Famous British Race Car Drivers

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 1 Lewis Hamilton

Lewis Hamilton
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Famous As: Racing driver
Birthdate: January 7, 1985
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Stevenage, Hertfordshire, England

The name Lewis Hamilton has become synonymous with Formula One, and such is the greatness of Hamilton. Honoured with MBE by the Queen, Lewis Hamilton is one of the most successful Formula One Grand Prix Racing Driver. Hamilton was the first Black driver to win the Championship and has 6 World Championship titles and 90 race victories to his name.

 2 James Hunt

James Hunt
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Famous As: Racing driver
Birthdate: August 29, 1947
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Belmont, Surrey, England,
Died: June 15, 1993

James Hunt was a British racing driver who earned the nickname 'Hunt the Shunt' for his action-packed and often reckless exploits on the track. In 1976, he won the Formula One World Championship in his first year with McLaren, which inspired several teenagers to take up motor racing. James Hunt has inspired racers, such as Kimi Räikkönen.

 3 Jenson Button

Jenson Button
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Famous As: Formula One driver
Birthdate: January 19, 1980
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Frome, England
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 4 Nigel Mansell

Nigel Mansell
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Famous As: Formula One driver
Birthdate: August 8, 1953
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Upton-upon-Severn, England

 5 Lando Norris

Lando Norris
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Famous As: Racing driver
Birthdate: November 13, 1999
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Bristol, England

 6 Damon Hill

Damon Hill
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Famous As: Formula One driver, Businessperson
Birthdate: September 17, 1960
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: London, England

 7 Graham Hill

Graham Hill
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Famous As: British racing driver
Birthdate: February 15, 1929
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Hampstead, London, England
Died: November 29, 1975
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 8 Stirling Moss

Stirling Moss
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Famous As: Racing Driver
Birthdate: September 17, 1929
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: West Kensington, London, England
Died: April 12, 2020

British Formula One race-car driver Stirling Moss won several contests such as the British Grand Prix and the New Zealand Grand Prix. He was inducted into the International Motorsports Hall of Fame, too. He later had a broadcasting career with Wide World of Sports and narrated Roary the Racing Car.

 9 Jim Clark

Jim Clark
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Famous As: Formula One driver, Farmer
Birthdate: March 4, 1936
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Fife
Died: April 7, 1968

 10 John Surtees

John Surtees
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Famous As: Formula One driver, Motorcycle racer, Manager
Birthdate: February 11, 1934
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Tatsfield
Died: March 10, 2017

 11 Jackie Stewart

Jackie Stewart
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Famous As: Racecar driver
Birthdate: June 11, 1939
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Milton, Dunbartonshire, Scotland

 12 Lance Reventlow

Lance Reventlow
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Famous As: Racing driver
Birthdate: February 24, 1936
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: London, England
Died: July 24, 1972

 13 Mike Hawthorn

Mike Hawthorn
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Famous As: Racing Driver
Birthdate: April 10, 1929
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Mexborough, England
Died: January 22, 1959

 14 Roberta Cowell

Roberta Cowell
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Famous As: Racing driver
Birthdate: April 8, 1918
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Croydon, London
Died: October 11, 2011

 15 Ken Tyrrell

Ken Tyrrell
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Famous As: Formula racing driver
Birthdate: May 3, 1924
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Surrey, England, United Kingdom
Died: August 25, 2001

 16 Scott Mansell

Scott Mansell
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Famous As: Racing Driver
Birthdate: October 1, 1985
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Birmingham, England, England

 17 John Cobb

John Cobb
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Famous As: Race Car Driver
Birthdate: December 2, 1899
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Esher, England
Died: September 29, 1952

 18 Henry Segrave

Henry Segrave
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Famous As: Raceā€“car driver
Birthdate: September 22, 1896
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Baltimore, Maryland, United States
Died: June 13, 1930

Henry Segrave was a British race car driver and an early pioneer in water speed and land speed records. The first person to travel at more than 320 kilometers per hour in a land vehicle, Segrave set one water and three land record during his career. He died at the age of 33, when his speed boat capsized at full speed.

 19 Maurice Farman

Maurice Farman
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Famous As: Aviator
Birthdate: March 21, 1877
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Paris, France
Died: February 25, 1964

 20 Colin Davis

Colin Davis
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Famous As: Racing driver
Birthdate: July 29, 1933
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Marylebone, London, England
Died: December 19, 2012

 21 Edward Ramsden Hall

Edward Ramsden Hall
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Famous As: Racing automobile driver and Bobsledder
Birthdate: December 8, 1900
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Milnsbridge, Huddersfield, United Kingdom
Died: 1982 AD