Dan Sciscente on Formula One’s Best

Dan Sciscente

Dan Sciscente

Canadian entrepreneur Dan Sciscente says that Formula One Racing is a staple of entertainment in his home country and offers a rundown of the sport’s best.

Nino Farina

Dan Sciscente points out that, although Nino Farina only won one race in his career, this Italian driver is significant for winning the first ever Formula One championship in 1950. Before his time in the driver’s seat, Nino Farina was known as Dr. Giuseppe Farina, having earned his doctorate from the University of Turin, says Dan Sciscente. The well-born and ambitious “Gentleman of Turin” served his country as a Calvary officer and soldier in the tank regime before the lure of steel horses had him pushing modern mechanics to its limit.

Mario Andretti

According to Dan Sciscente, no mention of F1 drivers would be complete without noting Andretti, who is billed as one of the best performing Americans in the sport. With over 100 career wins, Andretti has proven over and over again that he is a force with which to be reckoned. Dan Sciscente points out that Andretti won the 1978 Dutch Grand Prix and today remains the most recent American to win an F1 race. A racing legend for over 50 years, Andretti is the only driver in history to win races across numerous venues over a five-decade time span, says Dan Sciscente.

Jack Brabham

Australian-born Jack Brabham began his racing career in 1948 driving midget cars, says Dan Sciscente. This former flight mechanic served the Royal Australian Air Force and owned his own successful engine shop before winning three F1 championships in 1959, 1960, and 1966. Dan Sciscente expresses a deep respect for Brabham as both a driver and as a vehicle manufacturer and designer. Brabham is the only driver in the F1 circuit to ever win a series World Championship behind the wheel of one of his own vehicles, mentions Dan Sciscente.

Jenson Button

Dan Sciscente says this 32 year old Brit won the 2009 F1 World Championship after finding an interest in racing early in life. According to Dan Sciscente, Button was only eight years old when his father, John Button, got him his very first open wheeled racing kart. The senior Button was well-known in England as a Rallycross driver in the 1970s, so it was no surprise that Jenson would follow in his father’s footsteps. Button is famous for being the youngest driver in history to claim victory in the European Super A Championship, points out Dan Sciscente.

Dan Sciscente has been an avid racing fan for as long as he can recall. This Canadian businessman says that when the Grand Prix stops in Montreal, he is one of the loudest supporters of the sport. Dan Sciscente’s favorite F1 competition car: the Ferrari. Sciscente hopes to one day own a 599 GTO.

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