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With 1,080 biographies, Racing Drivers are the 19th most common occupation in Pantheon, behind Noblemen, Philosophers, and Biologists.


Pantheon has 1,080 people classified as racing drivers born between 1868 and 2005. Of these 1,080, 619 (57.31%) of them are still alive today. The most famous living racing drivers include Michael Schumacher, Alain Prost, and Emerson Fittipaldi. The most famous deceased racing drivers include Enzo Ferrari, Niki Lauda, and Ayrton Senna. As of April 2024, 101 new racing drivers have been added to Pantheon including Alfredo Ferrari, Gordon Murray, and Hans Klenk.

Living Racing Drivers

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Deceased Racing Drivers

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Newly Added Racing Drivers (2024)

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Most racing drivers were born in United Kingdom (192), Italy (129), and United States (121). By city, the most common birth places were Milan (18), São Paulo (17), and Paris (16).The most common death places of racing drivers were United States (78), United Kingdom (73), and Italy (53). By city, these were Buenos Aires (14), Milan (7), and Speedway, Indiana (7).

Places Over Time

The earliest biographies classified as racing drivers in Pantheon are Philippe Étancelin, Tazio Nuvolari, and Camille Jenatzy.  The concentration of racing drivers was largest during the Radio & Film Era, which lasted from 1900 to 1949. Some birth or death locations for earlier racing drivers are unknown, which may account for timeline differences below.


Which Racing Drivers were alive at the same time? This visualization shows the lifespans of the 25 most globally memorable Racing Drivers since 1700.