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#1 MarileneRiddle

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Posted 27 January 2013 - 11:24

So I just read a quote on my twitter thread "Novak Djokovic (tennis world no.1): "1987 was quite a good year for athletes to be born. Me, Murray, Messi, Vettel... Not bad." "

I was wondering if there was any year in particular when there was a high number of racing drivers born? Or maybe a year when all the babies would grow to become great racing legends?

A quick look down the F1 grid shows 1981 - Alonso and Massa, 1985 - Hamilton, Rosberg and Maldonado. Since I am not really that familiar with other racing categories, I would love it if you guys can help me out here! :wave:

Edited by MarileneRiddle, 27 January 2013 - 11:26.


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#2 Sin

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Posted 27 January 2013 - 13:20

So I just read a quote on my twitter thread "Novak Djokovic (tennis world no.1): "1987 was quite a good year for athletes to be born. Me, Murray, Messi, Vettel... Not bad." "

I was wondering if there was any year in particular when there was a high number of racing drivers born? Or maybe a year when all the babies would grow to become great racing legends?

A quick look down the F1 grid shows 1981 - Alonso and Massa, 1985 - Hamilton, Rosberg and Maldonado. Since I am not really that familiar with other racing categories, I would love it if you guys can help me out here! :wave:


I just know that Rosberg is born one day later but one year earlier than me

#3 F1ultimate

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Posted 29 January 2013 - 11:23

Well I scored a podium karting at the Raceway this weekend and took my first race victory there a few months ago.

and yeah, I'm an 1987 baby.

#4 Richard T

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Posted 29 January 2013 - 11:56

Still waiting for the first 1992-born generation of F1 drivers! :) Chilton is '91

#5 Longtimefan

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Posted 29 January 2013 - 12:14

1944 Was a good year ;)

Ronnie Peterson
Patrick Depailler
Carlos Pace
Francois Cevert

on a quite pointless note I found out our wedding anniversary is Francois birthday!
it was a pure accident but the wife still doesn't believe me. lol

Edited by Longtimefan, 29 January 2013 - 12:15.


#6 MaxCrazyEddieCayer

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Posted 29 January 2013 - 12:46

1981 for me and the same day as Andrea De Cesaris... Hopefully its not a bad omen.....so far its been all right.....

#7 Wander

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Posted 29 January 2013 - 13:18

1936: Denny Hulme and Jim Clark

1946: Emerson Fittipaldi and Alan Jones.

1960: Ayrton Senna, Damon Hill... And Aguri Suzuki. Edit: Oh! Wayne Rainey, too.

Edited by Wander, 29 January 2013 - 13:30.


#8 MarileneRiddle

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Posted 29 January 2013 - 14:43

Still waiting for the first 1992-born generation of F1 drivers! :) Chilton is '91

Nice! That is enough reason for me to root for him then! (born in the same year  ;) )


1936: Denny Hulme and Jim Clark

1946: Emerson Fittipaldi and Alan Jones.

1960: Ayrton Senna, Damon Hill... And Aguri Suzuki. Edit: Oh! Wayne Rainey, too.

AS seems like the initial of choice in 1960. :lol:

#9 Wander

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Posted 29 January 2013 - 14:55

Well, actually Damon Hill is sort of my childhood hero...

#10 McDamo

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Posted 29 January 2013 - 15:10

Shame I was born in 1988. Are there actually any F1 drivers from that year?

#11 plumtree

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Posted 29 January 2013 - 15:10

It's only F1 drivers lists though,

http://www.f1nutter....s/birthdays.php (Ctrl+F is your friend!)
It hasn't been updated for a while, the youngest on the list is Jenson Button, born in 1980.

http://www.cryonie.c.../f1-drivers.php Younger/current drivers

Hulkenberg was born in 1987 too. :)
+ Sharapova and Ivanovic among tennis players

Edited by plumtree, 29 January 2013 - 15:13.


#12 gm914

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Posted 29 January 2013 - 15:14

Nick Heidfeld and I are twins. Same day, same year.

#13 TheUltimateWorrier

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Posted 29 January 2013 - 15:18

1987 was a great year for athletes being born - can't include myself as it's been years since I've won anything :p, even a game of badminton or squash :well: .

Two more names to add to the 87 list; Jorge Lorenzo and Sidney Crosby. Also, Gerard Pique and Cesc Fabregas played in the 2010 World Cup Final.

Edited by TheUltimateWorrier, 29 January 2013 - 15:19.


#14 Peter Leversedge

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Posted 30 January 2013 - 02:21

1942 Jerry Entin and me............


#15 Atreiu

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Posted 30 January 2013 - 03:10

I share my birthday with....

Drum roll...

Barrichello.

:(

Edited by Atreiu, 30 January 2013 - 03:10.


#16 Kingshark

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Posted 30 January 2013 - 04:32

Shame I was born in 1988. Are there actually any F1 drivers from that year?

Sebastian Buemi. :lol:

Regardless, since I am 17, my generation of 1996 drivers' wont come until some time. :cat:

#17 Sin

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Posted 30 January 2013 - 06:50

Di Resta and Kobayashi are born 1986

#18 Kingshark

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Posted 30 January 2013 - 07:04

There's a Romanian in GP3 called Robert Visoiu whose from 1996. :wave:
http://en.wikipedia....i/Robert_Visoiu

Also, another bloke, named Sean Gelael, from Indonesia whose now in British Formula 3, and also born in 1996. :clap:
http://en.wikipedia....iki/Sean_Gelael

Awesome, 1996 is full of winners already. :p :up:

#19 SPBHM

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Posted 30 January 2013 - 07:11

Shame I was born in 1988. Are there actually any F1 drivers from that year?


same for me, I see some drivers were born in 87, 89 but no 88...
:rolleyes:

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#20 ryan86

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Posted 30 January 2013 - 12:09

Maybe Chernoybl is the reason behind all these 1987 sporting mutants!

#21 HP

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Posted 30 January 2013 - 13:16

Well four driver that have the same birthday than me (altough different years) and 11 born in the same year. But some of the names there explain why I never achieved anything big in car racing

#22 Scotracer

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Posted 30 January 2013 - 13:21

I'm 1987 :)

#23 Absulute

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Posted 30 January 2013 - 14:49

I was born May 10th 1982, 2 days after the death of Gilles.

Make of that what you will.

#24 LB

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Posted 30 January 2013 - 19:37

My year has Fisichella and thats about it from F1. There is Dario Franchitti as well though

Though I can throw in

Cathy Freeman
Oscar de la Hoya
Sachin Tendulkar
Monica Seles
Paula Radcliffe
and enough footballers to make a fairly decent side
Giggs, Roberto Carlos, Overmars, Davids, Cannavaro et al


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Posted 31 January 2013 - 02:15

1960: Ayrton Senna, Damon Hill... And Aguri Suzuki. Edit: Oh! Wayne Rainey, too.

And me, 1960 was a good year, Jensen Button was born on the same day as me but 20 years later

Edited by dave34m, 31 January 2013 - 02:18.


#26 Mekola

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Posted 31 January 2013 - 04:45

1911 was the year when Fangio was born.

#27 Bleu

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Posted 04 February 2013 - 13:49

Shame I was born in 1988. Are there actually any F1 drivers from that year?


Not currently racing, but Buemi is.

I was born in 1984: Kubica easily topping that age group but sadly his F1 career was cut short. Other drivers include Petrov, di Grassi and Chandhok. Other motorsport people include Brad Keselowski.

#28 MikeTekRacing

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Posted 04 February 2013 - 23:47

1981 with Alonso, Massa and me..that must be the best year :D

#29 Arion

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Posted 06 March 2013 - 16:44

I share my b'day with Valentino Rossi and John McEnroe :) and Kim Jong Il :well:



#30 ForeverF1

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Posted 06 March 2013 - 17:05

I share my b'day with Valentino Rossi and John McEnroe :) and Kim Jong Il :well:

Me too. :lol: