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Rauno Aaltonen 1938

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One of the greatest and most versatile Finnish drivers as well as one of the greatest Mini drivers of all-time.

Dennis Aase 1944

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Dennis Aase won the SCCA Pacific Division C-P title in 1973 and in 1974 drove a Porsche 908/2 in Can-Am. He then raced in IMSA eventually getting a drive with the Toyota factory team of Dan Gurney's All American Racers.

Simon Abadie 1978

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French racing driver and owner of Tech1 racing. Competed in French and European F3

Carlo Abarth 1908 - 1979

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Best know for his tuning of Fiats, Carlo Abarth was a successful motorcycle racer winning the European Championship five times.

Carlo Abate 1932

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Won Mille Miglia in a Ferrari in 1959 and the Targa Florio in a Porsche RS62 driving with J.Bonnier in 1963.

George Abecassis 1913 - 1991

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Abecassis began racing in 1935 and enjoyed some success before WWII driving an Alta. After the war he joined up with John Heath at Hersham and Walton Motors in Surrey. He raced one of their HMW cars in the Swiss Grand Prix at Bremgarten in 1951 and 1952. He won his class at Le Mans with Lance...

Johann Abt 1935 - 2003

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Former DKW and Abarth factory driver during the 60s and 70s, won more than 300 races all over Europe. Father of F3 and DTM driver Christian.

Christian Abt 1967

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German Racing Driver. Currently competing in the DTM series

Jean Achard 1918 - 1951

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Active member of the French resistance during the Second World War. He raced enthusiastically after the war. Emigrated to Brazil in 1951 and was killed later that year in a hill climb event.

Kenny Acheson 1957

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British Formula One driver who participated during the 1983 and 1985 seasons for the RAM team. His best result was 12th position in the 1983 South African Grand Prix.

Tony Adamowicz 1941 - 2016

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Best known for his endurance career, Tony still races in historic events & is working on numerous projects regarding his Le Mans past. He also does some driver instructing.

Howard Adams 1904 - 1932

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Grant Adcox 1950 - 1989

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Grant Adcox was a stock car racing driver who had brief flashes of brilliance in the lesser ranks, but had a NASCAR Winston Cup career plagued by the extremely bizarre which culminated in his death in a single car incident in the 1989 Atlanta Journal 500.

Walt Ader 1912 - 1982

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Staretd racing in 1936. Only raced in the Indy 500 once in 1950. He qualified 29th and finished the rain shortened race in 22nd place.

Allen Adkins 1929

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Kurt Adolff 1921

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Fred Agabashian 1913 - 1989

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Charles Agg 1956

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Historic sports car racer of some note.

Gianni Agnelli 1921 - 2003

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Italian industrialist and principal shareholder of Fiat.

Giacomo Agostini 1942

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Fifteen world titles, not one serious fall in a seventeen year career. The first real mega star in the history of motorcycle racing.

Laurent Aiello 1969

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Aiello won four touring car championships during his career, the French Superturismo title in 1994, the German STW Cup in 1997, British Touring Car Championship in 1999 and the DTM in 2002. He also won Le Mans in 1998 and Sebring in 2001.

Pentti Airikkala 1945 - 2009

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Pentti Airikkala was one of the Flying Finns who dominated world rallying in the past four decades.

Peter Aitken 1912 - 1947

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The son of Lord Beaverbrook he was a Voiturette driver who raced with his own Maserati 6CM and later the Alfa Bimotore which he modified into the Alfa-Aitken. He died in a boating accident when he fell of a yacht.

Mats Åkesson 1963 - 2003

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Bob Akin 1936 - 2002

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Having started in outboard boat racing and the straight-line appeal of drag racing in 1957 and 1958, Akin turned to road racing in 1959. After some success he retired in 1961. He returned to the tracks in 1973 in historic racing but then in 1978 he aquired a Porsche RSR and competed in a full season...

Antonio Albacete 1965

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Antonio Albacete won the Spanish Fórmula Fiesta Championship before racing in other single seater series, finally making it into Formula 3000 in 1987. He then raced in Spanish Touring Cars winning the Division II Championship twice. He turned to truck racing and won the European Title in 2005 and...

Christijan Albers 1979

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Christijan Albers, the son of former rallycross ace and Porsche campaigner André Albers, is a Dutch racing driver, currently competing in Formula One with the Spyker F1 team.

Marcel Albers 1967 - 1992

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Marcel Albers was a very promising F3 driver, not related to Christian, who was tragically killed at Thruxton in 1992.

Mario Alborghetti 1928 - 1955

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Wealthy amateur racer from Milan who commissioned his own racing car for top level racing after just four minor races. He crashed fatally in his first Grand Prix at Pau.

H.J. Aldington 1902 - 1976

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Markku Alèn 1951

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Markku Alènis a legendary rally and race car driver born in Finland. He holds the record for most stage wins in the World Rally Championship.

Jean Alesi 1964

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A mercurial and forceful racer, Alesi incredibly only won one F1 race, the 1995 canadian Grand Prix.

Blaise Alexander 1976 - 2001

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Stock car racer from Statesville College, Pennsylvania. He was killed at Lowe's Motor Speedway when he crashed into the outside retaining wall nearly head-on. His death, the sixth in two years, convinced NASCAR to mandate the HANS device for all drivers.

Jeff Allam 1954

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Mainly a touring car driver but has raced at le Mans, finishing 3rd in 1983.

Margaret Allan 1909 - 1998

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Achieved successes both as a racing driver and as a rally driver in the 1930s especially in Mother Gun, the 6½ litre Bentley.

Sydney Allard 1910 - 1966

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Sydney Allard was a successful trials and hill climb driver. He also pioneered dragster racing in the UK and produced dragsters.

Johnny Allen 1934

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Johnny Allen raced in NASCAR from 1955-1967. His won one race and scored nineteen top 5 and 61 top 10 finishes during his career.

Ted Allery 1901 - 1930

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Ted Allery started racing on motorcycles and competed at Brooklands in the late 1920s. He was killed there in 1930 while acting as a riding mechanic for Colonel Rabagliati in a Talbot 90.

Tom Alley 1889 - 1953

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A fine riding mechanic, most notably to Ralph de Palma, Alley became a pertty decent driver in his own right. His best finish at Indy was 5th in 1919.

John Alley 1930

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John Aley started motor sport after the War. He raced saloons and was part of the European Touring Car Championship winning Fiat Abarth Works Squad. Since retiring from racing he has been involved in the administration and organisation of the sport.

Philippe Alliot 1954

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Cliff Allison 1932 - 2005

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Cliff Allison started his racing career in a Formula 3 Cooper 500 in 1953 before being spotted by Colin Chapman. He competed in Formula One between 1958 to 1961 for the Lotus, Scuderia Centro Sud, Ferrari and UDT Laystall scoring a total of 11 points.

Davey Allison 1961 - 1993

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The son of racing great Bobby Allison, Davey was injured in a crash while landing his helicopter at Talladega Superspeedway on July 12 1993 and died the next day.

Clifford Allison 1964 - 1992

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Bobby Allison's youngest son, Clifford was killed in a crash during a practice session at Michigan International Raceway.

Fernando Alonso 1981

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Fernando Alonso Díaz is a Spanish Formula One racing driver. In 2005 he won the World Driver's Championship title at the age of 24 years and 59 days, breaking Emerson Fittipaldi's record of being the youngest F1 champion.

Luc Alphand 1965

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Luc Alphand is a French former Alpine skier who won the World Cup in 1997. He switched to racing cars in 1997 and in 2006 won the Paris Dakar Rally.

Miguel Amaral 1954

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Miguel Paes do Amaral is a Portuguese businessman and amateur race car driver.

Giovanna Amati 1962

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Only the fifth woman to enter a Formula One. She failed to qualify in South Africa and Mexico and after failing to qualify in Brazil she was replaced.

Marcos Ambrose 1976

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Australian driver who tried to get into F1. Racing in Europe winning the European Formula Ford Championship in 1999. Switch to British F3 but lack of budget forced him to return to Oz. Racing in the V8 Supercar series he won the championship for Ford in 2003 and 2004. He is now trying to forge a...

George Amick 1924 - 1959

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George Amick was an American racing driver, mainly competing in the American National Championship. He died in the only champ car race ever held at Daytona.

Chris Amon 1943 - 2016

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Widely regarded to be one of the best drivers never to win a championship Grand Prix. Dogged by bad luck he raced in 104 GPs and scored 89 points.

Bob Anderson 1931 - 1967

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One of the last true independant F1 drivers, Bob Anderson started out racing motorcyles. He switched to cars and the F1 World Championship and had a best finish of 3rd in the Austrian GP in 1964.

Les Anderson 1910 - 1949

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Les Anderson was NWRA Champion in 1937. He raced at Indy twice, in 1947 and 1948. He was killed the following year in a Sprint car race at the Portland Speedway.

Conny Andersson 1939

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Ove Andersson 1938

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Rally driver who also competed in endurance racing. He won the Monte carlo Rally in 1971 and the European Rally Championship in 1972. He managed Toyota Team Europe until he retired in 2003 having seen Toyota enter the wold of F1.

Mario Andretti 1940

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One of the most successful Americans in the history of auto racing, during his career, Andretti won four IndyCar titles, the 1978 Formula One World Championship, and the 1979 IROC championship.

Michael Andretti 1962

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One of the first second-generation open wheel race car drivers, Michael Andretti is the oldest son of racing legend Mario Andretti. Michael is CEO of Andretti Green Racing, a four-car team competing in the Indy Racing League IndyCar Series. As a team owner, he has won two back-to-back IndyCar...

John Andretti 1963

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John Andretti is a NASCAR Busch Series driver from Indianapolis, Indiana. He is the nephew of Mario Andretti.

Jeff Andretti 1960

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Jeff Andretti, the youngest son of Mario Andretti, competed in CART between 1990 and 1994 and was the series Rookie of the Year in 1991 but a crash at Indy in 1992 effectively put an end to his competetive career.

Marco Andretti 1987

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Third generation member of the Andretti motor racing dynasty, Marco Andretti, is the grandson of Mario Andretti and son of Michael. He was the Indy Racing League's rookie of the year and runner-up in the Indianapolis 500 in 2006 and will drive for his father's Andretti Green Racing team in the IRL...

Keith Andrews 1920 - 1957

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Three time Colorado Midget Champion was killed in practice at Indy in 1957.

Jean-Claude Andruet 1940

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Primarily a rally driver, however Jean-Claude Andruet also competed in Endurance racing, taking class wins at Le Mans twice.

Marco Apicella 1965

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Marco Apicella had one of the shortest career in F1. He joined the Jordan team for the Italian Grand Prix at Monza in September 1993, qualified 23rd and at the first corner got caught up in someone else's accident and retired!

Robert Arbuthnot 1914 - 1946

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A member of the Arbuthnot banking family, Robert was killed in a road accident.

Luigi Arcangeli 1902 - 1931

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Luigi Arcangeli was an Italian motorcycle racer and racing driver. He was killed at Monza while driving the twin engined Alfa Romeo Tipo A in practice for the Italian Grand Prix.

Tommy Archer 1954

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American sports car driver. In 2004 he won the Speed World Challenge GT Series.

Herb Ardinger 1910 - 1973

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Raced in the Indy 500.

George Arents 1916 - 1992

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George Arents was multi-millionaire who owned the United States franchise for Ferrari. He came from a Virginia tobacco-growing family and was an heir to the American Tobacco Company

Frank Arford 1910 - 1953

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Frank Arford competed in three Nextel Cup races in 1953. Sadly he was killed in practice for his four race.

Cameron Argetsinger 1921 - 2008

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Cameron Argetsinger was a Sports car enthusiast, Lawyer and Auto racing Executive best known for creating the Watkins Glen Grand Prix Track and making it the home of the Formula One United States Grand Prix from 1961 through 1980.

Wil Arif 1949

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Wil raced in C2 and Sportscars as well as Formula Atlantic, F3, FF2000, S2000, FF1600, Thunder Saloons, ThunderSports and Vauxhall Lotus, finishing on the podium over 300 times. Currently a senior instructor at Brands Hatch and Thruxton.

Frank Armi 1918 - 1992

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Frank started racing in Midgets before moving up to the AAA national championship in 1950. Was part of the unsuccessful World Midget Automobile Association tour of the UK in 1948.

Chuck Arnold 1926 - 1997

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Primarily a midget racer, Arnold drove in the Indy 500 on May 30, 1959, his 33rd birthday, finishing 15th.

Billy Arnold 1905 - 1976

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Competed in 5 Indy 500s between 1928 and 1932, winning the race in 1930.

Rene Arnoux 1948

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Peter Arundell 1933 - 2009

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Formula One driver who raced for the Lotus team. He won the British Formula Junior championship in 1962 and 1963. He also won the Monaco Formula Junior race in 1961 and 1962. He retired from F1 in 1966 having completed in only 11 races, achieving two podiums and scoring a total of 12 championship...

Carlos Arzani 1909 - 1952

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Carlos Arzani raced mostly in Argentina between 1936 and 1939 in various domestic formule libre races and a few international events.

Alberto Ascari 1918 - 1955

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Italian racing driver who won the F1 World Championship in 1952 and 1953.

Antonio Ascari 1888 - 1925

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Father of Alberto Ascari, Antonio was a successful GP driver between 1919 and 1925 winning, amongst others, the Italian and Belgan Grand Prix. He was killed while leading the 1925 French Grand Prix

Antonio Ascari Jr 1942

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Tonino Ascari, son of the great World Champion Alberto, never saw his father race. He tried his hand at F3 and although he had some success, he decided not to persue a career in racing.

Peter Ashdown 1934

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A leading light in the British Formula Junior scene, Peter had a real talent in small capacity sports cars. His made one GP appearance in 1959 at the British Grand Prix.

Ian Ashley 1947

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A quick driver but prone to accidents earning him the nickname of Crashley. A star in F5000, Ian never got the F1 break he looked for, ending up driving for a succession of underfunded and poorly prepared teams.

Bill Aston 1900 - 1974

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Dick Atkins 1936 - 1966

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One of the best sprint car drivers of his era and was just begining to shine in the USAC Championships when he was killed at Ascot Park when Don Branson's car bounced off the wall back into his path. Branson died instantly and Atkins passed away the next day from what at first were believed to be...

Richard Attwood 1940

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Richard Attwood was a good F2 and sportscar driver who achieved one podium and scored a total of 11 championship points in Formula One. In 1970 he won the Le Mans 24-hour race in a Porsche 917 with Hans Herrmann.

David Auger 1961

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Raced in the British Sports Sedan Championship in the 1980s. Moved to Australia and won the Australian Super Touring Championship in 1997.

Lloyd Axel 1905 - 1971

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Pioneering Midget driver from Colorado. Won over 75 feature races in a career that spanned thirty years. He even won a race in 1966 after a ten year break!

Gary Ayles 1965

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He competed in the British Touring Car Championship in the 90s. He established GA Motorsport in 1999 enering cars in the BTCC. Sold up in 2004.

Manny Ayulo 1921 - 1955

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Manuel Ayulo raced at Indy four times finishing 3rd in 1951 driving relief for his friend Jack McGrath. He drove with Jackin the Carrera Panamericana finishing third in class in 1953. He was killed in practice for the 1955 Indy 500.