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David Hobbs

David Hobbs, F5000 event, Mallory Park, 1974. Copyright Alan Cox, 2011. Used with permission.

David Hobbs, F5000 event, Mallory Park, 1974. Copyright Alan Cox, 2011. Used with permission.

David Hobbs, 2008. Copyright David Hayhoe, 2009. Used with permission.

David Hobbs, 2008. Copyright David Hayhoe, 2009. Used with permission.

Born:

09 Jun 1939
Leamington Spa, Warwickshire

Nationality:

Great Britain

Grands Prix:

7 (1967-1974)

F2 starts:

2 (1968)

Indy 500s:

4 (1971-1976)

Until enforced retirement in 2017 from his role at NBC, Hobbs was a long-time commentator in the US, both with NBC and previously, with US motorsport channel, Speed as a commentator on Formula 1, GP2 and sportscar events. He only retired from driving in the mid 1990's. Now lives in Wisconsin, where he is the owner of a car dealership. His greatest driving triumph was probably the 1971 US Formula 5000 title, in a very long career that started in a Morris Oxford automatic at Silverstone in 1959, and finished in 1993 at Indianapolis in a Jaguar XJ220 sportscar race.

Biography last updated 26 Nov 2017