Racing legends throughout history: Part 2

Posted by: Cal on 5/02/2014

Category: Racing

When it comes to discussing the greatest race car drivers of all time, one article is simply not enough. That's why we've returned with the second part of our series on racing legends throughout history, featuring more big names, thrills and spills sure to keep any racing enthusiast glued to the edge of their seat.

Mark Webber

Mark Webber is one of motorsport's more fiery characters, recently making headlines for blaming his car tyres on his poor performance. Indiscretions aside, Mr Webber has made a real mark on the Formula One community, with his F1 career spanning over ten years.

The Aussie hero began racing in Australia, driving Formula Ford and Formula F4000, before departing to Britain to win the Formula Ford Festival. He got his Formula One break in 2002 with Minardi, debuting at home in Melbourne to an emphatic crowd.

Since his humble Queanbeyan beginnings Mark has achieved 42 podium finishes, nine of which were wins. In 2013 he announced his retirement from Formula One, finishing on a high with a podium finish at his last race.

Michael Schumacher

Michael Schumacher has hit the headlines again recently, but for much sadder reasons than his illustrious racing career. The legend remains in a coma following a skiing accident, with fans around the world hoping for a successful recovery.

Widely recognised as the world's greatest ever race car driver, Michael is a seven-time Formula One world champ who lit up racetracks with his sparkling personality and sensational driving skills.

His F1 championships span years from 1995 to 2004, before Michael retired in 2006. He wasn't away for long, however, making a sensational comeback in 2010 to join the Mercedes GP team.
He holds the FI records for most career wins, racking up a whopping 91, and most wins in a season, along with a raft of other world records.

Allan Moffat

Allan Moffat is a true blue Australian icon, proudly driving Ford cars to victory in the 1970s. Allan was instrumental in creating the legend of Bathurst, as well as laying foundations for Supercar V8 racing that has become a staple in this country.

During his career Allan picked up four Bathurst victories along with four Australian Touring Car titles. He also won the Daytona, Spa and Le Mans 24-hour classic races, cementing his spot in Australian racing history.

Peter Brock

No list of racing heroes would be complete without our very own Peter Brock. He began racing in 1967, placing fourth in a championship within a year. He raced at Bathurst in 1969 for the Holden Dealer Team, and went on to win the Bathurst 1000 nine times.

He achieved over 100 podium finishes in ATCC events during his illustrious career, working out as one podium finish for every two races over 25 years.

Think we've missed someone out? Leave a comment and tell us who you think should make the list of the greatest drivers of all time.

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