DAVID HOBBS

Analyst, Formula One and IndyCar

Former  professional race car driver David Hobbs serves  as an analyst for NBC Sports Group’s coverage of Formula One.

Prior to joining NBC, Hobbs served as an analyst for SPEED’s coverage of Formula One™, GP2 races, Le Mans, Professional Sports Car and SCCA events. Hobbs began his television career with CBS in 1976 covering 17 consecutive telecasts of the Daytona 500. He joined ESPN in 1987 to provide coverage for Formula One™, Le Mans and U.S. racing series.

During his 30-year racing career, Hobbs drove nearly every kind of race car, including sports cars, IndyCar and Formula One™. He has participated in the world’s top races, including four Indianapolis 500s, and amassed 22 wins in a seven-year Formula 5000 career, second on the all-time win list. Hobbs finished third in his Formula One™ Grand Prix debut and had three third place finishes at the 24 Hours of Le Mans.

Hobbs currently lives in Milwaukee, Wis., with his wife, Margaret, with whom he has two sons, Gregory and Guy. He has appeared in the movie Cars 2, as announcer “David Hobbscap”, a 1963 Jaguar from Hobbs’ actual hometown of Royal Leamington Spa, England.