Posted 16 October 2001 - 14:41
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...
Posted 16 October 2001 - 14:55
Posted 16 October 2001 - 15:39
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?
Posted 16 October 2001 - 15:57
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Posted 16 October 2001 - 16:58
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...
Posted 16 October 2001 - 19:05
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Posted 16 October 2001 - 21:29
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 ?
Posted 16 October 2001 - 22:19
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?
Posted 16 October 2001 - 22:35
I prefer to say that I was born 4 days before the best ever result of a Scirocco in a F1 race.
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
On the curious subject of this thread, I just found that I am 11 days older than Roberto Moreno and, quite conveniently 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 and, totally OT, that Boris Vian and I shared the "alive" world for less than five months.
Posted 16 October 2001 - 22:58
Posted 16 October 2001 - 23:19
Cliff Griffith: 6 Feb 16
Norberto Fontana: 20 Jan 75
Luciano Burti: 5 Mar 75
Posted 16 October 2001 - 23:23
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Posted 17 October 2001 - 08:06
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...
Posted 17 October 2001 - 08:16
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Posted 17 October 2001 - 08:39
And I have just discovered (thanks ten-tenths) that Derrick Walker is my twin.
Small problem - who's Derrick Walker?
Posted 17 October 2001 - 09:38
Pedro Diniz: May 22nd, 1970
Pedro is a millionaire.
Last time I checked, I was not.
I must have done something wrong, I think ;)
Posted 17 October 2001 - 09:38
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
Beppe Gabbiani is exactly 24 years older than me, but I think I prefer to associate with Schumi
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
Posted 17 October 2001 - 09:56
Posted 17 October 2001 - 11:29
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)
Posted 17 October 2001 - 11:41
Closest: Stephan Sarrazin, November 2 & Jarno Trulli, July 13
1906 - Giuseppe Farina
1917 - Maurice Trintigant
1951 - Tony Bettenhausen
Posted 17 October 2001 - 16:29
Add to that:
Originally posted by Pole Position
Me: 6 Feb 75
Cliff Griffith: 6 Feb 16
Michael Ferner: 6 Feb 67
And, to answer the question from your signature, what about Chris Rea?;)
Posted 17 October 2001 - 17:30
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
Posted 17 October 2001 - 18:08
Nearest is Michael Andretti: 05/10/62
Franc Lagorce is exactly 6 years younger than me.
Posted 18 October 2001 - 04:34
Posted 18 October 2001 - 05:41
Jenson Button 19/1/1980
The funny thing was, is that i was due on the 19th.
Posted 18 October 2001 - 06:29
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.
Posted 18 October 2001 - 12:36
Me - 19 August 1961
My daughter - 17 August 1995
Posted 18 October 2001 - 12:50
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.
Posted 18 October 2001 - 17:15
Posted 18 October 2001 - 18:58
Cathy Müller - 21NOV1962
My (imaginary) twin sis...!
Posted 18 October 2001 - 19:20
Sorry Felix if I'm a bit confused .
Originally posted by Felix Muelas
I also discovered than I am 58 years younger than Rudolf Caracciola ever was
Posted 18 October 2001 - 19:30
One of my heroes, Michele Alboreto,
the swedish queen Silvia
Posted 18 October 2001 - 19:52
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 ( ) 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 ?
Posted 18 October 2001 - 23:15
Jarno Trulli: 7/13/1974
Piercarlo Ghinzani: 1/16/52
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.
Posted 18 October 2001 - 23:24
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.