Ian Ashley

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Ian Hugh Gordon Ashley (born 26 October 1947 in Wuppertal, Germany) is a British-German racing driver who raced in Formula One for the Token, Williams, BRM and Hesketh teams. Ashley began racing in 1966 when he took a course at the Jim Russell Racing School. He was fast but rather erratic, and soon earned the nickname "Crashley". Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Ian Ashley has received more than 34,349 page views. His biography is available in 20 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 19 in 2019). Ian Ashley is the 452nd most popular racing driver (up from 468th in 2019), the 4,006th most popular biography from Germany (down from 3,020th in 2019) and the 34th most popular German Racing Driver.

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Among racing drivers, Ian Ashley ranks 452 out of 888Before him are Chico Serra, Sito Pons, Eric van de Poele, Marcel Balsa, Fred Agabashian, and Hiroshi Fushida. After him are Jerry Unser Jr., Peter Hirt, Ingo Hoffmann, Sete Gibernau, Luis Pérez-Sala, and Jesús Iglesias.

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Among people born in 1947, Ian Ashley ranks 486Before him are Siegmar Wätzlich, Ildo Maneiro, Cyrille Guimard, Gregory Chaitin, Assata Shakur, and Paulo de Carvalho. After him are Amos Biwott, Arlo Guthrie, Chris Thomas, Randy Edelman, Ignazio La Russa, and Laura Nyro.

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Among people born in Germany, Ian Ashley ranks 4,006 out of 5,289Before him are Uwe Rösler (1968), Johann Ludwig Krapf (1810), Armin Veh (1961), Peter Frenkel (1939), Hans Eichel (1941), and Bernard Knubel (1872). After him are Allison Mack (1982), Heinz Hornig (1937), Marcel Schmelzer (1988), Max Riemelt (1984), Hans-Georg Aschenbach (1951), and Thomas Strunz (1968).


Among racing drivers born in Germany, Ian Ashley ranks 34Before him are Bernd Schneider (1964), Nico Hülkenberg (1987), Jutta Kleinschmidt (1962), Wolfgang Seidel (1926), Erwin Bauer (1912), and Fritz Riess (1922). After him are Joachim Winkelhock (1960), Günther Bechem (1921), Theo Helfrich (1913), Josef Peters (1914), Christian Danner (1958), and Toni Ulmen (1906).