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Famous Racecar Drivers from Scotland

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

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

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    Alister McRae

    Alister McRae (born 20 December 1970) is a British rally driver who competed in the World Rally Championship. He is the son of the five-time British Rally Champion Jimmy McRae and the younger brother of the late 1995 World Rally Champion, Colin McRae....  more
    • Age: Dec. at 36 (1970-2007)
    • Birthplace: Lanark, United Kingdom
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    Allan McNish

    Allan McNish (born 29 December 1969) is a British former racing driver, commentator, and journalist from Scotland. He is a three-time winner of the 24 Hours of Le Mans, most recently in 2013, as well as a three-time winner of the American Le Mans Series, which he last won in 2007. He won the FIA World Endurance Championship (FIA WEC) in 2013. He has also been a co-commentator and pundit for BBC Formula One coverage on TV, radio and online and is currently the team principal of the Audi Sport ABT Schaeffler Formula E team....  more
    • Age: 51
    • Birthplace: Dumfries, United Kingdom
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    Andrew Cowan

    Andrew Cowan (born 13 December 1936) is a Scottish former rally driver, and the founder and senior director of Mitsubishi Ralliart until his retirement on 30 November 2005. ...  more
    • Age: 84
  • Colin Steele McRae, (5 August 1968 – 15 September 2007) was a British rally driver from Lanark, Scotland. The son of five-time British Rally Champion Jimmy McRae and brother of rally driver Alister McRae, Colin McRae was the 1991 and 1992 British Rally Champion and, in 1995 became the first British person and the youngest to win the World Rally Championship Drivers' title, a record he still holds. McRae's outstanding performance with the Subaru World Rally Team enabled the team to win the World Rally Championship Constructors' title three times in succession in 1995, 1996 and 1997. After a four-year spell with the Ford Motor Co. team, which saw McRae win nine events, he moved to Citroën...  more
    • Age: Dec. at 39 (1968-2007)
    • Birthplace: Lanark, United Kingdom