Date of Birth: 28/06/1979
Hobbies: Mountain Biking, Fitness, Computer Games
Interests: Motorsport and Music



  • Runner-up Formula A1 Carting Championship


  • Winner of Formula Ford DHL Star of Tomorrow
  • Winner of Phoenix Park Motor Races
  • Awarded Dunlop Sexton Trophy for Driver of the Year


  • Winner of Ford of Ireland Championship
  • Awarded Dunlop Sexton Trophy for Driver of the Year
  • Awarded Barney Manley Trophy for best Irish International Driver chosen by the media


  • Signed for Van Diemen Works Team in the UK to compete in the British and European Formula Ford Championships
  • Named Motorsports News “Race Ace” for his overtaking maneuvers at Brands Hatch.

31 May 1999

Neil was tragically killed while competing in the fifth round of the British Championship at Oulton Park, Cheshire.


  1. Bernice Donohoe says:

    Lovely website guys. We often think of Neil in our house. Hope everyone is doing well.

  2. Sara Wiler says:

    Its a wonderful website and a lovely tribute to a man of which we are all so proud! x

  3. Dear Mr. & Mrs. Shanahan,

    My thanks to you for creating this Memorial website for you son, Neil.

    Being from Indianapolis, Indiana (USA), I have been a fan of Formula One racing since childhood.

    You can be proud of Neil’s accomplishments in his chosen career, although his life was cut short, you can take comfort in knowing that he was doing what he loved, and God was with him then, and he is with God now.

    With this page, Neil Shanahan will live forever.

    Michael Phelps
    16 October 2016

    • Mary Shanahan says:

      Thank you so much for your beautiful words Mike, I believe that Neil is with God, and some day our family will be together again.
      Mary, Liam & Clare.

  4. Mikey Rowe says:

    Great website and tribute to Neil. I was at Oulton Park that day as a Spector and I go to oulton park most weekends with my young son now. I think about Neil every time I drive through the gates on a Saturday morning. God bless

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