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Bobby Rahal

Bobby Rahal, F3 event, Brands Hatch, July 1978. Copyright John Crick, 2013. Used with Permission.

Bobby Rahal, F3 event, Brands Hatch, July 1978. Copyright John Crick, 2013. Used with Permission.

Bobby Rahal, Goodwood Revival, 2009. Copyright Richard Jenkins 2009. Used with permission.

Bobby Rahal, Goodwood Revival, 2009. Copyright Richard Jenkins 2009. Used with permission.

Born:

10 Jan 1953
Medina, Ohio

Nationality:

United States

Grands Prix:

2 (1978)

F2 starts:

11 (1979)

Indy 500s:

13 (1982-1995)

Teams:

Jaguar (2001)

Vastly respected driver, who returned to his Champ Car team and CART administration after a brief and throroughly miserable time as head of the Ford side of the Jaguar F1 project. In 2004, he followed Adrian Fernandez in switching his team from CART to IRL and his team remains in the series, running his son Graham, a decade on. He did also have an ALMS team. Also now very frequently appears at historic events, and was also the co-owner and competition director of US based Legends of Motorsport Series, in which he drove. He is also a businessman, who runs over 15 car dealerships.

Biography last updated 24 Oct 2015