Category: Born on this day

  • Timo Glock

    Thursday 18th March 1982 Born on this day, Timo Glock, German motor racing driver, who drove in Formula One for the Jordan, Toyota, Virgin Racing and Marussia F1 teams.

  • Robert Doornbos

    Wednesday 23rd September 1981 Born on this day, Robert Doornbos. Having a brief career in Formula One that saw him make 11 race starts, the Dutch drriver moved onto American Champ Cars where he found more success, finishing third in his debut season.

  • Fernando Alonso

    Fernando Alonso

    Wednesday 29th July 1981 Born on this day, Fernando Alonso, Spanish Formula One racing driver and a two-time World Champion (2005, 2006)

  • Felipe Massa

    Felipe Massa

    Saturday 25th April 1981 Born on this day, Felipe Massa, a Brazilian Formula One racing driver who currently drives for Williams. Massa started his career in go-karting from the age of eight continuing in national and regional championships for seven years. He moved into Formula Chevrolet and claimed the championship. He moved in Italian Formula […]

  • Will Power

    Sunday 1st March 1981 Born on this day, Will Power, an Australian motorsport driver, the 2014 IndyCar Series Champion.

  • Guy Wilks

    Guy Wilks

    Thursday 22nd January 1981 Born on this day, Guy Wilks, rally driver, from Great Britain. Wilks started rallying at the age of 19, but currently drives for JRM in the FIA World Rallycross Championship. In 2011 Wilks drove for Peugeot UK in the Intercontinental Rally Challenge. In 2012 he did not compete

  • Zsolt Baumgartner

    Zsolt Baumgartner

    Thursday 1st January 1981 Born on this day, Zsolt Baumgartner, who entered history books as the first Hungarian driver to line up at the grid of a Formula One Grand Prix. Filling the seat for the injured Ralph Firman in the Jordan team at the 2003 Hungarian Grand Prix, he also raced at the Italian […]

  • Ryan Hunter-Reay

    Ryan Hunter-Reay

    Wednesday 17th December 1980 Born on this day, Ryan Hunter-Reay, American race car driver best known as a multiple race winner in each of North America’s top open wheel formulas, CART, the Champ Car World Series and the IndyCar Series. He won the Verizon IndyCar Series championship in 2012 and the Indianapolis 500 in 2014.

  • Mikko Hirvonen

    Mikko Hirvonen

    Thursday 31st July 1980 Born on this day, Mikko Hirvonen, a Finnish rally who finished third in the World Rally Championship and helped Ford to the manufacturers’ title in both 2006 and 2007. In 2008, 2009, 2011 and 2012 he finished runner-up to Sébastien Loeb. Hirvonen’s co-driver has been Jarmo Lehtinen since the 2003 season.

  • Markus Winkelhock

    Markus Winkelhock

    Friday 13th June 1980 Born on this day, Markus Winkelhock, a German professional racing driver, who has taken part in one Formula One Grand Prix, which he briefly led. He is the son of Manfred Winkelhock and nephew of Joachim Winkelhock, both of whom were Formula One drivers in the 1980s. Having switched to sports […]