Category: Born on this day

  • Nico Hulkenberg

    Wednesday 19th August 1987 Born on this day, Nico Hulkenberg. Dubbed ‘the baby Michael Schumacher’, German-born Hulkenberg’s record prior to joining Williams underlined his talent. Juggling his commitments with his Williams testing duties, Hulkenberg took pole in his first race and finished sixth in the GP2 Asia series despite only competing in four races. The…

  • Matthew Wilson

    Thursday 29th January 1987 Born on this day, Matthew Wilson, World Rally Championship driver from Cockermouth in Cumbria, England. He is the son of M-Sport boss and former WRC driver, Malcolm Wilson.

  • Lewis Hamilton

    Monday 7th January 1985 Born on this day, Lewis Hamilton MBE, who in 2008 at the age of just 22 became the youngest ever Formula One World Champion.

  • Robert Kubica

    Friday 7th December 1984 Born on this day, Robert Kubica, Polish driver who got a worldwide audience attention for the wrong reason in 2007- his monumental crash during the Canadian Grand Prix, which he very luckily survived uninjured. He was the first Polish Formula 1 racing drive.

  • Karun Chandhok

    Thursday 19th January 1984 Born on this day, Karun Chandhok, Indian racer, who competes in Formula E for Mahindra Racing. Previously, Chandhok has competed for Hispania Racing in Formula One in 2010. Before this, he drove in the GP2 Series for three years, winning two races, and in 2013 competed in the FIA GT Series…

  • Christian Klien

    Christian Klien

    Monday 7th February 1983 Born on this day, Christian Klien, former Formula One racing driver from Austria. In total he scored 14 points in Formula One. Klien currently drives for NewBlood By Morand Racing in the ELMS, while also serving in the Austrian Armed Forces.

  • Scott Andrew Speed

    Scott Andrew Speed

    Monday 24th January 1983 Born on this day, Scott Andrew Speed, an American race car driver. Formerly a driver for the Scuderia Toro Rosso Formula1 team, he made his Formula 1 race debut at the 2006 Bahrain Grand Prix; becoming the first American to race in Formula1 since Michael Andretti in 1993. Speed later turned…

  • Jamie Green

    Monday 14th June 1982 Born on this day, Jamie Green, British professional racing driver, currently employed by HWA Team in the Deutsche Tourenwagen Masters touring car championship.

  • Danica Sue Patrick

    Danica Sue Patrick

    Thursday 25th March 1982 Born on this day, Danica Sue Patrick, the most successful woman in the history of American open-wheel racing. Her win in the 2008 Indy Japan 300 is the only women’s victory in an IndyCar Series race and her third place in the 2009 Indianapolis 500 the highest finish there ever by…

  • Colin Turkington

    Sunday 21st March 1982 Born on this day, Colin Turkington, Northern Irish auto racing driver. His most notable success to date was becoming 2009 British Touring Car Champion driving for Team RAC.