R

Raach, Jeff (D)

b


2001 - German F.Konig: 2nd, 143 pts


Radermecker, Vincent (B)

b 05/07/1967


1994 - British F3, 2nd
1998 - Belgian Procars
1999 - British Touring Cars (TWR Volvo S40)
2000 - British Touring Cars (Vauxhall Vectra): 10th, 81 pts
2001 - Belgian Procars (Opel Astra): Champion, 311 pts
2002 - French Supertourisme (SNBE SEAT Toledo): 2nd, 149 pts


Radigues, Didier de

b 27/03/1958

 

Radisich, Paul (NZ)

b 9/10/1962 (Auckland)


1987 - New Zealand F.Pacific Champion
1988 - New Zealand International Champion
1993 - Touring Car World Cup Winner (Ford Mondeo)
1994 - Touring Car World Cup Winner (Ford Mondeo)
1996 - British Touring Cars (Ford Mondeo): 15th
1997 - British Touring Cars (West Surrey Racing Ford Mondeo)


Rådström, Thomas (S)

b 1966

Made his WRC debut in 1989. Drove for the works Ford team in 1999, co-driven by Gunnar Barth. 

Rafanelli, Gabriele

b 26/09/1940

 

Rager, Roger

b 03/09/1948

 

Ragginger, Martin (A)

b 28/03/1988 (Salzburg)


2005 - German F.BMW: 8th
2006 - German F.BMW: 8th


Ragnotti, Jean (F)

b 29/8/1945 (Carpentras)

1959 - Won a local tractor driving contest.
1968 - Contested the Rallye Vaucluse (Renault R8 Gordini), finishing 6th.
1969 - Mont Ventoux Rally (brother-in-law's Lancia Fulvia), won class. Finished 5th (won Group 1) on the Rallye Vaucluse in Frank Alesi's NSU.. 19th overall and Group 1 win on Coupe des Alpes. 20th overall and Group 1 win on Tour de Corse.
1970 - 11th overall and group 1 win on Monte Carlo Rally, with Pierre Thimonier. 2nd overall on Tulip Rally. 2nd in French Rally Championship (Opel Kadett).
1972 - Won group 2 on Monte Carlo Rally (Opel Kadett)
1973 - 9th overall and 1st Group 1 on Monte Carlo Rally (Opel Ascona). 3rd overall on Olympia Rally. 10th in Spa 24 Hrs (Alfa Romeo 2000 GTV) with Andruet. French F3: 1 win.
1974 - 2 litre Sportscars (March 74S): 4th. New Caledonia Safari Rally (BMW 2002 Tii): 3rd.
1975 - Monte Carlo Rally (Alpine A110). Formula Renault: 2nd (behind Arnoux, ahead of Pironi). Le Mans 24 Hrs (Tecma): ret/engine. New Caledonia Safari Rally (Datsun): 1st.
1976 - Rally Portugal: retired. Acropolis Rally: ret/driveshaft. Tour de Corse: retired. RAC Rally: retired. Ivory Coast Rally: retired. New Caledonia Safari Rally: 1st.
1977 - French Rallycross Champions (Alpine A310). Le Mans 24 Hrs (Inaltera): 4th, (1st GTP) with J.Rondeau.
1978 - Monte Carlo Rally (Renault R5 Alpine): 2nd. Ivory Coast Rally (R5 Alpine): 3rd. Le Mans 24 Hrs (A442 Turbo): 4th, with G.Frequelin.
1979 - Acropolis Rally (R5 Alpine): 4th. Tour de Corse (R5 Alpine): 2nd. Le Mans 24 Hrs (Rondeau): 5th, with B.Darniche.
1980 - Paris-Dakar Rally (VW Iltis): 9th. Won French Rally Championship (Renault R5). Le Mans 24 Hrs (Rondeau): retired/valves, with H.Pescarolo.
1981 - Monte Carlo Rally (Renault R5 Turbo): 1st. RAC Rally (Renault R5 Turbo): 5th. Renault R5 Euro Cup: 2nd. Le Mans 24 Hrs (Rondeau M379C): retired/fatal accident to co-driver Jean-Louis Lafosse.
1982 - Le Mans 24 Hrs (Rondeau): retired/engine, with H.Pescarolo. Won Tour de Corse.
1983 - French Rally Champion (Renault R5 Turbo). Tour de Corse: 3rd. Suffered a road accident. Touraine Rally (Renault R5 Maxi Turbo): 2nd.
1984 - Won Tour de Corse, Ypres Rally & Tour de France (Renault R5 Turbo).
1988 - French Superturisme Champion

Rahal, Graham (USA)

b 04/01/1989 (Columbus, OH)


Son of Bobby Rahal

2003 - ICC Start of Karting series: 4th
2004 - US F.BMW: 4th
2005 - US Star Mazda Series: 4th. SCCA National F.Atlantic: Champion.
2006 - Champ Car Atlantic Series (Mi-Jack Conquest Racing): 2nd, 242 pts. Represented Lebanon in A1 GP.
2007 - Champ Cars (Newman/Haas/Lanigan Racing): 5th, 243 pts
2008 - Champ Cars (Newman/Haas/Lanigan Racing): 17th, 288 pts, 1 win (St Petersburg)
2009 - IndyCar Series (Newman./Haas/Lanigan Racing Dallara-Honda): 7th, 385 pts
2010 - IndyCar Series (Newman/Haas Racing Dallara-Honda): 20th, 235 pts
2011 - IndyCar Series (Service Central Chip Ganassi Racing): 9th, 320 pts
2015 - IndyCar Series (Rahal Letterman Lanigan Dallara-Honda): 4th, 490 pts


Rahilly, Bob

b 20/08/1941

 

Ramirez, Jo (MEX)

b 20/08/1941

 

Ramos, Cesar (BRZ)

b


2010 - Italian F3 (BVM Target Racing): Champiom, 165 pts


Ramos, Miguel (P)

b


2002 - Spanish GTs (Graham Nash Motorsport Saleen Ford S7R): Champion, 292 pts, with P.Chaves.


Rampf, Willy

b 20/06/1953

 

Ramponi, Giulio (I)

b


1928 - Won Mille Miglia (Alfa Romeo 1500S) with G.Campari
1929 - Won Mille Miglia (Alfa Romeo 1750S) with G.Campari


Ranger, Andrew (USA)

b


2004 - Toyota Atlantic (Sierra Sierra Enterprises): 4th, 257 pts
2005 - Champ Cars (Conquest Racing Lola B2/00): 10th, 140 pts
2006 - Champ Cars (Conquest Racing Lola B2/00): 10th, 200 pts


Rast, René (D)

b 26/10/1986 (Minden)


2003 - F.BMW Germany
2004 - F.BMW Germany
2006 - German SEAT Leon Cup: 3rd
2007 - German Porsche Carrera Cup: 10th
2008 - Porsche Supercup: 5th. German Porsche Carrera Cup: Champion.
2009 - Porsche Supercup: 2nd, 207 pts
2010 - Porsche Supercup: Champion, 152 pts
2014 - ADAC GT Masters (Prosperia C.Abt Racing Audi R8 LMS Ultra): Champion, 214 pts, with K.van der Linde


Ratel, Stephane

b 23/07/1963

 

Rathmann, Jim (USA)

b 16/7/1928 (Valparaiso, Indiana) - d 23/11/2011 (Melbourne, Florida)


1957 - Indycars (Epperly-Offenhauser): 1 win (Milwaukee Race 2)
1959 - Indycars (Watson-Offenhauser): 1 win (Daytona)
1960 - Indycars (Watson-Offenhauser): Won Indy 500


Rauh, Ralf

b 13/09/1954

 

Rautiainen, Timo (SF)

b 13/11/1964


Brother-in-law and co-driver for Marcus Gronholm.


Ravaglia, Roberto (I)

b 26/5/1957 (Mestre)


1983 - European F3: 1 win (La Châtre)
1985 - Won Spa 24 Hrs (BMW 635 CSi) with G.Berger & M.Surer
1986 - European Touring Car Champion
1987 - World Touring Car Champion
1988 - European Touring Car Champion. Won Spa 24 Hrs (BMW M3) with A.Heger & D.Quester
1989 - German Touring Car Champion
1990 - Italian Touring Car Champion
1991 - Italian Touring Car Champion
1993 - Italian Touring Car Champion
1994 - Won Spa 24 Hrs (BMW 318i) with T.Tassin & A.Burgstaller


Ravier, Jean-Christophe (F)

b


2000 - F.Nissan: 6th, 101 pts
2003 - Dallara Nissan World Series (Epsilon Euskadi): 5th, 116 pts
2004 - Dallara Nissan World Series (Epsilon Euskadi): 4th, 120 pts


Ray, Greg (USA)

b 3/8/1966 (Plano, Texas)


2000 - IROC, 11th, 23 pts. IRL (Dallara-Oldsmobile): 13th, 172 pts
2002 - IRL (Sam Schmidt Motorsports Dallara-Chevrolet): 23rd, 128 pts
2004 - IRL (Access Motorsports G Force-Honda): 23rd, 99 pts - only drove in first six races


Razia, Luiz (BRZ)

b 04/04/1989


2002-2003 - Regional Autocross
2004 - Brazilian Kart Championship
2005 - SudAm F3 (Dragao): 2 wins
2006 - SudAm F3 (Dragao): Champion, 7 wins. F3000 Masters: 3 wins from 3 races.
2007 - World Series by Renault. Italian F3000: 4th. Euro3000: 3rd.
2008 - Italian F3000: 4th. Euro3000: 3rd.
2010 - GP2 (Rapax): 11th, 28 pts
2012 - GP2 (Arden International): 2nd, 222 pts


Recalde, Jorge (RA)

b 09/08/1951 (Mina Clavero) - d 10/3/2001 (Villa Dolores)


Started rallying in Argentina in 1972 with a Renault 12. By 1988 he was driving a works Lancia Delta Integrale, winning the Argentine Rally. He never had such success again, but rallied regularly in the Argentinian series. On the first round of the 2001 series his Ford Escort WRC broke down, and he had to push it into the final service at Villa Dolores, near Cordoba. He then had what is believed to be a heart attack, and collapsed, dying shortly afterwards.


Redfern, Martin (HK)

b


1960 - Won Macau GP


Redon, Laurent (F)

b


1995 - French F3 Champion (Elfe Winfield Formula)
1998 - Minardi F1 test driver.
1999 - Benetton F1 test driver.
2001 - IRL (Mi-Jack Racing): competed in last two races. Le Mans 24 Hrs.
2002 - IRL (Mi-Jack Conquest Racing Dallara-Infiniti): 12th, 229 pts. Rookie of the Year.


Rees, Gareth (GB)

b 12/03/1969

 

Regalia, Facu (RA)

b 23/11/1991


2013 - GP3 (ART): 2nd, 138 pts  


Regout, Herve

b 04/11/1954

 

Reid, Anthony (GB)

b 21/6/1959


1990 - Le Mans 24 Hrs (Porsche 962): 3rd, with T.Needell & D.Sears.
1992 - Japanese F3 (Tomei Sport Ralt RT35-Mugen): Champion
1998 - British Touring Cars (Nissan Primera), 2nd
1999 - British Touring Cars (Ford Mondeo)
2000 - British Touring Cars (Ford Mondeo): 2nd, 193 pts
2002 - British Touring Cars (West Surrey Racing MG ZS): 4th, 136 pts
2003 - British Touring Cars (West Surrey Racing MG ZS): 6th, 121 pts
2004 - British Touring Cars (West Surrey Racing MG ZS): 4th, 213 pts - also Independent Cup Champion. Won BTCC Masters.


Reid, Johnny (NZ)

b 18/10/1983


2004 - EuroF3000 (John Village Automotive): 4th, 35 pts


Reid, Robert (GB)

b 17/02/1966


Co-driver to Richard Burns.


Reid, Tommy (IRL)

b


1970 - European F2 (Brabham-Ford BT30): 18th, 1 pt (9th Thruxton)


Reindler, Karl (AUS)

b


2004 - Australian F3 (Bronte Rundle Motorsport Dallara F301): Champion, 238 pts


Renault, Marcel (F)

b - d 26/05/1903

 

Renna, Tony (USA)

b 23/11/1976 (DeLand, Florida) - d 22/10/2003 (Indianapolis)


1982 - 1992 - Raced mini-sprints, go-karts, micro-sprints, and quarter midgets that saw Renna earn 252 wins and two National Quarter Midget championships.
1993 - Raced in Skip Barber Formula Ford series.
1995 - British F3 Class B: 1 win, 3x3rd. Won Skip Barber "Big Scholarship", and raced in Barber Dodge Pro Series at Sebring, Watkins Glen & New Orleans.
1996 - Barber Dodge Pro Series: Rookie of the Year. Represented Team USA in the Formula Opel Nation’s Cup in Donington Park in England, winning a silver medal. 
1997 - Barber Dodge Pro Series: entered 7 races.
1998 - Indylights (Mattco Raceworks): 8th, 68 pts.1 win (Michigan). Broke collar bone in a karting accident.
1999 - Indylights: initially had no ride, but was asked to test with PacWest at Milwaukee in May. He was then enterred in Milwaukee and the next three races, as well as Fontana. Finished 16th, 22 pts from five races.
2000 - Indylights (PacWest): 5th, 105 pts
2002 - IRL (Kelley Racing Dallara-Chevrolet): 24th, 121 pts. Test driver for team, subbed for Al Unser Jr for two races, then given a full ride.
2003 - IRL (Kelley Racing G Force-Toyota): 7th Indy 500 on only race start. Signed for Chip Ganassi Racing on the 1st October, but on his first test with the team on the 22nd October, he crashed on his fourth lap while tyre testing. The car became airborne, and crashed into the catch fencing, the car disintegrating. He was taken by ambulance to the Methodist Hospital, but was pronounced dead on arrival. 


Rensing, Otto

b 17/02/1962

 

Resta, Dario (I)

b 17/08/1882 (Faenza) - 3/9/1924 (Brooklands, GB)


1915 - Won American GP (Peugeot EX3). Indycars (Peugeot EX3): 4 wins (San Francisco Race 1, Chicago Race 1 & 2, Sheepshead Race 2)
1916 - Indycar (Peugeot): Champion, 5 wins (Indy 500, Chicago Race 1 & 2, Omaha, Vanderbilt Cup)


Resta, Louis de

b 01/09/1960

 

Retera, Dennis (NL)

b


2005 - Benelux F.Renault
2006 - British F3 (T-Sport Dallara-Mugen Honda)


Reuter, Manuel (D)

b 6/12/1961 (Mainz)

1989 - Won Le Mans 24 Hrs, 
2000 - DTM (Opel Phoenix Opel Astra V8 Coupe): 2nd, 162 pts
2001 - DTM (Team Phoenix Opel Astra): 9th, 35 pts
2002 - DTM (Team Phoenix Opel Astra): 11th, 7 pts
2003 - DTM (Team Holzer Opel Astra): 10th, 5 pts
2004 - DTM (OPC Team Holzer Opel Vectra GTS V8): 12th, 9 pts

Reutimann, David (USA)

b 02/03/1970

 

Rexford, Bill (USA)

b


1950 - NASCAR: Champion


Reynard, Adrian (GB)

b 23/03/1951

 

Reynolds, David (AUS)

b 03/07/1985 (Albury)


2015 - Australian V8 Supercars (Bottle-O Racing Ream Ford): 3rd, 2910 pts


Reynolds, George (AUS)

b


1964 - Won Bathurst 1000


Rhodes, James

b 19/09/1969

 

Ribbs, Willy T (USA)

b 03/01/1956

 

Ribeiro, Rodrigo (BR)

b


2004 - F3000 (Durango): J15th, 1 pt


Ricci, Giacomo (I)

b 30/03/1985


1997 - Italian MiniKart 60 Championship: Champion
1998 - Italian and European Junior 100 Kart Champion.
2003 - F.Renault 1600: 4th
2004 - World Series by Nissan. Euroseries 3000.
2005 - Italian F3000: 3rd
2006 - Euroseries 3000 (Fisichella MotorSport): Champion, 106 pts
2007 - Champ Car Atlantic (Conquest Racing): 6th, 188 pts. Euro3000: 5th.
2010 - GP2 Asia Series (DPR): 3rd, 29 pts. GP2 (DPR): 13th, 16 pts.


Rice, Buddy (USA)

b 31/1/1976


2000 - Toyota Atlantic: Champion, 185 pts
2002 - IRL (Cheever Racing Dallara-Infiniti): 22nd, 140 pts. Joined the team mid-season, and took Scheckter's place once he left the team.
2004 - IRL (Rahal Letterman Racing G Force-Honda): 3rd, 485 pts, 3 wins (Indy 500, Kansas Speedway, Michigan)
2005 - IRL (Rahal Letterman Racing Panoz-Honda): 15th, 295 pts
2006 - IRL (Rahal Letterman Racing Dallara-Honda): 15th, 234 pts. Champ Cars (Forsythe Racing): 23rd, 11 pts (10th in one-off race at Mexico City).
2007 - IRL (Dreyer & Reinbold Racing Dallara-Honda): 9th, 360 pts
2008 - IndyCar Series (Dreyer & Reinbold Racing): 16th, 306 pts


Richards, David (GB)

b 03/06/1952

 

Richards, Jason

b 10/04/1976

 

Richards, Jim (NZ)

b 2/9/1947


1978 - Won Bathurst 1000
1979 - Won Bathurst 1000
1980 - Won Bathurst 1000
1985 - Australian Touring Car Champion
1987 - Australian Touring Car Champion
1990 - Australian Touring Car Champion
1991 - Australian Touring Car Champion. Won Bathurst 1000
1992 - Won Bathurst 1000


Richardson, Geoff (GB)

b - d 20/08/2007


Competed in the 1948 British Grand Prix (Riley-ERA), and in British and European Formula Libre events in the 1950s. He was the man behind the RRA Special series of cars.


Richelmi, Stephane

b 17/03/1990


2010 - Italian F3 (Lucidi Motors): 2nd, 153 pts
2012 - GP2 (Trident Racing): 18th, 25 pts
2013 - GP2 (DAMS): 8th, 103 pts


Richmond, Tim

b 07/06/1955 - d 13/08/1989

 

Richter, Ullrich (D)

b 1957 - d 4/8/2001 (Nürburgring)


1996 - Daytona 24 Hrs: 4th
2001 - Was killed racing a Team Manthey Porsche 996 GT3 in a Langstreckenpokal event on the Nordschleife. He collided with a Renault Megane at Dottinger-Hohe, and hit the barrier. He was trapped inside, and died of his injuries.


Rickenbacher, Eddie (USA)

b 8/10/1890 - d 23/7/1973 (Zurich, CH)


1914 - Indycars (Duesenberg): 1 win (Sioux City)
1915 - Indycars (Maxwell): 3 wins (Sioux City, Omaha, Providence)
1916 - Indycars: 3 wins (Sheepshead Race 1 (Maxwell), Tacoma (Maxwell), Ascot (Duesenberg))


Rico, Matmas (RA)

b 1983 - d 13/04/2002 (Cordoba, Argentina)


Killed racing in a Formula Super Renault 2000 race at Rio Cuarto. He lost control of the car at the start of the race, slewing across the track. He was hit multiple times, and pronounced dead at the local hospital due to extensive body injuries.


Ridge III, Ralph W. (USA)

b 1947 - d 2/7/2001 (Greenville, Michigan)


SCCA Club racer. Crashed at turn 9 of Grattan Raceway in a Formula Vee race. He was taken to United Memorial Hospital in Greenville, where he was pronounced dead.


Rieder, Kurt (A)

b


1973 - European F2 (March-BMW 732): 31st, 1 pt (7th Salzburgring)


Rigal, Louis (F)

b


1926 - Won Spa 24 Hrs (Peugeot) with A.Boillot


Rigon, Davide (I)

b 26/08/1986


2003 - German F.BMW: 17th
2004 - Formula Gloria: 2nd, 5 wins. Italian F.Renault: 2 races. Italian F3: 11th
2005 - Formula Azzura: Champion, 5 wins. Italian F.Renault (BVM): 6th, 1 win. Renault World Series (Victory Engineering): 4 races. Minardi F1 test drive.
2006 - Italian F3: 2nd, 4 wins. F3000 Euroseries: 2 races.
2007 - F3000 Euroseries: Champion, 5 wins


Riley, Brett (NZ)

b 30/7/1953


1977 - European F3: 1 win (Donington Park)
1979 - European F3: 1 win (Donington Park)


Ringer, Derek (GB)

b 11/10/1956

 

Rinland, Sergio (RA)

b 17/03/1952


First involved in F1 with RAM, moving to Williams in 1985. Replaced Gordon Murray at Brabham in 1986, and moved to Scuderia Italia when the team withdrew from F1 for a year. Returned to Brabham in 1989, and in 1992 set up his own F1 design consultancy. Worked with Benetton between 1996 and 1999, and joined Sauber in 2000. Left after one year.


Risatti, Ricardo (E)

b


2006 - Spanish F3 (Tec Auto Dallara F306): Champion, 118 pts
2007 - GP2 (Trident Racing): 28th, 1 pt


Ritchie, Robert (HK)

b


1955 - Won Macau GP


Robarts, Richard

b 22/09/1944

 

Roberts, "Fireball" (USA)

b 20/1/1931 (Daytona Beach) - d 24/5/1964


1962 - NASCAR: Won Daytona 500


Roberts, Floyd (USA)

b 1901 - d 30/5/1939 (Indianapolis)


1938 - Indycars (Wetteroth-Miller): Champion, 1 win (Indy 500)


Roberts, Mortimer (USA)

b


1912 - Indycars (Mason): 1 win (Milwaukee Race 3)


Roberts, Tony (AUS)

b


1969 - Won Bathurst 1000


Robertson, Brian (CDN)

b


1972 - North American F.Atlantic Champion


Robertson, George (USA)

b 1884 (New York) - d 3/7/1955


1909 - Indycars (Simplex): Champion, 2 wins (Lowell Race 4, Philadelphia)


Robertson, Steve (GB)

b 4/7/1965 (London)


1994 - Indy Lights: Champion


Robinson, Brian (GB)

b


1981 - European F2 (Chevron-Hart B42): 19th, 1 pt (6th Silverstone)


Robinson, Chip (USA)

b 29/3/1954


1987 - IMSA GT Champion. Won Daytona 24 Hrs (Porsche 962) with D.Bell, A.Unser Jr & A.Holbert


Robinson, Johnny

b 03/02/1961

 

Robinson, Philip (GB)

b


1967 - European F2 (Alexis-Ford): 15th, 2 pts (10th Silverstone)


Robson, George (USA)

b 1909 (Newcastle-upon-Tyne, GB) - d 2/9/1946 (Atlanta)


1946 - Indycars (Adams-Sparks): 1 win (Indy 500)

Emigrated to Canada with his family in 1917 before moving to the US in 1924. Started racing in 1930 and Chowchilla, California, on the "outlaw" circuit. He was a consistent winner along with his brother Hal, and in 1939 he attempted to qualify for the Indy 500, failing to do so. In 1940 he retired on the 67th lap of the Indy 500 with a broken shock absorber, and in 1941 he retired on lap 66 with an oil leak. He won in 1946, starting 15th on the grid in the Thorne Engineering Special. Unfortunately, George never had the chance to defend his crown at Indy, as he was killed in a multi-car pile-up at Lakewood Speedway, Atlanta on September 2nd 1946 in a Cliff Bergere's Burd Piston Ring Special, which won the 500 in 1938 in the hands of Floyd Roberts and in which Roberts was killed the following year. When the wreckage of Robson's car was returned, Bergere was so upset at the deaths of both Robson and Roberts in the same car that he took an acetylene torch to it and cut it into pieces, saying "Two of my best friends have been killed in that thing, and that's two too many". Robson entered a total of 17 Championship races, starting 12, finishing second twice, and winning once.


Robson, Hal (USA)

b (Newcastle-upon-Tyne, GB) - d


Younger brother of George Robson.

Won races on the pre-World War Two Californian tracks, and competed in the Indy 500 between 1946 and 1953, failing to qualify in 1949 and 1953.


Rocha, Christiano Tuka (BRZ)

b


2004 - EuroF3000 (Zele Racing): 8th, 15 pts
2006 - Euroseries 3000 (Minardi): 4th, 51 pts


Rocco, Giovanni (I)

b


1938 - Won Targa Florio (Maserati 6CM)


Rockenfeller, Mike (D)

b 31/10/1983 (Neuwied)


2008 - LMS (Audi Sport Team Joest Audi R10 TDI): LMP1 Champion, 35 pts.
2010 - DTM (Team Phoenix Audi A4): 7th, 22 pts
2012 - DTM (Phoenix Racing Audi A5): 4th, 85 pts
2013 - DTM (Phoenix Racing Audi RS5): Champion, 142 pts
2014 - DTM (Phoenix Racing Audi RS5): 3rd, 72 pts


Rodriguez, Gonzalo (Uru)

b 1972 - d 11/09/1999 (Laguna Seca)

1991 - Formula Renault in South America 
1992 - Spanish Formula Renault
1993 - F.Renault 
1994 - British Formula Renault 
1995 - British F3 (Alan Docking Racing Dallara) 
1996 - British F3. British F2. F3000 (Redman Bright) 
1997 - F3000 (Astromega) 
1998 - F3000 (Astromega): 2 wins (Spa, Nurburgring) 
1999 - F3000 (Astromega): 1 win (Monaco). CART (Penske): ret lap 5 Detroit. Killed in practice for Laguna Seca race. Left road under braking at the corkscrew, hit wall and flipped over safety fence, landing upside down. Pronounced dead from head and neck injuries at Monterey hospital at 10:10am.

Rodriguez, Roldan (E)

b 09/11/1984


1991 - 2001 - Karting
2002 - Spanish F.Junior: 3rd
2003 - Spanish F3: 10th. Spanish F.Junior 1600: 3rd.
2004 - Spanish F3: 11th. World Series by Nissan: 16th.
2005 - Spanish F3: 7th.
2006 - Spanish F3 (Campos F3 Team Dallara F306): 2nd, 103 pts. Euro3000: 6th.
2007 - GP2 (Minardi Piquet Sport): 17th, 14 pts
2008 - GP2 (Fisichella Motor Sport International): 13th, 14 pts


Roe, Michael (IRL)

b 8/8/1955


1984 - Can-Am: Champion


Rogers, Al (USA)

b


1948 - Indycars (Offenhauser): 1 win (Pikes Peak)
1949 - Indycars (Offenhauser): 1 win (Pikes Peak)
1950 - Indycars (Coniff-Offenhauser): 1 win (Pikes Peak)
1951 - Indycars (Offenhauser): 1 win (Pikes Peak)


Rogers, Sir John (GB)

b 11/01/1928

 

Roggia, Loris (I)

b - d 22/06/2003


Co-driver to Andrea Aghini. Driving a Peugeot 206 on the Rally Salento, Aghini crashed, killing Roggia while he escaped unhurt.


Rohrl, Walter (D)

b 7/3/1947 (Regensburg)


1980 - Sportscars (Lancia Beta Monte Carlo): 1 win (Brands Hatch) with R.Patrese. World Rally Championship (Fiat Abarth 131): Champion.
1981 - Sportscars (Porsche 935): 1 win (Silverstone) with D.Schornstein & H.Grohs. Rallying.
1982 - World Rally Championship (Opel Ascona 400): won Monte Carlo and Ivory Coast Rallies. 2nd on Safari, Acropolis and Brazil rallies. 3rd on Sweden, New Zealand and San Remo rallies.


Rojas, Memo (MEX)

b 18/08/1979


2003 - Barber Dodge Pro Series: 2nd, 128 pts
2008 - Grand-Am (Chip Ganassi with Felix Sabates Riley-Lexus Mk XI): Champion, 408 pts, with S.Pruett
2009 - Grand-Am (Chip Ganassi with Felix Sabates Riley-Lexus Mk XI): 2nd, 331 pts, with S.Pruett
2010 - Grand-Am (Chip Ganassi with Felix Sabates Riley-BMW Mk XI): Champion, 372 pts, with S.Pruett
2011 - Grand-Am (Chip Ganassi with Felix Sabates Riley-BMW Mk XI): Champion, 385 pts, with S.Pruett


Rolfo, Alfonso (I)

b


1952 - Won Mille Miglia (Ferrari 225S) with G.Bracco


Rolls, Charles (GB)

b


1906 - Won Tourist Trophy (Rolls-Royce 20hp)


Romano, Emilio (I)

b


1947 - Won Mille Miglia (Alfa Romeo 2900B) with C.Biondetti


Rondeau, Jean (F)

b


1980 - Won Le Mans 24 Hrs (Rondeau-Ford M379B) with J-P.Jaussaud


Rooyen, Trevor van (ZA)

b


1985 - South African Drivers' Champion


Rosa, Daniel la (D)

b


2001 - German F.Konig: 3rd, 134 pts
2004 - F3 Euroseries (HBR Motorsport Dallara-Opel F304): 14th, 15 pts


Rosa, Gabrio

b 15/10/1954

 

Rosche, Paul (D)

b


BMW engine designer who built the 4-cylinder turbo used by Brabham in 1982. He designed the 10-cylinder unit used by Williams in 2000 before retiring.


Rose, Mauri (USA)

b 26/5/1906 (Columbus, Ohio) - d 1/1/1981 (Michigan)


1932 - Indycars (Stevens-Miller): 1 win (Detroit Race 2)
1936 - Indycars (Miller-Offenhauser): Champion, 1 win (Syracuse)
1939 - Indycars (Wetteroth-Offenhauser): 1 win (Syracuse)
1941 - Indycars (Wetteroth-Offenhauser): 1 win (Indy 500), with F.Davis
1947 - Indycars (Deidt-Offenhauser): 1 win (Indy 500)
1948 - Indycars (Deidt-Offenhauser): 1 win (Indy 500)


Rose-Itier, Anne Cécile (F)

b - d

1934 - 3rd GP de Picardie (Bugatti T51A)
1936 - 3rd GP des Frontières (Bugatti T51A)

Rosemeyer, Bernd (D)

b 14/10/1909 (Lingen) - d 28/1/1938 (nr Frankfurt)


1935 - Won Masaryk GP (Auto Union B)
1936 - Won German, Swiss & Italian GPs (Auto Union C)
1937 - Won Donington GP (Auto Union C). Indycars (Auto Union C): Won Vanderbilt Cup
1938 - Killed on Frankfurt-Darmstadt autobahn during a land speed record attempt


Rosenblad, Carl

b 28/04/1969

 

Rosenqvist, Felix (S)

b 07/11/1991 (Värnamo)


2010 - German F3 Cup (Performance Racing Dallara-Volkswagen F307): 5th, 83 pts
2011 - F3 Euroseries (Mücke Motorsport Dallara-Mercedes F308): 5th, 219 pts
2012 - Macau F3 GP (Mücke Motorsport Dallara-Mercedes Benz F312): 2nd.
2013 - Euro F3 (Mücke Motorsport Dallara-Mercedes Benz F312): 2nd, 457 pts
2014 - Macau F3 GP (Mücke Motorsport Dallara-Mercedes Benz F312): 1st.
2015 - Euro F3 (Prema Powertean Dallara-Mercedes F315): Champion, 508 pts. Macau F3 GP (Prema Powerteam Dallara-Mercedes F315): 1st.


Rosier, Jean-Louis (F)

b


Son of Louis Rosier

1950 - Won Le Mans 24 Hr (Lago-Talbot T26C-GS) with L.Rosier


Rosqvist, Ewy (S)

b 1929


1962 - Won the Gran Premio Internacional Standard Supermovil YPF in a works Mercedes 220SE, with Ursula Wirth.


Rosqvist, Yngve (S)

b


1961 - Swedish F.Junior Champion
1962 - Swedish F.Junior Champion


Rossi, Carlo (I)

b


1981 - European F2 (Toleman-Hart TG280): 13th, 6 pts (4th Pau, 5th Silverstone, 6th Hockenheim)


Rossi, Valentino (I)

b 16/02/1979 (Urbino)


1996 - 125cc motorbikes
1997 - 125cc motorbike World Champion
1998 - 250cc motorbike World Champion
2001 - 500cc motorbike World Champion (Honda)
2002 - MotoGP World Champion (Honda)
2003 - MotoGP World Champion (Honda)
2004 - MotoGP World Champion (Yamaha)
2005 - MotoGP World Champion (Yamaha)
2006 - MotoGP (Yamaha): 2nd. Tested a Ferrari F1 car. Drove a Subaru Impreza on the Rally NZ.
2008 - MotoGP (Yamaha): Champion. Rally GB (Ford Focus WRC07): 12th.


Rossignol, André

b


1925 - Won Le Mans 24 Hrs (Lorraine-Dietrich B3-6) with G.de Courcelles
1926 - Won Le Mans 24 Hrs (Lorraine-Dietrich B3-6) with R.Bloch


Rossiter, James (GB)

b 25/08/1983


2003 - British F.Renault (Fortec Motorsport): 3rd, 347 pts
2004 - Marlboro Masters of F3 Zandvoort (Fortec Motorsport Dallara-Opel F302): 4th. British F3 (Fortec Motorsport Dallara-Opel F302): 3rd, 228 pts, 3 wins (Silverstone, R2 Knockhill, R1 Brands Hatch).
2005 - F3 Euroseries (Signature-Plus Dallara-Opel F305): 7th, 51 pts, 1 win (R2 Hockenheim)
2014 - Japanese Super Formula: 6th, 22 pts. Japanese Super GT (TOM's Lexus RC-F): 3rd, 68 pts


Rossiter, Jeremy

b 18/06/1950

 

Rossler, Wido

b 15/12/1950

 

Rosso, Juan Ángel (RA)

b 16/06/1993


2013 - British F.Ford (Jamun Mygale M12-SJ): 3rd, 591 pts


Rosso, Victor (RA)

b


1987 - Won Nurburgring EFDA F3
1988 - 1992. British FF2000. German F3, Japanese F3.
1993 - Set up own F3 team (Pro Racing) in SudAm F3 series
1997 - Entered Argentinian TC2000, running Omar Martinez in a Pro Racing Honda.


Rossoni, Nilton (BRZ)

b


2000 - Barber Dodge Pro Series: Champion, 175 pts


Rouff, Tony

b 27/03/1947

 

Rouse, Andy (GB)

b 2/12/1947 (Dymock, Gloucestershire)


Runs his own race-car preparation company.

1975 - British Touring Car Champion
1983 - British Touring Car Champion
1984 - British Touring Car Champion
1985 - British Touring Car Champion
1988 - Won Tourist Trophy (Ford Sierra RS500) with A.Ferté


Rovanperä, Harri (SF)

b 08/04/1966

Made his WRC debut in 1993. Drove for the works SEAT team in 1999, co-driven by Risto Pietilainen. 
1993 - Finnish Rally Championship: 3rd, 1st in Group N.
1995 - Finnish Rally Champion.
1996 - World Rally Championship (SEAT): F2 champion.
1997 - F2 World Rally Cup (SEAT): 6 wins
1998 - F2 World Rally Cup (SEAT): 3 wins
2000 - World Rally Championship (SEAT Cordoba WRC E3): 9th, 7 pts, with R.Pietilainen
2001 - World Rally Championship (Peugeot 206 WRC): 5th, 36 pts, with R.Pietilainen
2002 - World Rally Championship (Peugeot 206 WRC): 7th, 30 pts, with R.Pietilainen & V.Silander.
2003 - World Rally Championship (Peugeot 206 WRC): 11th, 18 pts, with R.Pietilainen
2004 - World Rally Championship (Peugeot 307 WRC): 8th, 28 pts, with R.Pietilainen
2005 - World Rally Championship (Mitsubishi Lancer WR05): 7th, 39 pts

Rowan, Ray (GB)

b 24/11/1954

 

Rowe, Martin (GB)

b 24/6/1971 (Plymouth)


1991 - Manx Stage Rally Champion (Ford Escort Mk 2). 2nd in Group N2 on Manx International Rally.
1992 - Won Peugeot Challenge, and awarded a Shell Scholarship for 1993-1994.
1993 - Mintex National Rally Championship: 5th, 2nd in Group N.
1994 - British Open Rally Championship Group N Champion. 5th in F2 on RAC Rally.
1995 - British Rally Championship (Peugeot)
1996 - British Rally Championship (VW): 4th on Manx National Rally.
1997 - British Rally Championship (Renault Megane): 2nd, 1 win (Manx International Rally)
1988 - British Rally Champion (Renault Megane), co-driven by Derek Ringer, 4 wins (Welsh Rally, Scottish Rally, Pirelli Rally, Manx International Rally). 14th (6th in F2) in Tour of Corsica, retired from San Remo and Rally GB.
1999 - British Rally Championship (Renault Megane): 3rd, 2 wins Welsh and Manx International rallies). Was 2nd on Jim Clark and Scottish Rallies. WRC: 2nd in 2-litre cup on Finnish and Australian rallies, 3rd in class on Tour of Corsica and San Remo rallies.
2000 - British Rally Championship (Ford Puma Kit Car), 13th, 6 pts, winning 1600cc class on Jim Clark Rally.


Rowland, Oliver (GB)

b 10/08/1992


2011 - F.Renault UK (Fortec Motorsport): 2nd, 475 pts
2014 - F.Renault 3.5 (Fortec Motorsport): 4th, 161 pts
2015 - F.Renault 3.5 (Fortec Motorsport): Champion, 307 pts


Royer, Hans (?)

b


1977 - European F2 (Chevron-Hart B35): 20th, 1 pt (6th Thruxton)


Ruberti, Paulo

b 22/04/1975

 

Rubin, Bernard (GB)

b


1928 - Won Le Mans 24 Hrs (Bentley 4.4) with W.Barnato


Ruch, Gerd

b 21/11/1953

 

Ruckstell, Grover (USA)

b


1915 - Indycars (Mercer): 1 win (Tacoma Race 1)


Rudd, Ricky (USA)

b 12/9/1956 (Chesapeake, Virginia)


1975 - NASCAR: 4 races
1976 - NASCAR: 4 races
1977 - NASCAR: 1 top 5 finish
1978 - NASCAR
1979 - NASCAR: 4 top 5 finishes
1980 - NASCAR: 1 top 5 finish
1981 - NASCAR: 14 top 5 finishes
1982 - NASCAR: 6 top 5 finishes
1983 - NASCAR: 2 wins
1984 - NASCAR: 1 win
1985 - NASCAR: 1 win
1986 - NASCAR: 2 wins
1987 - NASCAR: 2 wins
1988 - NASCAR: 1 win
1989 - NASCAR: 1 win
1990 - NASCAR: 1 win
1991 - NASCAR: 1 win
1992 - IROC: Champion. NASCAR: 1 win
1993 - NASCAR: 1 win
1994 - NASCAR: 1 win
1995 - NASCAR: 1 win
1996 - NASCAR: 1 win
1997 - NASCAR: 2 wins
1998 - NASCAR: 1 win
1999 - NASCAR: 3 top 5 finishes
2000 - NASCAR: 5th, 4575 pts, 12 top 5 finishes
2001 - IROC: 6th, 45 pts. NASCAR (Yates Ford): 4th, 4706 pts, 2 wins
2002 - NASCAR (Ford): 10th, 4323 pts


Rudholm, Robin (S)

b


2000 - British Formula Ford Festival (Menu Motorsport Van Diemen RF00): 3rd. British F.Ford (Haywood Racing Mygale): 10th, 28 pts
2001 - British F.Ford (Van Diemen Racing): 7th, 182 pts
2009 - Swedish Touring Cars (West Coast Racing BMW 320si): 3rd, 80 pts


Ruesch, Carlos (RA)

b 20/10/1943


1971 - European F2 (Brabham-Ford BT36): 17th, 3 pts (4th Vallelunga)
1972 - European F2 (Surtees-Ford TS10): 11th, 11 pts (9th Hockenheim, 7th Osterreichring, 5th Mantorp Park, 3rd Enna, 6th Albi)


Ruesch, Hans (CH)

b 17/05/1913 (Naples) - d 27/08/2007 (Massagno, CH)


1932 - Gave up studying law to go racing in an MG. 3rd in 1.5 litre class (Alfa Romeo) at Brno. Won hillclimbs at Jaunpass, Klausen and Rheineck-Walzenhausen.
1936 - Won Donington Park GP (Alfa Romeo Tipo-C 8C-35) with R.Seaman
1937 - Won Finnish GP, Grand Prix des Frontières, Bucharest GP and the Mountain Championship at Brooklands.
1939 - Moved to Paris and took up writing professionally. One day before the Germans invade Paris, he went to Spain on a transit visa. Was arrested in Madrid, but with the help of a friend was released and went to Lisbon and on to the US, settling in New York.
1946 - Returned to Europe
1953 - Wrote the book The Racer, which was later made into a film starring Kirk Douglas. Drove a Ferrari 340 MM Spider in the Gran Premio Supercortemaggiore, but spun out and killed a policeman. Ruesch retired from racing.
Ruesch was an animal lover, and later became a noted campaigner against animal experiments and vivisection.


Ruggeri, Amedeo

b - d 07/12/1932

 

Ruhlman, Randy (USA)

b


2004 - Trans-Am (Chevrolet Corvette): 3rd, 200 pts


Ruokonen, Toni (SF)

b 15/08/1973


2000 - British National Saloon Cars (Bowman Peugeot 306 GTi-6): Champion, 169 pts, 5 wins


Rumi, Gabriele (I)

b 1939 - d 21/05/2001


Owner of Fondmetal, Rumi first got involved in F1 in 1983 when sponsoring Piercarlo Ghinzani. The following year he supplied lightweight wheels to Williams, Ligier and Tyrrell, and in 1990 he purchased Osella, renaming it Fondmetal. The team was shut down after the Italian GP in 1992 due to mounting costs. He then set about running the Casumaro wind tunnel with Jean-Claude Migeot until in 1996 he got involved with Minardi, purchasing a stake in the team. He sold this stake in 2000, and succumbed to cancer the following year.


Russell, George (GB)

b 15/02/1998 (Kings Lynn)


2015 - Euro F3 (Carlin Dallara-VW F312): 6th, 203 pts


Russell, Jim (GB)

b


1955 - British F3: Champion
1956 - British F3: Champion
1957 - British F3: Champion


Russo, Antonio

b 31/03/1965

 

Russo, Paul (USA)

b 10/4/1914 (Kenosha, Wisconsin) - d 15/2/1976 (Daytona Beach)


1950 - Indycars (Nichels-Offenhauser): 1 win (Springfield Race 1)
1951 - Indycars (Nichels-Offenhauser): 1 win (Detroit)


Rustad, Tommy (N)

b 03/09/1968


2009 - Swedish Touring Cars (Polestar Racing Volvo C30): Champion, 94 pts
2011 - Scandinavian Touring Cars (Volkswagen Scirocco): 3rd, 168 pts


Rutherford, Johnny Sherman III (USA)

b 12/3/1938 (Coffeyville, Kansas)


1963 - NASCAR (Yunick Chevrolet): entered in Daytona 500. Won preliminary 100 mile race.
1965 - Indycars (Watson-Ford): 1 win (Atlanta). Won USAC Sprint title.
1966 - Crashed at Eldora Speedway during a sprint event, and was out for rest of season.
1973 - Indycars (McLaren-Offenhauser M16C): 2 wins (California 500 Qualifying Race 2, Michigan Race 2)
1974 - Indycars (McLaren-Offenhauser M16C/D): 4 wins (California 500 Qualifying Race 2, Indy 500, Milwaukee Race 1, Pocono 500)
1975 - Indycars (McLaren-Offenhauser M16D): 1 win (Phoenix)
1976 - Indycars (McLaren-Offenhauser M16E): 3 wins (Trenton, Indy 500, Texas)
1977 - Indycars (McLaren-Cosworth M24): 4 wins (Phoenix, Milwaukee Races 1 & 2, Texas)
1978 - Indycars (McLaren-Cosworth M24B): 2 wins (Michigan, Phoenix)
1979 - Indycars (McLaren-Cosworth M24B): 2 wins (Atlanta Races 1 & 2)
1980 - Indycars (Chaparral-Cosworth 2K): Champion, 5 wins (Ontario, Indy 500, Mid-Ohio, Michigan, Milwaukee)
1981 - Indycars (Chaparral-Cosworth 2K): 1 win (Phoenix)
1985 - Indycars (March-Cosworth 85C): 1 win (Sanair)
1986 - Indycars (March-Cosworth 86C): 1 win (Michigan 500)


Rydell, Rickard (S)

b 22/9/1967 (Vallentuna)


1984-1985 - Karting
1986 - Swedish F3
1987 - Swedish F3
1988 - Swedish F3: 2nd
1989 - British F3 (Eddie Jordan Racing): 3rd. F3000.
1990 - British F3000 (AJS): 4th. JSPC. Japanese F3 (TOM's).
1991 - British F3: 6th. Macau F3 GP.
1992 - Won Macau F3 GP (TOM'S Toyota 032F). Japanese F3 (TOM's): 3rd.
1993 – Japanese F3 (TOM’s): 2nd.
1994 – British Touring Cars (TWR Volvo 850 Estate): 14th, 27 pts
1995 – British Touring Cars (TWR Volvo 850): 3rd, 255 pts, 4 wins
1996 - British Touring Cars (TWR Volvo 850): 3rd, 194 pts, 4 wins
1997 - British Touring Cars (TWR Volvo S40): 4th, 137 pts, 1 win
1998 - British Touring Cars (TWR Volvo S40): Champion, 254 pts, 5 wins. Bathurst 1000.
1999 - British Touring Cars (TWR Volvo S40): 3rd, 192 pts, 4 wins
2000 - British Touring Cars (Prodrive Ford Mondeo): 3rd, 178 pts, 3 wins
2001 - FIA GT (Prodrive Ferrari 550 Maranello): 9th, 2 wins, with P.Kox.
2002 - European Touring Cars (Prodrive Volvo S60): 5th, 56 pts. Le Mans 24 Hrs (Prodrive Ferrari 550 Maranello): ret/167 laps/engine, with T.Enge & A.Menu.
2003 - European Touring Cars (Art Engineering Volvo S60): 11th. Australian V8 Touring Cars: drove in Sandown 500 & Bathurst 1000 with P.Radisich.
2004 - Macau Guia Race (SEAT Toledo Cupra): 3rd. European Touring Cars (SEAT Sport): 10th. Le Mans 24 Hrs (Prodrive Ferrari 550 Maranello): 9th (3rd in GTS), with D.Turner & C.McRae.
2005 - World Touring Cars (SEAT Sport SEAT Leon): 6th, 56 pts, 1 win.
2006 - WTCC (SEAT Sport SEAT Leon): 7th, 54 pts
2007 – WTCC (RML Chevrolet Lacetti/Seat Sport Seat León); 16th, 13 pts, 1 win. Le Mans 24 Hrs(Aston Martin Racing Aston Martin DBR9): 5th (1st GT1) with D.Turner & D.Brabham.
2008 – WTCC (Seat Sport Seat León TDi): 5th, 77 pts, 2 wins.
2009 – WTCC (Seat Sport Seat León TDi): 7th, 64 pts, 1 win.
2011 - Scandinavian Touring Car Championship (Chevrolet Cruze): Champion, 229 pts
2012 - Scandinavian Touring Car Championship (Chevrolet Cruze): 2nd, 258 pts


Ryschka, Joachim

b 07/08/1964