In certain families, speed is an inheritance that is passed from generation to generation. There are examples in all parts of the world and in various specialties, of course that inheritance takes on a greater dimension in the F1 for all that the category means. Although running in the Maximum is not easy, from its birth in 1950 to the present there have been several cases of parents and children that deserve to be highlighted.
The Australian Jack BrabhamChampion in 1959, 1960 and 1966 and creator of one of the most successful teams in the division, he had two of his heirs compete in F.1, although neither of them managed to excel as he did. David he started 20 Grands Prix between 1990 and 1994 and was only able to finish in seven, although he did manage to shine in long-term races (he won the 24 Hours of Le Mans in 2009). While Gary had worse luck since it did not qualify in the two dates in which it was presented in 1990.
The same cannot be said for the english hill, which at different times managed to transcend. Dad Graham he made his mark with the 1962 and 1968 championships and 14 victories. But he was also the only driver in history to achieve the Triple Crown, that is, win the Monaco Grand Prix of F-1 (1963, 1964, 1965, 1968 and 1969), the Indianapolis 500 (1966) and 24 Hours of Le Mans (1972). While your son Damon, won the 1996 title and garnered 22 victories. During his campaign in F.1 he achieved so much prestige that after retiring he was appointed President of the British Pilots Club, ownership that he exercised between 2006 and 2011.
Another clan that managed to transcend was that of the Villeneuves from Canada. Gilles, that started with tradition, is rated as one of the most spectacular runners of its time. He was runner-up in 1979 and achieved six successes. He became a myth after losing his life at the 1982 Belgian GP. Jacques, who was 11 years old when his father died, was a worthy successor: he was champion in 1997 and achieved 11 wins. Additionally, he won the Indianapolis 500 in 1995, prior to his F-1 debut.
The brazilian Nelson Piquet it remained with the scepter of the category in 1981, 1983 and1987; but his son Nelsinho it passed without pain or glory. He made his debut in 2008 and left before the end of the 2009 tournament amid a scandal known as "crashgate" which was when Flavio Briatore (then Renault team manager), ordered him to do a spin in the middle of the 2008 Singapore GP to benefit his Spanish teammate's strategy. Fernando Alonso.
And the same happened with the Americans Andretti. Mario it was crowned in 1978 with the famous Lotus with ground effect; while Michael had a fleeting step in 1993 with McLaren and the Brazilian Ayrton Senna as a partner.
There is also the case of the Brazilians Fittipaldi. Wilson he ran 35 Grands Prix between 1972 and 1975, with a fifth place as the best result; Y Christian, 43 between 1992 and 1994, with two fourth places among his achievements. None came to equal Emerson Fittipaldi, Wilson's brother and Christian's uncle, who won the 1972 and 1974 championships and is still honored today as one of the great legends of the category.
They are also the Danes Magnussen: Jan, which ran between 1995 and 1998; Y Kevin, started at McLaren in 2014 and currently at Haas, and the dutch Verstappen us Jos, which competed in the 1990s with some prominence; Y Max, who already showed his talent in Toro Rosso, first; and at Red Bull, today.
While the steps of the Finn Keke rosberg, crowned in 1980, followed Nico (born in Germany), who was runner-up in 2014 and 2015 and achieved the title in 2016, after which he retired.
Separate paragraph for the Scheckters of South Africa. While Jody he was champion in 1979 with his son Ferrari Tomas He became a Jaguar tester in 2001, but was left with the desire to run after being fired for requesting the services of two prostitutes ...