David Hobbs Biography, Wiki, Height, Weight, Racing Career & More

David Hobbs Biography: David Wishart Hobbs is a former racing driver from the United Kingdom. From the mid-1970s to 1996, he was an analyst for CBS, Speed from 1996 to 2012, and NBC from 2013 to 2017. Hobbs was named to the FIA’s list of graded drivers in 1969, a group of 27 drivers considered the greatest in the world based on their achievements.

David Hobbs Biography

David Hobbs Biography: David Hobbs was born in Royal Leamington Spa, England, on June 9, 1939, just months before World War II. As of 2024, he is 85 years old. His international racing career spanned 30 years, including sports cars, touring cars, Indy cars, IMSA, Can-Am, and Formula One competitions. He has competed in the Indianapolis 500 and the Daytona 24 Hours. The first time he participated in the 24 Hours of Le Mans event in 1962, he finished in eighth place, followed by a pole position and a third-place finish.

David Hobbs Biography
David Hobbs Biography

David Hobbs Wiki

NameDavid Hobbs
Date Of BirthJune 9, 1939
Age85 years old (as of 2024)
Birth PlaceRoyal Leamington Spa, England
Height5ft 10inch
Zodiac SignGemini
ProfessionRacing Driver
Net WorthN/A
Car CollectionN/A

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David Hobbs Biography
David Hobbs Biography

David Hobbs Career

Hobbs was scheduled to make his F1 Grand Prix debut for Tim Parnell Racing at the 1965 French Grand Prix in Clermont-Ferrand, but he was hospitalized for three weeks due to a severe car accident. In 1971 Hobbs won the L&M 5000 Continental Championship while driving a McLaren M10B-Chevrolet for Carl Hogan of St. Louis, Missouri.

That year, he won five of eight races at Laguna Seca, Seattle, Road America, Edmonton, and Lime Rock. Twelve years later, in 1983, he also won the Trans-Am Series championship. In addition, he participated in two NASCAR Winston Cup races in 1976, including leading two laps in the 1976 Daytona 500 and one International Race of Champions race in 1979.

Hobbs, Bob Varsha, and former Benetton mechanic Steve Matchett provided commentary for Formula One and GP2 races until 2013, the SCCA Valvoline runoffs, and the 24 Hours of Daytona sections.

From 1979 to 1996, he was a color commentator and feature/pit reporter for CBS’s Daytona 500 coverage. From 1996 to 2013, he worked as a color commentator for Speed before moving to NBCSN in 2013. From 1988 to 1992, he also worked for ESPN as an analyst for their Formula 1 coverage.

David Hobbs Personal Life

David Hobbs father was Howard Fredrick Hobbs, who was an Australian-born engineer and inventor who developed an early version of the automatic transmission, known as Mecha Matic.

Currently, Hobbs lives with his wife, Margaret with who he has two sons, Gregory and Guy. They currently reside in Vero Beach, Florida. At this time Hobbs is enjoying his regiment life. In March 2023, David Hobbs Honda in Glendale, Wisconsin was sold to the Van Horn Automatic group. It was a car dealership which was opened by him in 1986.

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