7 Famous Racers from Around the World
June 16, 2016
All cars need complete parts, whether in the interiors or exteriors, each car needs all of its pieces. Parts aren’t that difficult to find, as simple as looking for a muffler in the Philippines, you can just go around car shops to get what you need. While most average people take moderate care of their vehicles to avoid inconveniences, there are those whose lives may depend on regular car maintenance!
Ever wonder what it’s like to live, almost literally, on the fast lane? Read up on this article about some of the worldwide renowned race car drivers.
“Racing is in their blood” is a common stereotype for racers, and it applies to Schumacher because of his desire to race at an early race. He is known as the most successful German Formula 1 race car driver of all time, primarily for his Formula 1 world 7 time-win: twice in 1994, and every year from 2000-2004. With a net worth of $800 million, he is currently the highest earning racer worldwide. Even when Schumacher doesn’t race he still earns a lot of money from his numerous endorsements!
Andreas Nikolaus “Niki” Lauda is a former Austrian Formula 1 racer champion who started racing in Formula 2 during the late 60s until the late 80s. He has a net worth of $100 million. During the 1976 German Grand Prix Lauda had a near-fatal crash, where he inhaled hot toxic fumes and suffered severe burns. However, he managed to recover quickly and 6 weeks later was able to compete and finish 2nd place at the Italian Grand Prix. Lauda’s passion and perseverance showed how racing impacted his life, making him one of the most remarkable racers worldwide.
Danica Sue Patrick is an American auto racing driver, spokeswoman, and model. She currently has a net worth of $60 million dollars. Patrick is dubbed as the top successful woman in American open-wheel racing due to her win last 2008 Indy Japan and 2009 Indiapolis 500, earning her the highest finish done by a woman driver.
Not only is she a female race car driver, Maryeve Dufault was also the beauty queen crowned as Miss Hawaiian Tropic International in 2000. Dufault is from Quebec, Canada where she began her modeling career and spent her savings in order to race. She participated in Skip Barber, Formula BMW, Formula Renault, Star Mazda, NASCAR Canadian Tire Series, ARCA Racing Series and NASCAR Nationwide.
Chandhok is an Indian racing driver who participated in the Formula E for Mahindra Racing and for the Hispania Racing during the 2010 Formula 1. He won two races in the GP2 Series and then competed in the FIA GT Series for Seyffarth Motorsport, a Formula Asia champion last 2001, and the inaugural Formula Asia V6 by Renault champion in 2006. As of 2016, he decided to join Channel 4 as a reporter and analyst after he left F1 racing.
Sébastien Olivier Bourdais
Sébastien Olivier Bourdais is a French professional racing driver and known as one of the most successful drivers in the history of the Champ Car World Series, having won 4 successive championships from 2004 until 2007. By December 2015, he had won a total number of 70 racers throughout his racing career.
Marlon Alexander Stöckinger
Marlon Alexander Stöckinger is a Filipino–Swiss racer for Lotus Formula 1 Team Juniors in the 2013 World Series by Renault and started as a formal racer in the Status Grand Prix 2012 GP3 Series. At an early age, he began joining karting competitions – he won in the 2006 Asian Karting, 2007 Philippine Rotax Max, and 2008 Formula BMW Pacific Scholarship. He is the first Filipino racer to participate in the Formula 1.