N

Naddeo, Giancarlo (I)

b


1971 - Italian F3: Champion


Nadeau, Jerry (USA)

b 9/9/1970


1975 - Karting
1991 - Skip Barber Eastern Series, Rookie of the Year
1992 - Skip Barber Eastern Series: Champion
1993 - Barber Saab Pro Series
1994 - Barber Saab Pro Series
1995 - Barber Saab Pro Series. NASCAR Busch Grand National Series: 5 races
1996 - Barber Saab Pro Series. NASCAR Busch Grand National Series: 2 races. F.Opel European Union Series: 6th
1997 - NASCAR (Richard Jackson): 5 races
1998 - NASCAR (Elliott-Marino Motorsports)
1999 - NASCAR (Melling Racing): 1 top 5 finish
2000 - NASCAR: 20th, 3273 pts, 1 win
2001 - NASCAR (Hendrick Chevrolet): 17th, 3675 pts


Nadin, Kevin (F)

b


2002 - French F3 (LD Autosport Dallara-Mugen Honda F302): 9th, 34 pts


Nagasaka, Naoki (J)

b 24/4/1953


1984 - Japanese Sports Car Champion
1985 - Japanese Sports Car Champion, K.Mogi
1987 - Japanese Touring Car Champion


Nahon, Sandrine

b 23/09/1970

 

Nakajima, Daisuke (J)

b


2009 - British F3 (Double R Racing Dallara-Mercedes Benz F308): J7th, 95 pts


Nakajima, Kazuki (J)

b 01/11/1985

 

Nakako, Osami (J)

b 20/8/1954


1981 - Japanese F3: Champion


Nakamoto, Kengo (J)

b


1982 - Japanese F3: Champion


Nakaya, Akihiko (J)

b 3/11/1957


1988 - Japanese F3: Champion


Nalon, Dennis "Duke" (USA)

b 2/3/1913 (Chicago) - d 26/2/2001


Entered 10 Indy 500's, winning pole position in 1949 and 1951 (driving a Novi), and finishing 3rd in 1948. He entered his first race in 1935, when a driver for the Zale brothers' Model T sprint car failed to show at Roby Speedway in northwest Indiana. After winning the 50-lap feature race on the 1-mile dirt oval and the $55 prize, Nalon promptly quit his job at a steel mill to become a professional race driver. He first raced at Indy in 1937, trying to qualify an Elgin Piston Pit Special, but failed. He returned in 1938, starting 33rd and finishing 11th. World War II intervened, and he returned, racing at Indy and racing midgets.

He got his nickname "Duke" form his brother Charles, who called him "Duke McGluke from the hi-dry and windy" to distinguish him from their older brother Danny. He was married to Francis, had two sons (Dennis Jr and Patrick) and a stepson (Rick Stookey). 


Napier, John (GB)

b


1905 - Won Tourist Trophy (Arrol-Johnston)


Narvaez, Maurizio de (COL)

b 18/5/1941


1984 - Won Sebring 12 Hrs (Porsche 935) with H.Heyer & S.Johansson


Nash, James (GB)

b


2007 - UK F.Ford (Kevin Mills Racing Van Diemen DP07): 2nd, 562 pts
2013 - WTCC (Bamboo Engineering Chevrolet Cruze 1.6T): 3rd, 226 pts


Natsukawa, Ryuichi (J)

b 16/10/1954

 

Naudin, Louis (F)

b - d


One half of the Sizaire-Naudin partnership, Louis won the 1907 voiturette race geld on the Targa Florio circuit.


Navone, Giuseppe (I)

b


1948 - Won Mille Miglia (Ferrari 166S) with C.Biondetti


Nazaruk, Mike (USA)

b 2/10/1921 (Newark, New Jersey) - d 1/5/1955 (Langhorne)


1952 - Indycars (Kurtis-Offenhauser): 1 win (Milwaukee Race 1)


Nazzaro, Biagio (I)

b - d 16/7/1922 (Strasbourg, F)


Nephew of Felice Nazzaro, Biagio raced for Fiat, and entered his first Grand Prix, the French GP at Strasbourg, in 1922. During the race the rear axle of his car broke, and he crashed fatally.


Nazzaro, Felice (I)

b 1880 (Turin) - d 21/3/1940 (Turin)


1907 - Won French GP (Fiat). Won Targa Florio (Fiat 60HP). Won Kaiserpreis (Fiat).
1913 - Won Targa Florio (Nazzaro).
1922 - Won French GP (Fiat 804).


Neal, Matt (GB)

b 20/12/1966 (Birmingham)


1985 - Motocross
1986 - Motocross
1987 - Motocross
1988 - Ford Fiesta Credit Championship. Ford Fiesta Winter Series: 2nd.
1989 - Ford Fiesta XR2i Championship: 4th
1990 - Esso Saloon Car Championship (BMW M3), Class B Champion
1991 - National Saloon Car Cup (Nissan Skyline): Champion. British Touring Cars (BMW M3): 26th, selected races.
1992 - British Touring Cars (BMW M3/BMW 318is): 16th.
1993 - British Touring Cars (Team Dynamics BMW 318i): 20th, won TOCA Cup for Independents.
1994 - British Touring Cars (Mazda Xedos): 23rd - season cut short after accident at Silverstone.
1995 - British Touring Cars (Team Dynamics Ford Mondeo): 21st, won TOCA Cup for Independents. FIA World Touring Car Cup: 11th.
1996 - British Touring Cars (Team Dynamics Ford Mondeo): 22nd.
1997 - British Touring Cars (Team Dynamics Ford Mondeo)
1998 - British Touring Cars (Team Dynamics Nissan Primera), 13th. Bathurst 1000km: 2nd.
1999 - British Touring Cars (Team Dynamics Nissan Primera): 9th, Independents Cup Champion. Nurburgring 24 Hrs: 3rd in GT class.
2000 - British Touring Cars (Team Dynamics Nissan Primera): 8th, 129 pts, 1st in Independents Cup, 348 pts.
2002 - British Touring Cars (Triple 8 Vauxhall Astra Coupe): 3rd, 145 pts, 3 wins
2003 - British Touring Cars (Arena International Honda Civic Type-R): 3rd, 148 pts
2004 - British Touring Cars (Team Dynamics Honda Civic Type-R): 5th, 181 pts
2006 - British Touring Cars (Team Dynamics Honda Integra-R): Champion, 316 pts
2007 - British Touring Cars (Team Dynamics Honda Civic): 4th, 195 pts
2008 - British Touring Cars (VX Racing Vauxhall Vectra): 5th, 185 pts
2009 - British Touring Cars (VX Racing Vauxhall Vectra): 4th, 170 pts
2010 - British Touring Cars (Team Dynamics Honda Civic): 2nd, 229 pts
2011 - British Touring Cars (Team Dynamics Honda Civic): Champion, 257 pts
2012 - British Touring Cars (Team Dynamics Honda Civic): 2nd, 387 pts
2013 - British Touring Cars (Team Dynamics Honda Civic): 4th, 356 pts
2014 - British Touring Cars (Team Dynamics Honda Civic Tourer): 8th, 207 pts
2015 - British Touring Cars (Team Dynamics Honda Civic Type-R): 3rd, 317 pts


Nearn, Robert (GB)

b 20/04/1967

 

Necchi, Piero (I)

b


1978 - European F2 (March-BMW 782): 6th, 13 pts (4th Pau, 3rd Vallelunga, 2nd Donington Park)
1981 - European F2 (March-BMW 812): 11th, 10 pts (5th Thruxton, 3rd Mugello, 3rd Pau)


Needham, Darren (GB)

b 1966 - d 08/08/2004 (Silverstone)

Was managing director of James Villa Holidays, founded by his father.

1978 - Karting
2003 - British John Cooper Challange Clubsport class
2004 - British John Cooper Challange S-Class (Advent Motorsport). Died after a first lap accident in which he hit the wall at Becketts head on. He was pronounced dead at the circuit. He was survived by his wife and two children, Callum and Liam.


Neerpasch, Jochen (D)

b 1939 (Krefeld)


1968 - Won Daytona 24 Hrs (Porsche 907/8) with V.Elford, R.Stommelen, J.Siffert & H.Herrmann


Neger, Harald (A)

b


1980 - Won Tourist Trophy (BMW 635 CSi) with U.Grano & H.Werginz


Negrão, Alexander "Xandinho" (BRZ)

b


2004 - SudAm F3 (Piquet Sports Dallara F301-Honda Mugen/Berta): Champion, 122 pts
2006 - GP2 (Piquet Sports): 13th, 13 pts
2007 - GP2 (Minardi Piquet Sports): 20th, 8 pts


Negri Jr, Osvaldo (BRZ)

b 29/5/1964


1990 - Brazilian F3 Champion


Nemechek, Joe (USA)

b 26/9/1963 (Naples, Florida)


1977 - Motocross
1993 - NASCAR: 5 races
1994 - NASCAR: 1 top 5 finish
1995 - NASCAR: 1 top 5 finish
1996 - NASCAR
1997 - NASCAR
1998 - NASCAR: 1 top 5 finish
1999 - NASCAR: 1 win
2000 - NASCAR: 15th, 3534 pts, 3 top 5 finishes


Nerpel, Jochen (D)

b


2002 - German F.Koenig: Champion.


Neubauer, Alfred (D)

b 29/03/1891 - d 20/08/1980

 

Neugarten, Michel

b 10/04/1955

 

Nevalainen, Marko (SF)

b


2000 - Swedish F3 (Dallara-Opel F397): 2nd, 49 pts. Nordic F3 (Dallara-Opel F397): 2nd, 124 pts. Finnish F3 (Dallara-Opel F397): Champion, 447 pts.


Newey, Adrian (GB)

b 26/12/1958

Designed March Indycars 
1988 - Designer for Leyton House F1 team. 
1990 - Joined Williams Grand Prix 
1997 - Left Williams and joined McLaren on the 1st August as Chief Designer on a reputed salary £2 million. 

Newgarden, Josef (USA)

b 22/12/1990


2006 - Started karting at Newcastle Motorsports Park, IN
2007 - Skip Barber Southern Regional Winter Series. Skip Barber National Championship.
2008 - Skip Barber National Championship: 2nd. Brands Hatch FF1600 Festival: 1st. Led Walter Hayes Trophy FF1600 race at Silverstone before going off.
2009 - UK F.Ford (JTR)
2011 - IndyLights (Sam Schmidt Motorsports): Champion, 553 pts
2015 - IndyCar (CFH Racing Dallara-Chevrolet): 7th, 431 pts


Newman, Mike

b 12/05/1951

 

Newman, Paul (USA)

b 26/1/1925 (Shaker Heights, OH) - d 26/9/2008

1969 - Starred in motor-racing film Winning
1972 - Raced a Datsun 510 
1976 - National Champion (D Production class) in Triumph TR6
1979 - National Champion (C Production class) in Datsun 280ZX. Finished 2nd in the Le Mans 24 Hrs (Porsche). 
1983 - Formed the Newman-Haas Indycar team with Carl Haas.
1985 - National Champion (GT1 class) in Nissan 300ZX Turbo
1986 - National Champion (GT1 class) in Nissan 300ZX Turbo
1995 - Won Daytona 24 Hours at age 70 (GTS-1 class) in Mustang, with Tommy Kendall, Mark Martin and Michael Brockman

Newman, Ryan (USA)

b 08/12/1977


2002 - NASCAR (Ford): 6th, 4593 pts
2003 - NASCAR (Ford): 6th, 4711 pts, 8 wins
2004 - IROC: 2nd, 67 pts, 1 win (Daytona). NASCAR (Dodge): 7th, 6180 pts
2005 - NASCAR (Dodge): 6th, 6359 pts, 4 wins
2014 - NASCAR (Chevrolet): 2nd, 5042 pts


Ng Wai Leong (MAL)

b


2000 - Asian F2000: Champion, 220 pts


Nguyen, Rob (Aus)

b 16/8/1980


Born to Vietnamese parents, but adopted by an Australian family.

2000 - Attended Walter Penker racing academy while studying in Switzerland.
2001 - Formula VW: 5th.
2002 - F3000 (Team Astromega): J13th, 2 pts (5th Nurburgring)


Nibel, Dr Hans (D)

b - d 


Mercedes Chief Designer who worked on the W25 in 1934.


Nichols, Steve

b 20/02/1937

 

Nicholson, Chuck (GB)

b


1981 - Won Tourist Trophy (Mazda RX7) with T.Walkinshaw
1982 - Won Tourist Trophy (Jaguar XJS) with T.Walkinshaw


Nicholson, John

b 06/10/1941

 

Nicholson, Mike

b 22/11/1944

 

Nicol, John

b 24/03/1955 - d 21/10/2000

 

Nicolas, Jean-Pierre

b 22/01/1945

 

Niedzweidz, Klaus (D)

b 24/02/1951

 

Nielsen, John (DK)

b 7/2/1956 (Varde)


1982 - German F3 (VW Motorsport Ralt RT3 Volkswagen-82), Champion
1983 - European F3 (Ralt-VW): 2nd, 62 pts, 4 wins (Magny-Cours, Monza, Zandvoort, Knutsdorp)
1984 - European F3: 2 wins (Zolder, Nogaro). Won Macau F3 GP.
1985 - F3000: 4th, 1 win (Estoril). Won Curaçao GP (Ralt RB20-Cosworth)
1986 - F3000: 6th
1987 - World Sportscar Championship (Jaguar XJR-8): 17th, 32 pts, 1 win (Brands Hatch) with R.Boesel.
1988 - World Sportscar Championship (Jaguar XJR-9): 11th, 97 pts, 1 win (Brands Hatch), with M.Brundle & A.Wallace. Won Daytona 24 Hrs (Jaguar XJR-9) with M.Brundle, R.Boesel & J.Lammers.
1990 - World Sportscar Championship (Jaguar XJR-12): Won Le Mans 24 Hrs with M.Brundle & P.Cobb.
1995 - Won Karcher Global Endurance GT Series and European GT Series in a McLaren F1 GTR with Thomas Bscher.
2000 - Danish Touring Car Challenge (Nissan Primera): 2nd, 122 pts
2001 - FIA Sportscar Championship (RN Motorsport Dome-Judd S101): 2nd, 88 pts, with H.Katoh.
2002 - Danish Touring Car Championship (BMW 320i): 3rd, 259 pts
2006 - Danish Touring Car Championship (Team Essex BMW 320i E90): 3rd, 280 pts


Niemela, Markus (FIN)

b


2008 - Formula Atlantic (Brooks Associates Racing): Champion, 245 pts
2009 - Atlantic Championship (Jensen Motorsport): 6th, 93 pts


Nierop, Kees (CDN)

b 16/3/1958


1983 - Won Sebring 12 Hrs (Porsche 934) with W.Baker & J.Mullen


Niittymaki, Seppo

b 08/05/1945

 

Nikrent, Joe (USA)

b


1909 - Indycars (Buick): 1 win (Los Angeles-Phoenix)


Nikrent, Louis (USA)

b


1911 - Indycars (Buick): 1 win (Santa Monica Race 3)


Nilsson, Jan (S)

b 15/12/1960


1989 - Swedish F3: Champion
2002 - Swedish Touring Cars (Volvo S40): 2nd, 162 pts
2004 - Swedish Touring Cars (Volvo S60): 4th, 135 pts


Nissen, Kris (DK)

b 20/7/1960 (Arnum)


1986 - German F3 Champion
1992 - Nordic Touring Car Champion
2002 - German V8-Stars: 6th, 229 pts


Nocera, Paolo (I)

b


2005 - Italian F3 (Lucidi Motors Dallara-Opel F304): 3rd, 168 pts


Nöcker, Peter (D)

b


1963 - European Touring Car Champion


Nodes, Beate (D)

b 1964 - d 17/10/2008


1986 - DTM (Ford Sierra Turbo): 3rd at Avus.


Noghes, Anthony (MC)

b - d


Organised the Monte Carlo Rally between 1911 and 1960.


Norris, Lando (GB)

b 13/11/1999 (Glastonbury)


2016 - Toyota Racing Series: Champion, 924 pts


Novikov, Evgeny (RUS)

b 19/09/1990 (Moscow)


2006 - Russian Rally Cup winner
2007 - Russian Rally Championship: 2nd. Estonian Rally Championship: 2nd.
2008 - Production WRC
2009 - WRC


Nunes, Diego (BRZ)

b 12/07/1986


2001 - Karting
2003 - Brazilian F.Renault
2004 - Brazilian F.Renault: 9th
2005 - Sud-Am F3: 4th. Brazilian F.Renault.
2006 - Euro3000: 15th. Sud-Am F3: 4th.
2007 - Euro3000: 2nd.
2008 - GP2 (DPR): 23rd, 3 pts


Nunn, Mo

b 27/09/1938

 

Nurmimaa, Väinö (SF)

b


Co-driver. Won the 1959 1000 Lakes Rally with Gunnar Callbo. 3rd on the 1963 & 1964 1000 Lakes Rally with Rauno Aaltonen.


Nurminen, Jari

b 10/11/1961

 

Nursey, Dennis

b 30/11/1947

 

Nuttall, Harry (GB)

b 02/01/1963

 

Nuvolari, Tazio (I)

b 16/11/1892 (Casteldario) - d 11/08/1953 (Mantua)

1928 - Won Tripoli GP (Bugatti T25C)
1930 - Won Tourist Trophy (Alfa Romeo 6C). Won Mille Miglia (Alfa Romeo 1750S) with G-B.Guidotti.
1931 - Won Italian GP (Alfa Romeo 8C Monza) with G.Campari. Won Targa Florio (Alfa Romeo 8C Monza).
1932 - Won Monaco GP (Alfa Romeo 8C Monza), Italian GP (Alfa Romeo Tipo-B P3), French GP (Alfa Romeo Tipo-B P3). Won Targa Florio (Alfa Romeo 8C Monza).
1933 - Won Belgian GP (Maserati 8CM). Won Le Mans 24 Hrs (Alfa Romeo 8C) with R.Sommer. Won Tourist Trophy (MG Magnette K3). Won Mille Miglia (Alfa Romeo 8C Monza) with D.Compagnoni.
1935 - Won German GP (Alfa Romeo Tipo-B P3).
1936 - Won Hungarian GP (Alfa Romeo Tipo-C 8C-35). Indycars (Alfa Romeo 12C-36): Won Vanderbilt Cup.
1938 - Won Italian GP, Donington Park GP (Auto Union D)
1939 - Won Yugoslav GP (Auto Union D)

Nykjær, Michel (D)

b


2008 - FIA European Touring Car Cup (Chevrolet Lacetti): Champion, 18 pts.
2009 - Danish Touring Cars (Chevrolet Nubira): Champion, 254 pts
2010 - European Touring Car Cup (SUNRED SEAT Leon TDI): 2nd, 40 pts
2012 - Scandinavian Touring Cars: 3rd, 231 pts