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 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.

 2 Dale Earnhardt Jr.

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

 3 Jean Alesi

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

 4 Sébastien Bourdais

Sébastien Bourdais
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Famous As: Racing driver
Birthdate: February 28, 1979
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Le Mans

 5 Jean-Eric Vergne

Jean-Eric Vergne
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Famous As: French racing driver
Birthdate: April 25, 1990
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Pontoise

 6 Olivier Panis

Olivier Panis
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Famous As: Racing driver
Birthdate: September 2, 1966
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Lyon
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 7 Kimi Raikkonen

Kimi Raikkonen
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Birthdate: October 17, 1979
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Espoo
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 8 Daniel Ricciardo

Daniel Ricciardo
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Famous As: Racecar driver
Birthdate: July 1, 1989
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Perth
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 9 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.

 10 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
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 11 Jenson Button

Jenson Button
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Famous As: Formula One driver
Birthdate: January 19, 1980
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Frome

 12 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
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 13 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

 14 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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 15 Sergio Pérez

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

 16 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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 17 Jackie Stewart

Jackie Stewart
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Famous As: Entrepreneur, Sport shooter, Racecar driver
Birthdate: June 11, 1939
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: West Dunbartonshire

 18 Juan Pablo Montoya

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

 19 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.

 20 Nigel Mansell

Nigel Mansell
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Famous As: Formula One driver
Birthdate: August 8, 1953
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Upton-upon-Severn
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 21 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.

 22 Ken Block

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

 23 Damon Hill

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

 24 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

 25 Mika Häkkinen

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

 26 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
Died: July 17, 1995
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 27 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

 28 Sébastien Loeb

Sébastien Loeb
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Famous As: Rally driver
Birthdate: February 26, 1974
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Haguenau
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 29 Graham Hill

Graham Hill
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Famous As: British racing driver
Birthdate: February 15, 1929
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Hampstead
Died: November 29, 1975

 30 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

 31 Casey Stoner

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

 32 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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 33 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

 34 Carlos Sainz

Carlos Sainz
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Famous As: Rally driver
Birthdate: April 12, 1962
Sun Sign: Aries
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 35 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

 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 Jochen Rindt

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

 38 Pastor Maldonado

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

 39 Alan Jones

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

 40 Eddie Irvine

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

 41 Paul di Resta

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

 42 Narain Karthikeyan

Narain Karthikeyan
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Famous As: Racecar driver
Birthdate: January 14, 1977
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Chennai

 43 Jody Scheckter

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

 44 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

 45 Clay Regazzoni

Clay Regazzoni
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Famous As: Swiss racing driver
Birthdate: September 5, 1939
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Mendrisio
Died: December 15, 2006

 46 Bruno Senna

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

 47 Karun Chandok

Karun Chandok
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Famous As: Racing driver
Birthdate: January 19, 1984
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Chennai

 48 Giancarlo Fisichella

Giancarlo Fisichella
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Famous As: Racecar driver
Birthdate: January 14, 1973
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Rome

 49 Sébastien Ogier

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

 50 Jacky Ickx

Jacky Ickx
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Famous As: Formula One driver, Rally driver, Motorcycle racer, Racecar driver
Birthdate: January 1, 1945
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Brussels
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