Philip Fotheringham Parker
I’ll also add Toulo de Graffenried to the list!
PM – if we’re moving on to the worst names then I’m going to have to nominate 1930s legend Dick Seaman!
Other than that it’s a little amusing, I think d’Ambrosia is an awful name for a driver. To be named after rice pudding…
I agree with everybody who said Raikkonen, Lafitte, Arnoux and von Tripps, even more so now I know his full name.
I love the sound of Jerome’s full name. It just rolls off the tongue. I don’t even associate it with pudding any more.
Haha. The trouble is his name doesn’t come up very often, so when it does it just makes me hungry.
Technically Jerome is named after the food of the gods! Or maybe custard is the food of the gods…actually reading Homer I always pictured ambrosia as a creamy substance!
Il add my voice to
Ronnie Peterson (it just sounds fast)
Vittorio “The Monza Gorilla” Brambilla
I always had a soft spot for Jacques Laffite, especially with Murray Walker purring it out.
I like the names of many of the current IndyCar drivers. Will Power, Scott Dixon and Ryan Hunter-Reay, just to name some.
EDIT: Forgot about Alex Tagliani.
I loved hearing Murray Walker saying “And E-li-oh de An-ge-lis goes storming through” in his characteristic sing-song voice.
Straight out of a comic book!
How has nobody mentioned Zsolt Baumgartner?
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