Eddie Irvine: career and photos
Edmund Irvine is an Irishman, who is known throughout the world as the finest racer of Formula One.
Born Edmund Irvine, known throughout the world asEddie Irvine, November 10, 1965. His homeland is Ireland, more precisely, its northern part, where the town of Conlig is located. Currently, the British racing driver lives in the Irish city of Dublin.
Even in his childhood, Eddie Irvine began to get involved in motor racing, and his idol was always James Hunt, whom he later met personally.
His career in car racing Eddie Irvine began early. So, at the age of eighteen, he began to take part in the body races, which were held in his city.
And only after that, since 1988, hebecomes a participant in the Formula-3 car racing, and only then, since 1989, Eddie Irvine accepts the invitation and becomes a member of the Jordan team. This allows him to participate in the "Formula-3000". Together with the team, he was able to take an honorable third place at this championship.
Member of the team "Jordan"
In 1993 Eddie Irvine participated in the"Formula 1". This World Cup was held in Japan, and for the young racing driver, he was the first. Then his debut took place in the team "Jordan". But there was a scandal, which even went into a fight. This happened due to the fact that during the race there was some misunderstanding. But all the same the young man could take the sixth place in this first race for him.
Until 1996, Eddie continued to play for the team"Jordan". And with each race, his results only improved. Gradually changed and the driving style, which at first only hindered him, constantly leading to scandals. His style of driving a racing car has become masterful, stable, professional, confident.
For six years, from 1993 to 1999,participated in all the championships, always improving his result. And the most successful moment in his career as part of the team, "Jordan" was the result of the Grand Prix, which was held in Canada in 1995.
The first public scandal occurred with Eddie himselfthe beginning of his career, when he became a member of the team "Jordan" race "Formula 1". Eddie Irvine, whose photo is presented in the article, fought for a prize place with the famous pilot Damon Hill. He walked slowly, and Eddie could easily overtake him. But then a whole circle managed to overtake him Ayrton Senna, who at that time was in the lead. But with this maneuver he deprived the young and still inexperienced race driver of the opportunity to improve his position.
Irvine Eddie decided to launch a counterattack and successfullyovertook the leading opponent. And after that he again continued to fight with that enemy, who walked slowly, without increasing the speed. But Senna somehow decided that the young race driver was intentionally interfering with him, and after the race he decided to sort it out. So began a big scandal, which gradually went into a fight. But still in this his debut race, "Formula 1" Eddie scored a lot of points, which allowed him to take the sixth place.
The second scandal occurred with Eddie Irvine, a careerwhich developed successfully, at the Grand Prix, which was held in Brazil. In 1994, he became not only a participant, but also the culprits of the fact that an accident occurred, which included three racing cars. For such a violation he was forbidden to participate in one race.
Team Jordan, of which he was a member,made an attempt to lodge a protest. But for the fact that they decided to challenge the fair decision, the punishment of the young rider increased, and he was disqualified for participation in three races.
A new scandal occurred in 1996, whenawarding Irvine, who was in third place in the Grand Prix, held in Australia, the flag of Ireland was hung out, and in the credits for television programs the flag of Britain was shown.
Member of the team "Ferrari"
In 1996, the team "Ferrari" completelythe lineup is updated, and Irvine is lucky: he gets into the new line-up of this legendary racing team. His partner is the famous racer Michael Schumacher. But in the contract it was stipulated that all the advantages went to Schumacher, and Irvine was just a co-pilot. Under the contract, the young rider needed to comply with all the conditions for the victory of his partner: to restrain rivals and skip it if necessary.
Peak of his racing career as a member of the team"Ferrari" Eddie Irvine reaches in 1999 in Canada, where he was first simply knocked out of the track. But the young and purposeful driver not only returns to the track, but also restores himself in the position he was in before. And it triumphs.
After this stunning success, there were two moreThe race in which Eddie also vividly proved himself and won. After that, Eddie Irvine was able to enter the world championship leaders. But the victory was marred by the deterioration of relations with the leaders of the team in which he participated. All this led to the fact that he lost in points and lost to his opponent. But he was declared the vice-champion and took the second position on the honorable pedestal.
Member of the team "Jaguar"
Still being in the team "Ferrari",participating in the Grand Prix in Canada, a young and successful racer signs a contract with the team "Jaguar". But after the first races, Eddie was disappointed that he had concluded this three-year contract. The technique that was provided to him, was practically not adapted to participate in the race, so to win them there was not the slightest chance.
Despite even such conditions of work, Irvinecould come third, and it was several times. And this result was the best for the team for many years of its existence, because the rest of the riders who also signed a contract with this team could not enter even the top six.
In 2001, at the Grand Prix race, which took placein Belgium, Eddie suddenly encountered Luciano Burti, who was once his partner. The opponent got seriously injured and immediately lost consciousness. Eddie himself led his salvation and even dismantled the rubble. This helped to save Burti's life.
In 2002, the contract with this team was completed,and Eddie decided to return to the "Jordan", but they chose the pilot who could pay for their participation. And Irvine was ready to participate in the team for free.
Eddie Irvine: personal life and biography
With his wife Eddie met in 1988,when he participated in the "Formula-3". His chosen one is Maria Drummond. With his wife, despite strong love and respect, Eddie lives separately. He believes that this way they will be able to stay interested in each other for a longer time and have a good relationship.
Always interesting to fans of motor racing personal liferacer, for example Eddie Irvine. Children have a race driver. Zoya's daughter is for him the greatest wealth in life, although we know that in money the famous racing driver never needed.