Category Archives: Reject Drivers

Profile – Pedro Lamy

Nationality Portuguese Date of Birth 20th March 1972 Teams Lotus (1993-94), Minardi (1995-96) Races Entered 32 Races Started 32 Best Result 6th (AUS 1995) Throughout Formula One’s rich history, over 800 drivers have entered a World Championship Grand Prix. Despite the success of European competitors,

Profile – Geki

Nationality Italian Date of Birth October 19th 1937 Date of Death June 18th 1967 Teams Rob Walker Racing (1964), Team Lotus (1965-66) Races Entered 3 Races Started 2 Best Result 9th (Italy 1966) Over the course of motorsport’s rich and varied history, there have been

Profile – Sébastien Buemi

Nationality Swiss Date of Birth 31st October 1988 Team Toro Rosso (2009-11) Races Entered 55 Races Started 55 Best Result 7th (AUS 2009, BRA 2009) The Red Bull Junior Team is dedicated to the unearthing and recruiting of young motorsport talent and gearing them for

Profile – Don Beauman

Nationality British Date of Birth 26th July 1928 Date of Death 9th July 1955 Car Connaught (1954) Races Entered 1 Races Started 1 Best Result 11th (GB 1954) Before Formula One In the world of motorsport, 1955 was a year disproportionately fraught with tragedy. At

Johnny Claes: Part 3 – A Claes Of His Own

1951 had been Johnny Claes’ most successful season, with three race wins, while 1952’s switch to Formula Two regulations allowed him to be more competitive regularly. After these two years, Johnny’s results would fade away, but he would not go down without a fight. 1953:

Johnny Claes: Part 2 – Top Of His Gaeme

After only two and a half years in the sport, Johnny Claes had established himself on the racing scene. He wasn’t considered a world-class driver, but his yellow Talbot-Lago had become a mainstay in the Grand Prix paddock, and he had scored his maiden victory

Johnny Claes: Part 1 – The Staert

How a jazz bandleader became the first true Formula One backmarker, contributed to the glory days of Belgian motorsport and pulled off one of the sport’s best ever drives. Formula One backmarkers come in many shapes and sizes. There are the one-off appearances who come

Profile – Joe Kelly

Nationality Irish Date of Birth 13th March 1913 Date of Death 28th November 1993 Car Alta (1950-51) Races Entered 2 Races Started 2 Best Result NC (GB 1950, GB 1951) Before Formula One The Irish Republic has had little association with Formula One over the