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Nick Heidfeld

By Michaelmad, ago

Monchengladbach-born Heidfeld took the traditional German route to Formula 1, starting in karts before progressing to German Formula Ford and then to German F3. A third place in his first season in F3 brought him to the attention to Norbert Haug, then involved with the West Competition team (Cigarette brand Read more…

Antonio Pizzonia

By Michaelmad, ago

Having tested for Williams in 2002, he impressed sufficiently to be given a full-time drive with Jaguar in Formula 1 for 2003. However, a string of poor results followed, he was replaced and he returned to his Williams test driver role for 2004. Ahead of the German Grand Prix, with Read more…

Marc Gene

By Michaelmad, ago

Williams test driver Marc Gene was handed his opportunity to race for Williams in the 2003 Italian Grand Prix when regular driver Ralf Schumacher was concussed in testing ahead of the event. He didn’t disappoint, finishing fifth – his best result in F1. On Schumacher’s return Gene returned to his Read more…

Jamie Chadwick

By Michaelmad, ago

Born in Bath, Jamie Chadwick moved with her family to the Isle of Man as a youngster, before relocating back to the mainland where she attended Cheltenham College. Her motorsport career began when, aged eleven, she tried her hand at karting before winning a scholarship for the 2013 Ginetta Junior Read more…

Jenson Button

By Michaelmad, ago

Jenson Button began karting at the age of eight, encouraged by his father John – himself a keen rallycross driver of some repute. Button progressed to single seaters with a title-winning season in Formula Ford in 1998, before moving up to British Formula 3 in 1999, finishing the year in Read more…

David Coulthard

By Michaelmad, ago

David Coulthard was born in Twynholm in 1971. His Grandfather took part in the Monte Carlo Rally and his Dad was Scottish National Kart Champion. Coulthard himself began karting aged eleven before moving up to single seaters in the Formula Ford Championship, to Formula 3 winning the prestigious Macau GP, Read more…

Jonathan Palmer

By Michaelmad, ago

Jonathan Palmer’s first taste of Formula 1 was testing a Williams in 1982 and 1983 whilst competing in Formula 2. He was rewarded for his hard work in developing Williams’ FW08 and FW09 with a drive for Williams in the 1983 European Grand Prix at Brands Hatch – his F1 Read more…

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