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#1 dmj

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Posted 16 October 2001 - 14:41

Which F1 driver is born closest to your birthdate - it should be interesting to see it for all TNF participants.
In my case it is Pedro Paulo Diniz, 85 days older than me. Also, he is the olnly F1 driver so far born in 1970. (!) Well, McNish is older, so there is a chance still...

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#2 FEV

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Posted 16 October 2001 - 14:55

I'm telling you without having checked, but IIRC Ralf Schumacher was born 30-06-1975. I am born 30-07-1975. He must be the nearest to me.

#3 Punisher6

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Posted 16 October 2001 - 15:02

Me: 01/03/69
MS:01/03/69

Kinda creepy........

#4 Rob G

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Posted 16 October 2001 - 15:39

Rob G - Dec 12, 1969
Jean-Christophe Boullion - Dec 27, 1969

Not as impressive as Punisher's. But I was born on Emerson Fittipaldi's 23rd birthday. That should count for something, shouldn't it?

#5 jessy

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Posted 16 October 2001 - 15:57

Hm.. I don't know any driver, who was born on August 7th 1970, do you? My birthdate is only close to the day, Jochen Rindt died, I think.

#6 Earthling

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Posted 16 October 2001 - 16:05

Alesi's b-day is 1 week b4 mine....except that he is 14 years and that 1 week older than me.

#7 Kpy

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Posted 16 October 2001 - 16:11

I'm exactly four weeks older than Henri Pescarolo, and he is infinitely more talented than I am :)

#8 byrkus

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Posted 16 October 2001 - 16:58

Me: 25.4.1977
Nick Heidfeld: 10.5.1977

However, if my data is correct, Felipe Massa is exactly five yeasr younger than me.

And to the sad part: it was this year, on my birthday, when Michele Alboreto lost his life while practising at the Lausitzring... :cry:

#9 byrkus

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Posted 16 October 2001 - 16:59

That should be 1981 -> 4 years younger. My mistake. :blush:

#10 Jerry Lee

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Posted 16 October 2001 - 17:03

Me 9-28-69

Mika Hakkinen 9-28-68

#11 fines

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Posted 16 October 2001 - 18:44

Shinsuke Shibahara is exactly a week younger than me...

#12 Gary C

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Posted 16 October 2001 - 19:05

can anyone tell me how I can find out the nearest drivers birthdate to mine? Or am I being dense here??

#13 Prostfan

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Posted 16 October 2001 - 19:28

Originally posted by Gary C
can anyone tell me how I can find out the nearest drivers birthdate to mine? Or am I being dense here??


Go to Forix (www.forix.com) to 1950-2000/Drivers/Born and Died and choose your year, there you'll find the answers.

#14 Gary C

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Posted 16 October 2001 - 19:37

ah, that's better! Oliver Grouillard is one day older than me!

#15 William Hunt

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Posted 16 October 2001 - 21:29

Me : 26.03.'76

Ricardo Zonta : 23.03.'76
David Coulthard : 27.03.'71

Didier Pironi : 26.03.'52
Elio de Angelis : 26.03.'58
Martin Donnelly : 26.03.'64
Lella Lombardi : 26.03.'43
Renato Pirocchi : 26.03.'33



Pironi , de Angelis , Donnelly ... that doesn't look to positive for me , does it ?

#16 Racer.Demon

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Posted 16 October 2001 - 22:19

8 days older than Mika Häkkinen - when does my sabbatical start?

Then I have Philip Fotheringham-Parker born 61 years earlier than me, Ian Raby 47 years before me, Richard Robarts 24 years before, and Franco Forini exactly 10 years before. So I have this eerie connection with amateurs and rent-a-drivers.

Fortunately no Grand Prix-related deaths really close to my date of birth, in an otherwise very bloody year (Clark, Spence, Scarfiotti, Schlesser).

Say, Nostradamus, what does that bode for my future?

Now that we are talking numerologics here, are there any strange numerical coincidences between the birth dates of champions?

#17 Marcor

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Posted 16 October 2001 - 22:35

I was born 8 days before Taki Inoue (who ?) and 91 days after Ukyo Katayama !

I prefer to say that I was born 4 days before the best ever result of a Scirocco in a F1 race.

#18 Felix Muelas

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Posted 16 October 2001 - 22:46

Originally posted by Racer.Demon
8 days older than Mika Häkkinen - when does my sabbatical start?


Obviously next Monday Oct 23 :lol: :lol: :lol:

On the curious subject of this thread, I just found that I am 11 days older than Roberto Moreno and, quite conveniently :cool: 105 days older than Luis Perez-Sala !

I also discovered than I am 58 years younger than Rudolf Caracciola ever was (and I definitely like that coincidence birthday) whilst whatever cheerful feeling about that disappears when I notice that he died whilst I was just 8 months old. :(

Finally, I know I have been affected by the knowledge, since I was a kid, that I was born just 8 days after poor Mike Hawthorn died :cry: and, totally OT, that Boris Vian and I shared the "alive" world for less than five months.

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#19 FEV

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Posted 16 October 2001 - 22:58

On the off-racing side I think I was born the day Jimmy Hoffa died (was that in the movie). Does that make TNF's Godfather :lol: ?

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#20 Pole Position

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Posted 16 October 2001 - 23:19

Me: 6 Feb 75
Cliff Griffith: 6 Feb 16


Norberto Fontana: 20 Jan 75
Luciano Burti: 5 Mar 75

#21 birdie

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Posted 16 October 2001 - 23:23

I was born the day before the guy I confidently predict to be the next "Flying Finn", Heikki Kovaleinnen

#22 Darren

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Posted 17 October 2001 - 00:25

Hey, alright - I'm fifty years to the day younger than Carroll Shelby. Think I'll go watch Bullitt to celebrate.

#23 Don Capps

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Posted 17 October 2001 - 02:21

Mario & Aldo Andretti were seven years old when I was born and I am 23 days younger than Darrell Waltrip.

#24 dmj

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Posted 17 October 2001 - 08:06

I think this must be the best source for happening on your birthday:
http://www.ten-tenths.com/thisday/
I just learned that Guy Moll died 15th August 1934, exactly 36 years before my birth. Sad. But Penske, John Watson and Damon Hill achieved their first wins on my birthdays, and it sounds better to me.
I also share my birthdate with George Ryton, Andy Petree and Sam Schmidt... Can you tell me more about them - I don't know much!
And, Felix, I agree that Boris Vian thing was sad indeed...:cry:

#25 Darren Galpin

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Posted 17 October 2001 - 08:16

Nothing much of interest happened on my birthday (9th Feb) according to the ten-tenths site. I did uncover one minor bugette when browsing, as I accidentally entered the 8th of Feb due to a misclick, and it told me that Hans-Joachim Stuck died of natural causes in 1978. For a corpse he drove particularly well in the ALMS in a Prototype Technology BMW M3 this year! I think they mean his father Hans.......

#26 Milan Fistonic

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Posted 17 October 2001 - 08:33

Henri Pescarolo was born two days before me. About the only thing we have in common is we both have beards, though I definitely have more hair than he does.

#27 David McKinney

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Posted 17 October 2001 - 08:39

I knew Mark Blundell was born on my 21st birthday, but didn't realise Harri Rovanpera was as well.
And I have just discovered (thanks ten-tenths) that Derrick Walker is my twin.
Small problem - who's Derrick Walker?

#28 Darren Galpin

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Posted 17 October 2001 - 08:45

Owns Walker Racing CART team.

#29 30ft penguin

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Posted 17 October 2001 - 09:38

Me: May 1st, 1970
Pedro Diniz: May 22nd, 1970

Pedro is a millionaire.
Last time I checked, I was not.

I must have done something wrong, I think ;)

#30 Takahashi

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Posted 17 October 2001 - 09:38

Me: 2 Jan 1981

Currently the only other driver born in 1981 is Fernando Alonso, but Felipe Massa is about to join him.

I can't quite have the same claim to fame as Punisher, but the fact that Schumi is 12 years minus 1 day older than me must count for something, surely :p

Beppe Gabbiani is exactly 24 years older than me, but I think I prefer to associate with Schumi :blush:

But gee whiz there have been plenty of 'New Years' F1 drivers ...

Marcel Balsa 1/1/1901
Hap Sharp 1/1/1928
Carlo Franchi 1/1/1938
Jacky Ickx 1/1/1945
Hans Stuck Jr 1/1/1951
Jean-Marc Gounon 1/1/1963

#31 wipassana

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Posted 17 October 2001 - 09:56

i have no idea. My birthday is today. i was born at 17-10-1977 and i know it is kimi raikonens birthday today. But he is from 1979

#32 dmj

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Posted 17 October 2001 - 10:02

Well, happy birthday then! And to Kimi, also.

#33 David McKinney

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Posted 17 October 2001 - 11:29

Thanks Darren - that Derrick Walker!
A little more time on the ten-tenths website shows that I was born within a few weeks of Dick Johnson, Pete Brock and Ross Dunkerton - what is it with these Australians?
I have to stretch to two and a half months to get an F1 driver (David Purley) and more than three months for a star (J Ickx)

#34 Gert

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Posted 17 October 2001 - 11:41

Me: October 30, 1974

Closest: Stephan Sarrazin, November 2 & Jarno Trulli, July 13

Same birthday:
1906 - Giuseppe Farina
1917 - Maurice Trintigant
1951 - Tony Bettenhausen

#35 wipassana

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Posted 17 October 2001 - 12:54

thanxs :-)

#36 fines

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Posted 17 October 2001 - 16:29

Originally posted by Pole Position
Me: 6 Feb 75
Cliff Griffith: 6 Feb 16

Add to that:
Michael Ferner: 6 Feb 67 :lol:

And, to answer the question from your signature, what about Chris Rea?;) :D

#37 Richard Jenkins

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Posted 17 October 2001 - 17:30

Born March 1st 1978:
Re Grand Prix drivers - the nearest is Esteban Tuero (April 22nd 1978) at the moment but that'll change in years to come.
Pretty rum lot - Osella made their debut when I was two, Shadow made their last GP on the same date whilst Peter Walker & Wolfgang Seidel died on my birthday. Great....... :(
Share my birthday with Ni Amorim & Arnd Meier
However looking at the birthdates:Marc Hynes 26th February, Nick Kiesa 3rd March & Casey Mears 12th March might mean an upturn in near birthdates in the future

#38 pancho

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Posted 17 October 2001 - 18:08

Me 01/09/62

Nearest is Michael Andretti: 05/10/62

Franc Lagorce is exactly 6 years younger than me.

#39 Earthling

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Posted 18 October 2001 - 04:34

Garfield and I share the same Birthday which is June 18 1978.:stoned:

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#40 jvl

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Posted 18 October 2001 - 05:41

Me:21/1/1980
Jenson Button 19/1/1980

The funny thing was, is that i was due on the 19th.

#41 Barry Boor

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Posted 18 October 2001 - 06:29

Hey, guys (and girls) I'm getting some database info via the back door here.

I have the vaguest idea that I share a birthday with Peter Revson, but don't have the time to check it out.

Can anybody tie me in with any real people - 27th February 1948.

#42 Steve Williams

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Posted 18 October 2001 - 12:36

Nelson Piquet - 17 August 1952
Me - 19 August 1961
My daughter - 17 August 1995

#43 FEV

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Posted 18 October 2001 - 12:50

Barry,
nearest to you are apparently Roger Williamson (2 feb 1948) and Jim Crawford (13 feb 1948).
Yes, Peter Revson was born 27 feb 1939. Pedro Chaves also but in 1965. I think that's all for Grand Prix drivers.

#44 Barry Boor

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Posted 18 October 2001 - 17:15

Thanks, FEV. So it's me, Peter, Pedro and Elizabeth Taylor!

#45 Rainer Nyberg

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Posted 18 October 2001 - 18:58

Rainer Nyberg - 21NOV1962
Cathy Müller - 21NOV1962

My (imaginary) twin sis...!

#46 Leif Snellman

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Posted 18 October 2001 - 19:20

Originally posted by Felix Muelas
I also discovered than I am 58 years younger than Rudolf Caracciola ever was

Sorry Felix if I'm a bit confused . :confused: :confused: :confused:

#47 Stefan Ornerdal

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Posted 18 October 2001 - 19:30

December 23:
One of my heroes, Michele Alboreto,
the swedish queen Silvia
and me!

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#48 FEV

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Posted 18 October 2001 - 19:52

Looking further on the net I found interesting people who were born or died the 30th of July. Among them are :

Denis Diderot died in 1784 : "All children are essentially criminal" - charming !

Same for Otto von Bismarck in 1898 : "Laws are like sausages. It's better not to see them being made" - I like this one !

French actress Claudette Colbert : "If I couldn't laugh, I'd rather die" - me too Claudette.

Among those born July 30th are

Henry Ford (yes !) : "Any colour - so long as it's black" (on the color of the Model T).

Actor Lawrence Fishburne : "I've played a lot of bad guys, 'cause that was the only work I could get. People saw my face and went 'Oooh.'" Same for me except I never played in a movie !!!

Others include Emily Bronte, baseball great (:confused: ) Casey Stengel, Kate Bush, Arnold Schwarzeneger (I pretend to have what he lacks and lack of what his has !) and Rat Scabies from The Damned, William Penn, Thomas Gray...

Go have a look at born-today.com it's good fun - but maybe this getting a bit OT ?

#49 josh.lintz

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Posted 18 October 2001 - 23:15

Me: 1/16/1974
Jarno Trulli: 7/13/1974
Piercarlo Ghinzani: 1/16/52
A.J.Foyt: 1/16/35
Kate Moss (the supermodel, not a relative of Stirling): 1/16/74

I think Pascal Fabre was born on 1/1/60...just to throw that in the mix.

#50 josh.lintz

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Posted 18 October 2001 - 23:24

Oops. Off the top of my head's terrible place to start!

Tora Takagi: Feb. 12th, 1974

I was born just 3 days after Hulme won his last GP; and after the Miami Dolphins had won their last Super Bowl.