Eddie Irvine

Racing Driver
Born Nov 10, 1965

Edmund "Eddie" Irvine, Jr. is a former racing driver from Northern Ireland. He grew up in Conlig, County Down, and was influenced by his parents, who were also involved in motor racing. His father, Edmund Sr, and his sister, Sonia, worked with him during his career. His professional racing career began in 1983 and he progressed to Formula Three racing in 1988, before moving on to Formula 3000 in 1989.… Read More

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Learn about the memorable moments in the evolution of Eddie Irvine.


1965 Birth Irvine was born on 10 November 1965 in Newtownards, County Down in Northern Ireland, to Edmund Sr. and Kathleen. … Read More


1983 17 Years Old Irvine began to compete with racing cars in 1983, encouraged by his father; Irvine was initially interested in motorcycle racing, but his parents thought the sport too dangerous and so was forced to engage in the Formula Ford.
1984 18 Years Old After participating in some races, in 1984 he won his first race at Brands Hatch, occasion which also won the award for best pilot.


1987 - 1990 2 More Events
1991 25 Years Old During 1991, Irvine raced for Cerumo Racing where he clinched one victory with 17 points scored to finish seventh in the Drivers' Championship.
1992 26 Years Old Irvine first appeared in the 24 Hours of Le Mans in 1992 SARD driving a Toyota Group C car alongside Roland Ratzenberger and Eje Elgh. … Read More
1994 28 Years Old Irvine remained at Jordan for 1994 and was again partnered by Barrichello. … Read More


1996 - 1998 2 More Events
…  He was the runner-up in 1999 Formula One World Drivers' Championship, driving for Ferrari. … Read More
2001 35 Years Old Irvine remained at Jaguar for 2001 and was partnered by Luciano Burti. … Read More
In June, it was confirmed that Irvine and de la Rosa would be retained by Jaguar for 2002. … Read More
2003 37 Years Old On 24 July 2003, Irvine was arrested after being caught driving a scooter over 30 mph through Hyde Park without a licence or insurance. … Read More
2004 38 Years Old Irvine played himself in the 2004 comedy The Prince and Me, which starred Julia Stiles. … Read More
2005 39 Years Old 1 More Event
Since leaving motorsport, Irvine became a media personality in Britain. He was also linked with the takeover of the Jordan and Minardi teams in 2005, with talks coming to nothing. … Read More


2006 40 Years Old 1 More Event
According to the Sunday Times Rich List, published in April 2006, Irvine was the fifth richest person of Northern Ireland at that time, having increased his personal fortune to approximately £160 million. … Read More
2014 48 Years Old On 9 January 2014, Irvine was sentenced to six months in prison after being found guilty of "mutual injury" following a brawl in a night club in Milan, Italy with Gabriele Moratti, son of former mayor of Milan Letizia Moratti. … Read More
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