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 following season he progressed to the full GP2 series, where he wrapped up the championship at the penultimate round at Monza, the first time the series had been won before the final round. Like the seven-time world champion, Hulkenberg is also managed by Willi Weber.