K

Kaffer, Pierre (D)

b 07/11/1976


1995 - German FFord champion (Continental Racing Swift)
1996 - German Formula Opel Chmapion
2000 - German F3 (KMS Dallara-Opel F300): 3rd, 164 pts
2001 - German F3 (Team Kolles Dallara-Mugen Honda F300): 4th, 156 pts
2004 - Le Mans Endurance Series (Audi Sport UK Veloqx Audi R8): J3rd, 28 pts, with A.McNish.
2009 - ALMS (Risi Competizione Ferrari 430GT): 2nd GT2, 137 pts, with J.Melo


Kageyama, Masahiko (J)

b 8/8/1963


1989 - Japanese F3: Champion.
1993 - Japanese Touring Car Champion. Japanese GT Champion.
1994 - Japanese GT Champion.


Kageyama, Masami (J)

b


2000 - All-Japan GT Championship (Nissan Skyline): 2nd, 64 pts, with E.Comas.


Kahle, Matthias

b 1969

1997 - German Rally Championship (Toyota), Champion 

Kahne, Kasey (USA)

b 10/04/1980


2006 - NASCAR (Dodge): 8th, 6183 pts, 6 wins


Kaiser, Tomas (S)

b 2/11/1956


1984 - European F2 (March-BMW 842): 11th, 3 pts (4th Brands Hatch)
1985 - F3000 (March-Cosworth 85B): 14th, 3 pts (4th Thruxton)
1986 - F3000 (Lola-Cosworth T86/50): 13th, 4 pts (5th Silverstone, 4th Enna)


Kalaschek, Ralf

b 14/06/1974

 

Kalb, Silvio

b 06/05/1954

 

Kalff, Allard (D)

b 01/08/1962

 

Kallstrom, Harry (SF)

b 30/06/1939 - d 13/07/2009 (Strömsund)

 

Kanaan, Antoine "Tony" (BRZ)

b 31/12/1974 (Salvador, Bahia)


1984 - Started karting in São Paulo.
1986 - Won São Paulo Junior Karting Championship
1988 - Tony's father died after a long illness. Due to financial problems, stopped studying and went to work in a go-kart factory.
1991 - Brazilian Formula Ford for Djalma Fogaca.
1992 - Brazilian Opel Lotus, driving for a team owned by Rubens Barrichello Sr.
1993 - Italian F3 (RC Motorsport). RC pulled out of the Italian championship just after the start, leaving Kanaan with no drive. Opel Lotus Euroseries (Practice Racing): 5th.
1994 - Italian Formula Alfa Boxer (Tatuus): Champion.
1995 - Italian F3 (Tatuus). Turned down a contract with Audi for the Italian Touring Car Championship at the end of the year.
1996 - Indy Lights (Tasman Motorsports): 2nd, 2 wins, Rookie of the Year
1997 - Indy Lights (Tasman Motorsports): Champion, 2 wins
1998 - Indycar: 9th, Rookie of the Year (3rd Laguna Seca, Houston)
1999 - Indycar (Forsythe Racing): 11th, 1 win (US500).
2000 - Indycar (Mo Nunn Racing Reynard-Mercedes 2KI): 19th, 24 pts
2001 - Indycar (Mo Nunn Racing Reynard-Honda 01I): 9th, 93 pts
2002 - Indycar (Mo Nunn Racing Reynard-Honda 02I/Lola-Honda B2/00): 12th, 99 pts
2004 - IRL (Andretti Green Racing Dallara-Honda): Champion, 618 pts, 3 wins (Phoenix, Texas MS, Nashville)
2005 - IRL (Andretti Green Racing Dallara-Honda): 2nd, 548 pts
2006 - IRL (Andretti Green Racing Dallara-Honda): 6th, 384 pts, 1 win (Milwaukee)
2007 - IRL (Andretti Green Racing Dallara-Honda): 3rd, 576 pts, 5 wins (Motegi, Milwaukee, Michigan, Kentucky, Detroit)
2008 - IndyCar Series (Andretti Green Racing Dallara-Honda): 3rd, 513 pts, 1 win (Richmond)
2009 - IndyCar Series (Andretti Green Racing Dallara-Honda): 6th, 386 pts
2010 - IndyCar Series (Andretti Autosport Dallara-Honda): 6th, 453 pts
2011 - IndyCar Series (Andretti Autosport Dallara-Honda): 5th, 366 pts
2012 - IndyCar Series (KV Racing Technology Dallara-Chevrolet): 9th, 351 pts
2014 - IndyCar Series (Chip Ganassi Racing Dallara-Chevrolet): 7th, 544 pts
2015 - IndyCar Series (Chip Ganassi Racing Dallara-Chevrolet): 8th, 431 pts


Kane, Johnny (GB)

b 14/5/1973 (Comber, Northern Ireland)


1990 - Irish 100 National Karting Champion, 12 wins
1991 - Irish Junior F.Ford: Champion, 4 wins. British F.Vauxhall Junior: 1 win.
1992 - Irish Senior F.Ford: Champion, 7 wins. British F.Ford: 1 win
1993 - British F.Ford: 7th
1994 - British F.Ford: Champion, 13 wins. European F.Ford: Champion, 3 wins. F.Vauxhall Winter Series: Champion, 3 wins.
1995 - F.Vauxhall (Paul Stewart Racing): Champion, 5 wins. European F.Opel: entered two races, 1 win. BRDC McLaren Autosport Young Driver of the Year.
1996 - British F3: 3rd, 3 wins. 2nd in European Masters of Formula 3 at Zandvoort.
1997 - British F3 (Paul Stewart Racing): Champion, 3 wins. Tested with Brian Stewart Racing Indy Lights team at Big Springs, Texas.
1998 - F3000: entered 4 races.
1999 - Indylights (Team Kool Green): 4th, 89 pts, 1 win (Fontana). Rookie of the Year, also 3rd Detroit & Laguna Seca.
2000 - Indylights (Team Kool Green): 10th, 52 pts. 
2009 - Le Mans Series (Speedy Racing Team Sebah Lola-Judd B08/80): 2nd LMP2, 24 pts, with X.Pompidou


Kane, Simon (AUS)

b


1990 - Australian Gold Star Champion


Kane, Steven (GB)

b 5/6/1980 (Newtownards)


1995 - Irish Schoolboys Motocross: Champion.
1996-1998 - Irish 125 Motocross, Champion
1999 - Irish & Ulster ICA Karting
2000 - Irish F.Ford Zetec
2001 - UK F.Ford Zetec Junior Championship: Champion
2002 - UK F.Renault, limited season.
2003 - British F3 (T-Sport Dallara): 2nd in scholarship class.
2004 - Spanish F3 (Racing Engineering Dallara-Toyota F300): 3rd, 100 pts
2005 - British F3 (Promatecme Lola-Mugen Honda B05/30): 9th, 97 pts
2006 - World Series by Renault (Team Epsilon).
2007 - Porsche Carrera Cup GB (Motorbase): 3rd. One-off appearance in Belcar (Peugeot 406) at Zolder.
2008 - BTCC (Motorbase Performance BMW 320si): 11th, 86 pts
2010 - BTCC (Motorbase Performance BMW 320si): 6th, 169 pts
2014 - Blancpain Endurance Series (Bentley Continental GT3): 2nd, 71 pts, with S.Kane, A.Meyrick.


Kaneishi, Katsutomo (J)

b 21/11/1968

 

Kaneishi, Toshihiro (J)

b


Son of Katsutomo Kaneishi
 

2000 - German F3 (GM Dallara-Opel F300): 8th, 82 pts
2001 - German F3 (BSR Dallara-Opel F300): Champion, 182 pts
2003 - F.Nippon (LeMans Lola-Mugen Honda B351): J4th, 22 pts


Kankkunen, Juha (SF)

b 2/4/1959

1979 - WRC debut on 1000 Lakes Rally, Ford Escort RS,14th 
1982 - WRC (Opel Manta GT/E) 
1983 - WRC (Toyota Celica TC Turbo)
1984 - WRC (Toyota Celica TC Turbo) 
1985 - WRC (Toyota Celica TC Turbo), 5th, co-drivn by Fred Gallagher. Won the Safari and Ivory Coast rallies. 
1986 - WRC (Peugeot 205 T16), Champion, co-driven by Juha Piironen. Won the Swedish, Acropolis and New Zealand rallies. 
1987 - WRC (Lancia Delta HF 4WD), Champion, co-driven by Juha Piironen. Won the Olympus and RAC rallies.
1988 - WRC (Toyota Celica GT4). Won Paris-Dakar rally after leader Vatanen's car was stolen. 
1989 - WRC (Toyota Celica GT4), 3rd, co-driven by Juha Piironen. Won Australian rally. 
1990 - WRC (Lancia Delta Integrale), 3rd, co-driven by Juha Piironen. Won Australian rally. 
1991 - WRC (Lancia Delta Integrale), Champio, co-driven by Juha Piironen, Won Safari, Acropolis, Australia and RAC rallies. 
1992 - WRC (Lancia HF Integrale), 2nd, co-driven by Juha Piironen. Won Portuguese rally. 
1993 - WRC (Toyota Celica Turbo 4WD), Champion, co-driven by Juha Piironen for Safari, Nicky Grist for Argentina, Australia & RAC, Denis Giraudet for 1000 Lakes. 
1994 - WRC (Toyota Celica Turbo 4WD) 
1995 - WRC (Toyota Celica GT4) 
1999 - WRC (Subaru Impreza WRC99), J4th, 44pts, co-driven by Juha Repo. Won Argentine and Finnish rallies.
2000 - WRC (Subaru Impreza WRC2000): 8th, 20 pts, with J.Repo.
2007 - Set the World Record for the fastest speed on ice. He achieved an average speed of 203.11 mph in a Bentley Continental GT in the Gulf of Bothnia.

Karam, Sage (SF)

b


2013 - IndyLights (Schmidt Peterson c/w Curb-Agajanian): Champion, 460 pts


Karjalainen, Henri (SF)

b 19/02/1986


2006 - Asian F.Renault Challenge
2007 - Asia Pacific F3
2008 - F.Atlantic


Karlsson, Gunnar (S)

b


1963 - Swedish F.Junior: Champion


Karlsson, Mikael (S)

b


2000 - Swedish F3 (Dallara-Mugen Honda F394): Champion, 53 pts. Nordic F3 (Dallara-Mugen Honda F394): Champion, 144 pts.


Karlsson, Nicklas (S)

b


2002 - Swedish Touring Cars (Vauxhall Vectra): 3rd, 148 pts


Kasemets, Tonis (EE)

b


2005 - Toyota Atlantic (Dan Cobb Racing-Team Tonis): 2nd, 289 pts, 3 wins (Road America, Portland race 1 & 2)
2006 - Champ Cars (Rocketsports Racing): 19th, 34 pts
2009 - Atlantic Championship (Polestar Motor Racing): 5th, 103 pts


Katajamaki, Kosti

b 25/02/1977

 

Kataoka, Tatsuya (J)

b


2002 - Japanese F3 (Dallara-Toyota F302): 6th, 127 pts. Korea F3 Super Prix (Swiss Racing Team Dallara-Opel F302): 24th
2003 - Japanese F3 (TOM's Dallara-Toyota F302): 2nd, 207 pts
2004 - F.Nippon (Le Mans Spirit Lola-Mugen Honda B351): 8th, 12 pts


Katoh, Hiroki

b 23/02/1968

 

Kaufman, Hans-Peter

b 04/09/1953

 

Kaufmann, Wolfgang (D)

b 24/01/1964

 

Kauhsen, Willi (D)

b


1967 - European Touring Car 1000cc class Champion
1968 - Won Spa 24 Hrs (Porsche 911) with E.Kremer & H.Kelleners


Kawamoto, Nobuhiko (J)

b 03/03/1936

 

Kaye, James (GB)

b 18/02/1964


2000 - Russian Touring Cars (Honda Integra): 3rd, 79 pts
2002 - British Touring Cars Production Class (Synchro Motorsport Honda Civic R): Champion, 210 pts, 5 wins


Kaye, Richard

b 30/09/1967

 

Kazato, Hiroshi (J)

b 13/3/1949


1972 - European F2 (March-Fors 722): 24th, 3 pts (5th Enna)
1973 - European F2 (GRD-Ford 273): 21st, 4 pts (6th Hockenheim, 5th Monza)


Kechele, Frank (D)

b 03/09/1986


2003 - German F.Renault: 6th, 2 wins
2004 - German F.Renault: 6th, 1 win
2005 - German Recaro F3 (Team Midland Euroseries Dallara-Toyota F304): 5th, 71 pts
2007 - F.Renault NEC (Motopark): Champion, 8 wins
2008 - ADAC GT Masters (Argo Racing Audi R8 LMS): 3rd, 2 wins
2009 - ADAC GT Masters (Reiter Engineering Lamborghini Gallardo GT3): 10th
2010 - FIA GT1 (Reiter Engineering Lamborghini Gallardo GT1)


Keech, Ray (USA)

b 1898 - d 15/6/1929 (Altoona, Pennsylvania)


1928 - Indycars (Miller): 3 wins (Detroit, Salem Race 2, Syracuse)
1929 - Indycars (Miller): 1 win (Indy 500). Killed racing at Altoona.


Keen, Justin (GB)

b


2000 - European F.Palmer Audi: 2nd, 268 pts, 2 wins
2001 - F3000 (KJR Monaco): 0 pts (entered first two races only)
2002 - F3000 (European Minardi): 0 pts (entered last three races only)


Keene, Bruce (USA)

b


1911 - Indycars (Marmon): 1 win (Santa Monica Race 1)


Kelleners, Helmut (D)

b 29/12/1938


Father of Ralf.

1968 - Won Spa 24 Hrs (Porsche 911) with E.Kremer & W.Kauhsen
1970 - Won Spa 24 Hrs (BMW 2800CS) with G.Huber
1980 - European Touring Car Champion, with S.Muller Jr
1981 - European Touring Car Champion, with U.Grano
1982 - European Touring Car Champion, with U.Grano
1984 - Won Tourist Trophy (BMW 635CSi) with G.Brancatelli


Kelleners, Helmut (D)

b 29/12/1938

 

Kelleners, Ralf (D)

b 18/05/1968


2000 - GrandAm (Risi Competizione Ferrari 333SP): 6th, 252 pts.


Keller, Guido

b 02/08/1970

 

Keller, Jason (USA)

b


2000 - NASCAR Busch Series (ppc Racing Chevrolet Monte Carlo): 2nd, 4389 pts
2002 - NASCAR Busch Series: 2nd, 4655 pts


Kelly, Matt (GB)

b


2000 - British National Saloon Cars (Project Nissan Primera GT): 2nd, 142 pts, 1 win


Kelly, Rick (AUS)

b


2000 - Australian FF1600 (Van Diemen RF94), 2nd, 170 pts
2001 - Formula Holden: Champion, 293 pts


Kelly, Todd

b 09/10/1979

 

Kempton, Steve (GB)

b 8/2/1960 (Nottingham)


1987 - European F3 Cup winner


Kendall, Tom (USA)

b 17/10/1966


1990 - Trans-Am Champion
2004 - Trans-Am (Jaguar XKR): 2nd, 222 pts


Kennard, Jonathan (GB)

b


2004 - F.Palmer Audi: Champion
2005 - British F3 National Class (ADR)
2006 - British F3 (ADR Dallara-Mugen Honda)
2007 - British F3 (Double R Racing Dallara-Mercedes Benz F307): 6th, 130 pts


Kenseth, Matt (USA)

b 10/3/1972 (Cambridge, Wisconsin)


1988 - Started racing, winning his third ever race (ARTGO Championship, till 1993, scoring 46 victories)
1991 - ARTGO Challenge Series Champion, the youngest driver to win this championship
1993 - Winner of the Alan Kulwicki Memorial race, a pair of ARTGO features, and the Wisconsin Short Track Series
1994 - Miller Genuine Draft National Championship winner. Won track titles at Madison (WI) International Speedway, holding the record of the most feature wins(12), and Wisconsin International Raceway
1996 - NASCAR Hooters Series: 3rd, 1 win. NASCAR Busch Series (Wegner Racing): 1 race.
1997 - NASCAR Busch National Series (Reiser Enterprises Chevrolet Monte Carlo): 2nd in Rookie of the Year.in 21 starts
1998 - NASCAR Busch National Series: 2nd, 3 wins (Rockingham, Pikes Peak, Dover). NASCAR (McDonald's Ford): 1 race at Dover Downs, finishing 6th
1999 - NASCAR Busch National Series: 3rd, 4 wins (Darlington, Fontana, Nazareth, Bristol). NASCAR (Roush Racing and DEWALT Tools): 5 races, 4th at Dover Downs
2000 - NASCAR (DEWALT Tools):14th, 3711 pts, 1 win (Charlotte-World 600). NASCAR Busch Series (Roush Racing): 16th, 4 wins (Daytona, Fontana, Dover, Charlotte)
2001 - NASCAR (Roush Ford): 13th, 3982 pts. NASCAR Busch Series (Roush Racing): 18th, 1 win (Bristol).
2002 - NASCAR (Ford): 8th, 4432 pts, 5 wins (Rockingham, Texas, Michigan, Richmond, Phoenix). NASCAR Busch Series (Roush Racing): 4 races.
2003 - NASCAR (Ford): Champion, 5022 pts, 1 win, 1 win (Las Vegas). NASCAR Busch Series (Roush Racing): 24th, 2 wins (Fontana, Charlotte)
2004 - IROC: Champion, 72 pts, 2 wins (Richmond & Atlanta). NASCAR (Ford): 8th, 6069 pts
2005 - NASCAR (Ford): 7th, 6352 pts, 1 win
2006 - NASCAR (Ford): 2nd, 6419 pts, 4 wins
2010 - NASCAR (Ford): 5th, 6294 pts, 0 wins


Keohane, Michael (IRL)

b 28/04/1980 (Clanakilty, Co.Cork)


1994 - Karts
1996 - Irish Formula A Kart Champion (John Grandon Racing)
1997 - Irish FF1600 (Cliff Dempsey Racing): 2nd
1998 - Irish F.Opel (Status Motorsport)
1999 - F.EFDA Euroseries (Fortec Motorsport)
2000 - British F.Renault (Manor Motorsport). F.Renault Eurocup (Manor Motorsport).
2001 - British F3 Scholarship Class (Meritus Racing)
2002 - British F3 (Carlin Motorsport Dallara-Mugen Honda F302): 5th, 169 pts, 2 wins


Kerr, Robbie (GB)

b 26/9/1979


1991 - Started karting with Cadets
1996 - British Open Championship Senior TKM Karting Champion 
1997 - Formula First: Champion, 11 wins
1998 - Formula Renault Sport: 6th. Formula Renault Star Cup: Champion, 8 wins.
1999 - F.Palmer Audi: 5th, 3 wins
2000 - European F.Palmer Audi: 3rd, 254 pts, 3 wins
2001 - British F3 (Fred Goddard Racing), Scholarship class: Champion, 335 pts
2002 - Marlboro Masters of F3 (Alan Docking Racing Dallara-Mugen Honda F302): 7th. British F3 (Alan Docking Racing Dallara-Mugen Honda F302): Champion, 306 pts, 9 wins. Macau F3 GP: retired. DNS Korea F3 Super Prix - hit crane in practice.


Keselowski, Brad (USA)

b


2010 - NASCAR Nationwide (Dodge): Champion, 5639 pts, 6 wins
2014 - NASCAR (Ford Fusion): 5th, 2361 pts


Kesjár, Csaba (H)

b 09/02/1962 (Budapest) – d 24/-6/1988 (Nürnberg)


1975 – 1981 - Raced successfully in karts, winning many national titles.
1982 – Hungarian Formula Easter: Champion
1983 – Hungarian Formula Easter: Champion. Cup for Peace and Friendship (MTX 1-06): 8th, 139 pts, 1 win.
1984 – Hungarian Formula Easter: Champion.
1985 – Hungarian Formula Easter: Champion. Overall Hungarian Champion.
1986 – Austrian F.Ford (Walter Lechner Reynard): Champion. Hungarian Hillclimb Champion.
1987 – German F3 (Horst Schübel Rennsport Dallara 387-VW): 14th, 12 pts, won a non-championship race at Hockenheim. Tested a Zakspeed F1 after the Hungarian GP.
1988 – German F3 (Horst Schübel Rennsport Dallara 688-VW): 19th, 33 pts. Died in a crash at the Norisring F3 race. Officially, the brakes failed in the second practice session and he hit the tyre barrier full speed, dying on the spot.


Ketterer, Mario (CH)

b


1979 - Sportscars (Porsche 908/4): 1 win (Dijon) with R.Joest & V.Merl


Keyser, Michael (USA)

b


1976 - Won Sebring 12 Hrs  (Porsche 911 Carrera RSR) with A.Holbert


Khan, Ian (GB)

b 12/05/1960

 

Khodair, Allam (BZR)

b


2010 - Brazilian V8 Stock Cars (Peugeot): 3rd, 252 pts


Kidston, Glen (GB)

b 02/08/1970


1930 - Won Le Mans 24 Hrs (Bentley Speed Six) with W.Barnato


Kieft, Cyril (GB)

b 1911 - d 13/05/2004


Started as a driver, he began to build cars in 1949, starting with lightweight Formula 3 and sports racing cars, driven by Stirling Moss. In 1954 he built a Grand Prix car equiped with the Climax 'Godiva engine', but the Coventry firm abandoned the project, and he turned his attention to other fields.The car later saw the race track for the first time in an historic GP race in 2003.


Kimball, Charlie (USA)

b 1985


1994 - Karts. Won a Skip Barber Scholarship.
2002 - Formula Barber Dodge Series
2003 - US FF2000. UK FFord Winter Series.
2004 - New Zealand FFord (Team USA). UK FFord: 4th, 2 wins (2xOulton Park)
2005 - British F3 (Carlin Motorsport Dallara-Mugen Honda F305): 2nd, 246 pts, 5 wins (R1&2 Thruxton, R1 Silverstone GP, R1&2 Silverstone International).
2010 - IndyLights: 4th, 388 pts
2011 - IndyCar (Novo Nordisk Chip Ganassi Racing): 19th, 233 pts
2013 - IndyCar (Chip Ganassi Racing Dallara-Honda): 9th, 427 pts
2015 - IndyCar (Chip Ganassi Racing Dallara-Chevrolet): 12th, 372 pts


Kimber-Smith, Tom (GB)

b 01/11/1984


2003 - British F.Ford (Team JLR Van Diemen RF03): Champion, 421 pts. Formula Ford Festival: 3rd.
2011 - Le Mans Series (Greaves Motorsport Zytek-Nissan Z11SN): LMP2 class champion, 64 pts, with K.Ojjeh.


Kincaid, Tom (USA)

b


1910 - Indycars (National): 2 wins (Atlanta Race 4 (with J.Aitken), Indianapolis Race 1)


King, Jordan (GB)

b 26/02/1994 (Warwick)


2013 - Euro F3 (Carlin Dallara-VW F312): 6th, 176 pts


Kirchhöfer, Marvin (D)

b 19/03/1994 (Leipzig)


2015 - GP3 (ART Grand Prix): 3rd, 200 pts


Kirkaldy, Andrew (GB)

b 01/03/1976


1997 - British F.Vauxhall, 2nd. Won the McLaren Autosport BRDC Young Driver of the Year Award.
1998 - EFDA Euroseries (Stewart Racing), 2nd
1999 - British F3 (Stewart Racing Dallara Mugen Honda F399), 7th. Tested a McLaren-Mercedes MP4-14.
2000 - British F3 (Team Avanti)
2005 - Le Mans Endurance Series (Scuderia Ecosse Ferrari 360 GTC): 2nd GT2 Class, 28 pts, with N.Kinch.


Kirkland, Mike

b 01/08/1947

 

Kiss, Tamas Pal

b 19/05/1991


2010 - British F.Renault: 3rd, 417 pts
2014 - Auto GP (Virtuosi UK): 2nd, 206 pts


Kissling, Stefan (D)

b


2001 - German DTC (Opel Astra): 3rd, 223 pts


Kite, Jimmy (USA)

b 18/2/1976 (Effingham, Illinois)


1995 - American Winged Sprint Outlaw nationals winner
1997 - USAC Silver Crown winner at Copper World  (Arizona) Classic
2000 - IRL
2005 - IRL (Hemelgarn Racing Dallara-Toyota): 22nd, 163 pts


Kivimaki, Ilka (SF)

b 20/07/1949

 

Klein, Jonathan (USA)

b


2006 - Indy Pro Series (Andretti Green Racing): 2nd, 386 pts


Kline, Jeff

b 21/02/1944

 

Klingmann, Jens (D)

b 16/07/1990 (Heidelberg)


2006 - German F.BMW: 4th. Rookie of the Year.
2007 - German F.BMW: 1st, 699 pts


Klintheim, Tobias (S)

b


2000 - Swedish F.Ford (Van Diemen): 2nd, 167 pts.


Kneifel, Chris

b 23/04/1961

 

Knipper, William (USA)

b


1909 - Indycars (Chalmers-Detroit): 1 win (Lowell Race 2)


Knyff, René de (F)

b 1864 - d 1954


Director of Panhard.

1898 - Won Paris-Bordeaux-Paris race
1899 - Won Tour de France car race
1900 - Won Marseille-Nice-Marseille race
1922 - Became President of the CSI, until 1946.


Kochem, Pascal (D)

b


2005 - German Recaro F3 (SMS Seyffarth Motorsport Dallara-Mercedes F304): 4th, 79 pts


Koechlin, Jorge

b 12/02/1950

 

Koel, Patrick

b


2000 -Benelux F.Ford: 3rd, 97 pts. Dutch F.Ford: Champion, 97 pts.


Koene, Martyn

b 03/02/1969

 

Kogure, Takashi (J)

b


2002 - Japanese F3 (Dome Project Dallara-Mugen Honda F302): Champion, 290 pts. Macau F3 GP: 3rd. Korea F3 Super Prix: 2nd.
2003 - F.Nippon (PIAA Nakajima Lola-Mugen Honda B351): 10th, 11 pts
2004 - F.Nippon (PIAA Nakajima Lola-Mugen Honda B351): 7th, 17 pts
2007 - F.Nippon (PIAA Nakajima): 3rd, 41 pts
2008 - F.Nippon (PIAA Nakajima): 5th, 41 pts
2009 - F.Nippon (Nakajima): 4th, 37 pts
2010 - F.Nippon (Nakajima): 4th, 38 pts


Koivisto, Jari (SF)

b


2000 - Nordic F3 (Dallara F393): 6th, 48 pts. Finnish F3 (Dallara F393): 2nd, 375 pts.


Kolby, Kristian (DK)

b 9/10/1978


2000 - F3000 (DAMS), 23rd, 2 pts
2001 - Indylights: 8th, 80 pts
2002 - F3000 (European Minardi): 0 pts (entered last three races)


Kolles, Colin (ROM)

b 1968


Born as Calin Colesnic.

Son of an engineering father and a dentist mother, he left Romania at 13 for Germany. In 1987 he set up his own F3 team, and in 2005 joined the Midland F1 team.


Kolmsee, Bastian (GER)

b


2004 - German F3 Recaro Cup (Dallara-Opel F302): Champion, 217 pts


Kolopianos, Dimitris (GR)

b 1978 - d 27/09/2003


A Greek rally driver who was killed on Stage 1 on the 28th Achaia Elpa Rally. He hit a wooden pole in his Toyota Yaris, on top of which was a 2 ton electrical transformer which then fell on his car. His co-driver, Theofanis Hasiotis, was seriously injured but survived. 


Komarov, Gregory (RUS)

b


2002 - Russian Touring Cars (BMW 320i E46): Champion, 117 pts.


Kondo, Masahiko (J)

b 19/07/1964

 

Konig, Wolfgang (D)

b 29/01/1953

 

Konrad, Franz (A)

b 8/6/1951 (Graz)


1983 - German F3: Champion


Kool, Ferdinand

b


2000 - Benelux F.Ford (Mygale SJ99): 6th, 58 pts. Dutch F.Ford: 3rd, 80 pts.
2005 - German Recaro F3 (JB Motorsport Dallara-Opel F304): 7th, 63 pts
2006 - German Recaro F3 (JB Motorsport Lola-Opel B06/30): 2nd, 99 pts


Kopecky, Jan (CZ)

b 28/01/1982 (Opocno)


2013 - European Rally Championship (Skoda Motorsport Skoda Fabia S2000): Champion, 287 pts  


Kopp, Richard

b 09/08/1974

 

Koring, Oliver

b 09/02/1969

 

Korjus, Kevin (EE)

b 09/01/1993


2006-2008 - Karting
2009 - F.Renault NEC: 5th
2010 - F.Renault Eurocup (Koiranen Bros Motorsport): Champion, 187 pts. F.Renault NEC: 5 wins.
2012 - F.Renault 3.5 (Tech 1 Racing/Lotus): 10th, 69 pts


Korzanowski, Leszek (PL)

b - d 13/06/2003


During recce for the Rajd Sudecki in Poland, the  Mitsubishi Lancer driven by Leszek Korzanowski with co-driver Piotr Zembowicz struck a tree and caught fire. Both crew members were injured and unable to escape from the burning car - they both died in flames. 


Kornossa, Walter (D)

b


1951 - German F3: Champion


Korolev, Dmitry (RUS)

b


2000 - Russian Touring Cars (Opel Astra): 2nd, 88 pts
2001 - Russian Touring Cars (Ford Focus): 3rd, 103 pts


Koskinen, Henry (S)

b


2000 - Swedish F3 (Dallara-Opel F394): 3rd, 43 pts. Nordic F3 (Dallara-Opel F394): 3rd, 117 pts. Finnish F3 (Dallara-Opel F394): 3rd, 360 pts.


Koster, Sepp (NL)

b


2000 - Barber Dodge Pro Series: 3rd, 130 pts


Kottulinsky, Freddy (S)

b


1966 - Swedish F3: Champion.
1975 - European F3: 1 win (Nurburgring)
1976 - European F2 (Ralt-BMW RT1): 17th, 1 pt (8th Pau)


Kouwen, Gerrit van

b 05/07/1963

 

Kox, Peter (NL)

b 23/2/1964


1989 - GM-Lotus Euroseries: Champion
1998 - British Touring Cars (Honda Accord), 12th
1999 - British Touring Cars (West Surrey Racing Honda Accord)
2000 - European Super Touring Cup (JAS Engineering Honda Accord): 2nd, 232 pts
2001 - European Super Production Cup (Ravaglia Motorsport BMW 320i): Champion, 117 pts


Kozankov, Viktor (RUS)

b


2001 - Russian F3 (Dallara-Opel F398): 3rd, 67 pts


Kraemer, Rick

b 01/02/1949

 

Král, Josef (CZ)

b 15/06/1990 (Dvur Králevé)


1999 - Czech club 99 karting champion
2000 - Czech karting championship: 4th
2001 - Czech karting champion
2002 - Central European karting champion. Czech karting championship: 2nd.
2003 - Czech karting champion
2004 - Italian Open Masters karting. Czech ICA karting champion.
2005 - Czech F.1400: 3rd
2006 - German F.BMW (Micanek Motorsport): 12th. Excluded from 2nd in F.BMW World Final for running a non-standard part in his suspension.
2007 - UK F.BMW (Double R): 2nd, 636 pts
2009 - Formula Master (JD Motorsport): 3rd, 62 pts
2010 - F2 (Super Nova Racing): 24th, 3 pts
2012 - GP2 (Addax Team): 17th, 27 pts


Kranefuss, Michael

b 03/07/1938

 

Krause, Bill (USA)

b 1933 (Compton, California)


Had a father involved in midget racing who ran a machine shop, so started midget racing at 18. Won a 1955 midget title, but had a couple of big accidents, so his father bought a Jaguar D-Type 3.4 litre, with which he won his first sportscar race starting from 13th.
Krause bored the engine to 3.8 litres, and entered the Riverside Times Grand Prix, finishing third behind Chuck Daigh and Dan Gurney. Behra, who finished fourth, commented that Billy was the best driver there, from a field of GP, Indy and top SCCA race drivers. For 1959, Krause raced Jack Brumby's Maserati 450S, finishing 2nd at Pomona. The Jaguar was upgraded with a Chevrolet engine, and raced this as well as a new birdcage Maserati for Brumby, winning the Times GP ahead of Stirling Moss and Dan Gurney in Lotus 19's. The car was sold in 1961, but Krause was hired in the Autumn of 1962 to develop the new Shelby Cobra. However, Mickey Thompson offered him a ride in a Corvette, with the offer of a drive in the Indy 500, so he switched teams. Due to GM politics, he only raced once, during the Daytona Speedweek of 1963. He did attempt to qualify for the Indy 500, but after the engine let go and sprayed oil in his face at 200mph, Krause lost confidence and went home to California, opening a Honda dealership. He raced only sporadically thereafter.


Krauzer, Toni (D)

b


1950 - German F3: Champion


Kremer, Erwin (D)

b 26/6/1937 - d 27/09/2006


1968 - Won Spa 24 Hrs (Porsche 911) with W.Kauhsen & H.Kelleners


Kress, Albrecht (D)

b


1976 - Sportscars (BMW 3.0 CSL): 1 win (Nurburgring) with D.Quester


Kreutzpointer, Fritz

b 14/09/1967

 

Kreuzsaler, Claudia

b 23/10/1965

 

Kristensen, Tom (DK)

b 7/7/1967


1991 - German F3 (Volkswagen Motorsport Ralt RT35-VW): Champion
1993 - Japanese F3 (TOM's Toyota 033F): Champion
2000 - British Touring Cars (Honda Accord): 7th, 143 pts
2001 - ALMS (Audi R8): 4th, 161 pts
2002 - Le Mans 24 Hrs (Audi R8): 1st, with F.Biela & E.Pirro. ALMS (Joest Audi R8): Champion, 232 pts, 4 wins (Road America, Trois-Rivieres, Mosport, Road Atlanta)
2004 - DTM (Abt Sportsline Audi A4): 4th, 43 pts
2005 - DTM (Audi Sport Team Abt Audi A4 DTM): 3rd, 56 pts
2006 - DTM (Team Abt Audi A4 DTM): 3rd, 56 pts
2008 - DTM (Abt Sportsline Audi A4 DTM): 8th, 27 pts
2009 - DTM (Abt Sportsline Audi A4 2009): 8th, 21 pts
2012 - FIA World Endurance Championship (Audi Sport Team Joest Audi R18 E-Tron Quattro/Ultra/TDI): 2nd, 159 pts, with A.McNish


Kristofferson, Johan (S)

b 06/12/1988


2009 - Swedish Touring Cars: 2nd in privateer cup
2010 - Swedish Touring Cars: 15th
2011 - Scandinavian Touring Cars: 10th. Scandinavian Porsche Carrera Cup: 2nd.
2012 - Scandinavian Touring Cars (Volksawgen Scirocco): Champion, 264 pts. Scandinavian Porsche Carrera Cup: Champion. International Superstars: 1st.


Krohn, Anders ()

b


2010 - Star Mazda Series: 2nd, 460 pts


Krohn, Jesse (SF)

b 03/09/1990


Real name is Jesse Kurki-Suonio, son of some-time Finnish Formula Ford racer Pertti Kurki-Suonio. Godson of Mika Salo.

1996-2005 - Karting in Finland and Scandinavia
2006 - British F.Ford Winter Series. Finnish F.Ford: 8th
2007 - Finnish F3: 2nd. British F.Ford - half a season.
2008 - Finnish F.Renault: Champion. NEZ F.Renault: Champion. Estonian F.Renault: Champion. Also raced in some UK & Italian F.Renault races.
2009 - UK F.Renault (Mark Burdett Motorsport). European F3 Open.


Krohn, Tracy (USA)

b 26/08/1954

 

Kroll, Horst (USA)

b


1986 - Can-Am Champion


Krosnoff, Jeff (USA)

b 24/09/1964 - d 14/07/1996

 

Krueger, Phil

b 22/06/1951

 

Krumm, Michael (D)

b 19/3/1970


1994 - Japanese F3: Champion
2000 - F.Nippon (Reynard-Mugen Honda 99L): 2nd, 35 pts
2003 - Japanese GTs (Xanavi NISMO Nissan Skyline GT-R): Champion, 86 pts, with S.Motoyama.


Kuhn, Peter (USA)

b


1980 - SCCA Super Vee Champion


Kühne, Hermann (D)

b - d 25/10/1962 (Argentina)


1959 - German Rally Champion (Mercedes)
1961 - German Rally Champion (Mercedes)
1962 - Killed on the first day of the Gran Premio Internacional Standard Supermovil YPF in Argentina. He swerved to avoid some goats in the road, and rolled his car twice.


Kullang, Anders

b 28/09/1943 - d 28/02/2012

 

Kulok, Larry (USA)

b


1952 - Won Sebring 12 Hrs (Frazer-Nash) with H.Gray


Kulwicki, Alan (USA)

b 14/12/1954 (Greenfield, Wisconsin) - d 1/4/1993 (Tennessee)


1992 - NASCAR: Champion
1993 - Killed in an aircraft accident


Kumpen, Anthony (B)

b 03/11/1978


2009 - FIA GTs (PK Carsport Chevrolet Corvette C6.R): 2nd, 53 pts, with M.Hezemans
2014 - Euro NASCAR (Chevrolet SS): Champion, 656 pts


Kunimoto, Keisuke (J)

b


2006 - Formula Challenge Japan: 7th
2007 - Formula Challenge Japan: Champion
2008 - Japanese F3 (Tom's Dallara-Toyota F308): 2nd, 219 pts. Macau F3 GP (Tom's Dallara-Toyota F308): 1st.
2009 - F.Nippon: 13th, 1 pt


Kunimoto, Yuji (J)

b


2009 - Japanese F3 (TOM's Dallara-Toyota): 3rd, 97 pts


Kurosawa, Motoharu (J)

b 1942


1973 - Japanese F2000 Champion


Kurosawa, Takuya (J)

b 7/6/1962 (Ibaragi)


Son of Motoharu Kurosawa

1987 - Started racing
1987 - 1993 Drove in British F.Ford 1600, All-Japan Touring Cars, All-Japan F3, All-Japan F3000, All-Japan Endurance Championship.
1993 - Test driver for Jordan-Yamaha.F1 team.
1994 - 1999 - F.Nippon & All-Japan GT Championship
1998 - Le Mans 24 Hrs: 10th
2000 - Indycars (Dale Coyne Racing Lola-Ford): 29th, 1 pt


Kurtis, Frank (USA)

b - d


Designer and builder of Kurtis Indycars.


Kwech, Horst (AUS)

b


1966 - Trans-Am Champion, with G.Andrey


Kytolehto, Jarmo (SF)

b 1961

Works Vauxhall driver in 1998 and 1999 in the British Rally Championship. Co-driven by Arto Kapanen. 
1995 - 8th British Rally Championship (Vauxhall Astra), 56 points, 1 win (Perth Rally) 
2000 - British Rally Championship, 7th, 24 pts