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Motorsports celebrities usually earn nicknames. Here are 90 to whet your appetite.

Little Godfather - Bernie Ecclestone
The Professor - Alain Prost
Walker the Talker/Muddly Talker - Murray Walker
Andrea de Crasheris - Andrea de Cesaris
The Flying Dentist - Tony Brooks
The Black Prince/Emmo/Rato - Emerson Fittipaldi
Black Jack - Jack Brabham
The Maestro - Juan Manuel Fangio
Uncle Ken - Ken Tyrell
The Madman/The Rainmaster/Magic/Track Brat/São Paulo taxi driver - Ayrton Senna
The Bear - Denny Hulme
Niki/The Rat/The Computer - Andreas Lauda
Monza Gorilla/Tino - Vittorio Brambilla
Air Canada/The High Priest of Destruction - Gilles Villeneuve
Il Commendatore/The Pope of the North/The Old Man - Enzo Ferrari
Captian Nice - Mark Donohue
Il Leone/Our Nige/Red Five - Nigel Mansell
Keke/The Moustache of the Year ‘82 - Keijo Rosberg
The Joker - Nelson Piquet
Son of the Devil - Tazio Nuvolari
Iceman - Kimi Raikkonen
Magic Alonso/El Nano/Nando - Fernando Alonso
The Bike - Mike Hailwood
Ciccio (Italian, “butch”) - Alberto Ascari
Clay - Gianclaudio Regazzoni
Count von Crash/Taffy - Wolfgang von Trips
Fletcher - Jody Scheckter
Hunt the Shunt - James Hunt
Koby/Cowboyashi - Kamui Kobayashi
Jackie - John Y. Stewart
Il Grande John (Italian, “John the Great”) - John Surtees
John Bute - John Crichton
Johnny Carwash - Giovanni Lavaggi
Wunderkind - Sebastian Vettel
Johnny Dumfries - John Crichton-Stuart
Jos/Jos the Boss - Johannes Verstappen
Kamikaze - Ukyo Katayama
King of Monaco/Mr. Monaco - Graham Hill
Felipe Baby - Felipe Massa
Lella - Maria Grazia Lombardi
Lill Lövis (Swedish, “The Little Leaf”) - Stefan Johansson
El Lole (Spanish, “The Bull”) - Carlos Reutemann
Mad Ronald/Super Swede - Ronnie Peterson
Mr. Innovator - John Barnard
Mr. Motor Racing - Stirling Moss
Webbo - Mark Webber
Quick Nick - Nick Heidfeld
Schumi/Schu/Schuey/Red Baron/Rain Master - Michael Schumacher
Steady/Fast Eddie - Eddie Irvine
Under-A-Cheever - Eddie Cheever
Vyborg Rocket - Vitaly Petrov
Greek God - Heikki Huovinen
Hulk - Nico Hulkenberg
Glockdog - Timo Glock
Rubinho - Rubens Barrichello
The Kube - Robert Kubica
Checo - Sergio Perez
JB - Jenson Button

Wikipedia has an impressive list: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_motorsports_people_by_nickname

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Tue Mar 25 2014 22:52:47 GMT+0000 (Coordinated Universal Time)

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