Colin McRae

1968 - 2007

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Colin Steele McRae, (5 August 1968 – 15 September 2007), was a Scottish rally driver. He was the 1991 and 1992 British Rally Champion, and in 1995 became the first British driver to win the World Rally Championship Drivers' title. At 27, McRae was the youngest ever World Champion, a record that stood until 2022. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Colin McRae has received more than 3,537,553 page views. His biography is available in 44 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 43 in 2019). Colin McRae is the 69th most popular racing driver (down from 59th in 2019), the 1,115th most popular biography from United Kingdom (down from 1,025th in 2019) and the 13th most popular British Racing Driver.

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Among racing drivers, Colin McRae ranks 69 out of 1,080Before him are Gerhard Berger, Kimi Räikkönen, Louis Chiron, Riccardo Patrese, Maria Teresa de Filippis, and Maurice Trintignant. After him are Patrick Tambay, Michele Alboreto, Jean Alesi, José Froilán González, Mike Hailwood, and Carlos Pace.

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Among people born in 1968, Colin McRae ranks 35Before him are Youri Djorkaeff, Lucy Liu, Zvonimir Boban, Frederik, Crown Prince of Denmark, Helen McCrory, and Alexander Stubb. After him are Jim Caviezel, Eric Bana, Hashim Thaçi, Guðni Th. Jóhannesson, Oliver Bierhoff, and Mswati III. Among people deceased in 2007, Colin McRae ranks 64Before him are Abbé Pierre, Ettore Sottsass, Sol LeWitt, Jean-Pierre Vernant, Jupp Derwall, and Joe Zawinul. After him are Marcheline Bertrand, Yvonne De Carlo, Robert Jordan, Barzan Ibrahim al-Tikriti, Gianfranco Ferré, and Ousmane Sembène.

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In United Kingdom

Among people born in United Kingdom, Colin McRae ranks 1,115 out of 8,785Before him are John Russell, 1st Earl Russell (1792), Harriet Taylor Mill (1807), James Meade (1907), Colin Dexter (1930), Frederic Leighton (1830), and Sydney Chaplin (1885). After him are Hugh Griffith (1912), Henry Royce (1863), Joseph Wright of Derby (1734), Charles Spearman (1863), Samuel Bellamy (1689), and Bob Paisley (1919).

Among RACING DRIVERS In United Kingdom

Among racing drivers born in United Kingdom, Colin McRae ranks 13Before him are Alfonso de Portago (1928), John Surtees (1934), Mike Hawthorn (1929), Stirling Moss (1929), Lewis Hamilton (1985), and Damon Hill (1960). After him are Mike Hailwood (1940), Tom Pryce (1949), Roger Williamson (1948), David Purley (1945), Peter Collins (1931), and David Coulthard (1971).