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José Maria Ibanez

1921
José Maria Ibañez was a sports car driver from Argentina. He mainly raced Ferrari, winning the Buenos Aires 1000 Km race in 1955 with Enrique Valiente.

Jacques Ickx

1910 - 1978
Belgian motoring journalist and historian.Father of Jacky Ickx.

Yuji Ide

1975
Yuji Ide is a Japanese racing driver who graduated from 2005 Formula Nippon to Formula One with the Super Aguri F1 team in 2006 but lost his FIA Super Licence during the season due to erratic driving. He then returned to the Formula Nippon series.

Russell Ingall

1964
Russell Ingall is an Australian V8 Supercar driver. Ingall won the V8 Supercar Championship in 2005 after finishing runner up in 1998, 1999 and 2001. Ingall also won the Bathurst 1000 in 1995 and 1997.

Taki Inoue

1963
Taki Inoue participated in eighteen Grand Prix. He scored no championship points. He is best remembered for two incidents in 1995. The first, being hit by the Safety Car while being towed back to the pits in practice at Monaco and the second, being run over by the Incident Vehicle at the Hungaroring.

Eugen Ionescu-Cristea

1938
Eugen Ionescu-Cristea was one of the top Romanian drivers.

Innes Ireland

1930 - 1993
Innes Ireland was a Scottish military officer, engineer, and race car driver. He was a larger-than-life character who, according to a rival team boss, "lived without sense, without an analyst and provoked astonishment and affection from everyone.

Eddie Irvine

1965
Controvertial and irreverant, Eddie Irvine is a former Formula One driver from Northern Ireland. He raced for Jordan before joining Ferrari to partner Michael Schumacher in 1996. Nearly winning the World Championship in 1999, he was just pipped by Hakkinen. Joined the Jaguar F1 team but was hampered by poor machinery. Retired in 2003.

Louis Julius Irwin

1904 - 1987
Lew Irwin raced against some of the best outlaw racing talent between 1921 and 1931 scoring numerous victories on the oval tracks of Missouri, Kansas, Iowa, Texas and Nebraska.

Chris Irwin

1942
Outstanding F3 driver who made his way into F1 with Brabham. Quicker than Jackie Stewart on occasion he suffered career ending injuries driving the Ford PL3 sports prototype at the Nürburgring.

Kenny Irwin Jr

1969 - 2000
NASCAR 1998 Winston Cup Rookie of The Year Kenny Irwin Jr. died July 7, 2000 of multiple injuries sustained in a high-speed crash at New Hampshire International Speedway, Louden, NH. Irwin was 30 years old.

Bobby Isaac

1932 - 1977
Isaac won 37 NASCAR races, including 11 in his championship season of 1970. Hestarted from pole 50 times, 20 of them in a single season in 1969. In 1971 he set 28 world speed records at Bonneville Salt Flats. In 1977 he retired from a Late Model Sportsman race at Hickory Motor Speedway with 25 laps left and died of a heart attack.

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