Nicholas Latifi

By Michaelmad, ago

Born in 1995, Nicholas Latifi is the son of Canadian businessman Michael Latifi – CEO of Sofina Foods and major investor in the McLaren Formula 1 team. Latifi began karting in 2009 before graduating to cars with a move to the 2012 Continental Tire Sports Car Challenge, a support series to the Read more…

George Russell

By Michaelmad, ago

George Russell began his racing career in karting in 2006, winning the the MSA British Cadet  and the British Open Championships in 2009. Graduating to the Rotax Mini Max category for the following year George swept all before him winning the Super One British and Formula Kart Stars British Championships Read more…

Patrick Nève

By Michaelmad, ago

Born Patrick Marie Ghislain Pierre Simon Stanislas Nève de Mevergnies (try getting that on a passport application form!) in Liege, Belgium on 13th October 1949, a young Patrick Nève left the continent to work as a driving instructor for the Jim Russell driving school in Britain. His job with Jim Russell and Read more…

Robert Kubica

By Michaelmad, ago

Building on an interest in cars from an early age, Robert Kubica‘s racing career began at the age of ten when he entered the Polish karting championship. Following enormous success domestically, winning six titles in three years, he made the switch to the Italian championship which was significantly more competitive Read more…

Alex Zanardi

By Michaelmad, ago

After making his debut with Jordan in 1991 having tested for Footwork, he made guest drives for Minardi in 1992, then moved to Lotus for 1993 and 1994, where, thanks to an enormous crash at Spa in practice for the Belgian Grand Prix he was unable to complete either season. Read more…

Valtteri Bottas

By Michaelmad, ago

Finn Valtteri Bottas made his Formula 1 debut for Williams at the 2013 Australian Grand Prix, having spent the previous two seasons as test driver with the team, taking part in Friday practice sessions at Grands Prix. He arrived at Williams having been Formula Renault Champion, British Formula 3 Champion and GP3 Champion Read more…

Riccardo Patrese

By Michaelmad, ago

After showing promise in a number of sports as a child, including skiing and swimming, Riccardo Patrese started karting at the age of 9, going on to win the 1974 karting World Championship. From there, he graduated to Formula Italia, Formula 3, Formula 2 and then to Formula 1 in Read more…

Juan Pablo Montoya

By Michaelmad, ago

After graduating from karting, Montoya moved to Formula Renault, where he competed alongside his participation in other series: a multi-discipline approach that would guide him to a long and varied career across a wide-range of motor-sports. After much success in south and central America, and then junior formulae in Europe, Read more…

Nelson Piquet

By Michaelmad, ago

After a short career in tennis, Nelson Piquet began racing cars in the Brazilian Super Vee championship. This led to his graduation to European Formula 3, and then to the British Formula 3 championship in 1978, where he won 13 races over the course of the season. This dominance led Read more…

Ayrton Senna

By Michaelmad, ago

What is there to write about Ayrton Senna that hasn’t already been said? Was he the most gifted Grand Prix driver of all time? Possibly. Was he the most ruthless and determined? Probably. Was he the most divisive? Definitely. If you haven’t seen the 2010 film ‘Senna’ then I suggest Read more…

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