Rally Drivers

Rally Racing is a form of auto racing in which automobiles are driven over public roads under normal traffic conditions as contrasted to other car races that are run on a circuit. The rules and regulations regarding speed, time and route are predetermined for these races. The term rally racing has been in use since 1911 when the first Monte Carlo Rally was held. Most rally race drivers up to the 1950s were amateurs and paid little. The 1960s brought about the era of professional drivers when young and enthusiastic drivers were recruited and provided training to hone their skills. The increasing popularity of this type of racing led to the World Rally championship which is organized by the Fédération Internationale de l'Automobile (FIA). There are two forms of rally races: stage rallies and road rallies. Road rally is the original form that is held on highways under normal traffic—these are primarily amateur events. Stage rallies are the professional form of the sport. In order to participate in rally car racing, one needs to hold a valid driver’s license and have lots of practice driving on gravel roads and difficult terrains. Read on know about various famous rally drivers from all over the world.

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 1 Colin McRae

Colin McRae.
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Famous As: Co-driver, Racecar driver
Birthdate: August 5, 1968
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Lanark
Died: September 15, 2007

 2 Danica Patrick

Danica Patrick.
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Famous As: Racing driver
Birthdate: March 25, 1982
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Beloit, Wisconsin, United States
Danica Patrick, the first female driver to clinch an IndyCar series win, became the Rookie of the Year at the 2005 Indianapolis 500 and the 2005 IndyCar Series and later joined stock-car racing with the NASCAR Nationwide Series. She owns a wine brand and an athleisure line, and supports DRIVE4COPD.

 3 Kimi Raikkonen

Kimi Raikkonen.
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Famous As: Racing driver
Birthdate: October 17, 1979
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Espoo, Finland

 4 Daniel Ricciardo

Daniel Ricciardo.
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Famous As: Racecar driver
Birthdate: July 1, 1989
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Perth, Australia

 5 Dale Earnhardt Jr.

Dale Earnhardt Jr..
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Famous As: Race Car Driver
Birthdate: October 10, 1974
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Kannapolis, North Carolina, US

 6 Carlos Sainz

Carlos Sainz
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Famous As: Rally driver
Birthdate: April 12, 1962
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Madrid, Spain
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 7 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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 8 Dave Mirra

Dave Mirra
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Famous As: Extreme sports athlete
Birthdate: April 4, 1974
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Syracuse, New York, USA
Died: February 4, 2016

Dave Mirra was an American BMX rider who set the X Games record for most medals won in BMX Freestyle. He was also a rallycross racer, competing alongside the Subaru Rally Team USA for many years. Dave Mirra committed suicide in 2016. Later that year, he was inducted into the BMX Hall of Fame.

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 9 Bruce McLaren

Bruce McLaren
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Famous As: Motorcycle racer, Racecar driver
Birthdate: August 30, 1937
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Greater Auckland
Died: June 2, 1970

 10 Sébastien Loeb

Sébastien Loeb
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Famous As: Rally driver
Birthdate: February 26, 1974
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Haguenau, France
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 11 Sergio Pérez

Sergio Pérez
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Famous As: Racing driver
Birthdate: January 26, 1990
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Guadalajara

 12 Felix Baumgartner

Felix Baumgartner.
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Famous As: Daredevil
Birthdate: April 20, 1969
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Salzburg

Felix Baumgartner is an Austrian skydiver, BASE jumper, and daredevil. He is best known for jumping from the stratosphere to the Earth as part of the Red Bull Stratos project. Baumgartner set the world record for gaining an estimated top speed of Mach 1.25, becoming the first person without vehicular power to break the sonic barrier relative to the surface.

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 13 Travis Pastrana

Travis Pastrana.
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Famous As: Stunt Performer
Birthdate: October 8, 1983
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Annapolis

Motorsports competitor and stunt artist Travis Pastrana has won several X Games gold medals, in categories such as motocross, supercross, and freestyle motocross. He launched a reality show called Nitro Circus, which later became a media company. He also hosts and extreme sports event and has been part of NASCAR.

 14 Romain Grosjean

Romain Grosjean
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Famous As: Racecar driver
Birthdate: April 17, 1986
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Geneva
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 15 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

 16 Mark Thatcher

Mark Thatcher.
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Famous As: Businessman
Birthdate: August 15, 1953
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Hammersmith, London, England, United Kingdom

Mark Thatcher is the son of former Prime Minister of the United Kingdom, Margaret Thatcher. For the major part of his career as a businessman, Thatcher was accused of using his mother's position to gain an upper hand, especially in the Al-Yamamah arms deal. In 2005, he was convicted for funding the 2004 Wonga Coup in South Africa.

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 17 Ken Block

Ken Block
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Famous As: Rally driver
Birthdate: November 21, 1967
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Long Beach, United States

 18 Damon Hill

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

 19 Mika Häkkinen

Mika Häkkinen
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Famous As: Finnish racing driver
Birthdate: September 28, 1968
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Vantaa, Finland

 20 Jean Todt

Jean Todt.
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Famous As: Rally Driver
Birthdate: February 25, 1946
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Pierrefort

French former rally driver Jean Todt has been the director of Peugeot Talbot Sport and the principal of the Scuderia Ferrari Formula 1 team. He was also the CEO of Ferrari and the president of the Fédération Internationale de l'Automobile, and was named the UN’s Special Envoy for Road Safety.

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 21 Juan Manuel Fangio

Juan Manuel Fangio
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Famous As: Entrepreneur, Formula One driver, Racecar driver
Birthdate: June 24, 1911
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Balcarce, Argentina
Died: July 17, 1995

 22 Sébastien Ogier

Sébastien Ogier
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Famous As: Rally driver
Birthdate: December 17, 1983
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Gap, France

 23 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

 24 Juan Pablo Montoya

Juan Pablo Montoya
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Famous As: Racecar driver
Birthdate: September 20, 1975
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Bogotá, Colombia

 25 Emerson Fittipaldi

Emerson Fittipaldi
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Famous As: Formula One driver, Champ Car driver
Birthdate: December 12, 1946
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: São Paulo, State of São Paulo, Brazil

 26 Nelson Piquet

Nelson Piquet
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Famous As: Racecar driver
Birthdate: August 17, 1952
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Rio de Janeiro
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 27 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

 28 Richard Burns

Richard Burns
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Famous As: Rally driver
Birthdate: January 17, 1971
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Reading
Died: November 25, 2005
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 29 Casey Stoner

Casey Stoner
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Famous As: Motorcycle racer, Racing driver
Birthdate: October 16, 1985
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Sydney, Australia

 30 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

 31 Keke Rosberg

Keke Rosberg
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Famous As: Formula One driver, Racecar driver
Birthdate: December 6, 1948
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Solna Municipality

 32 Marco Simoncelli

Marco Simoncelli
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Famous As: Motorcycle racer
Birthdate: January 20, 1987
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Cattolica
Died: October 23, 2011
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 33 Jochen Rindt

Jochen Rindt
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Birthdate: April 18, 1942
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Mainz, Germany
Died: December 5, 1970

 34 Alan Jones

Alan Jones
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Famous As: radio personality, rugby union coach
Birthdate: April 13, 1941
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Melbourne
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 35 Petter Solberg

Petter Solberg
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Famous As: Rally driver
Birthdate: November 18, 1974
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Askim

 36 Takuma Sato

Takuma Sato
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Famous As: Racecar driver
Birthdate: January 28, 1977
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Shinjuku, Tokyo
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 37 Paul di Resta

Paul di Resta
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Famous As: Racecar driver
Birthdate: April 16, 1986
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: West Lothian

 38 Tommi Mäkinen

Tommi Mäkinen
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Famous As: Racing driver
Birthdate: June 26, 1964
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Puuppola

 39 Pastor Maldonado

Pastor Maldonado
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Famous As: Racing driver
Birthdate: March 9, 1985
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Maracay

 40 A. J. Foyt

A. J. Foyt.
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Famous As: Retired Automobile Racing Driver
Birthdate: January 16, 1935
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Houston

 41 Ari Vatanen

Ari Vatanen
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Famous As: Rally driver, Politician
Birthdate: April 27, 1952
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Eastern Finland Province

 42 Jody Scheckter

Jody Scheckter
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Famous As: South African racing driver
Birthdate: January 29, 1950
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: East London

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.

 43 Juha Kankkunen

Juha Kankkunen
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Famous As: Rally driver
Birthdate: April 2, 1959
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Laukaa

 44 Bruno Senna

Bruno Senna
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Famous As: Racing driver
Birthdate: October 15, 1983
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: São Paulo

 45 Jack Brabham

Jack Brabham
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Famous As: Formula One driver, Directeur sportif
Birthdate: April 2, 1926
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Hurstville
Died: May 19, 2014

 46 Jean Alesi

Jean Alesi
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Famous As: Racecar driver, Racing driver
Birthdate: June 11, 1964
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Avignon

 47 Giancarlo Fisichella

Giancarlo Fisichella
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Famous As: Racecar driver
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.

 48 Marcus Grönholm

Marcus Grönholm
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Famous As: Rally driver
Birthdate: February 5, 1968
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Kauniainen

 49 Eddie Irvine

Eddie Irvine
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Famous As: Racecar driver
Birthdate: November 10, 1965
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Newtownards

 50 Will Power

Will Power.
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Famous As: Racing Driver
Birthdate: March 1, 1981
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Toowoomba
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.
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