Category Archives: Reject Drivers

Profile – Roger Loyer

The racing world of the 1950s is full of hidden gems, to say the absolute least. The career lifecycle of drivers was perhaps even longer than it is today, even if the expected lifespan was shorter. Opportunities were endless to travel back and forth around

Profile – David Hobbs

David ”Hobbo” Hobbs is a man of many talents. Part-time single-seater champion, part-time sportscar champion, part-time beloved colour commentator, part-time car dealership owner, and part-time F1 driver. Succeeding in just about every discipline he laid his hands on over a five-decade period, he is, in

Profile – Ricardo Zunino

Ricardo ‘El Colorado’ Zunino is as known for the events transpiring around him as he is for his own sake. Like Harald Ertl, he happened to be at the right place at the right time, regarding the very same man: Niki Lauda. Zunino’s last-minute replacement

Profile – Corrado Fabi

While it is unlikely that racing ability is something that passes along in genetics, there are the occasional moments, be it the Schumachers, Rosbergs or Villeneuves, where more than one member of a racing family can possess boatloads of talent. One such example which is

Profile – Hideki Noda

Hideki Noda’s career is a strange one. Often grasping at the many opportunities which came his way, the Japanese driver was able to effectively buy his way through the junior ladder into a Formula 1 seat for a few brief races. Finishing none of them,

Profile – Giorgio Pantano

When it comes to Formula 1 and any other sport, not everyone is a Boris Becker or a Max Verstappen. Some are indeed late bloomers and take unusual paths on their way to the top. The following reject, the Italian Giorgio Pantano, was one of

Profile – Charles Pic

Anonymity is a hard thing to achieve when you’re a racing driver in the premier motorsport series in the world. It’s a little easier when your career sees you shuffling between two backmarker teams without a single point to your name. With an average stint

Profile – André Testut

André Testut is a driver little-remembered among the Formula 1 community, for his exploits in the series were hardly moments of legend. Monied and enthusiastic, Testut was a staple of the French racing scene outside of Formula 1 throughout most of the 1950s, though he

Profile – Nino Vaccarella

“Calm and staid on the outside, you could feel that within him burned the fire and passion of his native land” Enzo Ferrari on Nino Vaccarella Winning one’s home race is on the bucket list of every professional racing driver. Nino Vaccarella did just that,

Profile – Helmut Marko

Respected F1 drivers rarely ever leave the world of motorsport. Even after they hang up the racing gloves, there are many opportunities open to a retired driver: commentating, advising, representing, managing teams and drivers. The subject of today’s Driver Profile, Helmut Marko, falls into almost