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…

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…

Goodbye to The Flying Finn

We say goodbye to the first ever Formula One driver from Finland, Leo Kinnunen who passed away yesterday at the age of 73 after a long illness. Our condolences to his family and friends. Leo started his career on two wheels but soon went to motorcar racing after he received his driving licence in the…

Chris Amon

Chris Amon 1943 – 2016 He was widely regarded as one of the best Formula One drivers who never won a championship. That did not stop Chris Amon to drive for some of the biggest names during the 60’s and the 70’s. He also did win Le Mans with Bruce McLaren. Chris Amon was born…

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. Derek Reginald Bell MBE was born in Pinner, near London in 1941. Among his drives were the ones mentioned above as well as racing in Formula One for the…

Sebastian Vettel.

  Sebastian Vettel has won the Formula One Championship 4 times in a row. Banging wheels with Lewis in Baku aside, I think he deserves a place in “The Drivers”, specially as he celebrated his 30th birthday this past week. Born on July 3rd 1987 in Heppenheim, Germany. He has a younger brother and two…

Richard Petty

 This week, “The King”… He was born Richard Lee Petty on July 2nd 1937 in Level Cross, North Carolina, USA. Known to many simply as “The King,” NASCAR Hall of Famer Richard Petty is the most decorated driver in the history of NASCAR racing, winning a record number 200 career races and seven NASCAR Cup…

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.…