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Famous Racecar Drivers from the Netherlands

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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.

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  • Jonkheer Karel Pieter Antoni Jan Hubertus (Carel) Godin de Beaufort (10 April 1934 – 2 August 1964) was a Dutch nobleman and motorsport driver from the Netherlands. He competed in Formula One between 1957 and 1964....  more
    • Age: Dec. at 30 (1934-1964)
    • Birthplace: Netherlands
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    Charles Zwolsman, Jr.

    Charles Zwolsman Jr. (born June 15, 1979, in Lelystad, Netherlands) is a race car driver who formerly competed in the Champ Car World Series. He is the son of former sports car racing driver Charles Zwolsman Sr., who competed in the late 1980s and early 1990s.Zwolsman started racing go karts before competing in Formula Ford, Formula Renault and Formula 3 in Europe. He finished 16th and 17th during his two seasons in the Formula 3 Euro Series before moving his career to the United States. In 2005 Zwolsman made his debut in the Toyota Atlantic series with Condor Motorsports. The unknown driver made an impression quickly; he was fastest in qualifying in the first race at Long Beach. However,...  more
    • Age: 42
    • Birthplace: Lelystad, Kingdom of the Netherlands
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    Christijan Albers

    Christijan Albers (Christijan Albers ) (born 16 April 1979 in Eindhoven) is a Dutch professional racing driver. After success in the DTM he drove in Formula One from 2005 until the 2007 British Grand Prix, shortly after which he was dropped by the Spyker F1 team. In 2008, he returned to the DTM series as a driver for the Audi Futurecom TME team. Albers acted as Team Principal and CEO of the Caterham F1 Team from July to September 2014 after it was acquired by new team owners. ...  more
    • Age: 42
    • Birthplace: Eindhoven, Kingdom of the Netherlands
  • Andre "Dries" van der Lof (23 August 1919 in Emmen – 24 May 1990 in Enschede) was a racing driver from the Netherlands. Van der Lof was an industrialist whose factory manufactured electric cable, and competed as an amateur in motorsport events. He participated in one World Championship Grand Prix, the 1952 Dutch Grand Prix on 17 August 1952, where together with Jan Flinterman he was the first driver from the Netherlands to compete in a Formula One World Championship race. Entering an HWM 52, he retired from the race after 70 laps and scored no championship points. He later bought a Maserati 250F and competed in historic racing until the 1980s....  more
    • Age: Dec. at 70 (1919-1990)
    • Birthplace: Emmen, Netherlands, Kingdom of the Netherlands