Famous British Race Car Drivers

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Lewis Hamilton
(British Formula One Driver and Winner of Seven World Drivers' Championship Titles)
Lewis Hamilton
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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.

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James Hunt
(Racing driver)
James Hunt
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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.

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Jenson Button
(British Racing Driver Who Won the 'Formula One World Championship' title in 2009)
Jenson Button
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Birthdate: January 19, 1980
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Frome, England

Jenson Button is a British racing driver best known for winning the Formula One World Championship title in 2009. A popular driver, Button is the recipient of several prestigious awards such as the Lorenzo Bandini Trophy and the Hawthorn Memorial Trophy. In 2017, Jenson Button was made an inductee of the FIA Hall of Fame.

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Jackie Stewart
(British Retired Racecar Driver Who Competed in 'Formula One')
Jackie Stewart
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Birthdate: June 11, 1939
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Milton, Dunbartonshire, Scotland

Jackie Stewart is a British retired racecar driver who competed in Formula One. He won three World Drivers' Championships between 1965 and 1973. He is best known for playing a key role as a campaigner for better safety measures at motor racing circuits. After retiring from racing, Jackie Stewart appeared as a sports commentator for ABC network.

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Lando Norris
(Racing driver)
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Birthdate: November 13, 1999
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Bristol, England
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Nigel Mansell
(British Formula One Racing Driver and Winner of 1992 World Championship )
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Birthdate: August 8, 1953
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Upton-upon-Severn, Worcestershire, England
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Damon Hill
(British Retired Racing Driver Who Won the 1996 'Formula One World Championship' title)
Damon Hill
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Birthdate: September 17, 1960
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: London, England

Damon Hill is a British retired racing driver best known for winning the Formula One World Championship title in 1996. He is currently a part of the broadcasting team of Sky Sports F1, providing expert analysis. Damon Hill is also known as the son of former Formula One World Champion, Graham Hill.

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Graham Hill
(British Racing Driver Who Won the 1962 and 1968 'Formula One' World Championship Title)
Graham Hill
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Birthdate: February 15, 1929
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Hampstead, London, England
Died: November 29, 1975

Graham Hill was a British racing driver remembered for winning the Formula One World Championship title in 1962 and 1968. Counted among the greatest drivers of his era, Hill is the only driver to win the prestigious Triple Crown of Motorsport. Hill is also credited with inspiring his son Damon, who won the Formula One World Championship title in 1996. 

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Jim Clark
(One of the Greatest Formula One Racing Drivers and Two-Time World Champion in 1963 and 1965)
Jim Clark
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Birthdate: March 4, 1936
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Fife
Died: April 7, 1968
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Jodie Kidd
(Model, racing driver, television personality)
Jodie Kidd
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Birthdate: September 25, 1978
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Guildford, Surrey, England, United Kingdom
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Mike Hawthorn
(The First 'Formula One' World Champion from the United Kingdom)
Mike Hawthorn
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Birthdate: April 10, 1929
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Mexborough, England
Died: January 22, 1959

Mike Hawthorn was a British racing driver best remembered as the first Formula One World Champion from the United Kingdom; he achieved the feat when he won the world championship in 1958. Having been affected by the demise of his friend Peter Collins in the 1958 German Grand Prix, Mike Hawthorn announced his retirement after winning the F1 title.  

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Stirling Moss
(Racing Driver)
Stirling Moss
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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.

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Lance Reventlow
(Racing driver)
Lance Reventlow
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Birthdate: February 24, 1936
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: London, England
Died: July 24, 1972
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Max Chilton
(Former racing driver who competed in Formula One, driving for Marussia F1 in 2013 and 2014)
Max Chilton
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Birthdate: April 21, 1991
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Redhill, Surrey, England, United Kingdom

When British racing driver Max Chilton made his Formula 3 debut at 16, he became the youngest deriver to do so. He now represents the North American racing series IndyCar. While he initially wished to be a farmer, he began his racing career at age 10, racing in karts.

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John Surtees
(British Motorcycle Road Racer and Racecar Driver)
John Surtees
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Birthdate: February 11, 1934
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Tatsfield
Died: March 10, 2017

John Surtees was a British motorcycle road racer and racecar driver. He won the Grand Prix motorcycle World Championship title on seven occasions and the 1964 F1 World Championship title, becoming the first person to win World Championships on both four and two wheels.

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Jason Plato
(British Racing Driver )
Jason Plato
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Birthdate: October 14, 1967
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Oxford, Oxfordshire, England
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Will Stevens
(British Racing Driver and Former Formula One Driver)
Will Stevens
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Birthdate: June 28, 1991
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Rochford, Essex, United Kingdom
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Derek Bell
(One of the Most Liked Racing Drivers of His Generation)
Derek Bell
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Birthdate: October 31, 1941
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Pinner, Middlesex, England
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Sam Bird
(British Racing Driver Who Competes for Jaguar TCS)
Sam Bird
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Birthdate: January 9, 1987
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Roehampton, London, United Kingdom
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Ken Tyrrell
(Formula racing driver)
Ken Tyrrell
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Birthdate: May 3, 1924
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Surrey, England, United Kingdom
Died: August 25, 2001
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Roberta Cowell
(Racing driver)
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Birthdate: April 8, 1918
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Croydon, London
Died: October 11, 2011
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Scott Mansell
(Racing Driver)
Scott Mansell
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Birthdate: October 1, 1985
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Birmingham, England, England
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Andy Priaulx
(British Professional Racing Driver )
Andy Priaulx
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Birthdate: August 8, 1974
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Guernsey
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John Cobb
(Race Car Driver)
John Cobb
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Birthdate: December 2, 1899
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Esher, England
Died: September 29, 1952
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Henry Segrave
(Raceā€“car driver)
Henry Segrave
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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.

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Greg Mansell
(Sport cyclist, Racing automobile driver)
Greg Mansell
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Birthdate: November 8, 1987
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Douglas, Isle of Man Douglas, Isle of Man
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Maurice Farman
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Birthdate: March 21, 1877
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Paris, France
Died: February 25, 1964
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Viktor Jensen
(Icelandic Racing Driver Who Competes in the 'British Formula Three Championship')
Viktor Jensen
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Birthdate: December 30, 1987
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Hammersmith, London, England

Viktor Jensen is an Icelandic racing driver best known for competing in the British Formula Three Championship and Formula Palmer Audi Championship. In 2007, he was seen racing with the Alan Docking Racing team in the British Formula Three Championship. The next year, Viktor Jensen raced for the Nexa team in the same series.

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Colin Davis
(English Conductor Best Remembered For His Work With The 'London Symphony Orchestra')
Colin Davis
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Birthdate: July 29, 1933
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Marylebone, London, England
Died: December 19, 2012

Colin Davis was an English conductor best remembered for his work with the popular London Symphony Orchestra. He also served as the principal conductor of the Royal Opera House for more than 15 years. Colin Davis was the recipient of several prestigious awards, such as the Queen's Medal for Music, the Elgar Medal, and a Grammy Award.

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