O

O'Brien, Eugene (GB)

b 22/03/1964

 

O'Connell, Johnny (USA)

b 24/7/1962


1987 - North American (Western Division) F.Atlantic Champion
1994 - Won Sebring 12 Hrs (Nissan 300ZX) with S.Millen & J.Morton
2003 - ALMS (Corvette Racing Chevrolet Corvette C5-R): GTS Champion, 151 pts, with R.Fellows
2004 - ALMS (Corvette Racing Chevrolet Corvette C5-R): GTS Champion, 179 pts, with R.Fellows
2007 - ALMS (Corvette Racing Chevrolet Corvette C6.R): 2nd GT1 class, 184 pts, with J.Magnussen


O'Connell, Martin (GB)

b 15/04/1972

1992 - F.Vauxhall Junior, Champion.
1994 - F.Vauxhall Class B Champion.
1995 - F.Vauxhall.
1997 - British F3 Class B (Rowan Racing)Champion.
1998 - British F3 (TOM'S Toyota).
1999 - British F3 Class B (Rowan Racing) Champion.
2001 - British F3 (Team Avanti Dallara-Opel F399): J18th, 8 pts - only entered first two races.

O'Connor, Pat (USA)

b 9/10/1928 (North Vernon, Indiana) - d 30/5/1958 (Indianapolis)


1956 - Indycars: 1 win (Darlington)
1957 - Indycars: 1 win (Trenton)


O'Dell, Des

b 20/01/1927 - d 15/03/1999

 

O'Donnell, Eddie (USA)

b - d 25/11/1920 (Beverly Hills)


1915 - Indycars (Duesenberg): 3 wins (Glendale, Ascot, Galesburg).
1920 - Indycars. Killed racing at Beverly Hills.


O'Mahony, Ronayne (IRL)

b


2005 - British F3 (Fortec Motorsport)
2006 - F3 Euroseries (Prema Powerteam Dallara-Mercedes)


O'Neill, Paul (GB)

b 31/12/1979


Better known as the brother of Mel C, aka "Sporty Spice" of the female pop group The Spice Girls.

1999 - MG F Cup: 16th
2000 - MG F Cup: 8th
2001 - British Touring Cars production class: 8th
2002 - British Touring Cars (Triple 8 Vauxhall Astra Coupe): 8th, 77 pts, 1 win
2003 - British Touring Cars (Triple 8 Vauxhall Astra Coupe): 4th, 138 pts


O'Rourke, Steve (GB)

b 01/10/1940 - d 30/10/2003


Former manager to the band Pink Floyd. Started racing a Mini Cooper in 1961, and sportscars from 1979. He set up his own team, EMKA, and in the 1980's built his own Aston Martin powered Group C cars to compete at Le Mans. He finished 2nd in the 1981 Silverstone 1000 km. He competed in the British GT Championship in the 1990s, first with a McLaren F1 GTR (winning the championship in 1997), and with a Porsche 996 in 2002. He limited himself to a management role in 2003, but succumbed to illness after heart problems.


Oakes, Oliver (GB)

b 11/01/1988 (Hopton)


1994-1997 - Quarter midgets
1995-2002 - Formula Cadet, JICA, ICA and Formula A karting
2005 - World Karting champion
2006 - UK F.BMW: 6th. Also had one-off F.Renault races in EuroCup and North European championships. Also one off German F.BMW race.


Oates, Graham

b 06/12/1933

 

Oatley, Neil

b 12/06/1954

 

Oberndorfer, Stefan

b 03/08/1959

 

Occelli, Bernard

b 19/05/1961

 

Ocon, Esteban (F)

b 17/09/1996


2014 - European F3 (Prema Powerteam Dallara-Mercedes F314): Champion, 478 pts
2015 - GP3 (Art Grand Prix): Champion, 253 pts


Odor, Keith (GB)

b 5/4/1962 (Salisbury) - d 11/9/1995 (Berlin, D)

Son of Janos Odor of JanSpeed.

1980s - Began career in rallies and club races
1987 - British Production Saloon Cars (Peugeot 205): 2000cc class champion.
1989 - British Production Saloon Cars (Ford Sierra Cosworth): Champion, 11 wins
1990 - British Group N Saloon Cars (JanSpeed Nissan Skyline GT-R): Champion
1991 - BTCC (JanSpeed Nissan Primera eZX)
1992 - BTCC (JanSpeed Nissan Primera eGT): 12th
1993 - BTCC (JanSpeed Nissan Primera eGT): 6th
1994 - BTCC (JanSpeed Nissan Primera eGT): 15th
1995 - STW (Scuderia Italia Nissan Primera eGT): 10th, 1 win. German Supertouring. Span at the Avus track, and was hit broadside on the drivers side by an Audi. Died of his injuries.


Offenhauser, Fred (USA)

b - d 17/8/1973


Machinist who worked for Miller in the early 1920's. In 1931, when Miller was in financial difficulties, Offenhauser took promissory notes on various items of equipment in lieu of pay, and when Miller went bust, Offenhauser continued to build Miller engines. He then built his own 4-cyliner engine for Midget racing. After World War II, Offenhauser sold his business, and the new owners continued to produce engines under the Offenhauser name.


Offenstadt, Eric (F)

b


1968 - European F2 (Tecno-Ford 68): 17th, 2 pts (5th Zandvoort)


Ogawa, Hitoshi (J)

b 15/2/1956 (Tokyo) - d 24/5/1992 (Suzuka)


1981 - Japanese F3 (Gallop Racing Ralt RT3/81 Toyota): 8th.
1982 - Japanese F3 (Racing Team Hayate Hayashi 321 Toyota): 6th.
1983 - Japanese F2 (March 822): 19th.
1984 - Japanese F2 (March 832): 18th.
1985 - Japanese Sportscar (Tom´s 84C Toyota): 18th.
1986 - Japanese Sportscar (Tom´s 84C Toyota): 8th.
1987 - Japanese F3 (Toms Ralt RT31 Toyota): 2nd. Japanese Sportscar (Porsche 962C & Tom´s 87C Toyota).
1988 - Japanese F3 (Funaki Racing Ralt RT32 Toyota): 4th. Japanese F3000 (Leyton House Racing Team March 88B Mugen). Japanese Touring Cars (Toyota Supra Turbo): 9th. Japanese Sportscars (Toyota 88C-V): 30th 
1989 - Japanese F3000 (Auto Beaurex Motorsport Lola T89-50 Mugen): Champion.  Japanese Sportscars (Toyota Team Tom's 88C-V): 7th. Japanese Touring Cars (Toyota Supra Turbo): 4th.
1990 - Japanese F3000 (Stellar International Lola T90-50 Mugen): 2nd. Japanese Sportscars (Team Tom's Toyota 90C-V): 13th. Le Mans 24 Hours (Team Tom's Toyota 90C-V): 6th
1991 - Japanese F3000 (Stellar International Lola T90-50 Mugen): 5th. Japanese Sportscars (Team Tom's Toyota 91C-V): 3rd 
1992 - Sportscars (Toyota TS010): 1 win (Monza) with G.Lees. Japanese Sportscar Championship (Team TOM's Toyota TS010). Killed in a Japanese F3000 race (Cerumo Racing Team Lola R92-50 Mugen) - was classified 16th at year end.


Ogier, Sebastien (F)

b 17/10/1983


2013 - WRC (Volkswagen Motorsport VW Polo R WRC): Champion, 290 pts
2014 - WRC (Volkswagen Motorsport VW Polo R WRC): Champion, 267 pts, with J.Ingrassia
2015 - WRC (Volkswagen Motorsport VW Polo R WRC): Champion, 263 pts, with J.Ingrassia


Ojjeh, Karim (SA)


2011 - Le Mans Series (Greaves Motorsport Zytek-Nissan Z11SN): LMP2 class champion, 64 pts, with T.Kimber-Smith.


Okada, Hideki (J)

b 28/11/1958 (Tokyo)


1988 - Japanese Sports Car Champion, with S.Dickens


Okada, Tadayuki (J)

b 13/02/1967

 

Oldfield, Barney Remington (USA)

b 3/6/1878 (Monticello, Toledo, Ohio) - d 4/10/1946


1915 - Indycars (Maxwell): 2 wins (Venice, Tucson)


Oliveira, João Paulo Lima de (BRZ)

b 13/07/1981 (Sao Paulo)


2003 - German F3 Recaro Cup: Champion
2004 - Japanese F3 (Lola-Dome-Mugen F106/03): 2nd, 211 pts
2005 - Japanese F3 (Dynacity TOM's Dallara-Toyota F305): Champion, 300 pts. Macau F3 (TOM's Dallara-Toyota F305): 4th, 40m56.733.
2008 - F.Nippon (Kondo Racing): 6th, 33 pts
2010 - F.Nippon (Team Impul): Champion, 47.5 pts
2011 - F.Nippon (Team Impul): 2nd, 3rd, 28 pts
2014 - Japanese Super Formula (Team Impul Dallara-Toyota SF14): 2nd, 39 pts
2015 - Japanese Super Formula (Team Impul Dallara-Toyota SF14): 4th, 34 pts. Japanese Super GT (Nissan GT-R): 2nd, 74 pts, with H.Yasuda.


Olm, Eric

b 04/08/1971

 

Olofsson, Anders (S)

b 31/3/1952 - d 22/01/2008


1977 - Swedish F3: Champion. European F3: 3 wins (Zandvoort, Osterreichring, Knutsdorp)
1978 - Swedish F3: Champion. European F3: 4 wins (Nurburgring, Osterreichring, Knutsdorp, Kassel-Calden)
1989 - Japanese Touring Car Champion, with M.Hasemi
1990 - Japanese Sports Car Champion, with M.Hasemi
1991 - Japanese Touring Car Champion, with M.Hasemi. Won Spa 24 Hrs (Nissan Skyline GTR) with D.Brabham & N.Hattori.


Olsen, Dennis (N)

b 14/04/1996


2013 - F.Renault NEC (Josef Kaufmann Racing): 3rd, 211 pts
2014 - F.Renault Eurocup (Prema Powerteam): 2nd, 124 pts


Ommen, Jorg van (D)

b 27/09/1962

 

Onidi, Fabio (I)

b


2009 - Euroseries 3000 (Fisichella Motor Sport International): 3rd, 64 pts
2012 - GP2 (Scuderia Coloni): 20th, 13 pts


Onslow-Cole, Tom (GB)

b 16/05/1987 (Kingston, Surrey)


2001 - British Junior TKM Karts: 8th.
2002 - BRSCC T-Cars: 5th
2003 - UK Elf Renault Clio Cup (OC Motorsport)
2004 - UK Elf Renault Clio Cup (Aurok Motorsport). Elf Renault Clio Cup Winter Series (Total Control Racing): 3rd.
2005 - UK Elf Renault Clio Cup (Total Control Racing): 4th. Elf Renault Clio Cup Winter Series (Total Control Racing): 3rd.
2006 - UK Elf Renault Clio Cup (Total Control Racing): Champion.
2007 - BTCC (Team RAC BMW 320si E90): 10th.
2008 - BTCC (VX Racing Vauxhall Vectra): 6th, 170 pts
2010 - BTCC (Arena Motorsport Ford Focus ST): 4th, 200 pts
2012 - BTCC (WSR BMW 320Si): 6th, 281 pts


Ordynski, Ed

b 21/07/1957

 

Oreille, Alain (F)

b 22/04/1953

1995 - 4th British Rally Championship (Renault Clio Williams), 98 points 

Ortelli, Stéphane (F)

b 30/3/1970 (Hyeres)


Won three kart championships

1991 - French F3 Champion, 7 wins
1992 - Test driver for Larrousse-Lamborghini team
1993 - Sportscars (Peugeot 905 Spider), 2 wins
1995 - French Super Touring: won privateers championship
1996 - BPR Endurance Championship (Porsche): GT2 class win at Brands Hatch.
1997 - BPR Endurance Championship (Porsche GT1):  2 wins (Laguna Seca, A1-Ring)
1998 - Won Le Mans 24 Hrs (Porsche)
1999 - Le Mans 24 Hrs: retired
2000 - Le Mans 24 Hrs (Audi R8): 2nd
2002 - Porsche Supercup (Kadach Tuning): Champion, 164 pts. FIA GT Championship (Freisinger Motorsport Porsche 911): N-GT Champion, 80 pts, 7 class wins (Brno, Jarama, Anderstorp, Spa 24 Hrs, Enna, Donington Park, Estoril).
2003 - FIA GT-Championship (Freisinger Motorsport Porsche 996 GT3-RS): N-GT Champion, 73 pts, with M.Lieb
2004 - Le Mans Endurance Series (Freisinger Motorsport Porsche 996 GT3-RS): 2nd in GT Class, 24 pts
2005 - Le Mans Endurance Series (Audi Playstation Team ORECA Audi R8): J3rd, 26 pts, with A.McNish.
2007 - FIA GTs (AF Corse Ferrari 430 GT): 2nd GT2 class, 66 pts, with G.Bruni.


Orudzhev, Egor (RUS)

b 16/10/1995 (St Petersburg)


2015 - F.Renault 3.5 (Arden Motorsport): 5th, 133 pts


Oshima, Kazuya (J)

b


2007 - Japanese F3 (TDP TOM's Dallara-Toyota F307): Champion, 262 pts
2010 - F.Nippon (Petronas Team TOM's): 6th, 24 pts


Östreich, Markus (D)

b 3/7/1963 (Fulda)


1990 - Won Spa 24 Hrs (BMW M3) with F.Giroix & J.Cecotto
2000 - Truck Racing


Ota, Tetsuya

b 06/11/1959

 

Owen, Arthur

b 23/03/1915 - d 13/04/2000

 

Owen, Steve (AUS)

b 11/08/1959


2000 - Australian Formula Holden (Hocking Motorsport Reynard 97D), 10th, 56 pts. F.Holden Tasman Cup: J5th, 68 pts.


Owen-Jones, Lindsay

b 17/03/1946

 

Oxton, Dave (NZ)

b


1981 - New Zealand International Champion


Ozanne, Patricia (GB)

b 31/7/1923 (Guernsey) - d 11/02/2009


International rally driver who competed from 1953-1973.