Eddie Irvine Biography: Edmund Irvine Jr. is a former British Formula One race car driver from Northern Ireland who began his career in 1993.
Eddie Irvine Biography
Eddie Irvine Biography: Edmund Irvine Jr. was born in Newtownards, County Down, Northern Ireland, on November 10, 1965, to Edmund Sr. and Kathleen Irvine. He grew up in Conlig and went to Regent House Grammar School as a child. He first became interested in racing when he was a child when he went to the British Grand Prix with his family. Eddie started racing for himself in Formula Ford in 1983, winning his first race the following year at Brands Hatch. In 1989, he competed in the International Formula 3000 Championship, finishing eighth. He participated in the 24 Hours of Le Mans in 1992, and his performance earned him a place in Formula One.
Eddie Irvine Wiki
|Date Of Birth||November 10, 1965|
|Birth Place||Newtownards, United Kingdom|
|Net Worth||$130 Million|
|Car Collection||Porsche 930, Ferrari F355 Spider, Ferrari 812 Superfast|
Eddie Irvine’s Personal Life
Eddie Irvine and his ex-girlfriend Maria Drummond met during the Macau Grand Prix in 1988 and have one daughter, Zoe. Eddie is not currently known to be dating anyone, but many regard him as a playboy. He has also established a strong reputation for speaking his opinion, frequently irritating other racers.
Eddie Irvine’s Net Worth
According to several internet resources (Wikipedia, Forbes, IMDB), the most well-known Former motorsports racing driver Eddie Irvine has a net worth of approximately $130 million.
Eddie Irvine Career
Irvine debuted in Formula One in the season’s penultimate race, the Japanese Grand Prix, driving alongside Rubens Barrichello for the Jordan Grand Prix team. He made an immediate impression by collecting a point with a sixth-place finish, overtaking race leader, and eventual winner Ayrton Senna. Senna, angered by what he perceived to be “unprofessional” driving, confronted Irvine in the Jordan hospitality fit after the race and, following an altercation, punched Irvine, resulting in a two-race suspension with a two-race suspension. Irvine was forced to withdraw from the final Australian race due to accident damage. Irvine finished 22nd in the Drivers’ Championship after two races with a single point.
Irvine remained in Jordan for 1994, and Barrichello was again his partner. In Brazil’s initial round, Irvine was involved in a four-car collision. He received a one-race suspension and a $10,000 sanction from the race officials. Irvine appealed the decision to the FIA, but his appeal was denied on 6 April, and the penalty was increased to a three-race suspension. Aguri Suzuki filled his seat in the subsequent Pacific Grand Prix with Andrea de Cesaris in San Marino and Monaco.
Irvine completed the first race of the season in Australia in third place, where he started after qualifying ahead of his new teammate, the two-time World Champion Michael Schumacher. In the following race in Brazil, he finished outside of the points in seventh place, and in Argentina, he placed fifth. At the European Grand Prix, he collided with Olivier Panis, causing both drivers to retire from the competition. The fourth-place finish at the Grand Prix of San Marino was followed by eight consecutive retirements due to unreliability or involvement in racing incidents. Irvine finished fifth at the Portuguese Grand Prix but retired from the season-ending race at Suzuka. With 11 points, Irvine finished tenth in the Drivers’ Championship.
In 2002, Irvine successfully sued TalkSport Radio for distorting his image in a print advertisement as personal support. Eight years later, he co-hosted the LG Grand Prix Show, a half-hour program on the station, with regular Sunday evening host Andy Goldstein. On 24 July 2003, Irvine was arrested for operating a scooter through Hyde Park at over 30 mph without a license or insurance. He was scheduled to appear before the Bow Street Magistrates but did not. An arrest warrant with bail was issued.