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What English race car driver had a car named after him?

What English race car driver had a car named after him?

Mercedes-Benz SLR Stirling Moss Sir Stirling Craufurd Moss is one of the names that requires no further introduction in motor racing. The British racing driver won 212 of the 529 races he took part in, which had also paved his way into the International Motorsports Hall of Fame.

  1. Who is McLaren named after?
  2. What car did Mike Hawthorn Drive at death?
  3. Who is the most famous race car driver?
  4. Why is Stirling Moss so famous?
  5. Why is Aston Martin called Aston Martin?
  6. What nationality is Mercedes?
  7. What happened to Mike Hawthorns Jaguar?
  8. What illness did Mike Hawthorn have?
  9. Where is Peter Collins racing driver buried?

Who is McLaren named after?

Legacy. The team Bruce McLaren founded in 1963 would continue on after his death and win 8 Constructors' Championships and 12 Drivers' Championships in Formula One. Bruce McLaren Intermediate School in West Auckland was named after him shortly after his death.

What car did Mike Hawthorn Drive at death?

On 22 January 1959, only three months into his retirement, Hawthorn died in a car accident on the A3 Guildford bypass while driving his comprehensively modified 1958 Jaguar 3.4-litre saloon (now known as the 3.4 Mk 1) VDU 881 to London.

Who is the most famous race car driver?

It is no wonder that Mario Andretti is considered by many to be the greatest racecar driver of all time. His career touched five decades, longer than any driver, and he has won championships at all levels of competition. His list of racing accomplishments seems almost endless.

Why is Stirling Moss so famous?

Moss took several amazing victories, such as those in the late 1950s when driving for Vanwall, including his famous shared win with Tony Brooks at the 1957 British Grand Prix, the first time a British car had won a Formula 1 race. But his greatest win was perhaps Monaco, 1961.

Why is Aston Martin called Aston Martin?

Little wonder then that they named Aston Martin after one singular motoring event in Buckinghamshire, England. A moment of pure driving emotion, when Lionel Martin took on the Aston Clinton Hill Climb race in their latest creation, and won.

What nationality is Mercedes?

Originally a part of the Daimler Motoren Gesellschaft (DMG), Mercedes-Benz was founded in Stuttgart, Germany. In 1900, Mercedes-Benz designed its first custom engine and released its first model, the Mercedes 35 HP, in 1901.

What happened to Mike Hawthorns Jaguar?

Having left a National Sporting Club dinner held in his honour only 60 hours before, Hawthorn lost control of his 3.4-litre Jaguar MkI while driving on the A3 road near Guildford and perished in the resulting impact.

What illness did Mike Hawthorn have?

But there was another side to J.M.Hawthorn. He had been diagnosed with kidney disease and, at the time of his death, this was becoming worse by the month.

Where is Peter Collins racing driver buried?

Peter Collins' grave is in Stone Church grounds, near Kidderminster. There's a stained glass window in the church to commemorate his life.

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