Category Archives: Reject Drivers

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

Profile – Justin Wilson Part 2

In Part 1 we traced Wilson’s career from karting all the way to his Minardi days in F1. We pick the story back up in the summer of 2003 as Justin embarked on his Jaguar odyssey. Link to Part 1 >> At the point of the

Justin Wilson

Profile – Justin Wilson Part 1

Hailing from Sheffield, England, Justin Wilson waged an admirable fight against the power of wallet using determination as his weapon. Having finally faced defeat at the Formula One level, the lanky Yorkshireman took his skills across the pond instead and ended up building a long,

Profile – Adrián Campos

Perhaps the quintessential reject, the life and times of Adrián Campos saw him rub shoulders with the bright and beautiful people of motorsport just as much as the backmarkers. His F1 career saw him race for Minardi for a little more than a year. After

Profile – Jan Magnussen

Some people are born with great natural talent, and as a result success comes easily to them. Where others hone their efforts with great commitment, others can go without putting in the long hours needed to gain that extra tenth and still be the best – at least

Profile – Sébastien Bourdais

Racing drivers, both from Formula 1 and CART/IndyCar, occasionally attempt one of the most difficult feats of motorsport: switching continents and succeeding. For every Mario Andretti who crosses the Atlantic and wins a world championship, there is an Alex Zanardi who struggles dreadfully, either through motivation,

Profile – Bruno Senna

The expectations of being a Formula One driver are not easily met. You have the press constantly asking you questions on your form and future, and you have the fans constantly wanting you to put up a good performance on the racetrack. Sometimes, that pressure is