List of Famous Racing Drivers

Lewis Hamilton

Lewis Carl Davidson Hamilton
First Name Lewis
Last Name Hamilton
Born on January 7, 1985 (age 39)
Height 171 cm | 5'7

Sir Lewis Carl Davidson Hamilton is a British racing driver, activist, fashion designer and musician. He most recently competed in Formula One for Mercedes in 2020, having previously driven for McLaren from 2007 to 2012. In Formula One, Hamilton has won a joint-record seven World Drivers' Championship titles, while he holds the outright records for the most wins (95), pole positions (98) and podium finishes (165), amongst others.

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Michael Schumacher

First Name Michael
Last Name Schumacher
Born on January 3, 1969 (age 55)
Height 174 cm | 5'9

Michael Schumacher is a retired German racing driver who competed in Formula One for Jordan, Benetton, Ferrari and Mercedes. Schumacher has a joint-record seven World Drivers' Championship titles and, at the time of his retirement from the sport in 2012, he held the records for the most wins (91), pole positions (68) and podium finishes (155)—which have since been broken by Lewis Hamilton—while he maintains the records for the most fastest laps (77) and the most races won in a single season (13), amongst others.

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Max Verstappen

Max Emilian Verstappen
First Name Max
Last Name Verstappen
Born on September 30, 1997 (age 26)
Height 181 cm | 5'11

Max Emilian Verstappen is a Belgian-Dutch racing driver currently competing in Formula One, under the Dutch flag, with Red Bull Racing. At the 2015 Australian Grand Prix, when he was aged 17 years, 166 days, he became the youngest driver to compete in Formula One. He holds several other "firsts" in Formula One racing.

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Ken Miles

First Name Ken
Last Name Miles
Born on November 1, 1918
Died on August 17, 1966 (aged 47)

Kenneth Henry Miles was a British sports car racing engineer and driver best known for his motorsport career in the US and with American teams on the international scene. He is an inductee to the Motorsports Hall of Fame of America.

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Toto Wolff

First Name Toto
Born on January 12, 1972 (age 52)
Born in Austria

Torger Christian "Toto" Wolff is an Austrian investor and former racing driver. He holds a 33% share in Mercedes AMG Petronas Motorsport Formula One Team and is Team Principal and CEO of the team.

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Sergio Pérez

First Name Sergio
Last Name Pérez
Born on January 26, 1990 (age 34)
Born in Mexico, Jalisco
Height 173 cm | 5'8

Sergio Pérez Mendoza, nicknamed "Checo", is a Mexican racing driver who races in Formula One for Red Bull Racing, having previously driven for Sauber, McLaren, Force India and Racing Point. He won his first Formula One Grand Prix at the 2020 Sakhir Grand Prix, breaking the record for the number of starts before a race win at 190.

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Fernando Alonso

Fernando Alonso Díaz
First Name Fernando
Last Name Alonso
Born on July 29, 1981 (age 42)
Born in Spain, Asturias
Height 174 cm | 5'9

Fernando Alonso Díaz is a Spanish racing driver who won the Formula One World Drivers' Championship in 2005 and 2006 with Renault, having also driven for McLaren, Ferrari and Minardi. With Toyota, Alonso won the 24 Hours of Le Mans twice, in 2018 and 2019, and the FIA World Endurance Championship in 2018–19. In 2019, he won the 24 Hours of Daytona with Wayne Taylor Racing.

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Kimi Räikkönen

Kimi-Matias Räikkönen
First Name Kimi
Last Name Räikkönen
Born on October 17, 1979 (age 44)
Born in Finland, Uusimaa
Height 175 cm | 5'9

Kimi-Matias Räikkönen, nicknamed "The Iceman", is a Finnish racing driver currently driving in Formula One for Alfa Romeo Racing, racing under the Finnish flag. Räikkönen won the 2007 Formula One World Championship driving for Scuderia Ferrari. In addition to this title, he also finished second overall in 2003 and 2005, and third in 2008, 2012 and 2018. With 103 podium finishes, he is one of only five drivers to have taken over 100 podiums. Räikkönen has won 21 Grands Prix, making him the most successful Finnish driver in terms of Formula One race wins, and is the only driver to win in the V10, V8 and the V6 turbo hybrid engine eras. After nine seasons racing in Formula One he left the sport to compete in the World Rally Championship in 2010 and 2011, returning to Formula One from 2012 onward. He is known for his reserved personality and reluctance to participate in PR events. At the 2020 Eifel Grand Prix, he broke the record for most starts in Formula One.

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Zhou Guanyu

First Name Zhou
Last Name Guanyu
Born on May 30, 1999 (age 24)

Zhou Guanyu is a Chinese racing driver who currently competes in Formula One for Alfa Romeo. He is the first Chinese driver to compete in Formula One. He competed in the FIA Formula 2 Championship for UNI-Virtuosi Racing from 2019 to 2021, having finished 3rd in the 2021 campaign.

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Lando Norris

First Name Lando
Last Name Norris
Height 169 cm | 5'7

Lando Norris is a Belgian-British racing driver currently competing in Formula One with McLaren, racing under the British flag. He won the MSA Formula championship in 2015, and the Toyota Racing Series, Eurocup Formula Renault 2.0 and Formula Renault 2.0 Northern European Cup in 2016. He also received the McLaren Autosport BRDC Award that year. He subsequently won the 2017 FIA Formula 3 European Championship. He was a member of the McLaren Young Driver Programme.

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