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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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Michael Schumacher
(German Formula One Racing Driver and 7-Time World Drivers' Championship Winner)
Michael Schumacher
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Birthdate: January 3, 1969
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Hürth, Germany

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.

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Max Verstappen
(Belgian-Dutch Motorsports Racing Driver)
Max Verstappen
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Birthdate: September 30, 1997
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Hasselt, Flanders, Belgium

Max Verstappen of Red Bull Racing competes under the Dutch flag in Formula One. He made his first entry at 2015 Australian Grand Prix. Son of former Formula One racing-driver Jos Verstappen, Max has emerged as the most successful Dutch driver who has scored most career points, won a Formula One World Championship in 2021 and achieved a pole position.  

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Niki Lauda
(Three-Time Formula One World Drivers' Champion)
Niki Lauda
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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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Ayrton Senna
(One of the Greatest F1 Drivers in the History of the Sport)
Ayrton Senna
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Birthdate: March 21, 1960
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: São Paulo, Brazil
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.

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Sebastian Vettel
(German Racing Driver Who Competed in Formula One from 2007 to 2022)
Sebastian Vettel
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Birthdate: July 3, 1987
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Heppenheim, Germany

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.

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Daniel Ricciardo
(Formula One Driver)
Daniel Ricciardo
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Birthdate: July 1, 1989
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Perth, Australia

Daniel Ricciardo is an Italian-Australian racing driver. He currently competes in Formula One for McLaren. Over the years, Ricciardo has had eight Grand Prix victories, including a win at the 2021 Italian Grand Prix, in Formula One. He has also received several awards like BRDC The Bruce McLaren Trophy. In 2014, he was named GQ Australia Sportsman of the Year.

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Fernando Alonso
(Spanish F1 Driver)
Fernando Alonso
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Birthdate: July 29, 1981
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Oviedo, Spain

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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Sergio Pérez
(Mexican Formula One Driver)
Sergio Pérez
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Birthdate: January 26, 1990
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Guadalajara, Mexico

Starting racing at age 6, Mexican racing driver Sergio Pérez, nicknamed Checo, scripted history by scoring more points than any Mexican in Formula One history. The winner of titles such as the 2020 Sakhir Grand Prix and the 2021 Azerbaijan Grand Prix, he is now associated with Red Bull Racing.

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Valtteri Bottas
(Finnish Racing Driver Who Competes in Formula One)
Valtteri Bottas
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Birthdate: August 28, 1989
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Nastola, Finland

Valtteri Bottas is a Finnish racing driver who competes in popular promotions like Formula One, where he is currently competing for Alfa Romeo. Over the course of his career, Valtteri Bottas has won several prestigious awards like the Sky Sports Award and Lorenzo Bandini Trophy. In 2019, he was named AKK-Motorsport Driver of the Year.

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Carlos Sainz Jr.
(Spanish Formula One Driver)
Carlos Sainz Jr.
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Birthdate: September 1, 1994
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Madrid, Spain
Height: 5'10" (178 cm)
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Nico Hülkenberg
(German Formula 1 Driver: Holds the Record for the Most Formula One Career Starts Without a Podium Finish)
Nico Hülkenberg
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Birthdate: August 19, 1987
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Emmerich, Germany

Nico Hülkenberg initially worked as a forwarding agent at his father’s shipping company. He had started his racing career with go-karting at age 10 and grew up to race for Formula BMW, Formula Three, and GP2, among others. He scripted history by winning the Le Mans 24-hour endurance race in his first attempt.

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Bruce McLaren
(New Zealand Formula One Driver, Engineer & Inventor)
Bruce McLaren
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Birthdate: August 30, 1937
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Auckland, New Zealand
Died: June 2, 1970

Bruce McLaren was a New Zealand engineer, inventor, racing car designer, and driver. He is credited with founding McLaren Automotive in 1963. Formula One's successful team, McLaren, is named after him. McLaren has been inducted into various halls of fame, including the New Zealand Sports Hall of Fame, Motorsports Hall of Fame of America, and International Motorsports Hall of Fame.

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Romain Grosjean
(Only Racing Driver to Hold Both the GP2 Asia Series and Main GP2 Series Titles Simultaneously)
Romain Grosjean
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Birthdate: April 17, 1986
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Geneva, Switzerland

Romain Grosjean is a racing driver who spent nine Formula One seasons with several teams. In 2011, he won the GP2 Series as well as the GP2 Asia Series, becoming the first two-time GP2 Asia champion. He currently competes in the US-based IndyCar Series.

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Pierre Gasly
(Formula 1 Driver)
Pierre Gasly
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Birthdate: February 7, 1996
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Rouen, France
Height: 5'10" (178 cm)
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Jimmie Johnson
(One of the Greatest NASCAR Drivers of All Time)
Jimmie Johnson
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Birthdate: September 17, 1975
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: El Cajon, California, United States

Race-car driver Jimmie Johnson is associated with IndyCar Series. He is a seven-time NASCAR Cup Series winner and is the first and only NASCAR driver with five consecutive championship wins. In 2009, he became the first race-car driver to earn the Associated Press Male Athlete of the Year honor.

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Kevin Magnussen
(Racing driver)
Kevin Magnussen
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Birthdate: October 5, 1992
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Roskilde, Denmark
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Alain Prost
(Four-Time Formula One Drivers’ Champion)
Alain Prost
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Birthdate: February 24, 1955
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Lorette, Loire, France
Height: 5'5" (165 cm)
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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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Juan Pablo Montoya
(Colombian Racing Driver)
Juan Pablo Montoya
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Birthdate: September 20, 1975
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Bogotá, Colombia

Juan Pablo Montoya is a Colombian racing driver who currently competes for DragonSpeed Racing in the WeatherTech SportsCar Championship. In 1998, Montoya won the Formula 3000 International Championship title. The following year, he went on to win the CART FedEx Championship Series. In October 2009, Juan Pablo Montoya was named in Times Online's Top 50 Formula One Drivers list.

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Mika Häkkinen
(Former Racing Driver and One of the 3 Finnish F-1 Drivers to Win a World Championship)
Mika Häkkinen
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Birthdate: September 28, 1968
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Vantaa, Finland

Mika Häkkinen was 5 when his parents got him a go-kart for racing near their home. He later grew up to be one of the 3 Finnish F-1 drivers to earn a World Championship. Noted for his speed, he earned the nickname The Flying Finn.

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Nigel Mansell
(British Formula One Racing Driver and Winner of the 1992 World Championship)
Nigel Mansell
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Birthdate: August 8, 1953
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Upton-upon-Severn, Worcestershire, England

British former racing-driver Nigel Mansell, CBE, presently ranks as #2 in the list of most-successful British Formula One drivers of all-time with regards to number of race wins. Winner of Formula One World Championship and CART Indy Car World Series, Mansell became the only racing-driver to concurrently hold the titles of World Drivers' Championship and the American open-wheel National Championship.   

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Robert Kubica
(Polish Motorsports Racing Driver)
Robert Kubica
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Birthdate: December 7, 1984
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Kraków, Malopolskie, Poland
Height: 6'0" (183 cm)
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Ralf Schumacher
(Former German Formula One Racer and Younger Brother of Michael Schumacher)
Ralf Schumacher
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Birthdate: June 30, 1975
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Hürth, Germany

Ralf Schumacher is a German former racing driver who first drove in Formula One with Jordan Grand Prix for the 1997 season. He is the younger brother of former Formula One World Champion Michael Schumacher. He began karting at three and took to automobile racing as a young adult. He has since retired from motorsport and now mentors young drivers. 

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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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Rubens Barrichello
(Racing Driver Who Competed in Formula One Between 1993 and 2011)
Rubens Barrichello
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Birthdate: May 23, 1972
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: São Paulo, Brazil

Rubens Barrichello is a Brazilian racing driver best known for competing in Formula One and scoring 11 Grand Prix wins between 1993 and 2011. From 2000 to 2005, he drove for Ferrari as Michael Schumacher's teammate and contributed to five constructors' titles for Ferrari.

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Keke Rosberg
(Former Finnish Racing Driver Who Won the 1982 'F1 World Championship')
Keke Rosberg
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Birthdate: December 6, 1948
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Solna Municipality Solna, Sweden

Keke Rosberg is a Finnish retired racing driver best known for winning the Formula One World Championship in 1982. Rosberg was the first Finnish champion in the history of the Formula One World Championship. Keke Rosberg has also achieved popularity as the father of the 2016 F1 World Champion Nico Rosberg.

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Richard Petty
(The Most Accomplished Driver in the History of Stock Car Racing)
Richard Petty
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Birthdate: July 2, 1937
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Level Cross, North Carolina, United States
Height: 6'2" (188 cm)
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Emerson Fittipaldi
(Brazilian Formula One Racing Champion in 1972 and 1974)
Emerson Fittipaldi
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Birthdate: December 12, 1946
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: São Paulo, Brazil

Emerson Fittipaldi is a Brazilian retired racing driver best known for winning both the Indianapolis 500 and the Formula One World Championship twice each. In 1972, he won the World Drivers' Championship at the age of 25, becoming the youngest F1 world champion. In 2001, Emerson Fittipaldi was made an inductee of the Motorsports Hall of Fame of America.

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Martin Brundle
(British Retired Racing Driver Who Competed in 'Formula One')
Martin Brundle
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Birthdate: June 1, 1959
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: King's Lynn, Norfolk, England

Martin Brundle is a British retired racing driver who competed in Formula One. After his retirement, Brundle started working as a commentator. Over the years, he has worked for television networks like BBC, ITV Sport, and Sky Sports.

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Esteban Ocon
(French Racing Driver)
Esteban Ocon
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Birthdate: September 17, 1996
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Evreux, France
Height: 6'1" (185 cm)
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Mario Andretti
(Former Racing Driver and Winner of 1978 Formula One World Championship)
Mario Andretti
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Birthdate: February 28, 1940
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Motovun, Croatia

 Italian-born American former racing driver, Mario Andrett,i is the only driver ever to win the Indianapolis 500, Daytona 500, and the Formula One World Championship. He is considered one of the most successful Americans in the history of the sport.  Over the course of his long career, he has is the only person to be named United States Driver of the Year in three decades (1967, 1978, and 1984). 

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Nelson Piquet
(Brazilian Retired Racing Driver and Businessman)
Nelson Piquet
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Birthdate: August 17, 1952
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Rio de Janeiro, State of Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

While he initially excelled in tennis, Nelson Piquet later made a name for himself as one of Brazil’s top racers. A 3-time world champion, the Formula One star later also ventured into business. He owned a GPS-tracking company and also launched the racing team Piquet Sports.

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Hélio Castroneves
(Brazilian Auto Racing Driver)
Hélio Castroneves
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Birthdate: May 10, 1975
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: São Paulo, Brazil

Brazilian racing driver Hélio Castroneves is a 4-time winner of the Indianapolis 500. Though accused of tax evasion once, he was eventually acquitted the charge. He has also been part of the show Dancing with the Stars and gained the nickname Spider-Man for his unique way of celebrating one of his track victories.

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Kimi Räikkönen
(Finnish Racing Driver Nicknamed ‘The Iceman’ and Winner of the 2007 Formula One World Championship)
Kimi Räikkönen
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Birthdate: October 17, 1979
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Espoo, Finland

With 21 Grands Prix wins Kimi-Matias Räikkönen, nicknamed ‘The Iceman’, thrived as the most successful Finnish racing driver with regard to Formula One race wins. He was the winner of the 2007 Formula One World Championship competing for Scuderia Ferrari. He took 103 podium finishes and with this became one of the five drivers who have taken more-than 100 podiums.

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John Force
(American NHRA Drag Racer and One of the Most Dominant Racers in the Sport With 155 Career Victories)
John Force
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Birthdate: May 4, 1949
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Bell Gardens, California, United States

Apart from being a 16-time Funny Car Champion, drag racer John Force has also scripted more NHRA all-time records. Known as Brute Force in the racing circuit, for his 10 back-to-back NHRA championships, he belongs to The First Family of Drag Racing, with his daughters and son-in-law.

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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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Michael Andretti
(American Semi-retired Auto Racing Driver)
Michael Andretti
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Birthdate: October 5, 1962
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Bethlehem, Pennsylvania, United States

One of the most sought-after names in the open-wheel car racing circuit, Michael Andretti is the son of former Formula 1 world champion Mario Andretti. He owns Andretti Green Racing and the Indianapolis-based team Andretti Autosport, which has been represented in series such as IndyCar and Australian V8 Supercars.

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Sébastien Loeb
(French Professional Racecar Driver)
Sébastien Loeb
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Birthdate: February 26, 1974
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Haguenau, France
Height: 5'7" (170 cm)
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Pastor Maldonado
(Venezuelan Professional Racing Driver)
Pastor Maldonado
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Birthdate: March 9, 1985
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Maracay, Venezuela
Height: 5'8" (173 cm)
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Scott Dixon
(New Zealand Motorsports Racing Driver)
Scott Dixon
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Birthdate: July 22, 1980
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Brisbane, Queensland, Australia

Scott Dixon is a racing driver who competes in the IndyCar Series. He has won the IndyCar Championship on six occasions. He is also counted among the greatest drivers in the history of Indianapolis 500. Dixon has won the Bruce McLaren Trophy and the Jim Clark Trophy. In 2008 and 2013, he was named New Zealand’s Sportsman of the Year.

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Nico Rosberg
(Formula One Racing Driver)
Nico Rosberg
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Birthdate: June 27, 1985
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Wiesbaden, Germany

The son of former Formula One world champion Keke Rosberg, Nico Rosberg followed in his father's footsteps to win the 2016 Formula One world championship. After announcing his retirement as a racing driver, Nico Rosberg became an eco-entrepreneur, helping with the construction of self-autonomous and electric vehicles. Rosberg has also worked with charities like Viva con Agua de Sankt Pauli.

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Giancarlo Fisichella
(Italian Professional Racing Driver)
Giancarlo Fisichella
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Birthdate: January 14, 1973
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Rome, Italy

Giancarlo Fisichella, also known as Giano, has three Formula One World Championship wins in his kitty. The popular racing driver also captains the Nazionale Piloti football team. Throughout his career, he has raced for teams such as Renault, Force India, and Ferrari. He is related to a Sicilian noble family.

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Dan Gurney
(American Racing Driver)
Dan Gurney
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Birthdate: April 13, 1931
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Port Jefferson, New York, United States
Died: January 14, 2018

An amateur drag racer in his youth, American racing driver Dan Gurney began his professional career in 1959, quickly becoming one of the most popular international racing stars of his era. Also a prominent race car constructor and the founder of All American Racers, he is known as much for his engineering acumen as for his quest for innovative solutions.

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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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Michael Fassbender
(German-Irish Actor and Racing Driver)
Michael Fassbender
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Birthdate: April 2, 1977
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Heidelberg, Germany

Michael Fassbender is a critically-acclaimed Irish-German actor best known for playing a sex addict in the psychological erotic drama film Shame. Apart from being an actor, Michael is also a well-known racing driver; he started his auto racing career in 2017 and currently races for Proton Competition in the European Le Mans Series.

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Jody Scheckter
(South African racing driver)
Jody Scheckter
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Birthdate: January 29, 1950
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: East London, South Africa

The only Formula One World Champion from Africa, Jody David Scheckter made his debut at the US Grand Prix in 1972, shortly after moving from South Africa to Britain. Two years later he registered his first win with the Swedish Grand Prix. His last win was at the 1979 Italian Grand Prix. In 1980, he retired from motor racing.

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Paul di Resta
(British Racing Driver Who Competes in 'Formula One')
Paul di Resta
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Birthdate: April 16, 1986
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Uphall, West Lothian, Scotland

Paul di Resta is a British racing driver who competed for Force India in Formula One from 2011 to 2013. Currently, he is one of the reserve F1 drivers for McLaren. Paul di Resta also works as a commentator for Sky Sports.

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Jenson Button
(Former 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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Will Power
(Racing Driver)
Will Power
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Birthdate: March 1, 1981
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Toowoomba, Australia
Son of racer Bob Power, Australian motor-sports champion and IndyCar Series driver William Steven Power, better known as Will Power, has 19 series wins in his kitty. He is married to former Walker Racing receptionist Liz Cannon. He has voiced a character in the animated film Turbo.