Famous F1 Drivers - List of Famous F1 Drivers

The racing drivers who participate in the Formula one races, also known as F1 races are called F1 drivers. F1, officially referred to as the FIA Formula One World Championship, is a single seat auto racing governed by the Federation Internationale de l'Automobile (FIA). The ‘formula’ refers to a set of rules that must be followed by all the participants. F1 drivers participate in a series of races called the Grands Prix that are held all over the world on public roads or race circuits built specifically for this purpose. The F1 races constitute the highest class of auto racing and the F1 cars race at speeds of up to 350 km/h. These cars are the fastest multi-turn circuit-racing cars in the world. Driving in the F1 championship is a highly demanding job. Only the best racing drivers are able to make it to the F1 races. Drivers with several years of experience in other competitive racing events and the highest level of driving skills are the ones who ultimately get selected for F1 championships. F1 drivers also need to be risk-takers as the risk of automobile malfunction or accidents is ever present. This section provides you information about the life and works of various famous F1 drivers from all over the world.

The Most Famous F1 Drivers

NameBirthdayNationalityBio
Niki LaudaFebruary 22, 1949AustrianNiki Lauda is an Austrian Formula One driver and a three time ‘F1 World Champion’
Ayrton SennaMarch 21, 1960BrazilianAyrton Senna was a Brazilian motor car racing champion
James HuntAugust 29, 1947BritishJames Simon Wallis Hunt was a British racing driver who became hugely popular in 1970s
Mario AndrettiFebruary 28, 1940Croatian, Italian, AmericanMario Andretti is a retired American professional race car driver, who has won numerous racing titles and laurels
Mark WebberAugust 27, 1976AustralianMark Webber is a former F1 racing driver
Lewis HamiltonJanuary 7, 1985BritishLewis Carl Davidson Hamilton is a British Formula One racing driver, regarded as one of the greatest in the history of sport
Michael SchumacherJanuary 3, 1969GermanMichael Schumacher is a professional car racer who has won the ‘Formula One’ championship on seven occasions
Nico RosbergJune 27, 1985GermanNico Rosberg is a former German-Finnish Formula One race car driver
A. J. FoytJanuary 16, 1935AmericanA
Sebastian VettelJuly 3, 1987GermanSebastian Vettel is a German racing driver, currently driving for Scuderia Ferrari in Formula One
Niki Lauda

Niki Lauda

Niki Lauda is an Austrian Formula One driver and a three time ‘F1 World Champion’

AustrianFebruary 22, 1949675 views

James Hunt

James Simon Wallis Hunt was a British racing driver who became hugely popular in 1970s

BritishAugust 29, 1947297 views

Mark Webber

Mark Webber is a former F1 racing driver

AustralianAugust 27, 1976244 views

Michael Schumacher

Michael Schumacher is a professional car racer who has won the ‘Formula One’ championship on seven occasions

GermanJanuary 3, 1969185 views

Ayrton Senna

Ayrton Senna was a Brazilian motor car racing champion

BrazilianMarch 21, 1960429 views

Mario Andretti

Mario Andretti is a retired American professional race car driver, who has won numerous racing titles and laurels

CroatianFebruary 28, 1940255 views

Sebastian Vettel

Sebastian Vettel is a German racing driver, currently driving for Scuderia Ferrari in Formula One

GermanJuly 3, 1987136 views

Nico Rosberg

Nico Rosberg is a former German-Finnish Formula One race car driver

GermanJune 27, 1985166 views

Lewis Hamilton

Lewis Carl Davidson Hamilton is a British Formula One racing driver, regarded as one of the greatest in the history of sport

BritishJanuary 7, 1985190 views