V

Vail, Ira (USA)

b 1894 (Brooklyn) - d 21/4/1979


1917 - Indycars (Hudson): 1 win (Minneapolis Race 2)


Vainio, Aaro (SF)

b 02/10/1993


2007 - 2008 - Finnish & European karting
2009 - CIK FIA European SKF & KF1 Kart Champion. 2nd in CIK FIA World Kart Championship. 6th in World Cup Super KF.
2010 - F.Renault 2.0 Eurocup (Tech 1 Racing): 4th, 101 pts. Did two races in UK F.Renault.
2012 - GP3 (Lotus GP): 4th, 123 pts


Valenzano, Piero (?)

b - d 10/07/1955

 

Valério, Alberto (BRZ)

b 06/09/1985


1996 - 2002 - Karting.
2003 - SudAm F3: 18th.
2004 - SudAm F3: 6th. Brazilian F.Renault.
2005 - SudAm F3 (Cesário F3 Dallara-Berta F301): Champion, 113 pts. Brazilian F.Renault: 15th.
2006 - British F3 (Cesário Formula Dalla-Mugen Honda)
2007 - British F3 (Carlin Motorsport Dallara-Mercedes Benz F307): 8th, 114 pts
2008 - GP2 (Durango): 25th, 2 pts
2010 - GP2 (Scuderia Coloni): 22nd, 4 pts


Valiante, Michael (USA)

b 11/11/1979 (New Westminster, BC)


2002 - Toyota Atlantic: 2nd, 150 pts
2003 - Toyota Atlantic (Lynx Racing): 3rd, 161 pts
2004 - Champ Cars (Walker Racing Lola B2/00): 23rd, 7 pts (14th in one off race in Mexico)
2014 - United Sportscars (Spirit of Daytona Racing Coyote-Corvette DP): 3rd, 318 pts, with R.Westbrook
2015 - United Sportscars (Spirit of Daytona Racing Coyote-Corvette DP): 2nd, 306 pts, with R.Westbrook


Valles, Adrian (E)

b 03/06/1986


2005 - World Series by Renault (Pons Racing): 2nd, 116 pts
2006 - GP2 (Campos Racing): 19th, 7 pts
2008 - GP2 Asia Series (FMS International): 7th, 19 pts


Valsecchi, Davide (I)

b 24/01/1987


2003 - Italian F3. Italian F.Renault: 13th.
2004 - Italian F3. Italian F.Renault: 14th. F.Renault Eurocup.
2005 - Italian F3: 7th.
2006 - World Series by Renault: 10th. Le Mans Series: 6th in LMP2 class.
2007 - World Series by Renault: 16th
2008 - GP2 Asia Series (Durango): 8th, 17 pts. GP2 (Durango): 15th, 11 pts
2009 - GP2 Asia Series: 4th. GP2: 17th.
2010 - GP2 Asia Series (iSport International): Champion, 56 pts. GP2 (iSport International): 8th, 31 pts
2011 - GP2 (Team AirAsia): 8th, 30 pts
2012 - GP2 (DAMS): Champion, 247 pts


Vanderpleyn, Christian (?)

b 30/06/1943 - d 11/03/1992

 

Vandervell, Colin (GB)

b


1973 - European F2 (March-BMW 732): 9th, 12 pts (2nd Hockenheim, 5th Nivelles, 6th Hockenheim)


Vandervell, Guy Anthony (GB)

b 8/9/1898 - d 10/3/1967


From a wealthy family, Vandervell raced motorcycles and cars in the 1920's. He produced bearings for cars under licence in the UK to an American design, and after World War II joined BRM. He left to form Vanwall. He was also a director of Norton Motorcycles.


Vandervoort, Wes (USA)

b


1967 - Indycars (Chevrolet): 1 win (Pikes Peak)


Vandoorne, Stoffel (B)

b 26/03/1992 (Kortrijk)


2010 - F4 Eurocup: Champion, 159 pts.
2011 - F.Renault Eurocup (KTR): 5th, 93 pts. F.Renault NEC (KTR): 3rd, 328 pts.
2012 - F.Renault Eurocup (Josef Kaufmann Racing): Champion, 244 pts, 4 wins. F.Renault NEC (Josef Kaufmann Racing): 9th, 176 pts, 5 wins.
2013 - F.Renault 3.5 (Fortec Motorsports): 2nd, 214 pts
2015 - GP2 (ART Grand Prix): Champion, 341.5 pts


Vanierschot, Albert (B)

b


1977 - Belgian Touring Car Champion
1978 - Belgian Touring Car Champion
2000 - Belcar (Porsche 993): Joint Champion, 316 pts, with team-mate Bert Longin.
2001 - Belcar (Porsche 993): 3rd, 238 pts, with F.van Roey.


Vanthoor, Laurens (B)

b 08/05/1991 (Hasselt)


2008 - German F3 Cup (Van Amersfoort Dallara-Volkswagen F307): 4th, 85 pts
2009 - German F3 Cup (Van Amersfoort Dallara-Volkswagen F307): Champion, 163 pts
2010 - F3 Euroseries (Signature Dallara-Volkswagen F308): 6th, 42 pts
2011 - F3 Euroseries (Signature Dallara-Volkswagen F309): 6th, 189 pts
2014 - Blancpain Endurance Series (WRT Audi R8 LMS ultra): Champion, 107 pts
2015 - Blancpain Sprint Series (WRT Audi R8 LMS ultra): 3rd, 109 pts


Varano, Gabriele (I)

b


2001 - F3000 (Prost Jr): 0 pts (entered only first four races).


Varhaug, Pal (N)

b


2008 - Italian F.Renault (Jenzer Motorsport): Champion


Varnava, Alex (GB)

b 01/01/1967


Degree in mechanical engineering from Kingston University, London.

1996 - 1997 - Engineer with David Price Racing GT team.
1997 - Race engineer at Williams.
1998 - Race engineer at Tyrrell
1999 - Race engineer at Honda F1
2000 - Race engineer at Jaguar
2001 - Race engineer at Minardi


Varzi, Achille (I)

b 8/8/1904 (Galliante, nr Milan) - d 30/6/1948 (Bremgarten, CH)


1929 - Won Monza GP (Alfa Romeo P2)
1930 - Won Monza and Spanish GPs (Maserati 26M). Won Targa Florio (Alfa Romeo P2).
1931 - Won French GP (Bugatti T51) with L.Chiron
1933 - Won Monaco GP, Tripoli GP (Bugatti T51)
1934 - Won Tripoli GP (Alfa Romeo Tipo-B P3). Won Targa Florio (Alfa Romeo Tipo-B P3).
1936 - Won Tripoli GP (Auto Union C).
1948 - Killed in practice for the Swiss GP


Vasiliauskas, Kazim (LIT)

b 02/08/1990


2008 - F.Renault Eurocup. Italian F.Renault.
2009 - F.Palmer Audi: 2nd. F2: 7th.
2010 - F2: 4th, 153 pts, 1 win


Vasser, Jimmy (USA)

b 20/11/1965 (Canoga Park, California)


1972 - Started in quarter midgets
1978 - 1991 raced F.Ford, F.Ford 2000, SCCA Pro Sports 2000 & F.Atlantic
1992 - Indycar (Hayhoe)
1993 - Indycar (Hayhoe)
1994 - Indycar (Hayhoe)
1995 - Indycar (Ganassi)
1996 - Indycar (Ganassi): Champion, 4 wins.
1997 - Indycar (Ganassi): 3rd
1998 - Indycar (Ganassi): 2nd
1999 - Indycar (Ganassi): 9th
2000 - Indycar (Ganassi Lola Toyota B2K/00): 6th, 131 pts. 
2001 - Indycar (Patrick Racing Reynard-Toyota 01I): 12th, 77 pts
2002 - Indycar (Team Rahal Lola-Ford B2/00): 7th, 114 pts, 1 win (Fontana)
2003 - Champ Cars
2004 - Champ Cars (PKV Racing Lola B2/00): 8th, 201 pts


Vatanen, Ari (SF)

b 27/04/1952


1974 - Rallying (Opel Ascona) 
1975 - Rallying (Opel Ascona): 8th Scottish Rally 
1981 - World Rally Championship (Ford Escort), Champion 
1984 - WRC (Peugeot 205 T16) 
1985 - WRC (Peugeot 205 T16). Crashed and almost died in Argentina. 
1987 - WRC (Ford Sierra RS Cosworth): 2nd Safari Rally 
1997 - FIA Cross Country Champion
1998 - World Rally Championship (Ford Escort): 3rd Safari Rally & 5th Portuguese Rally while deputising for B.Thiry 
1999 - Became a Member of the European Parliament for Finland 
2003 - Paris-Dakar Rally (Nissan Pick-up): retired.


Vautier, Tristan ()

b


2011 - Star Mazda Series: Champion, 428 pts


Vaxivière, Matthieu (F)

b 03/12/1994 (Limoges)


2015 - F.Renault 3.5 (Lotus): 2nd, 234 pts


Velez, Fermin (E)

b 04/1960 - d 31/03/2003 (Barcelona, Spain)


1977 - Spanish Formula SEAT: 4th
1978 - British F3: 30th.
1979 - British F3
1982 - Spanish Hillclimb Touring Car Champion (Simca Rallye)
1984 - Spanish Hillclimb Championship (Lola T292-BMW): 3rd
1985 - Spanish Hillclimb Championship (Lola T292-BMW): Champion
1986 - Sportscars (John Fitzpatrick Racing Porsche 956): 10th Monza.
1987 - Sportscars: C2 class champion
1989 - Sportscars: C2 class champion
1995 - Sebring 12 Hrs: 1st. IMSA World Sports Car Champion. Le Mans 24 Hrs (Ferrari 333SP): retired.
1996 - Indy Racing League (Scandia Racing Lola-Cosworth T95): 21st in Indy 500.
1997 - Sebring 12 Hrs: 1st. Indianapolis 500 (Scandia Racing Dallara-Oldsmobile): 10th. IMSA World Sports Car Champion. Daytona 24 Hrs (Ferrari 333SP): 2nd
1998 - Le Mans 24 Hrs (Doyle/Risi Ferrari 333SP): 8th, 1st LMP class.
2000 - Spanish GT Championship: Class B Champion
2003 - Died of cancer 


Ventre, Marcello (?)

b 05/06/1972

 

Venturini, Giovanni (?)

b


2010 - F.Renault 3.5 (Epsilon Euskadi): 5th, 76 pts


Verbergt, Tim (B)

b


2001 - Belgian Procars (Audi A4): 2nd, 265 pts


Vercoe, Duncan

b 07/09/1972

 

Verdonck, Nico (B)

b


2004 - F3000 (Team Astromega): J15th, 1 pt
2007 - German F3 Cup (JB Motorsport Lola-Opel B06-30): 3rd, 98 pts


Verdon-Roe, Bobby (GB)

b 21/11/1965

 

Verellen, Philip (B)

b 1962 - d 9/5/2002


1991 - Belgian Procar Champion (Audi Quattro 80)
2000 - 5th in class at Le Mans

Also raced in the British Rover Turbo Cup. He died of cancer.


Vergers, Michael (NL)

b 24/06/1969


1989 - 4th FF Festival at Brands Hatch
1990 - 2nd FF Festival at Brands Hatch
1996 - 3rd FF1800 Festival at Brands Hatch (AWR Van Diemen RF96). Formula Renault Spiders
2000 - British Formula Ford Festival (Andy Welch Racing Mygale SJ00): 4th.


Vernay, Jean-Karl (F)

b 31/10/1987 (Villeurbanne)


1999 - French Cadet Karting Champion
2000 - French Junior Karting: 3rd
2001 - World Indoor Karting Championship: 5th
2002 - Monaco Kart GP: 2nd
2003 - Works driver for Sodikart.
2004 - Finalist in the World Karting Championship
2005 - French Formule Campus: Champion
2006 - French F.Renault (SG Formula): 2nd, 108 pts
2007 - Zandvoort Masters of F3 (Signature Plus Dallara-Mercedes Benz F307): 3rd. F3 Euroseries (Signature Plus Dallara-Mercedes Benz F306): 10th, 23 pts
2008 - F3 Euroseries (Signature-Plus Dallara-Volkswagen F308): 8th, 35 pts
2009 - F3 Euroseries (Signature-Plus Dallara-Volkswagen F308): 5th, 47 pts. Macau F3 GP (Signature Dallara-Volkswagen): 2nd.
2010 - IndyLights: Champion, 494 pts


Verschuur, Frans (NL)

b


2001 - Dutch Touring Cars (Renault Clio): 2nd, 162 pts


Vervisch, Frederic (B)

b


2007 - German F3 Cup (JB Motorsport Lola-Opel B06-30): 2nd, 127 pts
2008 - German F3 Cup (SRT Dallara-Opel F307): Champion, 120 pts
2009 - Atlantic Championship (Condor Motorsports): 4th, 130 pts


Veuillet, Auguste (F)

b - d


Porsche distributor in France who won the 751-1100cc class of the 1951 Le Mans 24 Hrs in a Porsche 356.


Veyron, Pierre (F)

b 1903 (Lozere) - d 3/10/1970 (Cap d'Eze)


1930 - 2nd in 1500cc class at the Touring Grand Prix of Oran
1931 - Won 1500cc class of Geneva GP (Bugatti Type 37A), and finished 2nd in Tunis and Comminges GP's.
1932 - Won the GPs of Casablanca, Lorraine and Comminges (Maserati). 2nd in Tunis, Oran, Nice and Brno.
1933 - Won voiturette races at AVUS, and GPs of Lwow and Albi (Bugatti T51A). 2nd in GP de La Baule, and 3rd in GP's of Eifel and Dieppe.
1934 - Joined Bugatti team. Won voiturette races at AVUS and Albi, 2nd in Prix de Berne. 
1935 - Won GPs of Lorraine and Albi. 2nd in GP des Frontieres & Czech GP, 3rd at Dieppe.
1936 - 6th in French sportscar GP (Bugatti) with W.Williams. 4th in GP de la Marne. 2nd at Albi (voiturette race).
1939 - Won Le Mans 24 Hrs (Bugatti T57C) with J-P.Wimille
1953 - retired from racing. 


Vial, Michel (?)

b 29/07/1944

 

Vickers, Brian (USA)

b 24/10/1983

 

Vidalli, Tamara (I)

b 18/02/1966

 

Vidot, Julien (F)

b


2001 - French F.Renault: 2nd, 124 pts


Viegas, Frederico (?)

b 25/10/1974

 

Vieth, Bob (USA)

b 01/11/1926

 

Vieth, Hendrik (D)

b


2001 - BMW F.ADAC: 2nd, 237 pts


Vietoris, Christian (D)

b 01/04/1989 (Gerolstein)


1994 - Started karting
2003 - German Junior Kart Champion
2004 - Western German Kart Championship: 2nd
2005 - German F.BMW (Eifelland Racing): 17th
2006 - German F.BMW (Josef Kaufmann Racing): 1st. F.BMW World Final: Champion.
2008 - F3 Euroseries (Mucke Motorsport Dallara-Mercedes Benz F308): 6th, 36 pts
2009 - F3 Euroseries (Mucke Motorsport Dallara-Mercedes Benz F308): 2nd, 75 pts
2010 - GP2 Asia Series (DAMS): 10th, 9 pts. GP2 (Racing Engineering): 9th, 29 pts.
2011 - GP2 (Racing Engineering): 7th, 35 pts
2013 - DTM (HWA Mercedes C-Coupe): 4th, 77 pts
2014 - DTM (HWA Mercedes C-Coupe): 4th, 69 pts


Vilander, Toni (SF)

b


2004 - Italian F3 (Coloni Motorsport Lola-Dome F304 Opel-Spiess): 146 pts - not given a position as didn't compete in enough rounds.
2007 - FIA GTs (AF Corse Ferrari 430 GT): GT2 Class Champion, 73 pts, with D.Müller.
2008 - FIA GTs (AF Corse Ferrari 430 GT): GT2 Class Champion, 93 pts, with G.Bruni
2009 - FIA GTs (AF Corse Ferrari 430 GT): 2nd GT2, 54 pts, with G.Bruni
2010 - Le Mans Series (AF Corse Ferrari 430 GT): 2nd GT2, 66 pts, with G.Fisichella, J.Alesi.


Villa, Javier (E)

b 05/10/1987


1998 - 2002 - Karting
2003 - Spanish F.Junior
2004 - Spanish F3 (EV Racing): 9th
2005 - Spanish F3 (Racing Engineering): 4th
2006 - GP2 (Racing Engineering): 24th, 0 pts
2007 - GP2 (Racing Engineering): 6th, 42 pts
2008 - GP2 (Racing Engineering): 17th, 8 pts
2009 - GP2 (Super Nova Racing): 10th, 27 pts
2010 - GP2 Asia Series (Arden International): 4th, 19 pts


Village, John (GB)

b 29/05/1953

 

Villiers, Giniel de (ZA)

b


2000 - South African Touring Cars (Nissan Primera): Champion, 262 pts


Villoresi, Emilio (I)

b - d 19/06/1939 (Monza)

 

Vinuesa, Alfonso Garcia de (E)

b 30/12/1960


1987 - F3000 (Lola-Cosworth T87/50): 19th, 1 pt (6th Silverstone)


Viso, Ernesto (YV)

b 19/03/1985


2003 - British F3
2004 - F3000 (Durango): 12th, 7 pts. British F3 (P1 Motorsport Dallara-Mugen Honda F303): 11th, 66 pts, 1 win (R1 Knockhill) - only raced in first 6 rounds.
2005 - GP2 (BCN Competición): J11th, 21 pts
2006 - GP2 (iSport International): 6th, 42 pts, 2 wins (R2 Imola, R2 Barcelona)
2008 - IndyCar Series (HVM Racing): 18th, 286 pts
2009 - IndyCar Series (HVM Racing Dallara-Honda): 18th, 248 pts
2010 - IndyCar Series (KV Racing Technology Dallara-Honda): 17th, 262 pts
2011 - IndyCar Series (KV Racing Technology - Lotus): 18th, 241 pts


Vitolo, Dennis (USA)

b 18/12/1954

 

Vogel, Thomas (?)

b 03/01/1970

 

Vogler, Don (?)

b 04/06/1925

 

Vogler, Rich (USA)

b 26/07/1950 - d 21/07/1990

 

Vogt, Winni (D)

b


1987 - European Touring Car Champion


Volk, Manfred (?)

b 13/11/1957

 

Vore, Earl de (USA)

b - d 12/11/1928


1926 - Indycars (Miller): 1 win (Charlotte Race 1)
1928 - Lost at sea with the SS Vestris


Vos, Duncan (ZA)

b


1993 - South African Drivers Champion
2000 - South African Touring Cars (Nissan Primera): 3rd, 157 pts


Vosse, Vincent (B)

b


2000 - FIA GT Championship (Paul Belmondo Racing Chrysler Viper GTS-R): J5th, 34 pts
2002 - FIA GT Championship (Larbre Competition Chrysler Viper GTS-R): 7th, 39 pts, 1 win (Spa 24 Hrs).
2006 - Le Mans Series (Aston Martin Larbre Aston Martin DBR9): GT1 Class Champion, 32 pts, with P.Lamy & G.Gardel.


Vouilloz, Nicolas (F)

b


2008 - Intercontinental Rally Challenge (Peugeot 207 S2000): Champion, 58 pts, 1 win (Madeira Rally)


Vries, John de (USA)

b


2002 - IRL (Brayton Racing Dallara-Chevrolet): 33rd, 53 pts


Vries, Nyck de (NL)

b 06/02/1995 (Sneek)


2014 - F.Renault ALPS (Koiranen GP): Champion, 300 pts. F.Renault Eurocup (Koiranen GP): Champion, 254 pts
2015 - F.Renault 3.5 (DAMS): 3rd, 160 pts


Vuillaume, Patrick (?)

b 22/10/1949

 

Vukovich, Bill (USA)

b 13/12/1918 (Alameda, California) - d 30/5/1955 (Indianapolis)


Father of Bill Vukovich Jr, known as The Mad Russian. Twice winner of the Pacific Coast midget championship. Named Vaso by his parents, rather than Bill.

1950 - US Midget Champion
1952 - Indycars (Kuzma-Offenhauser): 2 wins (Detroit, Denver)
1953 - Indycars (Kurtis-Offenhauser KK500A): 1 win (Indy 500)
1954 - Indycars (Kurtis-Offenhauser KK500A): 1 win (Indy 500)
1955 - Killed during Indy 500


Vukovich Jr, Bill (USA)

b 29/3/1944


Son of Bill Sr, father of Bill III.

1973 - Indycars (Eagle-Offenhauser 73): 1 win (Michigan Race 2)


Vukovich III, Bill (USA)

b 31/08/1963

 

Vukovich, Eli (USA)

b 25/5/1916 (Oakland)  - d 23/8/2001 (Fresno)


Brother of Bill Sr.

Midget racer in California during the 1930's and 1940's. Also competed in a Grand National event at Oakland on the 1st August 1954, driving a Don Oliver 1953 Oldsmobile. He started 23rd and finished 17th.


Vuorinen, Toni-Tapio (SF)

b


2002 - Finnish Touring Cars (VW Golf GTi): 3rd, 322 pts.


Vyver, Syd van der (ZA)

b


1960 - South African Drivers' Champion
1961 - South African Drivers' Champion