Category: Born on this day

  • Tony Schmidt

    Friday 9th May 1980 Born on this day, Tony Schmidt, German Formula 3 and Formula 3000 driver.

  • Alan van der Merwe

    Alan van der Merwe

    Thursday 31st January 1980 Born on this day, Alan van der Merwe, South African 2003 British F3 Champion. He managed to write his name down in the record books as the first driver in history to go faster than 400 km/h in an F1. With Alan as Honda’s official Project Bonneville 400 driver he can […]

  • Jenson Button

    Saturday 19th January 1980 Born on this day, Jenson Button MBE. Few drivers have ever graduated to F1 with the fanfare and media noise which surrounded the announcement of Jenson Button as a Williams driver in February 2000. Driving for Renault and thereafter for BAR-Honda, his best season had been 2004 with ten podium finishes […]

  • Danny Watts

    Monday 31st December 1979 Born on this day, Danny Watts, British racing driver who has participated in A1 Grand Prix and Le Mans 24 Hours races.

  • Kimi Raikkonen

    Wednesday 17th October 1979 Born on this day, Kimi Raikkonen, Finnish racing driver who won the 2007 Formula One World Drivers’ Championship. He competed in the World Rally Championship in 2010 and 2011. In 2012, he returned to Formula One, driving for Lotus and continued to drive for Lotus in 2013. On 11 September 2013, […]

  • Anthony Davidson

    Wednesday 18th April 1979 Born on this day, Anthony Davidson, British racing driver who is an analyst for the new Sky Sports F1 HD channel, a factory driver for the Toyota Le Mans team, and simulator driver for Mercedes GP. He has raced in Formula One for Minardi and Super Aguri, and has been a […]

  • Sebastien Bourdais

    Wednesday 28th February 1979 Born on this day, Sebastien Bourdais, French race car driver and one of the most successful drivers in the history of the Champ Car World Series, having won four successive championships from 2004 to 2007.

  • Enrico Toccacelo

    Thursday 14th December 1978 Born on this day, Enrico Toccacelo, an Italian auto racer with karting, GT, Formula 3000 and A1 Grand Prix experience. He won a pair of F3000 events and briefly led Vitantonio Liuzzi in the 2004 championship before Liuzzi went on to win the next three races. He raced in the inaugural […]

  • Enrique Bernoldi

    Enrique Bernoldi

    Thursday 19th October 1978 Born on this day, Enrique Bernoldi, Brazilian racing driver who raced for the Arrows Formula One team in 2001 and 2002 seasons and been a F1 test driver for BAR Honda in 2004, 2005 and 2006. Indycar racing driver 2008 and since 2009 competes on the GT World Championship (2009 Corvette, […]

  • Justin Wilson

    Justin Wilson

    Monday 31st July 1978 Born on this day, Justin Wilson, British professional open-wheel racing driver. At the time of his death in 2015. Wilson was competing part-time in theIndyCar Series, driving the No. 25 Honda for Andretti Autosport. Earlier, he competed in the Champ Car series from 2004 to 2007, scoring four wins. He also […]