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Name: David Hobbs  
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Date of Birth: 9th June 1939
Place of Birth: Leamington Spa, Warwickshire, England, UK
Profession: Racing driver
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Hobbs in the pitlane of the Indianapolis Motor Speedway at the 2005 United States Grand Prix
David Hobbs
Nationality English
Active years 1967 - 1968, 1971, 1974
Team(s) BRM, Honda, McLaren
Race starts 6
Championships 0
Wins 0
Podium finishes 0
Pole positions 0
Fastest laps 0
First Grand Prix 1967 British Grand Prix
First win
Last win
Last Grand Prix 1974 Italian Grand Prix

David Hobbs (b. June 9, 1939) is a British former racing driver currently employed as a SPEED Channel commentator.

Hobbs was born in Royal Leamington Spa, England just months before the outbreak of World War II. He has a vast, 30-year history of international driving experience at all levels of motor sports, including sports cars, touring cars, Indy cars, IMSA and Formula One. He has participated in both the Indianapolis 500, 24 Hours of Daytona, and the 24 Hours of Le Mans.

In 1971, Hobbs won the Formula 5000 championship; twelve years later, he would claim the 1983 Trans-Am Series championship as well. He has raced in the renowned 24 hours of Le Mans twenty times, with a pole position and a best finish of third (which he achieved three times) to his credit.

Hobbs provides commentary for Formula One races and the SCCA Valvoline runoffs. He 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, which is still doing business; the company takes great pride in its customer and employee relations, with many original employees still working for the company after 17 years. Hobbs's eldest son Greg has also taken an active role in the company. His youngest, Guy, worked for SPEED as a pit reporter on their sports car coverage.

Formula One results

Season Date GP Location Team Driver# Pos Grid Report
1967 July 15 British Grand Prix Silverstone BRM 20 8 14 Report
1967 August 27 Canadian Grand Prix Mosport Park BRM 12 9 12 Report
1968 September 8 Italian Grand Prix Monza Honda 15 Ret 14 Report
1971 October 3 United States Grand Prix Watkins Glen McLaren-Ford 31 10 22 Report
1974 August 18 Austrian Grand Prix Osterreichring McLaren-Ford 33 7 17 Report
1974 September 8 Italian Grand Prix Monza McLaren-Ford 33 9 23 Report

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