one of the greatest talents in motorcycle racing. Here is his story. Gone too soon Kentucky Kid. If you ever doubt how far hard work and strong values can take a person, just take a look at the career of Nicky Hayden sometime. Though it’s a given that he’s…

Heinz Harald Frentzen

Another legendary name who celebrated his 50th birthday on May 18th, so before we go any further, Happy Birthday HHF. Heinz was born on 18 May 1967 in the West German city of Mönchengladbach. His father, a German undertaker raced in the 1950’s and that is where the motorsport connection is established. Frentzen began karting…

Colin Chapman

Although he was taken by fast machinery of all types at an early age and did race cars, he is more known as the man behind the revolution which was Lotus. Here is the story of one of the best know names in the business. Colin Chapman. Anthony Colin Bruce Chapman was born on 9…

John Watson

Another “Great” today from Northern Ireland. From Belfast to Monte Carlo, this is an amazing story of yet another of our featured drivers. We give you John Watson who celebrated his 71st birthday on May 4th. As he celebrates his 70th birthday on May 4th, we thought it was a good idea to do this…

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…