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
(British Racing Driver Who Won the Formula One World Championship in 1976)
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, Somerset, 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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 4 
Lando Norris
(Racing driver)
Lando Norris
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Birthdate: November 13, 1999
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Bristol, 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: Hampstead, London, United Kingdom

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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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: Kilmany, Fife, Scotland
Died: April 7, 1968

British Formula One racing-driver James Clark Jr. is counted among the greatest Formula One drivers of all time. He won his first World Driver’s Championships in 1963 making a record of winning seven out of ten races in a season. He again won the championship in 1965. His 1965 Indianapolis 500 win marked the first win for a rear-engined car.

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Stirling Moss
(Race-Car Driver Who Was Considered as One of the Greatest Drivers Who Never Won a World Championship)
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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Jodie Kidd
(English Fashion Model, Racing Driver and 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
(British Racing Driver Who Became the United Kingdom’s First Formula One World Champion)
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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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
(British 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

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, United Kingdom
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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Roger Williamson
(British Racing Driver and 'Formula Three' Champion)
Roger Williamson
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Birthdate: February 2, 1948
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Ashby-de-la-Zouch, United Kingdom
Died: July 29, 1973

Roger Williamson was a British racing driver best remembered for winning the British Formula Three Championship title twice. Williamson died at the age of 25 while competing in his second F1 race during the 1973 Dutch Grand Prix in the Netherlands.

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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

A 5-time Le Mans 24 hours winner, British racing driver Derek Bell has raced for prominent F-1 teams such as Ferrari and McLaren. He is a 2-time World Sportscar Champion and a 3-time Daytona 24 hours winner. Apart from being named an MBE, he was also awarded the BRDC Gold Star 4 times.

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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, England

British racing driver Will Stevens started his career with karts in 2003 and moved on to Formula Renault in 2008. He has driven for teams such as Manor-Ferrari and Caterham and has also been a test driver for Marussia. He has competed for the Belgian Audi team WRT, too.

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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

British racing driver Sam Bird has tested for the Formula One team Mercedes GP and now competes for Jaguar TCS Racing in the Formula E World Championship. He has also participated in the 24 Hours of Le Mans. Apart from racing, he is also an avid fan of football.

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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

British racing-driver Jason Plato presently competes for BTC Racing in the British Touring Car Championship (BTCC). His achievements so far include becoming BTCC Champion twice, first for Vauxhall in 2001 and then for Silverline Chevrolet in 2010; and holding the record for most overall race wins in the championship. Plato is a co-presenter for the motoring television series Fifth Gear.  

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Anthony Davidson
(British Retired Racing Driver Who Competed in 'Formula One' for 'Super Aguri' and 'Minardi')
Anthony Davidson
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Birthdate: April 18, 1979
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Hemel Hempstead, Hertfordshire, England

Anthony Davidson is a British retired racing driver best known for competing in Formula One for Super Aguri and Minardi. Since his retirement as a racer, Anthony Davidson has established himself as a TV personality. He currently works for Sky Sports F1 as an analyst.

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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)
Roberta Cowell
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Birthdate: April 8, 1918
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Croydon, London
Died: October 11, 2011
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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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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

British racing-driver Andy Priaulx is best-known for winning the European Touring Car Championship title in 2004 and the World Touring Car Championship title in 2005, 2006 and 2007. Such feat of Priaulx led him to become the only FIA Touring Car champion to win four international-level championship titles in four successive years. He also won the 1999 Renault Spider Cup.

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Henry Segrave
(British Race 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
(British Racing Driver)
Greg Mansell
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Birthdate: November 8, 1987
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Douglas, Isle of Man
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Maurice Farman
(British-French Aviation Pioneer, Motor Racer, Cyclist, and Aircraft Manufacturer)
Maurice Farman
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Birthdate: March 21, 1877
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Paris, France
Died: February 25, 1964

British-French motor racer, aviator, and aircraft manufacturer Maurice Farman was also a champion in tandem cycling. He and his brother, Henri, completed the world’s first circular flight of over 1km. He also made pioneering studies in aerial radiotelephony, while his company introduced the world’s first long-distance passenger plane, Goliath.

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Colin Davis
(British Formula One Driver)
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