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Famous Racecar Drivers from the Netherlands

Updated October 13, 2018 4.6k views27 items

List of notable or famous racecar drivers from the Netherlands, with bios and photos, including the top racecar drivers born in the Netherlands and even some popular racecar drivers who immigrated to the Netherlands. If you're trying to find out the names of famous Dutch 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 the Netherlands is included when available.

This list is made up of a variety of people, including Carel Godin de Beaufort and Christijan Albers.

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

Use this list of renowned Dutch racecar drivers to discover some new racecar drivers that you aren't familiar with. Don't forget to share this list by clicking one of the social media icons at the top or bottom of the page. {#nodes}
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    Arie Luyendyk

    Arie Luijendijk (anglicised as Arie Luyendyk; born 21 September 1953) is a Dutch former auto racing driver, and winner of the 1990 and 1997 Indianapolis 500 races. He was inducted into the Indianapolis Motor Speedway Hall of Fame in 2009, and the Motorsports Hall of Fame of America in 2014. He is also known as "The Flying Dutchman". Luyendyk won a total of seven Indy car races, including three in the CART series, all of them on ovals....  more
    • Age: 67
    • Birthplace: Sommelsdijk, Kingdom of the Netherlands
  • Arie Luyendyk Jr. (; Dutch: [ˈaːri ləjɛnˈdik]; born 18 September 1981) is a Dutch-American auto racing driver and son of two-time Indianapolis 500 winner Arie Luyendyk. He has competed mostly in North America where his father lives and made his career. Luyendyk is best known for competing in the Indy Lights Series where he finished 2nd, 3rd and 4th in the Championship over a number of years. He was named a test-driver in A1 Grand Prix alongside Jeroen Bleekemolen for A1 Team The Netherlands starting the 2007–08 season.Luyendyk has competed in various sports-car series competing in the 12 Hours of Sebring and the 24 Hours of Daytona. He was a contestant on ABC's dating competition The...  more
    • Age: 39
    • Birthplace: 's-Hertogenbosch, Kingdom of the Netherlands

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  • Bernardus Marinus "Ben" Pon (9 December 1936 in Amersfoort, Netherlands) is a vintner and former Olympian and motor racing driver from the Netherlands. He competed in one Formula One race, the 1962 Dutch Grand Prix, but had a far longer career in sports car racing, before turning his back on the track to concentrate on the wine trade. He also represented the Netherlands in clay pigeon shooting at the 1972 Summer Olympics, finishing 31st....  more
    • Age: 84
    • Birthplace: Leiden, Kingdom of the Netherlands
  • Johan Gerard "Boy" Hayje (born 3 May 1949, Amsterdam) is a former racing driver from the Netherlands. He participated in seven Formula One Grands Prix, debuting on 29 August 1976. He scored no championship points. After time spent racing saloon cars and winning the Dutch Formula Ford championship, Hayje raced in Formula 5000 and Formula 3. He drove a privately entered Penske in his home grand prix in 1976, before a difficult period in Formula One the following year driving a March for RAM Racing. Once his Formula One career was over, Hayje raced in the European Renault 5 Turbo championship....  more
    • Age: 72
    • Birthplace: Amsterdam, Netherlands