F1 Drivers

The racing drivers who participate in the Formula one races, also known as F1 races are called F1 drivers. F1, officially referred to as the FIA Formula One World Championship, is a single seat auto racing governed by the Federation Internationale de l'Automobile (FIA). The ‘formula’ refers to a set of rules that must be followed by all the participants. F1 drivers participate in a series of races called the Grands Prix that are held all over the world on public roads or race circuits built specifically for this purpose. The F1 races constitute the highest class of auto racing and the F1 cars race at speeds of up to 350 km/h. These cars are the fastest multi-turn circuit-racing cars in the world. Driving in the F1 championship is a highly demanding job. Only the best racing drivers are able to make it to the F1 races. Drivers with several years of experience in other competitive racing events and the highest level of driving skills are the ones who ultimately get selected for F1 championships. F1 drivers also need to be risk-takers as the risk of automobile malfunction or accidents is ever present. This section provides you information about the life and works of various famous F1 drivers from all over the world.

 1 Lewis Hamilton

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Famous As: Formula One Driver
Birthdate: January 7, 1985
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Nationality: British

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 Michael Schumacher

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Famous As: Racing driver
Birthdate: January 3, 1969
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Nationality: German

With seven Formula One championship under his belt, Michael Schumacher is the most successful racer of Formula 1 and one of the greatest motor sports driver in the world. The retired German racer was the face of Ferrari for a decade and with his tremendous on track success also became one of best paid athletes in the sport’s history.

 3 Carroll Shelby

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Famous As: Formula One driver, Automotive designer, Racecar driver
Birthdate: January 11, 1923
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Nationality: American
Died: May 10, 2012

 4 Ayrton Senna

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Famous As: Formula One Driver
Birthdate: March 21, 1960
Sun Sign: Aries
Nationality: Brazilian
Died: May 1, 1994

Ayrton Senna was a Brazilian racing driver. Widely considered one of the greatest F1 drivers of all time, Ayrton had won the prestigious F1 World Drivers' Championship thrice. Following his fatal accident in 1994, several safety improvements were introduced to the sports' set-up; higher crash safety standards, redesigned tracks, and improved crash barriers became part of the sport.

 5 Sebastian Vettel

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Famous As: Racing Driver
Birthdate: July 3, 1987
Sun Sign: Cancer
Nationality: German

Widely considered one of the greatest drivers in Formula One history, Sebastian Vettel holds a number of records, including most podium finishes and most consecutive race wins. Sebastian has a unique habit of naming his cars as he feels it is important to share a close relationship with the cars that he drives.

 6 Max Verstappen

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Famous As: Racing driver
Birthdate: September 30, 1997
Sun Sign: Libra
Nationality: Belgian, Dutch
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 7 Niki Lauda

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Famous As: Former Formula One driver
Birthdate: February 22, 1949
Sun Sign: Pisces
Nationality: Austrian
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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 8 Daniel Ricciardo

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Famous As: Racecar driver
Birthdate: July 1, 1989
Sun Sign: Cancer
Nationality: Australian
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 9 Romain Grosjean

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Famous As: Racecar driver
Birthdate: April 17, 1986
Sun Sign: Aries
Nationality: Swiss, French

 10 Fernando Alonso

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Famous As: F1 Driver
Birthdate: July 29, 1981
Sun Sign: Leo
Nationality: Spanish

Two-time FIA Hall of Fame inductee Fernando Alonso began go-carting at age 3 and won several trophies by 10. The youngest to win the F-1 World Championship, for Renault, he later led a Ferrari team. When he isn’t racing, he is busy managing his e-sports team and working for UNICEF.

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 11 Jules Bianchi

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Famous As: F1 Driver
Birthdate: August 3, 1989
Sun Sign: Leo
Nationality: French
Died: July 17, 2015

Jules Bianchi, grandson of GT World Champion Mauro Bianchi, was a Formula 3 Euro Series winner and a French Formula Renault 2.0 champion. A collision during the 2014 Japanese Grand Prix caused him a diffuse axonal injury. He was in a coma for 8 months before dying at age 25.

 12 James Hunt

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Famous As: Racing driver
Birthdate: August 29, 1947
Sun Sign: Virgo
Nationality: British
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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 13 Chase Elliott

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Famous As: Racecar driver
Birthdate: November 28, 1995
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Nationality: American

 14 Nico Hülkenberg

Nico Hülkenberg
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Famous As: Racing driver
Birthdate: August 19, 1987
Sun Sign: Leo
Nationality: German
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 15 Carlos Sainz Jr.

Carlos Sainz Jr.
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Famous As: Racing driver
Birthdate: September 1, 1994
Sun Sign: Virgo
Nationality: Spanish

 16 Jenson Button

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Famous As: Formula One driver
Birthdate: January 19, 1980
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Nationality: British

 17 Christian Horner

Christian Horner
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Famous As: Racing driver
Birthdate: November 16, 1973
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Nationality: British

 18 Colin McRae

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Famous As: Co-driver, Racecar driver
Birthdate: August 5, 1968
Sun Sign: Leo
Nationality: British
Died: September 15, 2007
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 19 Bruce McLaren

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Famous As: Motorcycle racer, Racecar driver
Birthdate: August 30, 1937
Sun Sign: Virgo
Nationality: New Zealander
Died: June 2, 1970

 20 Stirling Moss

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Famous As: Racing Driver
Birthdate: September 17, 1929
Sun Sign: Virgo
Nationality: British
Died: April 12, 2020

 21 Ralf Schumacher

Ralf Schumacher
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Famous As: Formula One driver
Birthdate: June 30, 1975
Sun Sign: Cancer
Nationality: German

 22 Emerson Fittipaldi

Emerson Fittipaldi
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Famous As: Formula One driver, Champ Car driver
Birthdate: December 12, 1946
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Nationality: Brazilian, Polish
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 23 Nigel Mansell

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Famous As: Formula One driver
Birthdate: August 8, 1953
Sun Sign: Leo
Nationality: British

 24 Keke Rosberg

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Famous As: Formula One driver, Racecar driver
Birthdate: December 6, 1948
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Nationality: Finnish, Swedish
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 25 Jackie Stewart

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Famous As: Entrepreneur, Sport shooter, Racecar driver
Birthdate: June 11, 1939
Sun Sign: Gemini
Nationality: British

 26 Mario Andretti

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Birthdate: February 28, 1940
Sun Sign: Pisces
Nationality: Croatian, Italian, American
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 27 Robert Kubica

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Famous As: Racing driver
Birthdate: December 7, 1984
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Nationality: Polish

 28 David Coulthard

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Famous As: Racecar Driver
Birthdate: March 27, 1971
Sun Sign: Aries
Nationality: British, Scottish
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 29 Susie Wolff

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Famous As: Racecar driver
Birthdate: December 6, 1982
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Nationality: British

 30 Damon Hill

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Famous As: Formula One driver, Businessperson, Guitarist
Birthdate: September 17, 1960
Sun Sign: Virgo
Nationality: British
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 31 Mark Webber

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Famous As: Racing driver
Birthdate: August 27, 1976
Sun Sign: Virgo
Nationality: Australian

 32 Roland Ratzenberger

Roland Ratzenberger
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Famous As: Formula One driver
Birthdate: July 4, 1960
Sun Sign: Cancer
Nationality: Austrian
Died: April 30, 1994
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 33 Ben Collins

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Famous As: racing driver
Birthdate: February 13, 1975
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Nationality: British

 34 Gilles Villeneuve

Gilles Villeneuve
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Famous As: Racing Driver
Birthdate: January 18, 1950
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Nationality: Canadian
Died: May 8, 1982

 35 Felipe Massa

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Famous As: Racecar driver
Birthdate: April 25, 1981
Sun Sign: Taurus
Nationality: Brazilian

 36 Rubens Barrichello

Rubens Barrichello
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Famous As: Racecar driver
Birthdate: May 23, 1972
Sun Sign: Gemini
Nationality: Brazilian

 37 Juan Pablo Montoya

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Famous As: Racecar driver
Birthdate: September 20, 1975
Sun Sign: Virgo
Nationality: Colombian

 38 Juan Manuel Fangio

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Famous As: Entrepreneur, Formula One driver, Racecar driver
Birthdate: June 24, 1911
Sun Sign: Cancer
Nationality: Argentinian
Died: July 17, 1995

 39 Jim Clark

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Famous As: Formula One driver, Farmer
Birthdate: March 4, 1936
Sun Sign: Pisces
Nationality: British
Died: April 7, 1968

 40 Martin Brundle

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Famous As: Formula One driver
Birthdate: June 1, 1959
Sun Sign: Gemini
Nationality: British

 41 Nelson Piquet

Nelson Piquet
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Famous As: Racecar driver
Birthdate: August 17, 1952
Sun Sign: Leo
Nationality: Brazilian

 42 Helmuth Koinigg

Helmuth Koinigg
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Famous As: Formula One driver, Engineer, Sportsperson
Birthdate: November 3, 1948
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Nationality: Austrian
Died: October 6, 1974

 43 Kyle Larson

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Famous As: Racecar driver
Birthdate: July 31, 1992
Sun Sign: Leo
Nationality: American

 44 Denny Hamlin

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Famous As: Racecar driver
Birthdate: November 18, 1980
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Nationality: American

 45 Peter Brock

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Famous As: Racecar driver, Racing driver
Birthdate: February 26, 1945
Sun Sign: Pisces
Nationality: Australian
Died: September 8, 2006

 46 Heinz-Harald Frentzen

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Famous As: Racing driver
Birthdate: May 18, 1967
Sun Sign: Taurus
Nationality: German

 47 Tom Pryce

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Famous As: Motorcycle racer, Racecar driver
Birthdate: June 11, 1949
Sun Sign: Gemini
Nationality: Welsh
Died: March 5, 1977

 48 Dario Franchitti

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Famous As: Racecar driver
Birthdate: May 19, 1973
Sun Sign: Taurus
Nationality: British

 49 Helmut Marko

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Famous As: Formula One driver
Birthdate: April 27, 1943
Sun Sign: Taurus
Nationality: Austrian

 50 Eddie Irvine

Eddie Irvine
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Famous As: Racecar driver
Birthdate: November 10, 1965
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Nationality: British
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