David Wishart Hobbs
(born 9 June 1939 in Royal Leamington Spa
, England) H. H. Pitt and M. N. Wicks, The Pitt Family of Payneham
(Adelaide, 1977) is a British former racing driver
currently employed as a commentator for Speed
Channel. In 1969 Hobbs was included in the F.I.A.
list of graded drivers, an elite group of 27 drivers who by their achievements were rated the best in the world.F.I.A. Year Book of Automobile Sport
, P.S.L. Publications Limited., London, 1969.
Hobbs currently lives in Milwaukee
, Wisconsin with his wife Margaret, with whom he has two sons, Gregory and Guy. In 1986, Hobbs opened a car dealership, David Hobbs Honda, in Glendale
, Wisconsin, which is still in business. His youngest son, Guy, worked for Speed as a pit reporter on their sports car coverage. Hobbs was inducted into the Motorsports Hall of Fame of America
Hobbs was born just months before the outbreak of World War II
, and has a vast, 30-year history of international driving experience at all levels of motor sports, including sports cars
, touring cars
, Indy cars
and Formula One
. He has participated in the Indianapolis 500
and the 24 Hours of Daytona
. He made twenty starts in the 24 Hours of Le Mans
race, finishing in 8th place at the first attempt in 1962, following with a pole position
and a best finish of third (in 1969
) to his credit.
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