Drivers A - Z



Dave MacDonald

1936 - 1964
Dave MacDonald made his name with many victories driving production Corvettes. He was killed when he crashed the Mickey Thompson Special on the second lap of the 1964 Indy 500.

Eddie MacDonald Sr

1930 - 2018
In his 31 years in racing Eddie MacDonald has done it all from driver to car owner and to crew. He raced up to 6 times a week, winning well over 1000 races during his career.

Mike MacDowel

1932 - 2016
Fine sports car driver who joined the works Cooper team. Drove in one GP, the French in 1957, handing his car over to Jack Brabham mid race. Went on to become a successful hill climb driver winning the British Championships in 1973 and 1974.

George Mack

Mack was the second African-American after Willy T. Ribbs to drive in the Indianapolis 500 when he did so in 2002 and finished 17th.

Herbert Mackay-Fraser

1927 - 1957
Fraser was a promising American driver who came to Europe to ply his trade but was killed in the Coupe Internationale de Vitesse F2 race at Reims in 1957.

Bill Mackey

1927 - 1951
Mackey was killed while attempting to qualify for an AAA sprint car race at Funk's Speedway in Winchester, Indiana on July 29, 1951, a day which became known as Black Sunday.

Lance Macklin

1919 - 2002
A polished and extremely stylish driver. He spent the bulk of his career driving for John Heath's underfinanced HWM team. He was involved in the accident which killed Pierre Levegh and 80 spectators at Le Mans in 1955.

Percy Maclure

1907 - 1944
A naturally talented driver, Percy often beat much faster cars. He died in 1944 of Tuberculosis.

David Macpherson

1924 - 2006
David Strathcarron was President of the Guild of Motoring Writers. He was a semi-professional racing driver, retained by Marwyn for their 500cc single seater before graduating to Alfa Romeos. He was an equally enthusiastic motorcyclist.

Ed Madden

1885 - 1940
A test driver for the Interstate Auto Company, Madden drove in the 1913 Indy 500 as relief for Harry Endicott.

Damien Magee

Born in Belfast, Magee made a name for himself in Formula Ford during the early 1970s. Always under funded and constantly hunting for decent drives, he had his sole Grand Prix outing at Anderstorp in 1975 at the wheel of a Williams FW03 finishing 14th. He drove in non-Championship F1 races in 1976 and 1977.

Aymo Maggi

1903 - 1961
Count Aymo Maggi was a successful Italian racing driver who organised the first Mille Miglia.

Jocko Maggiacomo

1914 - 1997
Chauncey T. Maggiacomo, a pioneer of Stock Car Racing, was a famous modified stock car racer in the northeast who won the 1952, 1953 and 1955 Riverside Park Speedway Championships.

Tony Maggs

1937 - 2009
Tony drove for the Cooper Formula 1 team in 1962 and 1963, finishing second in the French Grand Prix both years. He drove for the Centro-Sud BRM team in 1964 and drove a Parnell team Lotus-BRM in the 1965 South African Grand Prix. Later that year he had an accident at Pietermaritzburg which resulted in the death of a child. Distraught, Maggs retired immediately.

Mike Magill

1920 - 2006
Magill raced in the AAA and USAC Championship Car series from 1955 to 1959. He drove Fangio's car at Indy in 1958 when the Argentine could not drive due to a contractual conflict.

Costantino Magistri

1894 - 1938
Costantino Magistri makes his debut at the age of 31, winning the first Coppa dell’Etna. Further success followed including the Giro di Sicilia and the Targa Florio.

Umberto Maglioli

1928 - 1999
Maglioli was an occasional F1 Ferrari driver, but enjoyed a distinguished sports car racing career winning the Targa Florio three times, the Sebring 12 hour race and the Carrera Panamericana.

Philippe Maillard-Brune

1910 - 2007
Philippe Maillard-Brune was France's oldest racing driver. He raced MG and Delahaye with considerable success, taking a class win at Le Mans in 1935 with an MG Magnette K3.

Willy Mairesse

1928 - 1969
Mairesse was a Formula One driver from Belgium. He participated in 12 Grands Prix. He achieved 1 podium and scored a total of 7 championship points. He committed suicide in a hotel room in Ostend after injury forced an end to his career.

Guy Mairesse

1910 - 1954
Mairesse was a lorry driver before the war who went on to built up a long-distance haulage business. Finished second at Le Mans in 1950 in a Talbot and competed in a couple of Grand Prix in 1951. He was killed at the Coupes de Paris meeting in 1954.

Elfrieda Mais

1892 - 1934
Elfrieda Mais drove in sped trials and did exhibitions of stunt driving as she was not allowed to compete against men. She married Johnny Mais who drove at Indianapolis in 1915. She was killed when a stunt went wrong at the Alabama State Fair in 1934.

Timo Mäkinen

1938 - 2017
One of the original "Flying Finns" of motor rallying, Mäkinen is most famous for his hat-tricks of wins in the RAC Rally and the 1000 Lakes Rally.

Arthur Mallock

1918 - 1993
Arthur Mallock, regarded as one of the great pioneers of post-war motor racing, designed and constructed his own racing cars. He created a dynasty of sports-racing cars of which more than 300 now exist.

Jim Mallory

1935 - 1972
Jim Malloy started racing in 1955. In 1968 he was the fastest rookie qualifier at Indy and in 1971 he drove Dan Gurney's Olsonite Eagle to 4th. He was killed the following year in pre-season testing. His best Indycar finish was 2nd in the 1969 Milwaukee 150.

Jock Manby-Colegrave

1912 - 1963
Gerard Francis Anthony Manby-Colegrave was an amateur racer pre-war appearing regularly at Brooklands in the early to mid 1930s. He also helped found the Squire Motor Company in 1934.

Nigel Mansell

Nigel Mansell OBE is a British former racing driver who won world championships in both Formula One and CART. He is the only person in history to hold both titles simultaneously and was the first person to win the CART title in his rookie season.

Sergio Mantovani

1929 - 2001
An Italian businessman who primarily raced for fun. Became a member of the works Maserati team and came third in the Targa Floria with Fangio. He lost a leg in practice for the Turin Grand Prix and retired from driving.

Johnny Mantz

1918 - 1972
Johnny Mantz was a Hollywood stuntman who raced stock cars, midgets, sprint cars and Indy Cars. He frequently won but didn't win many championships as the money was in winning races not series.

Robert Manzon

1917 - 2015
Robert Manzon was a French racing driver who participated in 29 Formula One World Championship Grands Prix, debuting on 21 May 1950. He achieved two podiums, and scored a total of 16 championship points. At the time of his death, Manzon was the last surviving driver to have taken part in the first Formula One World Championship in 1950.

Aldo Marazza

1912 - 1938
Aldo Marazza was an Italian voiturette racing driver, widely regarded as one of the most promising drivers at the time. He won his very first race, the 1937 Circuito della Superba Voiturette race. Sadly at the 1938 Grand Prix of Milano he overturned his Maserati 6CM in the Lesmo curve, puctured his lung and passed away later that day.

Jovy Marcelo

1965 - 1992
Edward Jovy Marcelo was a Filipino race car driver from Quezon City, Philippines who was killed in Practice for the 1992 Indianapolis 500-Mile Race.

Freddie March

1904 - 1989
Frederick Charles Gordon-Lennox, 9th Duke of Richmond, worked in Bentley's service department under the assumed name of Freddie March to learn about cars. He raced at Brooklands and after WWII he converted the airfield at Goodwood to the race track.

Eusebio Carmelo Marcilla

1914 - 1953
Much loved Argentinian racing driver who was often criticised in the press due to his opposition to the Perón regime. He was killed in a Turismo Carretera race in Santa Fe, Argentina.

Dave Marcis

Dave Marcis is the only driver to drive in the Daytona 500 in every decade for the past 5 decades. He also has the record for competing in the most Daytona 500s and the most laps run there.

Donald Marendaz

1897 - 1988
Donald Marendaz helped launch Alvis, but then left start Marseal another manufacturer. When Marseal folded in 1925 he launched the Marendaz Special which he built from 1926 to 1936. Donald raced at Brooklands and his cars were also raced by his secretary Miss Dorothy Summers and by Mr and Mrs AE Moss, the parents of Sir Stirling Moss.

Onofre Marimon

1922 - 1954
A protege of Fangio, Onofre Agustín Marimón was a works Maserati driver. He was killed in practice for the German Grand Prix in 1954.

Domingo Marimón

1903 - 1981
Domingo Marimón was one of the most popular drivers of the Turismo Carretera in the 1930s and 40s. He retired from driving in 1953 and tragically committed suicide in 1981.

Attilio Marinoni

1896 - 1940
Attilio Marinoni was a test driver for Alfa Romeo who took three wins in the Spa 24 Hour race. At the end of 1932 Alfa Romeo withdrew from racing, he became their chief mechanic and reserve driver and made a few appearances in Grand Prix between 1934 and 1939. The war interceded and Marinoni was killed testing an Alfa Romeo 158/512 hybrid.

Milt Marion

1909 - 1999

Clifton Marlin

1932 - 2005
Clifton "Coo Coo" Marlin was one of NASCAR's early stars and father of current Nextel Cup driver Sterling Marlin. Although he never won a NASCAR points race, Marlin was one of the sport's earliest stars who made his name racing around the short tracks in Tennessee and Alabama.

Thiago Marques

Brother of Tarso Marques, drives stock cars in Brazil for Action Power, his father's team.

Leslie Marr

1922 - 2021
Sir Leslie Lynn Marr, 2nd Baronet, is a professional artist who raced his Connaught in national events during 1952-53, before trying his hand against tougher opposition in 1954.

Tony Marsh

1931 - 2009
British hillclimb ace who raced Lotus and BRM in the World Drivers Championship when it was run to F2 regs.

Cy Marshall

1902 - 1974
Cy Marshall raced at Indy three times, once as relief for Earl DeVore and twice in his own right. His two races came 17 years apart, the longest gap between appearances at Indy.

Gerry Marshall

1941 - 2005
Gerry Marshall was a British saloon car racing driver, considered by many to be one of the best drivers of all time. His professional driving career spanned four decades, scoring his first win in 1964 at the wheel of a Mini and chalking up his 600th win in a race at Snetterton in an Aston Martin DB4 in 2000.

Bobby Marshman

1936 - 1964
Bobby Marshman drove in the USAC Championship Car series, racing in the 1961-1964 seasons, with 49 career starts is 7th place finish at the 1961 Indianapolis 500 earned him co-Rookie of the Year honors with Parnelli Jones.

Eric Martin

1969 - 2002

Charlie Martin

1913 - 1998

Martin started racing at Southport sands on the Lancashire coast in 1932 moving on to circuit racing driving an MG, also racing in Bugattis and Alfa Romeos at Donington Park and throughout Europe at Pau and Deauville in Grand Prix gaining wins at Brooklands in 1936.

Stirling Martin

NASCAR driver who was a three time track champion at Nashville Speedway USA.

Pierluigi Martini

Pierluigi Martini is a former Italian Formula One driver. He participated in 124 grands prix, debuting on September 9, 1984. He scored a total of 18 championship points. In 1999, he won the Le Mans 24 Hours together with Yannick Dalmas and Joachim Winkelhock driving the works BMW V12 LMR.

Carlos Marti­n

1937 - 1967

Paolo Marzotto

1930 - 2020

Son of Count Gaetano Marzotto and the youngest of the famous four Marzotto brothers, he worked for years for the family group which became the World's largest designer clothes manufacturers including the fashion houses of Valentino and Hugo Boss. Later he persued his passion for wine production. A Gentleman Driver in his youth, he competed in the Mille Miglia, Targo Floio and Le Mans and other sports car races with a number of wins and podium finished.

Ernesto Maserati

1898 - 1975
Winner of the Italian drivers championship in 1927 and again in 1930 driving a Tipo 8C-2500, Ernesto was one of the founders of Maserati of Modena in 1914.

Nick Mason

Drummer for Pink Floyd.

Jochen Mass

Jochen Mass participated in 112 grands prix, debuting on July 14, 1973. He won one GP race, the 1975 Spanish Grand Prix. After leaving Formula One, he enjoyed great success in sports car racing.

Hiroshi Masuoka

Japanese off road racing specialist. He led the Paris Dakar in 2001 until 2.5 hours from the finish and won his class in the Baja race in 2000

Johnny Matera

1906 - 1982

Emilio Materassi

1889 - 1928
Italian Grand prix driver who won the Targa Florio in 1927. He was killed in 1928 along with 27 spectators when he crashed on the 17th lap of the Italian Grand Prix at Monza.

Otto Mathe

1907 - 1995
A worth addition to our catalogue of FRIDAY CHAPS for not only was Otto a successful and intrepid racing driver on a variety of surfaces, on two and four wheels and in a wide variety of classes, but he did it in cars he designed and engineered himself and...wait for it.......with only one arm!

TASO Mathieson

1908 - 1991

Bob Mathouser

1928 - 1980
Mathouser drove in the USAC Championship Cars from 1961 to 1966. He made 30 starts, finishing in the top ten 4 times, with a best of 6th at Langhorne in 1964.

Hiroyuki Matsushita

Hiro Matsushita is a former driver in the Champ Car series. He is the grandson of Konosuke Matsushita, founder of Matsushita Electric Industrial Co. and as a result, has always carried Panasonic sponsorship.

Johnny Mauro

1910 - 2003
Mauro raced for years in the Midwest, using the name "Jack Morris" so his parents wouldn't know he was racing. He finished eighth behind winner Mauri Rose in the Indy 500 in 1948.

Jean Max

Born Max Jean, his name was incorrectly listed as Jean Max on an entry form once and history has known by this name subsequently.

Rollin May

1896 - 1939
Tried to qualify for the Indy 500 in 1931 but did not make the cut. He was killed in a midget race at Sportsmans Park, Cleveland.

Michel May

Michel (or Michael) was a visionary engineer who was responsible for the first inverted aerofoil to create downforce on a racing car. Sadly his talents were not fully realised.

Émile Mayade

1853 - 1898
French automobile pioneer and racing driver. He was killed in a bizzare incident when he was involved in an accident with a horse and cart.

Tim Mayer

1938 - 1964
Tim Mayer was a brilliant young driver from the United States. He only drove in in one World Championship grand prix, on October 7, 1962. Mayer's older brother Teddy was one of the founders of the McLaren team and together they went to Europe in the early 1960s with future grand prix winner Peter Revson. Mayer was killed in practice for a race in Tasmania.

Teddy Mayer

1935 - 2009
Teddy Mayer was an American motor racing entrepreneur who was successful in several categories of racing, including Formula One and IndyCars.

Bernd Mayländer

Mayländer is the safety car driver for all Formula One races, with his busiest being the 2006 Australian Grand Prix, where he led more laps than all racers but Fernando Alonso, the race winner.

Rex Mays

1913 - 1949
Rex Mays was the Midwestern sprint car champion in 1936 and 1937 and won the AAA National Championships in 1940 and 1941. Had Mays ventured to Europe he might well have been a Grand Prix star.

Raymond Mays

1899 - 1980
One of the most famous British drivers in the 30s, Mays is best perhaps best remembered for his involvement in promoting and developing the ERA and BRM projects.

Robert Mazaud

1906 - 1946

Francois Mazet

French Formula 3 and Formula 3 racer who made one World Championship appearance in a rented March 701 for the French Grand Prix at Paul Ricard, finishing 13th.

Gaston Mazzacane

Gastón Mazzacane began his F1 career with Minardi before switching to Prost in 2001. Dropped after the San Marino Grand Prix that year he raced in Champ Cars in 2004. He is currently racing in the South American Top Race V6 Touring Car series.

Mario Mazzacurati

1903 - 1985
Mazzacurati was an Italian engineer and racing driver active in South Africa, winner of the 1936 South African Grand Prix in a Bugatti 35B

Franco Mazzotti

1904 - 1942
Il Conte Franco Mazzotti Biancinelli Faglia, one of the founders of the Mille Miglia, shot down and killed in 1942.

Jack McAfee

1922 - 2007
Jack McAfee was a Southern California sports-car legend. A member of the Hollywood Throttlers hot rod club, he also drove sprint and sports cars and raced in the Carrera Panamericana. In 1952 he opened up one of Southern California’s first Porsche dealerships and in 1956 he won the SCCA National Sports Car Class F Championship driving a Porsche 550 Spyder.

Ken McAlpine

A member of the McAlpine engineering dynasty, Kenneth was a keen amateur who became the major benefactor of the Connaught team, racing their Formula 2 A-Type car in selected Grands Prix between 1952 and 1955.

Roger McCluskey

1928 - 1993
Roger McCluskey was an American racing driver from Tucson, Arizona. He raced in Indianapolis 500 18 times with a best finish of 3rd in 1973.

Ernie McCoy

1921 - 2001

Johnny McDowell

1915 - 1952

John Delphus McDuffie

1938 - 1991
J.D. raced NASCAR and was seldom seen without a cigar, even in his racecar. Over his 28 year career he raced as a privateer, starting 653 races. And, though he never won he was one of the most appreciated drivers by fellow competitors and fans.

Speed McFee

1913 - 1988

Steve McGrath

1924 - 1982

Jack McGrath

1919 - 1955
The first driver to qualify for Indy at over 140 mph, McGrath had a fine record at the brickyard but never won the race. He was killed in the last race of the 1955 season.

Hershel McGriff

Hershel McGriff won four races during his brief career in the NASCAR Grand National series. He also won the Carrera Panamericana and many other races in a carreer that spanned six decades.

Brian McGuire

1945 - 1977
An Australian driver who raced purely for personal enjoyment. Very competetive in F5000, he bought a Williams FW04 for the 1976 season. In 1977 he failed to pre-qualify for the British Grand Prix and in August was killed in practice for the Shellsport International meeting at Brands Hatch.

Frank McGurk

1915 - 1982
Raced AAA and sports cars in the USA.

David McKay

1921 - 2004
While best known as a journalist, specifically as a motoring writer, McKay was also a prominent figure in motor racing as both a driver and a race team owner. His team, Scuderia Veloce, was the first Australian-based professional racing team and, in addition to furthering McKay's own racing career, it also furthered the careers of many young racing drivers including Spencer Martin, Brian Muir and Greg Cusack.

Herschel McKee

1897 - 1965
Known as the 'The Man Who Would Not Die'-------'Lucky' Herschel McKee

Bruce McLaren

1937 - 1970
Bruce McLaren was a racing car designer, driver, engineer and inventor. Killed testing a M8D CanAm car at Goodwood.

Bob McLean

1933 - 1966

John McNicol

1942 - 2001
McNicol was a competitive campaigner in the South African Championships during the late '60s early 70s. He was murdered by intruders at his smallholding near Johannesburg in July of 2001.

Allan McNish

Allan McNish is currently a works Audi sports car driver. McNish raced in Formula One. After helping develop the Toyota during 2001, he participated in 17 grands prix. Along with teammate Mika Salo, he was dropped at the end of 2002. In 2003 he was a test driver for Renault F1, but returned to his successful sports car racing career the following year.

Steve McQueen

1930 - 1980

Harry McQuinn

1905 - 1986
Harry McQuinn raced in ten Indianapolis 500 Mile Races, placing 7th on two occasions. After racing he became the chief steward at Indy as well as boss of the Championship division under both AAA and USAC.

Graham McRae

1940 - 2021
Best know in Australia and New Zealand, McRae was one of the best F5000 drivers around. He won the Tasman series on three occasions and the Australian GP (pre F1) four times. His F1 Championship career lasted just one lap in Frank Williams' Iso-Marlboro-Cosworth IR01 in the 1973 British Grand Prix. With deteriorating mental health, he passed away in a secure care home at the age of 81.

Jim McWithey

1927 - 2009
Jim McWithey was born Grammer, Indiana. He raced in Midgets and competed in the Indy 500 twice (1959 and 1960).

Chip Mead

1950 - 1993
He stared out racing in the late 1970s in Formula Super Vee, Formula Atlantic and Can-Am but is best remembered as a sportscar driver, he was an IMSA regular who took many class wins including the 12 Hours of Sebring in 1987.He was killed in a plane crash in 1993, one day before Alan Kulwicki was also killed in plane crash.

Georg Meier

1910 - 1999
'Iron Man Meier' was a champion motorcycle rider who won the European Championship in 1938 and the German Championship in 1937, 1938, 1947, 1948, 1949, 1950 and 1953. He raced for Auto Union and took second place in the French GP in 1939. He was one of the founders of the Veritas company and won the F2 and Formula Libre Champinship in Germany in a Veritas RS in 1948.

Alfredo Melandri

1973 - 1998
Alfredo Melandri was a promising Italian racing driver. He was just starting his second season in Italian F3 when he had a fatal crash at Mugello.

Ulrich Melkus

1940 - 1990

Heinz Melkus

1928 - 2005

Carlos Menditeguy

1915 - 1973
Carlos Menditeguy, born in Buenos Aires, was a Formula One driver and one of the top six Polo players in the world.

Alain Menu

Alain Menu is one of the most successful touring car drivers of the 1990s, winning the prestigious British Touring Car Championship twice. Currently racing in the World Touring Car Championship.

Harry Merkel

1918 - 1995
Harry Merkel tried but failed to qualify Willi Krakau's BMW Eigenbau in the 1952 German Grand Prix. He also competed in sports car racing and hill climbs.

Otto Merz

1889 - 1933
Merz was a works Mercedes driver for many years, though not one of the better known ones. He had been chauffeur to Archduke Ferdinand of Austria and indeed, it was Merz who was driving the Archduke's Austro-Daimler on the June 28th, 1914 when he was assassinated in Bosnia and event that triggered the First World War.

Marius Georges Mestivier

1895 - 1925
Test driver for Amilcar who was killed at Le Mans in 1925.

Dick Meyer

1926 - 1953
Dick Meyer was from Porterville, CA. He was driving home from his eighth race at Darlington, S.C. to be with his pregnant wife when he died in a road accident on the way.

Louis Meyer

1904 - 1995
Low Meyer was the first three time winner of the Indy 500.

André Michelin

1853 - 1931

Roberto Mieres

Mieres, from Mar del Plata in Argentina, was an outstanding sportsman, excelling in tennis, rugby, rowing and yachting. He participated in 17 Grands Prix, debuting on June 7, 1953. He scored a total of 13 championship points. He competed for Argentina in 1960 Olympic Games sailing in the Star Class.

Francois Migault

Talented Formula 2 and 3 driver. Drove in F1 for Connew in 1972 and BRM in 1974. He later had guest outings for both Hill and Williams. He finished second at Le Mans in a Gulf Mirage in 1975.

Joe Mihalic

Joe Mihalic was an Independant Driver in NASCAR during the 1970s.

Hannu Olavi Mikkola

1942 - 2021
Mikkola's rally career spanned 31 years, starting with a Volvo PV 544 in 1963, but his most successful period was during the 1970s and 1980s.

Danny Milburn

1949 - 1991
Danny Milburn raced in the United States Auto Club Sprint and Championship Dirt Car Divisions. He joined USAC in 1981 and was voted the 1982 USAC Sprint Car Rookie of the Year. He had two wins in the Sprint Car division but the highlight of his career came during the 1989 Hoosier 100 for Championship Dirt Cars when he led 13 laps and finished 6th.

John Miles

John Miles was a very successful club racer who joined the Lotus works team. Promoted to the full F1 team in 1970 he quit after the death of Jochen Rindt.

Ken Miles

1918 - 1966
Ken began racing in MG Specials. He went on to great success driving Porsche Spyders for Otto Zipper. Then he raced Cobras for Carroll Shelby and went on to join the Ford factory team that developed the GT40. He was killed at Riverside Raceway in 1966 while testing one of the Ford J-car prototypes.

Vel Miletich

1925 - 1998

Andre Milhoux

Formula One driver from Belgium. He participated in one grand prix, debuting on August 5, 1956, however he had to retire after 15 laps due to an engine failure.

Harry A Miller

1875 - 1943
Harry Arminius Miller was an influential and famous American race car builder, most active in the 1920s and 1930s.

Al Miller

1907 - 1967

Miller raced in the 1930s and 1940s. Miller is one of three drivers to have participated in the Indianapolis 500 with a prosthetic leg. The others being Bill Schindler and Cal Niday.

Chet Miller

1902 - 1953
Chet Miller was a famous racing driver who appeared at the Indy 500 19 times. He was killed in a Turn One accident during practice for the 1953 race.

Jack Miller

Known as the 'racing dentist' Dr. Jack Miller competed in the Indy Racing League and in the Indy 500 from 1997 until 2001.

Tommy Milton

1893 - 1962
Tommy Milton was an American race car driver best known as the first two-time winner of the Indianapolis 500.

Gian Carlo Minardi

Gian Carlo's father competed in his own cars in the late 1940s and, after his death, Gian Carlo took over the racing part of the business. He ran customer cars in Formula Two between 1972 and 1979, briefly running a private Formula One Ferrari 312T as Scuderia Everest in 1976. In 1979 he set up the Minardi Racing with financial backing from Piero Mancini.

Nicolas Minassian

French driver who has competed at Le Mans as well as the Indy 500. Won the European ASCAR Championship in 2002. Currently competes in the American Le Mans Series.

Ferdinando Minoia

1884 - 1940
Racing driver who specialised in the Targa Florio, winning the the race in 1907. He won the Mille Miglia in 1927 and the first European Drivers Championship in 1929.

Milt Minter

1933 - 2004
Minter is best known for his exploits in various Porsches in a career that spanned five decades. Minter drove in Can-Am, Trans-Am, IMSA, SCCA, Le Mans, historic races and even in the Baja 1000.

Peter Mitchell-Thomson

1913 - 1963
Peter Mitchell-Thomson later became Lord Selsdon. He raced sports cars in the 1930's and 40's, finishing 4th at Le Mans in 1939 and winning the race in 1949 driving a Ferrari 166 with Luigi Chinetti.

Hidetoshi Mitsusada

Japanese F3000 driver who was a test driver for the Benetton Playlife F1 team in 2000. Since then he returned to racing in the Japanese GT Championship.

Gerhard Mitter

1935 - 1969
Mitter was Porsche works driver from 1965. He won of the European hillclimb championship three times in 1966, '67 and '68. Killed practicing for the 1969 German Grand Prix.

Allan Moffat

Moffat won Bathurst in 1970, 1971 and 1973, as well as the Australian Touring Car Championship in 1973, 1976 and 1977 in a Ford, as well as 1983 in a Mazda. Moffat has also won saloon car championships in the USA, an outright win at the Sebring 12 Hours as well as class wins at Le Mans, Daytona and the Spa 24-Hour race.

Rolf Moll

1928 - 2018

Guy Moll

1910 - 1934
Guy Moll was a international racing driver for only two years and works driver for less than one season. He appeared briefly on the Grand Prix stage before he was tragically killed. One can only speculate on how well he might have done over a full career.

Kurt Mollekens

Kurt Mollekens is a successful race car driver and team owner or the Belgium KTR tram that was founded by his father, Prosper Mollekens.

August Momberger

1905 - 1969
Accomplished racing driver who came out of retirement briefly in 1934 to act as a reserve driver for the works Auto Union team.

Frank Monice

1924 - 2003
Frank Monise was one of the fastest Lotus Mk.XI and Lotus Mk.23 drivers in Southern California in the early 1960s.

Peter Monkhouse

1912 - 1950
A popular driver with an ever present sense of humour, he was a forceful, yet restrained driver. An extrovert with a contempt for the conventional which was illustrated by his taste in shirts and disregard of ties which were de rigueur at that time! He was killed when navigating for Phillip Wood in the 1950 Mille Miglia

Franck Montagny

Franck Montagny is a French motor racing driver. He is currently in Formula One, serving as Third Driver for the Toyota F1 team after briefly racing for the Super Aguri F1 team in 2006.

Tiago Monteiro

Monteiro is an ex-Formula One driver and the only Portuguese driver to have scored a Formula One podium finish, which he achieved at the controversial 2005 United States Grand Prix.

Andrea Montermini

Andrea Montermini finished 2nd in the 1992 Formula 3000 series before he participated in 28 Grands Prix, debuting on May 29, 1994 for Simtek, replacing Roland Ratzenberger who had been killed during practice for the San Marino Grand Prix. He competed in the American Champ Cars in 1993, 1994 and 1999, finishing 6th at Detroit in his first season. He then raced in the FIA GT Championship, mostly in Ferrari.

Robin Montgomerie-Charrington

1915 - 2007
Enthusiastic 500cc F3 driver who bought an Aston-Butterworth in 1952. Quit racing later that year and emigrated to the USA.

Charles Montier

1879 - 1952
Though he never won a major road race, he was often victorious in hillclimbs driving his own 'Montier Speciale'.

Juan Pablo Montoya

Juan Pablo Montoya is a succesful racing driver who drove in Formula One from 2001 to 2006. He will soon become a NASCAR driver with Chip Ganassi Racing.

Greg Moore

1975 - 1999
In his 13-year career, Greg earned various titles and honours, and quickly reached the heights of professional racing. He was the youngest full-time Indy Car driver in 1996 and a year later he became the youngest winner in CART history.

Willie Moore

Willie raced in Formula Ford 1600 from 1974 to 1981 before switching to saloon cars.

Graham Moore

Graham Moore made his debut at Bathurst in 1965 in a Mini Cooper S. Since then he has made 25 more starts at Bathurst. Only five drivers have made more. A crowd pleaser during the 1970s, he was responsible for the appearance of the Williams Renault Team at the 1997 AMP Bathurst 1000 where he drove one of the Lagunas with Alan Jones. He also competed in the Spa 24 Hour race on four occasions.

John Moore-Brabazon

1884 - 1964
Raced a Kaiserpreis Minerva at Brooklands 1907 but is best know as a aviation pioneer and the first person to qualify as a pilot in the United Kingdom.

Johnny Moorhouse

1922 - 1999
Excellent midget racer with 11 wins to his name. Retired in 1969 & later ran a gas station in Julian, CA, in the mountains nr. San Diego. He was also very active with the local vintage open wheel groups.

Edgar Morawitz

1892 - 1945
Edgar Morawitz was a wealthy newspaper and magazine publisher in Prague. Morawitz had his greatest racing success in the twenties.

Giampiero Moretti

Founder of Momo and sportscar driver, Moretti won Daytona and Sebring in 1998 in a Ferrari 333SP, a car that he was the driving force behind, along with Gian Luigi Buitoni, president of Ferrari North America.

Dave Morgan

Gained notoriety for being decked by James Hunt in a televised F3 race at Crystal Palace in 1970. Moved up to F2 and then made one F1 appearance at the British Grand Prix in 1975.

Jules Moriceau

1887 - 1977
French racing driver who was a works driver for Talbot and Amilcar. Entered the Indy 500 in 1929 but crashed out on lap 31.

Rob Moroso

1968 - 1990
Rob Moroso was a NASCAR racing driver who won the NASCAR Busch Series in 1989. He was killed in a traffic accident in North Carolina.

Martin Morris

1931 - 2006

Miles Morris

Miles is a third generation collector and racing enthusiast. His grandfather raced at Brooklands, while his father Martin was well known for historic racing particularly in a works D-Type Jaguar and an ERA.

Violette Morris

1883 - 1944
Violette Morris's story is a not comfortable tale. Indeed some historians have shied away from her completely. Disturbing and bizarre she is never the less worth including if for no other reason than to illustrate the full spectrum of people involved in our sport.

Mortimer Morris-Goodall

1907 - 2001
Founder of the Aston Martin Owner's Club and stalwart AM racer. Raced at Le Mans ten times and also competed in the Mille Miglia and the Spa 24 hour race.

Max Mosely

1940 - 2021
Max Rufus Mosley was a British racing driver, lawyer and president of the Fédération Internationale de l'Automobile

Silvio Moser

1941 - 1974
Moser made his name in F3 in the mid-1960s. He made his Grand Prix debut in 1967 in a Cooper-ATS. He finished 5th in a Brabham-Repco at Zandvoort in 1968. He died in 1974 after sustaining fatal head injuries when he crashed heavily in the Monza 1,000km race as he toured back to the pits without refastening his safety harness.

Mike Mosley

1946 - 1984
Mike Mosley won five Indy Car races and competed in 15 Indianapolis 500's. He was one of Indy's most popular drivers. Tragically, he lost his life in a highway accident in 1984.

Stirling Moss

1929 - 2020
The greatest driver never to win the World Championship, Sir Stirling Moss OBE is arguably the greatest all-round racing driver of all time.

Alfred Ethelbert Moss

1896 - 1972
Alfred Ethelbert Moss was a pioneer in English auto racing. He raced at Brooklands and in 1924 travelled to America where he competed in the Indy 500. He raced on various dirt tracks around the USA before returning to the UK in 1925. In 1927 he married Aileen and in 1929 the couple had a son, Stirling.

Bill Moss

1933 - 2010
Drove ERA R6B "Remus" in club races before trying his hand at F2 with a T51 Cooper-Climax. Entered the British GP in 1959 but failed to qualify. Raced on in historics with the ERA before selling her to the Hon. Patrick Lindsay

Pat Moss-Carlsson

1934 - 2008
Pat Moss-Carlsson was one of the most famous women in British motorsport.

Earl Motter

1919 - 1992
Earl Motter had a reputation for flat-out, on the edge driving at a time when there were no safety facilities. He won 36 BCRA and three USAC National Midget feature races and missed the West Coast USAC title by less than two points in 1959.

Roberto José Mouras

1948 - 1992
Argentinian racing driver. Competed in Touring Cars, winning the Turismo de Carretera three years running from 1983 to 1985 driving a Dodge.

Michèle Mouton

The first woman to win a round of the World Rally Championship. Twice French Rally Champion, she nearly won the World Rally Championship in 1982. She also won the Pikes Peak hill climb twice in an Audi Quatro.

Ralph Mulford

1884 - 1973
Mulford may well have won the first Indianapolis 500, in 1911, but he didn't get credit for it. A great driver, he won the National Driving Championship in 1911 and 1918. he also hold the never to be broken record of the slowest Indy 500, taking 8 hours and 53 minutes to complete the distance in 1912 to finish 10th.

Cathy Muller

Sister of Yvan, raced in F3000 before returning to French F3.

Herbert Müller

1940 - 1981

Jörg Müller

Müller won the 1994 German Formula 3 Championship as well as the 1996 Formula 3000 Championship. However he never raced in F1. He tested for Arrows, Sauber and BMW-Williams. He is however a top touring car and sports car dirver.

Gino Munaron

1928 - 2009

Frank Mundy

1916 - 2009
One of the founding members of NASCAR, Mundy won the AAA Championship twice and worked for Roger Penske for many years until he retired in the late 1980's.

Jimmy Murphy

1894 - 1924
He was the racing driver of the Decade of the 1920's. He drove championship Duesenberg and Miller cars on the board tracks and at Indianapolis. He also raced in Europe competing in the French, which he won, and Italian Grand Prix's. Jimmy Murphy had a brief, but brilliant career of only four years and nine months but is truly American Racing's "Neglected Legend".

David Murray

1909 - 1973

Benjamin Franklin Musick

1907 - 1966
Ben Musick of Dallas, Texas was an IMCA competitor, CSRA racer and gypsy outlaw sprint car driver in the 1930's.

Luigi Musso

1924 - 1958
Winner of the Italian two-liter sportscar championship in 1953 and the Targa Florio in 1957. He also raced in F1 on occasion and won the Italian Championship in 1955. he was killed in the French Grand Prix in 1958.

Daniel Musso

1909 - 0

Benoît Musy

1917 - 1956
Benoît Nicolas Musy raced Moto Guzzi motorcycles winning six Swiss Championships. He also raced various Maserati. He died racing at Montlhéry in France, driving a Maserati 200S.

Peter Mutton

1931 - 1959

Danny Myers

Myers, aka Gasman Choc, was one of the most popular crew members in the world of stock car racing. Chocolate was the famed gas man for the GM Goodwrench Chevy driven by Dale Earnhardt.

Billy Myers

1924 - 1958
In Billy Myers' 6 year NASCAR Grand National Division career, Myers recorded 84 starts, 1 pole, 2 wins, 18 top-5s, and 34 top-10s. Billy Myers suffered a heart attack and died while racing in a Modified event at Bowman Gray Stadium in Winston-Salem, North Carolina in 1958.

Bobby Myers

1927 - 1957


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