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Famous Racecar Drivers from Australia

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List of notable or famous racecar drivers from Australia, with bios and photos, including the top racecar drivers born in Australia and even some popular racecar drivers who immigrated to Australia. If you're trying to find out the names of famous Australian racecar drivers then this list is the perfect resource for you. These racecar drivers are among the most prominent in their field, and information about each well-known racecar driver from Australia is included when available.

Everything from Peter Brock to Paul Morris is included on this list.

This historic racecar drivers from Australia list can help answer the questions "Who are some Australian racecar drivers of note?" and "Who are the most famous racecar drivers from Australia?" These prominent racecar drivers of Australia may or may not be currently alive, but what they all have in common is that they're all respected Australian racecar drivers.

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  • 1

    BirthplaceVictoria, Australia

    Adam Macrow (born 23 November 1978, in Victoria) is a professional race car driver now living in Melbourne, Victoria, Australia. Starting in Karts in 1985 winning two National titles and ten...  more
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    Alan Gurr

    Age: 39

    BirthplaceSydney, Australia

    Alan Gurr (born 3 February 1982) is an Australian retired V8 Supercars driver. Gurr was a young karting star who graduated through the ranks to V8 Supercars with immediate results winning on debut in...  more
  • 3

    Alan Jones

    Age: 74

    BirthplaceMelbourne, Australia

    Alan Stanley Jones, (born 2 November 1946 in Melbourne, Victoria) is an Australian former Formula One driver. He was the first driver to win a Formula One World Championship with the Williams team,...  more
  • 4

    BirthplaceMaitland, Australia

    Allan Maxwell Grice (born 21 October 1942), known to motor-racing fans as "Gricey", is an Australian former racing driver and politician, most famous for twice winning the prestigious Bathurst 1000...  more
  • 5

    BirthplaceSaskatoon, Canada

    Allan George Moffat OBE (born 10 November 1939 in Saskatoon, Saskatchewan, Canada) is an Australian racing driver known for his four wins in the Australian Touring Car Championship, six wins in the...  more
  • 6

    Andrew Thompson

    Age: 33


    Andrew Thompson (born 3 November 1987 in Byron Bay, New South Wales), is an Australian racing driver. ...  more
  • 7
    Arthur Abrahams (born 6 November 1955) is a retired Australian race car driver. He won the 1987 Australian Formula 2 Championship driving a Cheetah Mk8. He used the victory as a springboard to...  more
  • 8

    Bob Jane

    Age: 92
    Robert Frederick Jane (18 December 1929 – 28 September 2018) was an Australian race car driver and prominent businessman. A four-time winner of the Armstrong 500, the race that became the...  more
  • 9

    Bob Morris

    Age: 72

    BirthplaceSydney, Australia

    Robert Morris (born 4 October 1948) is an Australian former racing driver. Morris was one of the leading touring car drivers during the 1970s and continued racing until 1984. Morris won Australia's...  more
  • 10

    Brad Jones

    Age: 61


    Bradley Jones also known as Brad (born 2 April 1960) is a retired Australian racing driver. Jones now acts as team co-principal with his brother Kim in the V8 Supercar racing team, Brad Jones...  more
  • 11

    BirthplaceBelmont, Australia

    Brendon John Cook (born 27 December 1970) is a former race driver who raced mainly in Australia, but also in Europe. ...  more
  • 12

    Brian McGuire

    Dec. at 31 (1945-1977)

    BirthplaceMelbourne, Australia

    Brian McGuire (13 December 1945 – 29 August 1977) was a racing driver and constructor from Australia....  more
  • 13

    Bruce McPhee

    Dec. at 82 (1927-2009)
    Bruce Alexander McPhee (11 February 1927 – 22 September 2009) was an Australian motor racing driver. He is most famous for winning the 1968 Hardie-Ferodo 500 (now the Bathurst 1000), defeating both...  more
  • 14

    Cameron McConville

    Age: 47

    BirthplaceMelbourne, Australia

    Cameron 'Cam' McConville (born 22 January 1974) is an Australian racing driver and motorsport celebrity. While retired from full-time competition McConville still races occasionally and is an...  more
  • 15

    Charlie O'Brien

    Age: 66
    Charles Lindsay O'Brien (born 26 March 1955) is a former Australian race car driver. From 1976 to 2003, he held the record for being the youngest winner of an Australian Touring Car Championship...  more
  • 16

    BirthplaceSydney, Australia

    Chris Alajajian (31 October 1986) is an Australian race car driver....  more
  • 17

    BirthplaceSydney, Australia

    Christopher James Wootton (born 11 December 1988 in Darlinghurst, New South Wales) is an Australian racing driver. With racing in his blood, Chris commenced his motor sporting career in karting in...  more
  • 18

    BirthplaceLondon, United Kingdom

    Christian Jones (born 27 September 1979) is an Australian racing driver; he is the adopted son of 1980 Formula One World Champion Alan Jones. ...  more
  • 19

    Colin Bond

    Age: 79
    Colin John Bond (born 24 February 1942) is a retired Australian racing driver. Bond reached the highest levels in Australian motorsport in 1969 when he was recruited by Harry Firth to the newly...  more
  • 20

    BirthplaceMelbourne, Australia

    Craig Andrew Lowndes OAM (born 21 June 1974) is an Australian racing driver in the Supercars Championship competing in the Holden ZB Commodore for Triple Eight Race Engineering. Lowndes is a...  more
  • 21

    BirthplacePerth, Australia

    Daniel Joseph Ricciardo ( "Ricardo"; born 1 July 1989) is an Australian racing driver who is currently competing in Formula One for the Renault F1 Team. He entered Formula One as a test driver for...  more
  • 22

    Daryl Beattie

    Age: 50

    BirthplaceCharleville, Australia

    Daryl Beattie (born 26 September 1970 in Charleville, Queensland, Australia) is a former Grand Prix motorcycle road racer....  more
  • 23

    BirthplaceWimbledon, London, United Kingdom

    David Brabham (born 5 September 1965) is an Australian professional racing driver and one of the most successful and experienced specialists in sports car racing. He has won three international...  more
  • 24

    BirthplaceSydney, Australia

    David Walker (born 10 June 1941 in Sydney) is an Australian former racing driver who drove for Lotus in the 1971 and 1972 Formula One World Championships....  more
  • 25

    Dean Canto

    Age: 40

    BirthplaceSydney, Australia

    Dean Justin Canto (born 24 September 1980) is a multiple-championship winning Australian motor racing driver. Best noted as a Supercars driver, Canto was the inaugural winner of the second-tier V8...  more