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Teo Fabi

1955
Teo Fabi participated in 69 grands prix, debuting on January 23, 1982. He achieved 2 podiums and scored a total of 23 championship points. He took 3 pole positions but never lead a lap. He was runner-up in the 1983 IndyCar championship and won the World Sportscar Championship in 1991 with Jaguar.

Bertrand Fabi

1961 - 1986
Bertrand Fabi was a talented Canadian driver who would probably have made it all the way to F1 if his life had not been cut so tragically short.

Juan Fábregas

0 - 1954

Carlo Facetti

1935
Carlo Facetti was a driver who built his own Formula Junior. In 1954 he tried to qualify for the Italian Grand Prix with a Brabham BT42. He is still involved in the developemnt and tuning of racing cars.

Stub Fadden Jr

1933 - 2009
"Stub" Fadden won over 230 feature races during a career that spanned fivedecades

Luigi Fagioli

1898 - 1952

One of Italy's greatest race car drivers and the oldest person to win a Formula 1 race when he won the French Grand Prix in 1951 at an age of 53 years and 22 days. Fagioli was muscular, built like a boxer and had a temperament that fitted his appearance. He also had the best nickname in the business....'The Abruzzi Robber'!


Herbert Fahrnow

1903 - 1981
American racing driver who entered the Indy 500 on five occasions. He qualified once in 1933 and drove relief once in 1932.

Pat Fairfield

1907 - 1937
An ERA star of 1930s voiturette, whose promising career was cut short by a fatal accident at Le Mans.

Jack Fairman

1913 - 2002
Jack Fairman was a British racing driver from England. He participated in 12 Formula One Grands Prix, debuting on July 18, 1953. He scored a total of 5 championship points, all of which came in the 1956 season. Successful in sports car racing he won the Nürburgring 1000km and the Tourist Trophy with Stirling Moss.

Benoit Falchetto

1885 - 1967

Falchetto raced mainly in France between 1928 and 1935 driving a Tony Speciale, Bugatti, Amilcar and latterly a Maserati 8CM. It was in his Amilcar Grand Sport that Isadora Duncan met her end.


A.F.P. Fane

1911 - 1942
Fane was a British star in two fields of motorsport endeavour, hillclimbing, where he was able to beat even the best ERA drivers who otherwise dominated such events, and sportscar racing, in which he scored many successes at home and abroad at the wheel of BMW 328s.

Juan Manuel Fangio

1911 - 1995
Considered by many to be the greatest driver of all time. In seven full Formula One seasons, he was World Champion five times with four different teams and runner-up twice. In his 51 championship Grand Prix he started from the front row 48 times, 29 were pole positions, and set 23 fastest race laps en route to 35 podium finishes, 24 of them victories.

Juan Manuel Fangio II

1956
Juan Manuel Fangio II was born in Argentina and is a former motor racing champion and the nephew of legendary auto racer Juan Manuel Fangio.

Nino Farina

1906 - 1966
Emilio Giuseppe Farina was the first ever Formula One World Champion. He died in a car crash at Chambery in France, whilst driving to spectate at the 1966 French Grand Prix.

Maurice Farman

1877 - 1964
Born in Paris to English parents. Maurice Farman was an aircraft designer and manufacturer as well as a distinguished racing driver. In 1901 he won the Grand Prix de Pau, the first race to be called a Grand Prix. .

Henri Farman

1874 - 1958

Alvin Farmer

1928 - 2004

Charles Faroux

1872 - 1957
The origional doyen of motoring journalists, it was Charles Faroux who came up with the idea of the 24 hour race at Le Mans.

Bertrand Faucigny-Lucinge

1898 - 1943
Better known in racing as Prince de Cystria, he drove a Bugatti at Indy in 1923 finishing 9th. He also raced in the ACF Grand Prix that year.

Walt Faulkner

1920 - 1956

Faulkner raced mainly in the National Championship and in stock car races. In 1950 Faulkner became the first rookie to take pole position at the Indianapolis 500. He died in 1956 after a qualifying crash at a USAC Stock Car race in Vallejo, California.


Fairuz Fauzy

1982
After racing in British junior championships followed by 2 unsuccessful years in GP2, Fairuz Fauzy joined th Spyker F1 team as a test and reserve driver for 2007. He also races in the World Series by Renault.

Philippe Favre

1969 - 2013
Philippe Favre, Swiss F3000 driver in the late 1990s. Also competed in touring cars and endurance racing.

Lino Fayen

1925 - 1972

R.E.L. Featherstonhaugh

1909 - 1976
Famous English jazz saxophonist Buddy Featherstonhaugh took time out for a brief international motor racing career in the 1930s, driving Maseratis for Whitney Straights team and others, and also appearing in ERA and Alfa Romeo cars.

Johnny Fedricks

1925 - 2001
Johnny Fedricks could run with the best of them, he raced Midgets and Champ Cars. He won about 100 midget races at Motor City Speedway. He also drove a Cadillac in the Mexican Road Race in 1951 and 1952.

Beat Fehr

1942 - 1967
Beat Fehr was a Swiss racing driver who was killed in an Italian Formula 3 race at Caserta while running down the track to warn oncoming drivers of the blocked track around a blind bend.

Rollo Feilding

1943 - 1995
Viscount William Rudolph Michael (Rollo) Feilding (later 11th Earl of Denbigh, 9th Earl of Desmond) raced in Formula 3 and sportscars in the 1960s in the UK as well as in Portugal and South Africa.

Ron Fellows

1959
Ron Fellows is an accomplished Sports Car driver and a NASCAR Road Course Ringer.

Harlan Fengler

1903 - 1981
Harlan Fengler was an American racing driver. He built quite a reputation on the board tracks in the 20's. From 1923 thru 1927 Harlan raced 18 times, winning twice and finishing in the top five seven times. Fengler acted as Chief Steward of the Indianapolis Motor Speedway from 1958 until 1974.

William Ferguson

1940
South African driver who drove for Team Gunston in 1972 at the South African GP. Drove both the 27 Surtees TS9 and the 28 Brabham BT33, but did not start the race in either of these cars.

Enzo Ferrari

1898 - 1988

Alfredo Ferrari

1932 - 1956
The only legitimate son of Enzo Ferrari. Sadly suffered from muscular dystrophy and died at the young age of 24.

Michel Ferté

1958
Michel Ferté started racing in the early Eighties and raced in F3, F2 and F3000. He was a test driver in Formula 1 for three seasons but never got race seat. He also raced in Touring Cars, IMSA, Ice racing and Sports Prototypes.

Isaac Phillips Fetterman

1887 - 1924
Pittsburgh car dealer who raced at Indy once in 1922 finishing 7th. Died suddenly two years later from natural causes.

Jon Field

1955
Veteran American Le Mans Series front-runner in LMP2 class with 11 career victories.

Owen Finch

0 - 0
Owen Finch ran Weybridge Motors (near Brooklands) in partnership with Frank Kennington. He raced two vintage Amilcars until the 50s.

Dennis Firestone

1944
Dennis Firestone from Australia drove in CART from 1979 to 1987. A broken neck sustained in a crash in the Indy 500 in 1987 ended his racing career.

Ralph Firman

1975
Ralph Firman won the 1996 British Formula Three Championship and the prestigious Macau Grand Prix. He won 2002 Formula Nippon championship, before returning to Europe to join the Jordan Grand Prix team. He participated in 14 Grands Prix and scored 1 point. His father founded Van Diemen.

Harry Firth

1918 - 2014
Harry was a Ford works driver in the mid 60's and was responsible for developing the XR Falcon GT in 1967, winning the Bathurst that year with Fred Gibson.

Ludwig Fischer

1917 - 1991
Ludwig Fischer raced mainly in German Formula 2 during the 1950s and early 1960s,. He also competed in hillclimbing and Formula Junior.

Rudi Fischer

1912 - 1976
A restaurateur and highly proficient amateur racer and hill-climb expert, Fischer enjoyed great success with his own single-seater Ferraris in the early fifties, run under the Ecurie Espadon banner.

Clavin Fish

1961
Calvin Fish is a former racing driver who competed in Karts, Formula Ford 1600, Formula Ford 2000, Sports 2000, SCCA Trucks, Formula 3, Formula Atlantic, Indy Lights and IMSA. GTO class winner at Sebring and Daytona in 1990 he now works in television in the USA.

Mike Fisher

1943
An amateur racer who participated in 2 Grand Prix. His racing was interrupted by the Vietnam war during which he flew a number of different fighters. In 1994 he was assigned to the Pentagon and was CART's executive vice-president of racing for three months during 1997.

Carl Graham Fisher

1874 - 1939
Fisher was an American entrepreneur, a pioneer and promoter of the automotive, auto racing, and real estate development industries. He helped organise the Indianapolis Motor Speedway.

Giancarlo Fisichella

1973
Italian Formula One racing driver. Currently in the employ of the Renault team, he has also driven for Sauber, Jordan, Benetton and Minardi.

John Fitch

1917
A blue-water sailor, a fighter pilot, a test pilot, a professional racing driver, a team manager, race course director, prolific inventor, highway safety expert, automaker, entrepreneur and dreamer.

Emerson Fittipaldi

1946
2 Formula One World Titles, 2 Indy 500 wins

Wilson Fittipaldi

1943
Wilson Fittipaldi Júnior participated in 38 Formula One Grands Prix, debuting on May 1, 1972, scoring a total of three championship points. He ran the Fittipaldi Formula One team between 1974 and 1982.

Theo Fitzau

1923 - 1982

John Fitzpatrick

1943
Top Saloon and Sports Car driver. Winner of the British Saloon Car Champinship 1966, he also won the European GT Championship and Porsche Cup in 1974 and the IMSA Championship and Porsche Cup in 1980. John Fitzpatrick has won many World Championship sports car races both as a driver and as a team owner and also won the Bathhust 1000Km in 1976 and took a class win and 4th overall at Le Mans in 1982. He has also won the Daytona 24 hours and Sebring 12 hours.

John Fitzroy

1914 - 1936
John Charles William Fitzroy, 9th Duke of Grafton was killed on his 22nd birthday, while competing at the 1936 Limerick Grand Prix.

Pat Flaherty

1926 - 2002
Pat Flaherty competed in the Indy 500 six times. He led the race in 1953 before he spun out but he did go on to take a win for John Zink in 1956.

Jan Flinterman

1919 - 1992
Started racing in 500cc F3. Became the first Dutchman to compete in a round of the F1 World Championship at the Dutch Grand Prix in 1952.

Truman Fontell Flock

1921 - 1952
Fonty's career began by delivering illegal moonshine. He was one of the central figures in the formative days of NASCAR. Retired in 1957 with 19 NASCAR Grand National wins and countless modified wins.

Bob Flock

1918 - 1964
Bob Flock worked in the family moonshine business and developed a natural talent for building and driving vehicles that could outrun anything the police had on the road. During his 36 race NASCAR career Bob had 4 wins, 11 top fives and 18 top tens.

Tim Flock

1924 - 1998
Tim Flock was an American stock car racer. He was a two-time NASCAR series champion. He was a brother to NASCAR's second female driver Ethel Mobley and Bob and Fonty Flock. Flock also had a rhesus monkey co-driver named Jocko Flocko, yes a real monkey in a racing car.

Ron Flockhart

1923 - 1962
Twice winner at Le Mans, Flockhart started racing motor cycles. He was killed when his aeroplane broke up in turbulence while in Australia practising for a London-to-Sydney record attempt.

Jimmy Florian

1923 - 1999
Jimmy Florian was a little known mechanic when he started racing in the NASCAR Grand National Division in 1950 driving a flathead Ford. He went on to take Ford's first NASCAR win later in the year at the Dayton Speedway.

Vincenzo Florio

1883 - 1959
Vincenzo Florio brought the first motorised vehicle to Sicily and organized the first Sicilian motor race, consisting of his motorcycle, an automobile and a horse. The horse won. In 1905 Henri Desgrange, editor of l'Auto, persuaded Vincenzo that he should organise an international race in Sicily and in 1906 the Targa Florio was born.

Ian Flux

1956

Myron Fohr

1912 - 1994
Raced Indy Cars between 1947 and 1951. He had two wins in 1948 at Milwaukee and Springfield, and two in '49, Milwaukee and Trenton.

Gregor Foitek

1965

Victory in the little known Swiss Formula 3 Championship in 1986 launched Foitek towards Grand Prix racing. A Formula 1 driver for two seasons, he is best remembered for his role in Johnny Herbert’s Formula 3000 accident in 1988.


Karl Foitek

1931
Between 1955 and 1971, Karl Foitek entered numerous international races and won the Swiss championship four times, twice in racing cars, once in sports cars and once in GTs.

Dudley Folland

1912 - 1979
Dudley Folland started racing pre-war under the alias Tim D. Davies, entering the 1935 Le Mans with a Frazer Nash. After the war he drove an Aston Martin and an MG K3 in sports car races and in 1949 he imported the first Ferrari into the UK.

George Fonder

1917 - 1958
One of the top midget drivers in the 1940's and 50's, raced at Indy three times. Sadly came out of retirement in 1958 to race at the Hatfield Speedway and was killed in an accident.

Luis Fontes

1912 - 1940
Fontes won the Le Mans 24 hour race for Lagonda in 1935 driving with John Hindmarsh. He also raced aeroplanes. However his racing ended when arrested and charged with manslaughter after a head on collision resulted in the death of a motorcyclist. He served three years in jail and was banned from driving for 10 years. He died in 1940 when the Wellington bomber he was flying stalled and crashed after an engine failed while circling the RAF base at Llandow, Wales.

Carl Forberg

1911 - 2000

Elliott Forbes-Robinson

1943
EFR is known for his wins and championships in many different forms of motor sport. Known in NASCAR circles as a road course ringer, he won the Daytona 24 hour race three times (twice overall once in class).

Gene Force

1916 - 1983
Migets and sprint car driver in the 1950's and early 60's.

Franco Forini

1958
Raced in F3 winning the Italian Championship in 1985. Raced in F3000 with no success and was then called up by Osella to race in F1.

Breno Fornari

1925 - 2007
Brasilian driver who raced in the first Mil Milhas at Interlagos. He competed in the Mil Milhas 9 times winning on three occasions.

Eric Forrest-Greene

1903 - 1954
Eric Forrest Greene was an Argentinean driver of British origins born in Rosario in 1903. He spent his youth in England where he participated in a few races at the wheel of a Bentley. Forrest Greene continued his racing career when he returned permanently to Argentina to run his business as the Bentley and Rolls Royce agent.

Ernest Forshee

1916 - 2002

Billy Foster

1937 - 1967
One of Mario Andretti's closest friends, Bill only raced at Indy twice. In 1965 he became the first Canadian to race in the Indianapolis 500. He was killed in practice for the Motor Trend 500 in 1967.

Philip Fotheringham-Parker

1907 - 1981
Fotheringham-Parker was a wealthy amateur driver who participated in the 1951 British Grand Prix driving a privately-run Maserati 4CL. He once survived going over the top of the banking at Brooklands in an Alvis Silver Eagle.

John Foulston

1947 - 1987
A keen amateur driver in sports cars and historics, John Foulston at one time owned Brands Hatch and a number of other UK circuits. Killed at Silverstone while testing a McLaren M15S Indycar.

Henry Fournier

1871 - 1919

Fournier was a French racing driver who began his career on motorcycles and tricycles. In 1901 he joinde the Mors racing team and won both the Paris–Bordeaux and Paris–Berlin races. His brother Maurice also raced but was killed in 1911 in the  French Grand Prix.


Max Fourny

1904 - 1991
Max Fourny raced cyclecars in the 20s and Bugattis in the 30s. After quitting racing, he became an art collector and an art publisher, specialized in “naif” painters. There is an art gallery bearing his name in Montmartre in Paris.

Ken Fowler

1907 - 1981
Ken Fowler drove sporadically over four seasons, 1935, 1937, 1947 and 1948. He raced at Indy Three times, twice in his own right and once as relief to C. Miller.

Frank Fox

1877 - 1931
Frank P. Fox was the driver in the kidnapping of John J. McNamara, his brother James and associate Ortie McManigal to stand trial in California. Detective William J. Burns was not confident that the Indiana courts would extradite McNamara, so he took more drastic action.

Stan Fox

1952 - 2000
Fox raced in the Indy 500 eight times from 1987 to 1995 when he suffered a horrific career ending crash. He died in 2000 in a traffic accident in New Zealand.

Malcolm Fox

1906 - 1968
Raced at Indy twice. Was involved in the fatal accident of Les Spangler in 1933.

Fred Frame

1894 - 1962

William Clay France Jr

1933 - 2007
Nicknamed Bill Jr. or Little Bill, France was the former head of NASCAR, the sanctioning body of United States-based stock car racing.

Bill France, Sr

1909 - 1992
Bill France was the co-founder of NASCAR, the sanctioning body of United States-based stock car racing.

Aldo Franchi

1882 - 1920
Italian driver who raced in the USA in 1916.

Giorgio Francia

1947
A very talented Italian racing driver best know for the testing and development work he did through the 1980s and 1990s for Alfa Romeo. He entered two Grand Prix but had to give up his car to his team mate on both occasions.

Emil Frankl

0 - 1934

Lee Frayer

1874 - 1938

Roland Free

1900 - 1980
Rollie Free was a motorcycle racer best known for breaking the motorcycle land speed record in 1948 on the Bonneville Salt Flats, Utah, dressed only in a pair of swimming trunks. He raced in the Indy 500 twice, in 1930 and 1947, and holds another record, that of the longest gap between appearances in Indy history.

Don Freeland

1925 - 2007
Raced at the Indy 500 eight times from 1953 untill 1960. His best finish was 3rd in 1956.

Roger Freeman

1959 - 2003
Started out in karting and hill-climbs, Roger became on of the best rally co-drivers around. He and his driver, Mark Lovell, were killed when their Subaru Impreza left the road and hit a tree in round five in the 2003 SCCA Pro-Rally championship.

Heinz Harald Frentzen

1967
Frentzen was a German racing driver most famous for his career in Formula One driving for Williams, Jordan, Sauber, Prost, and Arrows. He won three races before retiring in 2003.

Paul Frere

1917 - 2008
Frere raced on a semiprofessional basis for 15 years, yet this was essentially as an adjunct to his profession as a talented and respected international motoring journalist.

William H. Frick

1916 - 2000

Renée Friderich

1911 - 1932
Renée Friderich was daughter of Bugatti driver Ernest. She was killed during the Paris-St.-Raphaël Rally at the wheel of a Delage D8S. Her brother, Paul competed in Grands Prix in 1946 and 1947.

Ernest Friderich

1911 - 1954
Ernest Friderich started out as a mechanic and became a works driver for Bugatti. He later established a dealership in Nice, France. He was the father of two racers, Paul & Renee Friderich.

Markus Friesacher

1975
Markus Friesacher, no relation to Patrick, is an Austrian driver who raced in F3000 in 1997 and 1999 without any success.

Patrick Friesacher

1980
Austrian Formula One driver who drove for the Minardi team during the first half of the 2005 season. He was replaced in the lineup by Robert Doornbos, who completed the rest of the season for Minardi.

Dudley Froy

1904 - 1986

Joe Fry

1915 - 1950
Joe was a promising young British driver who was killed at the wheel of the difficult-to-drive Freikaiserwagen special at the 1950 Blandford hillclimb, less than two months after driving a Maserati 4CL in the British Grand Prix at Silverstone.

Hiroshi Fushida

1946
Hiroshi made two attempts to qualify the Maki F101-2 for Grand Prix in 1975, failing in both Holland and Britain. Spend eleven years as TOMs British F3 team boss, drove at Le Mans three times and acted as operations director for Bentley's return to the French track.

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