Mike Hailwood

1940 - 1981

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Stanley Michael Bailey Hailwood, (2 April 1940 – 23 March 1981) was a British professional motorcycle racer and racing driver. He is regarded by many as one of the greatest racers of all time. He competed in the Grand Prix motorcycle world championships from 1958 to 1967 and in Formula One between 1963 and 1974. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Mike Hailwood has received more than 626,951 page views. His biography is available in 25 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 24 in 2019). Mike Hailwood is the 71st most popular racing driver (down from 51st in 2019), the 1,210th most popular biography from United Kingdom (down from 1,016th in 2019) and the 15th most popular Racing Driver.

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Among racing drivers, Mike Hailwood ranks 71 out of 888Before him are Pierre Levegh, Wilson Fittipaldi Júnior, Alfonso de Portago, Peter Collins, Jo Siffert, and Pedro Rodríguez. After him are Jean Alesi, Sebastian Vettel, Jos Verstappen, Vittorio Brambilla, Carlos Pace, and Michèle Mouton.

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Among people born in 1940, Mike Hailwood ranks 118Before him are Princess Maria Gabriella of Savoy, Ali Hassan Salameh, Iva Zanicchi, Muhammad Saeed al-Sahhaf, Thomas A. Steitz, and Pedro Rodríguez. After him are Wayne Dyer, Phil Ochs, Bechara Boutros al-Rahi, Lei Feng, Linda Gray, and Jack Nicklaus. Among people deceased in 1981, Mike Hailwood ranks 50Before him are Prince Yasuhiko Asaka, Duško Popov, Stefan Wyszyński, Karl Richter, Heinz Kohut, and Natalia Pavlovna Paley. After him are Christy Brown, Rómulo Betancourt, Gyula Lóránt, Gloria Grahame, Bill Shankly, and Mao Dun.

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In United Kingdom

Among people born in United Kingdom, Mike Hailwood ranks 1,210 out of 7,765Before him are Lee Child (1954), Guy Pearce (1967), Boy George (1961), Clive Owen (1964), Robert Adam (1728), and Cliff Williams (1949). After him are William Henry (1774), David Warner (1941), Ryan Giggs (1973), Thomas Lipton (1848), Ginger Baker (1939), and Gareth Jones (1905).

Among RACING DRIVERS In United Kingdom

Among racing drivers born in United Kingdom, Mike Hailwood ranks 15Before him are Stirling Moss (1929), Lewis Hamilton (1985), Damon Hill (1960), Colin McRae (1968), Alfonso de Portago (1928), and Peter Collins (1931). After him are Roger Williamson (1948), Tom Pryce (1949), David Purley (1945), David Coulthard (1971), John Watson (1946), and Stuart Lewis-Evans (1930).