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Who in your opinion has had the best name in Formula 1's history?

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    Yes.. the most ‘racey’ name.

    In my opinion it has to be Giancarlo Fisichella or Jos Verstappen.

    #176646

    Another vote for Giancarlo Fisichella.

    I was also a fan of Scott Speed as well as Ricardo Patrese.

    #176647
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    I think Stirling Moss and Jenson Button are great British racing names.

    Fisi is good too (in terms of name, not so much in the sense of driving ability).

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    I’m sure someone will remember, someone did a thread along similar lines to this before and there was some British driver from the Fifties with an extravagant double-barreled name like Chuffington-Brown or something, can anyone remember? Or did I dream it?

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    Elio de Angelis

    It’s a pity Will Power never made it to F1 though.

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    Jacky Ickx

    #176651
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    Jonny – your comment reminded me of the 2006 British GP edition of the F1 Rejects podcasts, talking about the top 10 posh British driver names: http://www.f1rejects.com/podcasts/index.html

    10th – Rodney Nuckey

    9th – Horace Gould

    8th – Stuart Lewis-Evans

    7th – Archie Scott Brown

    6th – John Campbell-Jones

    5th – Brian Shawe-Taylor

    4th – John Riseley-Prichard

    3rd – Philip Fotheringham-Parker

    2nd – Desmond Titterington

    1st – Robin Montgomerie-Charrington

    If those aren’t great racing names I don’t know what are :D

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    As Zadak onces said…

    Zonta is a really cool racing name.

    Heinz-Harald Frentzen is about as awesome as a driving name gets, it just sounds like he’s going to be really fast.

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    Stevo
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    I have just one word for you…Geki

    Some other interesting ones:

    Tom Jones

    Basil van Rooyan

    Nanni Galli

    Jose Carlos Pace

    #176654
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    Prisoner Monkeys
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    Juan Manuel Fangio

    Ricardo Zunino

    #176655
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    Giancarlo Fisichella is a great one. So many Italian racers names sound fast…

    Michele Alboreto

    Giancarlo Baghetti

    Luigi Fagioli

    Andrea Montermini

    Alessandro Nannini

    Vincenzo Sospiri

    #176656
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    Scott Speed.

    #176657
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    As Zadak once said…

    Anything with Juan as a first name.

    It sounds like one, so cool for racing

    #176658
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    Juan Pablo Montoya

    Roberto Pupo Moreno

    Andrea de Cesaris

    #176659
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    Zadak… may I ask why you have begun speaking so strangely lately?

    Tom L- Great tip! That was one of F1 Rejects’ best top tens in my opinion

    I nominate Wolfgang Alexander Albert Eduard Maximilian Reichsgraf Berghe von Trips (you can call him Wolfy T)

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