During the 1950s, Mike Hawthorn was one of Britain's most respected drivers. Born in 1934, he made his Formula 1 debut in 1952 at the Belgian Grand Prix where he finished fourth. A year later he won his first Formula 1 race at the French Grand Prix in Reims. He gave him the most memorable races with the Jaguar team after joining them in 1955. He was also known for his friendly rivalry advertised with the Ferrari team's Italian driver Luigi Musso, which he and fellow British driver Peter Collins were constantly challenged to.
The three men often took risks when competing in motorsport, the type that is now illegal in Formula 1 racing. In 1959, a few months after his retirement, Hawthorn died at the age of 29 while driving his Jaguar from 3.4 liters along the A3 Guildford bypass. His death occurred less than 18 months after Musso and Collins' death in car racing; incidents that allegedly influence Hawthorn's decision to withdraw.
Scottish driver Jackie Stewart made his Formula 1 debut in 1965 and quickly established himself as one of the sport's best-known names with a series of championship wins for the BRM team, making it a symbol of British culture of the years & # 39; 60. He is also not available for his off-track work. Following an accident while driving a Tyrell team in 1966, which left him trapped for 25 minutes in a potentially life-threatening situation, Stewart began the campaign for safer driving in Formula 1. His efforts were welcomed. with much hesitation from Formula 1 officials who felt that his comments had damaged the image of the sport. However, his safety campaigns were instrumental in the changes that followed in the 1970s, and today he is as revered for this job as it is for his racing successes.
Arguably the most recognized British Forula-1 driver, Nigel Mansell has won almost every title a driver could have won in the 80s. As of 2013, he currently has more titles than any other British diver with 31 victories and is in sixth place on the winners list of all Formula 1 races of all time, having had a part of the rally driving experiences with four of the most admired and successful teams: Lotus, Williams, McLaren and Ferrari.
He ended his fifteen-year career in 1995, but since his retirement has remained active off the track thanks to his work as president of "UK Youth", the UK's largest youth charity. He also remained in the name of motorsport because of his time as president of the IAM (Institute of Advanced Motorists).