Remember those Hall of Mirrors they’d sometimes have at the county fair? Here’s
Lewis Hamilton demonstrating the Mercedes F1 team’s take on the concept. Maybe...
JOE LEONARD, 8/4/34; Jeff Gordon,
8/4/71; Gordon Johncock, 8/5/36; Rob Hill,
8/7/61; Angelle Savoie, 8/7/70; Nigel
Mansell, 8/8/53; Donny Schatz, 8/10/77;
Parnelli Jones, 8/12/33; Julian Roberston,
8/12/63; Patrick Carpentier, 8/13/71; Rusty
Wallace, 8/14/56; Nelson Piquet, 8/17/52;
Nigel Bennett, 8/18/40; Bob Glidden,
8/18/44; Doug Kalitta, 8/20/64; Peter
Collins, 8/22/50; Kenny Wallace, 8/23/63;
Johnny Parsons, 8/26/44; Ray Evernham,
8/26/57; Anthony Lazzaro, 8/26/63;
DEREK WARWICK, 8/27/54; Gerhard
Berger, 8/27/59; Mark Webber, 8/27/76;
Luca di Montezemolo, 8/31/47; Melanie
TAZIO NUVOLARI, 8/11/53; Peter Collins,
8/3/58; Jean Behra, 8/1/59; Ken Miles,
8/17/66; Jerry Titus, 8/5/70; Tiny Lund,
8/17/75; MARK DONOHUE, 8/19/75; Patrick
Depailler, 8/1/80; Alfred Neubauer, 8/20/80;
Manfred Winkelhock, 8/12/85; Didier Pironi,
8/23/87; Sheldon Kinser, 8/1/88; Enzo Ferrari,
8/14/88; Tim Richmond, 8/13/89; J. D.
McDuffie, 8/11/92; Clifford Allison, 8/13/92;
Roger McCluskey, 8/29/93; Blaine Johnson,
8/31/96; Jim Crawford, 8/6/02; Tony Rudd,
8/21/03; PHIL HILL, 8/28/08.
As he hits the big
six-oh, F1 and sports
car veteran Warwick
The Briton is a
frequent visitor to F1
races, has served as
the fourth steward at
grands prix, and
operates a Honda
dealership in his
As revered in his
native Italy today as
when he drove to his
epic GP victories for
Alfa Romeo, Ferrari
“Nivola” was fast
enough to leap over
the bridges he
burned among the
factories. He also
beat the odds by
surviving to age 60.
On the heels of Matt McMurry’s
youngest-ever race run at Le Mans,
fellow 16-year-old Max Verstappen
– son of F1 veteran Jos – is tearing
it up in International F3 this year.
FIRST RACING HERO I didn’t have
any heroes growing up, but I looked
up to a lot of guys who drove for my
Dad as I was just getting into racing
– drivers like Hans-Joachim Stuck,
Bill Auberlen and Boris Said.
FIRST STREET CAR ’ 99 BMW 5-series
wagon. It was my Mom’s old car.
FIRST RACECAR I drove one of Dad’s
BMW M3s when I was a kid, but Formula
BMW was what I first actually raced.
FIRST RACE Go-kart race at Willow
Springs in 2001.
FIRST VICTORY 2004 at Fontana in
the Grand-Am GT season finale.
FIRST ACCIDENT Grand-Am GT race
at Watkins Glen in 2005.
FIRST PAYCHECK That would have
been from Dad’s team; my first racing
paycheck was in ’06 from Don Panoz.