Famous Austrian Race Car Drivers

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Niki Lauda
(Former Formula One driver)
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Birthdate: February 22, 1949
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Vienna, Austria
Died: May 20, 2019

Austrian Formula One driver and aviation entrepreneur Niki Lauda was a three-time F1 World Drivers' Champion. Considered to be one of the greatest F1 drivers of all time, he was once involved in a near-fatal accident. He founded and ran three airlines as an aviation entrepreneur and also served as the team manager of the Jaguar Formula One racing team.

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Toto Wolff
(Austrian Former Racing Driver, Investor and CEO of ‘Mercedes-AMG Petronas F1 Team’)
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Birthdate: January 12, 1972
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Vienna, Austria
Former racing driver Toto Wolff is the CEO and 30% stakeholder of the Mercedes AMG Petronas Motorsport Formula One Team. He has been part of the Austrian and German Formula Ford championships. He later established the investment firms Marchfifteen and Marchsixteen. He supports underprivileged children through the Mary Bendet Foundation.
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Jochen Rindt
(German-Born Austrian Racer Who Became the First Posthumous F-1 Champion)
Jochen Rindt
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Birthdate: April 18, 1942
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Mainz, Germany
Died: September 5, 1970

Though born in Germany, racer Jochen Rindt competed for Austria throughout his illustrious career, which saw him score 6 Grand Prix wins. At 28, he was killed in a practice race for the Italian Grand Prix. He later became the only racer to be posthumously named the F-1 World Champion.

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Roland Ratzenberger
(Austrian Formula One Racer Who Died during the 1994 San Marino Grand Prix Qualifier)
Roland Ratzenberger
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Birthdate: July 4, 1960
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Salzburg, Austria
Died: April 30, 1994

Austrian Formula One racing driver Roland Ratzenberger was in his teens when he first showed an interest in racing. He was killed while qualifying for the 1994 San Marino Grand Prix, while uncannily, Brazilian world champion racer Ayrton Senna died during the race the next day.

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Ferdinand Habsburg
(Austrian Motor Racing Driver)
Ferdinand Habsburg
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Birthdate: June 21, 1997
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Salzburg, Austria

Ferdinand Habsburg is an Austrian motor racing driver who is currently driving with Team WRT in the FIA World Endurance Championship. He won the FIA World Endurance Championship and the 24 Hours of Le Mans in 2021. Ferdinand Habsburg is also known as an heir apparent to the primacy of the House of Habsburg-Lorraine. 

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Paul Alfons von Metternich-Winneburg
(German-Austrian Racing Driver and Former President of the Commission Sportive Internationale (1970 - 1975))
Paul Alfons von Metternich-Winneburg
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Birthdate: May 26, 1917
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Vienna, Austria
Died: September 21, 1992

Paul Alfons von Metternich-Winneburg was a German-Austrian racing driver who took part in contests like 24 Hours of Le Mans and Monte Carlo Rally. He is perhaps best remembered for his service as the president of the Commission Sportive Internationale from 1970 to 1975. He then served as the President of the Fédération Internationale de l'Automobile from 1975 to 1985. 

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Andy Soucek
(Professional Racing Driver)
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Birthdate: June 14, 1985
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Madrid, Spain