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.

 1 Mark Thatcher

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Famous As: Businessman
Birthdate: August 15, 1953
Sun Sign: Leo
Nationality: British

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.

 2 Sergio Pérez

Sergio Pérez
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Famous As: Racing driver
Birthdate: January 26, 1990
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Nationality: Mexican

 3 Daniel Ricciardo

Daniel Ricciardo
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Famous As: Racecar driver
Birthdate: July 1, 1989
Sun Sign: Cancer
Nationality: Australian

 4 Romain Grosjean

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

 5 Kimi Raikkonen

Kimi Raikkonen
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Birthdate: October 17, 1979
Sun Sign: Libra
Nationality: Finnish

 6 Danica Patrick

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Famous As: Racing driver
Birthdate: March 25, 1982
Sun Sign: Aries
Nationality: American
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.
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 7 Jenson Button

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Famous As: Formula One driver
Birthdate: January 19, 1980
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Nationality: British
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 8 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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 9 Bruce McLaren

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

 10 Ralf Schumacher

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Famous As: Formula One driver
Birthdate: June 30, 1975
Sun Sign: Cancer
Nationality: German
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 11 Dave Mirra

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Famous As: Extreme sports athlete
Birthdate: April 4, 1974
Sun Sign: Aries
Nationality: American
Died: February 4, 2016

 12 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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 13 Alain Prost

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Famous As: Racecar driver
Birthdate: February 24, 1955
Sun Sign: Pisces
Nationality: French

 14 Jean Todt

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Famous As: Rally Driver
Birthdate: February 25, 1946
Sun Sign: Pisces
Nationality: French
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 15 Nigel Mansell

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

 16 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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 17 Jackie Stewart

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

 18 Dale Earnhardt Jr.

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Famous As: Race Car Driver
Birthdate: October 10, 1974
Sun Sign: Libra
Nationality: American

 19 Damon Hill

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

 20 Travis Pastrana

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Famous As: Stunt Performer
Birthdate: October 8, 1983
Sun Sign: Libra
Nationality: American

 21 Mika Häkkinen

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Famous As: Finnish racing driver
Birthdate: September 28, 1968
Sun Sign: Libra
Nationality: Finnish

 22 Ken Block

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Famous As: Rally driver
Birthdate: November 21, 1967
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Nationality: American

 23 Juan Pablo Montoya

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

 24 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
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 25 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

 26 Felix Baumgartner

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Famous As: Daredevil
Birthdate: April 20, 1969
Sun Sign: Aries
Nationality: Austrian
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 27 Carlos Sainz

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Famous As: Rally driver
Birthdate: April 12, 1962
Sun Sign: Aries
Nationality: Spanish, Kosovar

 28 Nelson Piquet

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Famous As: Racecar driver
Birthdate: August 17, 1952
Sun Sign: Leo
Nationality: Brazilian
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 29 Graham Hill

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Famous As: British racing driver
Birthdate: February 15, 1929
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Nationality: British
Died: November 29, 1975

 30 Jochen Rindt

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Birthdate: April 18, 1942
Sun Sign: Aries
Nationality: Austrian
Died: December 5, 1970
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 31 Eddie Irvine

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

 32 Pastor Maldonado

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Famous As: Racing driver
Birthdate: March 9, 1985
Sun Sign: Pisces
Nationality: Venezuelan
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 33 Sébastien Loeb

Sébastien Loeb
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Famous As: Rally driver
Birthdate: February 26, 1974
Sun Sign: Pisces
Nationality: French

 34 Sébastien Ogier

Sébastien Ogier
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Famous As: Rally driver
Birthdate: December 17, 1983
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Nationality: French

 35 Narain Karthikeyan

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Famous As: Racecar driver
Birthdate: January 14, 1977
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Nationality: Indian

 36 Paul di Resta

Paul di Resta
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Famous As: Racecar driver
Birthdate: April 16, 1986
Sun Sign: Aries
Nationality: British

 37 Jody Scheckter

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Famous As: South African racing driver
Birthdate: January 29, 1950
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Nationality: South African

 38 Casey Stoner

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Famous As: Motorcycle racer, Racing driver
Birthdate: October 16, 1985
Sun Sign: Libra
Nationality: Australian

 39 Karun Chandok

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Famous As: Racing driver
Birthdate: January 19, 1984
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Nationality: Indian

 40 Marco Simoncelli

Marco Simoncelli
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Famous As: Motorcycle racer
Birthdate: January 20, 1987
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Nationality: Italian
Died: October 23, 2011

 41 Alan Jones

Alan Jones
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Famous As: radio personality, rugby union coach
Birthdate: April 13, 1941
Sun Sign: Aries
Nationality: Australian

 42 Bruno Senna

Bruno Senna
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Famous As: Racing driver
Birthdate: October 15, 1983
Sun Sign: Libra
Nationality: Brazilian

 43 John Surtees

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Famous As: Formula One driver, Motorcycle racer, Manager
Birthdate: February 11, 1934
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Nationality: British
Died: March 10, 2017

 44 Giancarlo Fisichella

Giancarlo Fisichella
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Famous As: Racecar driver
Birthdate: January 14, 1973
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Nationality: Italian

 45 Kamui Kobayashi

Kamui Kobayashi
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Famous As: Racecar driver
Birthdate: September 13, 1986
Sun Sign: Virgo
Nationality: Japanese

 46 Jean Alesi

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Famous As: Racecar driver, Racing driver
Birthdate: June 11, 1964
Sun Sign: Gemini
Nationality: French

 47 Jack Brabham

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Famous As: Formula One driver, Directeur sportif
Birthdate: April 2, 1926
Sun Sign: Aries
Nationality: Australian
Died: May 19, 2014

 48 Gerhard Berger

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Famous As: Formula One driver
Birthdate: August 27, 1959
Sun Sign: Virgo
Nationality: Austrian

 49 Takuma Sato

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Famous As: Racecar driver
Birthdate: January 28, 1977
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Nationality: Japanese

 50 Heikki Kovalainen

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Famous As: Formula One driver
Birthdate: October 19, 1981
Sun Sign: Libra
Nationality: Finnish
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