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On This Day...
Year
Month
Day
1879
01
12
Ray Harroun born.
1881
08
24
Vincenzo Lancia born.
1881
09
15
Ettore Bugatti born.
1884
04
23
Bob Burman born.
1888
02
11
Fred Offenhauser born.
1892
11
15
Tazio Nuvolari born.
1892
11
16
Tazio Nuvolari born.
1893
06
16
The Ford Motor Company was established
1894
07
22
The first Motor racing event involving more than one car took place in France
1894
11
01
The American Motor League was formed
1898
02
18
Enzo Ferrari born.
1898
06
09
Luigi Fagioli born.
1898
08
18
Clernente Biondetti born.
1898
09
08
Tony Vandervell born.
1898
11
01
Arthur Legat born.
1898
12
18
The first ever land speed record of 34.24 mph was achieved by Count Chasseloup-Loubat
1899
06
23
Armedee Gordini born.
1899
08
03
Louis Chiron born.
1900
03
29
Bill Aston born.
1900
12
27
Hans Stuck born.
1901
01
30
Rudolf Caracciola born.
1901
04
01
Bill Whitehouse born.
1901
02
17
Mercedes made their motor racing debut at Pau in France
1902
10
31
Wilbur Shaw born.
1903
06
09
Felice Bonetto born.
1903
05
26
Marcel Renault died during the Paris-Madrid race
1905
11
05
Louis Rosier born.
1905
12
22
Pierre Levegh born.
1905
09
14
The first Tourist Trophy (TT) was held on the Isle Of Man in England
1906
05
26
Mauri Rose born.
1906
08
31
Raymond Sommer born.
1906
10
12
Piero Taruffi born.
1906
10
30
Giuseppe Farina born.
1906
11
17
Soichiro Honda born.
1906
06
26
The first Motor Racing event held at Le Mans was won by Ferencz Szizs driving a Renault
1907
12
18
Bill Holland born.
1908
11
15
Carlo Abarth born.
1909
04
06
Herman Lang born.
1909
05
16
Luigi Villoresi born.
1909
09
19
Ferdinand Porsche born.
1909
10
14
Bernd Rosemeyer born.
1909
11
11
Piero Scotti born.
1909
02
09
The Indianapolis Motor Speedway Corporation was formed
1909
06
05
First ever race at the Indianapolis motor speedway was held. It was a balloon race.
1909
08
19
The Indianapolis Motor Speedway opened
1910
08
10
Guy Mairesse born.
1910
09
16
Karl Kling born.
1910
10
08
Spider Webb born.
1911
03
28
Consalvo Sanesi born.
1911
06
24
Juan Manuel Fangio born.
1911
07
02
Reg Parnell born.
1911
01
21
The start of the first Monte Carlo Rally took place
1911
05
01
The gates opened for practice for the first Indy 500
1911
05
30
The first Indianapolis 500 took place (Won by Ray Haroun)
1912
03
22
Leslie Johnson born.
1912
10
07
Peter Walker born.
1912
11
01
David Bruce-Brown died in a practice crash at Milwaukee in the USA
1913
03
12
Duke Nalon born.
1913
03
15
Jack Fairman born.
1913
03
21
George Abecassis born.
1913
04
10
Duke Dinsmore born.
1913
08
17
Oscar Galvez born.
1913
10
27
Luigi Piotti born.
1913
12
15
Walt Ader born.
1914
01
19
Bob Gerard born.
1914
03
14
Lee Petty born.
1914
04
10
Paul Russo born.
1914
07
03
Carl Scarborough born.
1914
07
15
B Bira born.
1914
09
16
Josef Peters born.
1914
11
12
Peter Whitehead born.
1914
08
11
The first speed trials were held on the Bonneville Salt Flats in Utah , USA
1915
03
24
Eugene Martin born.
1915
10
26
Joe Fry born.
1915
11
29
Helmut Niedermayr born.
1916
03
21
Ken Wharton born.
1916
04
28
Ferrucio Lamborghini born.
1916
08
11
Johnny Claes born.
1916
09
12
Tony Bettenhausen born.
1916
09
15
Toni Branca born.
1916
11
12
Paul Emery born.
1916
04
08
Bob Burman and his riding mechanic died in a crash after their rear wheel collapsed during the Corona road race
1916
08
08
The first Pikes Peak Hill Climb event was held
1916
11
18
Lewis Jackson died in a crash during the American Grand Prize race. He was the first American to die in an International GP
1917
01
26
Edgar Barth born.
1917
04
25
Jean Lucas born.
1917
10
30
Maurice Trintigant born.
1918
01
24
Art Cross born.
1918
07
13
Alberto Ascari born.
1918
09
14
Georges Berger born.
1918
10
16
Tony Rolt born.
1918
11
01
Ken Miles born.
1918
12
13
Bill Vukovich born.
1919
01
15
Bill Stroppe born.
1919
03
04
Buck Baker born.
1919
11
04
Eric Thompson born.
1919
01
18
Bentley Motors was established in London , England
1919
02
12
Ralph DePalma set a new world land speed record of 149.875 mph driving a Packard
1920
01
05
Andre Simon born.
1920
02
03
Tony Gaze born.
1920
02
16
Tony Crook born.
1920
04
30
Duncan Hamilton born.
1920
07
18
Eric Brandon born.
1920
09
21
Ken McAlpine born.
1920
11
25
Gaston Chevrolet died after crashing during a National Championship race at Beverly Hills, California, USA
1921
01
10
Roger Ward born.
1921
02
16
Jean Behra born.
1921
03
06
Piero Carini born.
1921
03
23
Donald Campbell born.
1921
04
09
Jean Marie Balestre born.
1921
05
20
Aldo Gordini born.
1921
05
22
Marshall Teague born.
1921
06
29
Harry Schell born.
1921
09
20
Horace Gould born.
1921
10
02
Giorgio Scarlatti born.
1921
10
15
Al Pease born.
1921
11
05
Kurt Adolff born.
1921
12
21
Gunther Becham born.
1922
05
08
Tom Wheatcroft born.
1922
05
12
Roy Salvadori born.
1922
10
05
Froilan Gonzalez born.
1922
09
03
First race to be held at Monza , Italy
1922
09
17
Roscoe Sarles died in crash during a championship race at Kansas City, Missouri.
1922
05
08
Tom Wheatcroft born.
1923
01
11
Carroll Shelby born.
1923
03
18
Andy Granatelli born.
1923
03
24
Brian Naylor born.
1923
06
16
Ron Flockhart born.
1923
07
17
John Cooper born.
1923
10
10
Murray Walker born.
1923
11
29
Chuck Daigh born.
1923
12
12
Ken Kavanagh born.
1923
12
19
Onofre Marimon born.
1923
05
26
The first Le Man 24hr race was held in France
1923
09
04
Howdy Wilcox died in a crash at Altoona , Pennsylvania , USA
1923
10
28
The first permanent race track in Spain opened at Sitges
1924
01
12
Olivier Gendebien born.
1924
03
05
Ken Tyrrell born.
1924
05
03
Ken Tyrrell born.
1924
07
28
Luigi Musso born.
1924
08
28
Jimmy Daywalt born.
1924
10
24
George Amick born.
1924
12
07
John Love born.
1924
12
29
Carlo Chitti born.
1924
09
15
Jimmy Murphy died in a dirt track race in Syracuse, USA
1925
01
13
Ron Tauranac born.
1925
01
26
Paul Newman born.
1925
03
25
Don Freeland born.
1925
08
08
Len Sutton born.
1925
08
26
Bobby Ball born.
1925
11
19
Eddie Russo born.
1925
05
31
A fire at the Indianapolis Motor Speedway burnt the original 'Pagoda' timing and scoring tower to the ground
1925
07
26
Antonio Ascari died after crashing during the French Grand Prix at Montlhery
1925
09
27
Construction of the Nurburgring in Germany commenced
1926
01
06
Dick Rathman born.
1926
01
06
Pat Flaherty born.
1926
04
02
Jack Brabham born.
1926
04
11
Pete Lovely born.
1926
08
08
Piero Drago born.
1927
01
28
Jimmy Byran born.
1927
03
11
Dempsey Wilson born.
1927
03
15
Al Herman born.
1927
04
20
Phil Hill born.
1927
05
28
Eddie Sachs born.
1927
06
07
Charles De Tornaco born.
1927
10
04
Roberto Bussinello born.
1927
12
14
Hershel McGriff born.
1927
12
15
Bill Mackey born.
1927
02
04
Malcolm Campbell set a new Land Speed Record of 174.833 mph
1927
03
26
The first Mille Miglia road race began in Brescia , Italy
1927
08
15
Eddie Rickenbacker purchased the Indianapolis Motor Speedway for a rumored $700,000 from Carl Fisher and Jim Allison
1928
01
01
Hap Sharp born.
1928
01
12
Lloyd Ruby born.
1928
02
23
Hans Hermann born.
1928
05
04
Wolfgang von Trips born.
1928
05
18
Jo Schlesser born.
1928
05
19
Colin Chapman born.
1928
07
05
Elmer George born.
1928
07
16
Jim Rathmann born.
1928
07
26
Don Beauman born.
1928
09
06
Syd Watkins born.
1928
09
22
Eric Broadley born.
1928
10
01
Willy Mairesse born.
1928
10
04
Bob Scott born.
1928
10
11
Alfonso De Portago born.
1928
03
12
The British Racing Drivers club was formed
1928
03
13
Tazio Nuvolari won the Grand Prix of Tripoli in a Bugatti, This was his first International Motorsport victory
1928
03
26
What would become known as the first Australian Grand Prix was run at the Phillip Island circuit in Victoria , Australia
1928
04
25
Frank Lockhart died after crashing during a land speed record attempt at Daytona Beach , Florida , USA
1929
02
15
Graham Hill born.
1929
03
28
Paul England born.
1929
04
10
Mike Hawthorn born.
1929
09
17
Stirling Moss born.
1929
04
14
The first Monaco Grand Prix was held
1929
12
18
Bob Jane born.
1929
12
01
Scuderia Ferrari was formed
1930
01
31
Jo Bonnier born.
1930
03
11
Troy Ruttman born.
1930
06
12
Innes Ireland born.
1930
07
06
Ian Burgess born.
1930
07
12
Guy Ligier born.
1930
08
05
Richie Ginther born.
1930
09
23
Don Edmunds born.
1930
10
01
Frank Gardner born.
1930
10
10
Eugenio Castellotti born.
1930
10
28
Bernie Ecclestone born.
1931
01
30
Murray Carter born.
1931
03
06
Jimmy Stewart born.
1931
04
13
Dan Gurney born.
1931
04
14
Vic Wilson born.
1931
07
20
Tony Marsh born.
1931
09
24
Mike Parkes born.
1931
11
06
Peter Collins born.
1931
09
06
Philippe Etancelin and two spectators died when his Alfa Romeo crashed during a race at Monza, Italy.
1932
02
01
Xavier Perrot born.
1932
01
19
Alfredo “Dino” Ferrari born.
1932
02
25
Tony Brooks born.
1932
02
29
Masten Gregory born.
1932
03
17
Fred Gamble born.
1932
10
21
Cesare Perdisa born.
1932
11
15
Jerry Unser born.
1932
12
10
Ned Jarrett born.
1932
12
16
Henry Taylor born.
1932
05
29
The first ever race (a Motorcycle race) was held at the Hockenheimring in Germany
1933
03
02
Nino Vacarella born.
1933
03
23
John Taylor born.
1933
04
15
Mel Kenyon born.
1933
04
27
Bob Bondurant born.
1933
07
29
Colin Davis born.
1933
08
12
Parnelli Jones born.
1933
08
29
Alan Stacey born.
1933
10
18
Ludivico Scarfiotti born.
1933
11
08
Peter Arundell born.
1933
03
07
Domingo Bucci died 2 days after crashing during the Arrecifes road race in Argentina
1933
03
25
Fred Craner arranges the first ever motor race at Donington Park , England
1933
05
28
Bill Denver died in a crash during qualifying for the Indianapolis 500
1933
09
10
Count Stanislav Czaykowski died in a crash during the Italian Grand Prix at Monza
1934
01
20
Giorgio Bassi born.
1934
01
27
George Follmer born.
1934
01
31
Tino Brambilla born.
1934
02
11
John Surtees born.
1934
02
20
Bobby Unser born.
1934
03
27
Giampaolo Pavanello born.
1934
04
24
Mike Taylor born.
1934
05
13
Paddy Driver born.
1934
10
16
Peter Ashdown born.
1934
11
10
Lucien Bianchi born.
1934
11
27
George Follmer born.
1934
12
09
Wayne Weiler born.
1934
12
22
David Pearson born.
1934
12
25
Giancarlo Baghetti born.
1934
05
06
4WD was used in a Grand Prix car for the first time by Peter DePaolo in the Tripoli Grand Prix
1934
08
15
Guy Moll died after crashing during the Coppa Acerbo road race
1935
01
13
Mauro Forghieri born.
1935
01
16
AJ Foyt born.
1935
03
28
Hubert Hahne born.
1935
06
10
Vic Elford born.
1935
06
26
Carlo Facetti born.
1935
07
23
Jim Hall born.
1935
08
30
Gerhard Mitter born.
1935
11
05
Howard Strawford born.
1935
12
11
Ferdinand Alexander Porsche born.
1935
12
21
Lorenzo Bandini born.
1936
03
04
Jim Clark born.
1936
04
05
Ronnie Bucknum born.
1936
04
07
Leo Mehl born.
1936
06
18
Denny Hulme born.
1936
07
07
Jo Siffert born.
1936
07
25
Gerry Ashmore born.
1936
08
05
Gordon Johncock born.
1936
08
25
Gordon Johncock born.
1936
09
07
Brian Hart born.
1936
10
27
Dave Charlton born.
1936
11
01
Jackie Lewis born.
1936
11
16
Skip Barber born.
1936
11
16
Gianpaolo Dallara born.
1936
11
22
Jake Elder born.
1936
12
07
Bob Tullius born.
1936
12
12
Wally Dallenbach Snr born.
1936
12
26
Trevor Taylor born.
1936
12
30
Mike Spence born.
1937
02
09
Tony Maggs born.
1937
02
20
Roger Penske born.
1937
03
09
Brian Redman born.
1937
03
18
Mark Donohue born.
1937
03
19
Mike Pilbeam born.
1937
03
23
Craig Breedlove born.
1937
04
24
Reinhold Joest born.
1937
04
26
Jean Pierre Beltoise born.
1937
04
26
Gus Hutchison born.
1937
07
02
Richard Petty born.
1937
08
30
Bruce McLaren born.
1937
10
12
Paul Hawkins born.
1937
10
23
Geki born.
1937
11
11
Vittorio Brambilla born.
1937
12
02
Chris Bristow born.
1937
12
03
Bobby Allison born.
1937
02
15
Vincenzo Lancia died of a heart attack
1938
01
03
Ove Andersson born.
1938
01
07
Rauno Aaltonen born.
1938
01
12
Alan Rees born.
1938
02
04
Ralph Bellamy born.
1938
02
22
Timmy Mayer born.
1938
03
07
Janet Guthrie born.
1938
03
12
Johnny Rutherford born.
1938
05
28
Eppie Wietzes born.
1938
07
03
Michael Kranefuss born.
1938
09
27
Morris 'Mo' Nunn born.
1938
11
14
Barrie Williams born.
1938
12
22
Bob Lazier born.
1938
01
28
Bernd Rosemeyer died during the Frankfurt speedweek
1938
04
18
Mt Panorama , Bathurst held it's first ever motor race , The 1938 Australian Grand Prix
1938
09
27
The Mercedes and Auto Union teams flee the Donington Grand Prix fearing an imminent outbreak of war
1938
09
28
Mercedes and Auto Union teams ordered to go back to Donington by the Nazi's
1938
09
29
The Donington Grand Prix is cancelled after the German teams flee for the second time
1939
01
30
Bernard Dudot born.
1939
02
27
Peter Revson born.
1939
03
23
Robin Herd born.
1939
03
27
Cale Yarborough born.
1939
05
25
Mike Harris born.
1939
05
26
Cesare Fiorio born.
1939
05
29
Al Unser Snr born.
1939
05
30
Dieter Quester born.
1939
06
09
David Hobbs born.
1939
06
11
Jackie Stewart born.
1939
09
05
Clay Regazzoni born.
1939
09
07
Donnie Allison born.
1939
11
09
Jim Porter born.
1939
11
10
Allan Moffat born.
1939
11
16
Norbert Singer born.
1939
11
17
Chris Craft born.
1939
11
21
John Davenport born.
1939
12
03
Tom Bagley born.
1939
12
16
Manfred Kremer born.
1939
12
28
Conny Andersson born.
1939
06
26
Dick Seaman died in a crash at Spa Francorchamps in Belguim
1939
06
29
Jimmy Snyder died in an accident during a Midget race at Cahokia, Illinois.
1939
08
07
Brooklands circuit in England held it's last racing event
1940
01
10
Harry Gant born.
1940
01
18
Pedro Rodriguez born.
1940
02
21
Peter Gethin born.
1940
02
28
Mario Andretti born.
1940
03
05
Graham McRae born.
1940
03
06
Willie Furguson born.
1940
03
20
Gianpiero Moretti born.
1940
04
02
Mike Hailwood born.
1940
04
13
Max Mosley born.
1940
04
18
Gordon Spice born.
1940
04
19
Kurt Ahrens born.
1940
05
23
Gerard Larrouse born.
1940
05
25
Tony Southgate born.
1940
07
10
Guido Forti born.
1940
07
15
Chris Cord born.
1940
07
30
Giacomo Caliri born.
1940
10
02
Nanni Galli born.
1940
12
08
George Snider born.
1940
12
09
The Automobile Racing club of America suspended its activities due to World War 2
1941
03
01
Dave Marcis born.
1941
03
26
Lella Lombardi born.
1941
06
10
Dave Walker born.
1941
06
30
Walter Brun born.
1941
08
06
Michel Tetu born.
1941
08
20
Jo Ramirez born.
1941
08
30
Ignazio Giunti born.
1941
09
30
Reine Wisell born.
1941
10
03
Andrea De Adamich born.
1941
10
23
Gerard Ducarouge born.
1941
10
31
Derek Bell born.
1941
11
16
Gerry Marshall born.
1941
11
18
Gary Bettenhausen born.
1941
12
24
Howden Ganley born.
1941
06
06
Louis Chevrolet died of natural causes
1942
01
08
Dick LaHaie born.
1942
01
18
Johnny Servoz-Gavin born.
1942
02
14
Ricardo Rodriguez born.
1942
02
24
Colin Bond born.
1942
04
09
John Judd born.
1942
04
12
Carlos Reutemann born.
1942
04
16
Frank Williams born.
1942
04
18
Jochen Rindt born.
1942
05
12
Claudio Lombardi born.
1942
05
21
Danny Ongais born.
1942
05
24
Hannu Mikkola born.
1942
05
27
Piers Courage born.
1942
06
27
Chris Irwin born.
1942
07
26
Teddy Pilette born.
1942
08
14
Jackie Oliver born.
1942
09
09
Felix Sebates born.
1942
09
10
Guido Dacco born.
1942
09
25
Henri Pescarolo born.
1942
10
01
Jean Pierre Jabouille born.
1942
10
20
Walter Brun born.
1942
10
21
Allan Grice born.
1942
12
30
Guy Edwards born.
1942
12
14
NASCAR founded by Bill France Snr
1943
01
24
Tony Trimmer born.
1943
02
04
Charles Morgan born.
1943
02
26
Francois Mazet born.
1943
03
11
Arturo Mezario born.
1943
03
13
Mike Fisher born.
1943
03
16
Hans Heyer born.
1943
03
19
Vern Schuppan born.
1943
04
06
Denis Leech born.
1943
04
19
Robert Yates born.
1943
04
27
Helmut Marko born.
1943
06
14
John Miles born.
1943
07
11
Rolf Stommelen born.
1943
07
20
Chris Amon born.
1943
08
05
Leo Kinnunen born.
1943
09
26
Tim Schenken born.
1943
09
28
Win Percy born.
1943
10
13
Peter Sauber born.
1943
11
04
Bob Wollek born.
1943
11
21
Jacques Laffite born.
1943
12
25
Wilson Fittipaldi born.
1944
01
10
Rory Byrne born.
1944
01
21
Nick Mason born.
1944
02
14
Ronnie Peterson born.
1944
02
25
Francois Cevert born.
1944
03
03
Pat Halsmer born.
1944
03
04
Harvey Postlewaite born.
1944
03
12
Ralph Firman Snr born.
1944
05
26
Sam Posey born.
1944
06
13
Joe Amato born.
1944
08
09
Patrick Depailler born.
1944
08
18
Bob Glidden born.
1944
09
06
Kenny Bernstein born.
1944
10
06
Carlos Pace born.
1944
12
04
Francois Migualt born.
1944
12
13
Mike Mosley born.
1944
12
17
Denis Welch born.
1944
01
08
William K Vanderbilt died at the age of 65
1944
09
08
Les Graham, who would later win the first post-WWII 500cc motorcycle Grand Prix World Championship, was awarded the Distinguished Flying Cross by the Royal Air Force.
1944
09
14
1927 World Champion Robert Benoist was executed by the Nazi's at Buchenwald concentration camp
1945
01
01
Jacky Ickx born.
1945
01
26
David Purley born.
1945
01
31
George Fury born.
1945
02
26
Peter Brock born.
1945
04
08
Derrick Walker born.
1945
04
26
Dick Johnson born.
1945
05
22
Piero Lardi Ferrari born.
1945
07
16
Ross Dunkerton born.
1945
07
29
Garry Rogers born.
1945
09
07
Pentti Airikkala born.
1945
09
21
Richard Childress born.
1945
11
12
George Eaton born.
1945
11
13
Masahiro Hasemi born.
1945
11
14
Brett Lunger born.
1945
11
23
Tony Pond born.
1945
11
27
Alain de Cadenet born.
1945
12
13
Brian McGuire born.
1945
11
14
Tony Hulman purchased the Indianapolis Motor Speedway for a rumored $700,000
1946
01
07
Mike Wilds born.
1946
01
23
Don Whittington born.
1946
02
25
Jean Todt born.
1946
03
10
Hiroshi Fushida born.
1946
05
04
John Watson born.
1946
05
04
John Barnard born.
1946
05
27
Peter Wright born.
1946
06
05
Patrick Head born.
1946
06
21
Rob Dyson born.
1946
06
26
Per Eklund born.
1946
07
10
Jean Pierre Jarier born.
1946
07
16
Lealand McSpadden born.
1946
07
26
Emilio De Villota born.
1946
07
29
Stig Blomqvist born.
1946
08
13
Davina Galica born.
1946
08
19
Tom Walkinshaw born.
1946
09
11
Bruce McCall born.
1946
09
11
Martin Ogilvie born.
1946
09
13
Bob Pearson born.
1946
09
14
John Trimbole born.
1946
09
19
Brian Henton born.
1946
09
30
Jochen Mass born.
1946
10
17
Enzo Coloni born.
1946
11
02
Alan Jones born.
1946
11
11
Al Holbert born.
1946
11
15
Alan Docking born.
1946
11
25
Slim Borgudd born.
1946
12
05
Sarel van der Merwe born.
1946
12
12
Renzo Zorzi born.
1946
12
12
Emerson Fittipaldi born.
1946
12
19
Sam Conway born.
1946
12
26
Jerry Haas born.
1946
02
23
The FIA was created in Paris , France
1947
01
08
Greg Pickett born.
1947
02
05
Darrell Waltrip born.
1947
02
20
Steve Nichols born.
1947
03
07
Walter Rohrl born.
1947
03
13
Lyn St James born.
1947
03
24
Roger Mears born.
1947
04
15
Dave Wass born.
1947
04
24
Alan Jenkins born.
1947
06
01
Ron Dennis born.
1947
06
11
Tom Gloy born.
1947
07
01
Kazuyoshi Hoshino born.
1947
07
07
Richard Mork born.
1947
07
24
Alan Jenkins born.
1947
08
20
Terry Finnigan born.
1947
08
24
Kevin Waldock born.
1947
08
29
James Hunt born.
1947
08
31
Luca Di Montezemolo born.
1947
09
02
Jim Richards born.
1947
09
18
Giancarlo Minardi born.
1947
10
26
Ian Ashley born.
1947
11
08
Giorgio Francia born.
1947
12
02
Andy Rouse born.
1947
12
15
Ian Briggs born.
1947
04
07
Henry Ford died
1947
05
11
The first Ferrari (the 125s) ran for the first time on the Piacenza circuit in Italy
1947
08
21
Ettore Bugatti died
1948
02
13
Jim Crawford born.
1948
03
30
Eddie Jordan born.
1948
04
22
Martin Hines born.
1948
05
04
Hurley Haywood born.
1948
05
31
Jack Baldwin born.
1948
06
01
Tom Sneva born.
1948
07
04
Rene Arnoux born.
1948
08
15
George Ryton born.
1948
08
31
Harald Ertl born.
1948
09
12
Jean Louis Schlesser born.
1948
11
03
Helmut Koinigg born.
1948
11
07
Alex Ribeiro born.
1948
11
20
Gunnar Nilsson born.
1948
11
23
Malcolm Rea born.
1948
12
01
Guy Tunmer born.
1948
12
06
Keke Rosberg born.
1948
02
15
First NASCAR race held at Daytona beach , Florida , USA
1948
05
16
Ralph Hepburn died after crashing during practice for the Indianapolis 500
1948
06
30
Achille Varzi died after crashing in practise for the Swiss Grand Prix
1948
09
24
The Honda Motor Company was founded
1948
12
31
Malcolm Campbell died of natural causes
1949
02
04
Roger Williamson born.
1949
02
22
Niki Lauda born.
1949
02
23
Bruno Saby born.
1949
03
22
Andrew Craig born.
1949
04
04
John Force born.
1949
04
13
Ricardo Zunino born.
1949
04
18
Geoff Bodine born.
1949
05
29
Bob Tyrrell born.
1949
06
11
Tom Pryce born.
1949
06
25
Patrick Tambay born.
1949
07
12
Rick Hendrick born.
1949
09
11
Bill Whittington born.
1949
10
05
Klaus Ludwig born.
1949
11
24
John Wickham born.
1949
12
24
Warwick Brown born.
1949
07
24
Phil Hill won his first ever car race at Carrell speedway in California, USA, driving a supercharged MG
1949
05
04
John Force born.
1950
01
18
Gianfranco Brancatelli born.
1950
01
18
Gilles Villeneuve born.
1950
01
29
Jody Scheckter born.
1950
02
06
Paul Gentilozzi born.
1950
02
19
Peter Fitzgerald born.
1950
03
09
Danny Sullivan born.
1950
03
15
John Cotter born.
1950
03
18
Larry Perkins born.
1950
03
21
Bertie Fisher born.
1950
04
03
Frank Dernie born.
1950
04
06
Alan Mertens born.
1950
04
12
Flavio Briatore born.
1950
04
14
Phil Ward born.
1950
06
11
Pancho Carter born.
1950
08
22
Peter Collins born.
1950
09
12
Gustav Brunner born.
1950
09
14
Masami Kuwashima born.
1950
10
06
Steve Reed born.
1950
10
28
Lord A Hesketh born.
1950
11
06
Pancho Carter born.
1950
11
07
Mark Hales born.
1950
11
10
Trevor Ashby born.
1950
12
17
Jim Derhaag born.
1950
04
16
Brands Hatch in England held it's first motorsport event
1950
05
13
The first Official World Championship Formula One Grand Prix was held at Silverstone in England
1950
05
21
Cooper teams first Formula One start
1950
05
21
Ferrari teams first (world championship) Formula One start
1950
08
25
Autosport magazine hit the news stands in England for the first time
1950
09
10
Raymond Sommer died in a Formula Three crash during a race in France
1950
12
31
Sebring held their first ever racing event, It was also the first sportscar endurance race held in the USA
1951
01
01
Hans Joachim Stuck born.
1951
01
07
Massimo Sigala born.
1951
02
09
Ian Phillips born.
1951
02
15
Markku Alen born.
1951
02
24
Klaus Niedzwiedz born.
1951
03
09
Gary Anderson born.
1951
03
17
Nigel Smith born.
1951
03
22
Rod Millen born.
1951
03
23
Adrian Reynard born.
1951
04
12
Ray Mallock born.
1951
04
29
Dale Earnhardt born.
1951
05
01
Geoff Lees born.
1951
05
27
John Della Penna born.
1951
06
21
Andy Evans born.
1951
07
08
Jack Hewitt born.
1951
09
18
Marc Surer born.
1951
10
06
Manfred Winkelhock born.
1951
10
30
Tony Bettenhausen born.
1951
12
03
Rick Mears born.
1951
12
23
Don Watson born.
1951
12
24
Larry Curry born.
1951
12
31
Kenny Roberts Snr born.
1951
05
27
Stirling Moss first Formula One start
1951
06
24
Jaguar's first win at the Le Man 24hr race
1951
07
14
Ferrari teams first Formula One win of the modern era (Froilian Gonzalez)
1951
07
29
Alberto Ascari's first Formula One win
1951
11
11
Mack Hellings died
1952
01
16
Pier Carlo Ghinzani born.
1952
02
12
Patrick Gaillard born.
1952
02
29
Trevor Foster born.
1952
03
17
Segio Rinland born.
1952
03
20
Geoff Brabham born.
1952
03
26
Didier Pironi born.
1952
03
28
Tony Brise born.
1952
03
31
Anders Olofsson born.
1952
04
04
Gregg Hansford born.
1952
04
27
Ari Vatanen born.
1952
06
07
Stan Fox born.
1952
07
02
Beppe Lucchini born.
1952
07
07
Stan Fox born.
1952
07
15
John Cleland born.
1952
08
17
Nelson Piquet born.
1952
08
24
John Faulkner born.
1952
09
06
Max Welti born.
1952
09
10
Bruno Giacomelli born.
1952
09
25
Dorsey Schroeder born.
1952
09
27
Steve Soper born.
1952
09
29
Chris Hones born.
1952
10
10
Siegfried Stohr born.
1952
11
03
Greg Sacks born.
1952
01
31
Ferdinand Porsche died
1952
03
15
The first 12 hours of Sebring was held
1952
06
20
Luigi Fagioli died in a sportscar race at Monaco
1952
08
03
BMW engines first Formula One start
1952
08
31
Jim Rigsby died
1952
05
24
Ímã Sobre, Portuguese rally driver born.
1953
01
10
Bobby Rahal born.
1953
01
15
David Kennedy born.
1953
02
06
Dorsey Schroeder born.
1953
02
16
Bobby Archer born.
1953
02
17
Steve Millen born.
1953
02
23
Satoru Nakajima born.
1953
03
11
Derek Daly born.
1953
04
02
Russell Spence born.
1953
04
28
John Briggs born.
1953
05
24
Lamberto Leoni born.
1953
06
02
Will Hoy born.
1953
06
04
Barry Dodson born.
1953
06
11
Pat Symonds born.
1953
08
08
Nigel Mansell born.
1953
08
31
Miguel Angel Guerra born.
1953
09
21
Arie Luyendyk born.
1953
11
04
Jacques Villeneuve Snr born.
1953
11
09
David Leslie born.
1953
11
26
Desire Wilson born.
1953
12
15
Vic Lee born.
1953
02
01
CAMS (Confederation of Australian motorsport) was formed
1953
02
03
The first sub - ten second run on a quater mile dragstrip was achieved by Art Christman
1953
05
27
Start of the inaugural East African Coronation Safari Rally
1953
06
12
Les Graham died after crashing during the Isle of Man TT Motorcycle races
1953
09
18
Charles De Tornaco died in an Formula Two crash in Italy
1953
11
08
Tazio Nuvolari died of lung cancer
1953
11
21
Felice Bonetto died in a race in Mexico
1954
01
04
Jo Gartner born.
1954
01
24
Jo Gartner born.
1954
01
31
Mauro Baldi born.
1954
02
24
Steve Parrish born.
1954
03
18
David Hayhoe born.
1954
03
29
Chip Robinson born.
1954
04
16
John Bowe born.
1954
04
17
Ricardo Patrese born.
1954
06
12
Neil Oatley born.
1954
07
08
Dayle Coyne born.
1954
07
27
Philippe Alliot born.
1954
08
19
Oscar Larrauri born.
1954
08
27
Derek Warwick born.
1954
10
06
Greg Crick born.
1954
10
08
Huub Rothengater born.
1954
11
04
Eliseo Salazar born.
1954
11
14
Eliseo Salazar born.
1954
11
16
Tommy Archer born.
1954
11
23
Ross Brawn born.
1954
12
14
Alan Kulwicki born.
1954
12
18
John Booth born.
1954
12
19
Jeff Allam born.
1954
12
22
Hideshi Matsuda born.
1954
02
27
Bobby Ball died of burns 54 days after suffering the injuries in a midget race crash in California , USA
1954
04
24
Guy Mairesse died practising for a race in France
1954
07
04
Mercedes Benz first Formula One start (of modern era) and first win
1954
07
05
Bob Scott died in a USA championship race
1954
07
31
Onofre Marimon died during the German Grand Prix
1954
10
30
Wilbur Shaw died in a plane crash in Indiana , USA
1954
11
23
Umberto Maglioli won the final Carrera Panamerica road race through Mexico in a Ferrari.
1955
02
20
Tim Lee Davey born.
1955
02
24
Alain Prost born.
1955
02
26
Rupert Keegan born.
1955
03
04
James Weaver born.
1955
03
08
James Weaver born.
1955
03
09
Teo Fabi born.
1955
03
10
Toshio Suzuki born.
1955
03
26
Charlie O'Brien born.
1955
05
29
Ken Schrader born.
1955
06
02
Steve Kinser born.
1955
06
26
Philippe Streiff born.
1955
10
08
Alain Ferte born.
1955
10
26
Sammy Swindell born.
1955
11
14
Ted Prappas born.
1955
11
15
Gustavo Trelles born.
1955
12
08
Paul Crooks born.
1955
12
16
Denis Giraudet born.
1955
12
18
Ted Musgrave born.
1955
12
27
Brad Murphy born.
1955
02
06
Ricardo (aged 12) and Perdo (aged 15) Rodriguez took part in their first auto race
1955
02
10
Eddie Hearne died
1955
02
24
Clernente Biondetti died of throat cancer
1955
05
26
Alberto Ascari died in a sportscar crash while testing at Monza in Italy
1955
05
30
Bill Vukovich died in a crash while leading the Indianapolis 500
1955
07
09
Don Beauman died in a sportscar race in Ireland
1955
07
10
Jerry Hoyt died in a Sprint Car crash at Oklahoma City , Oklahoma , USA
1955
09
30
Actor James Dean died in a road accident while on his way to his fourth professional sportscar race
1955
06
11
84 were people killed at the Le Mans 24hr race when the Mercedes-Benz being driven by Pierre Levegh crashed after colliding with the Austin-Healey driven by Lance Macklin
1956
01
25
Johnny Cecotto born.
1956
02
05
Hector Rebaque born.
1956
02
07
John Nielson born.
1956
02
17
Malcom Wilson born.
1956
03
11
Joe Gosek born.
1956
03
31
Kevin Cogan born.
1956
04
21
Bill Ingle born.
1956
05
02
Robb Gravett born.
1956
05
03
Ed Pimm born.
1956
05
13
Kenneth Eriksson born.
1956
06
02
Jan Lammers born.
1956
08
14
Rusty Wallace born.
1956
08
25
Henri Toivonen born.
1956
09
08
Stefan Johansson born.
1956
09
12
Ricky Rudd born.
1956
09
19
Juan Manuel Fangio 2nd born.
1956
10
12
Mark Dismore born.
1956
10
19
Didier Theys born.
1956
11
02
Tomas Kaiser born.
1956
11
07
Jonathan Palmer born.
1956
11
16
Terry Labonte born.
1956
11
21
Patrick Watts born.
1956
11
26
Dale Jarrett born.
1956
12
18
Dennis Vitolo born.
1956
12
23
Michele Alboreto born.
1956
12
30
Francois Hesnault born.
1956
01
08
The United States Auto Club (USAC) sanctioned it's first race
1956
03
31
Ralph DePalma died
1956
04
22
Walt Faulkner died after crashing during qualifying for a USAC stock car race at Vallejo , California , USA
1956
06
17
Bob Sweikert died in a sprint car race in America
1956
06
30
Dino Ferrari died at the age of 24 from muscular dystrophy
1956
10
29
Louis Rosier died in a sportscar race in France
1957
01
02
Beppe Gabbiani born.
1957
01
20
Jeff Wood born.
1957
01
21
Robert Synge born.
1957
02
03
Chico Serra born.
1957
02
04
Chris Smerdon born.
1957
02
15
Jimmy Spencer born.
1957
02
21
Scott Lagasse born.
1957
03
04
Rick Mast born.
1957
03
13
Marcellino Lucchi born.
1957
03
19
Peter Doulman born.
1957
03
26
Roberto Ravaglia born.
1957
04
10
Mark Smith born.
1957
04
15
Chris Murphy born.
1957
04
17
Tony Glover born.
1957
04
20
Mario Hytten born.
1957
04
24
Cor Euser born.
1957
04
30
Mike Imrie born.
1957
05
21
Ed Ordynski born.
1957
05
26
Roberto Ravaglia born.
1957
05
29
Bobby Hamilton born.
1957
06
06
Mike Skinner born.
1957
06
21
Phil Parsons born.
1957
06
30
Sterling Marlin born.
1957
07
13
Thierry Boutsen born.
1957
07
21
Ed Ordynski born.
1957
07
30
Tony Scott born.
1957
09
14
Domonic Dobson born.
1957
09
17
Colin Blair born.
1957
10
01
Tony Longhurst born.
1957
11
03
Akihiko Nakaya born.
1957
11
16
Dean Hall born.
1957
11
20
Stefan Bellof born.
1957
11
20
Carlos Guerrero born.
1957
11
27
Kenny Acheson born.
1957
12
04
Raul Boesel born.
1957
12
15
Jimmy Spencer born.
1957
03
14
Eugenio Castellotti died while testing for the Ferrari F1 team in Italy
1957
05
12
Piero Taruffi won the last ever Mille Miglia
1957
05
12
Alfonso De Portago died after crashing during the Mille Miglia road race killing himself , his co driver and ten spectators
1957
05
19
Climax engines first Formula One win
1957
05
30
Piero Carini died in a sportscar crash while testing in Italy
1957
07
14
Bill Whitehouse died in an Formula Two race in France
1957
07
20
Vanwall teams first Formula One win and Tony Brooks first Formula One win
1957
08
04
Porsche teams first Formula One start
1957
09
21
Riverside International Raceway in the USA held its first ever Race Meeting
1957
10
13
Jaguar withdrew from all motor racing
1957
12
27
Nascar driver Junior Johnson was released from prison after serving 11 months for making illegal whiskey
1958
01
07
Miki Biasion born.
1958
01
10
Eddie Cheever born.
1958
02
18
Giovanni Lavaggi born.
1958
03
11
Eddie Lawson born.
1958
03
26
Elio De Angelis born.
1958
03
31
Dave Coyne born.
1958
04
02
Randy Ruhlman born.
1958
04
04
Christian Danner born.
1958
04
26
Johnny Dumfries born.
1958
05
06
Tommy Byrne born.
1958
05
24
Chip Ganassi born.
1958
06
10
Charlie Cox born.
1958
06
15
Ricardo Paletti born.
1958
07
01
Keith Wiggins born.
1958
07
11
Andrew Gilbert-Scott born.
1958
07
19
Alan Heath born.
1958
08
15
Andy Petree born.
1958
08
18
Didier Auriol born.
1958
09
02
Olivier Grouillard born.
1958
09
22
Franco Forini born.
1958
10
03
Alessandro Zampedri born.
1958
10
22
Johnny Unser born.
1958
11
03
Derrike Cope born.
1958
11
03
Peter Hills born.
1958
11
05
Tomas Mezera born.
1958
11
16
Roberto Guerrero born.
1958
12
08
Michel Ferte born.
1958
12
26
Adrian Newey born.
1958
01
19
Cooper teams first Formula One win (Stirling Moss) and first win for a rear engined Formula One car
1958
01
19
Climax engine first Formula One start
1958
02
23
Paul Goldsmith won the final Nascar race held on Daytona's famous beach
1958
05
18
Lotus first Formula One start
1958
05
18
Graham Hill's first Formula One start
1958
07
06
Luigi Musso died after crashing during the French Grand Prix
1958
07
06
Juan Manuel Fangio's last Formula One start
1958
07
12
Richard Petty aged 21 drove his first ever Nascar race finishing 6th
1958
08
03
Peter Collins died after crashing during the German GP
1958
10
25
Stuart Lewis Evans died after crashing six days earlier in the Moroccan GP
1959
01
03
Willy T. Ribbs born.
1959
01
04
John Batchelor born.
1959
01
09
Mark Martin born.
1959
01
11
Brett Bodine born.
1959
01
11
Thierry Tassin born.
1959
01
13
Ernie Irvan born.
1959
02
11
Roberto Moreno born.
1959
02
17
Mike Coughlan born.
1959
02
20
Scott Brayton born.
1959
03
20
Martin Short born.
1959
04
02
Juha Kankkunen born.
1959
04
03
Fermin Velez born.
1959
04
08
Robert Pressley born.
1959
05
15
Luis Perez Sala born.
1959
05
17
Anthony Reid born.
1959
05
31
Andrea de Cesaris born.
1959
06
01
Martin Brundle born.
1959
06
21
Anthony Reid born.
1959
06
23
Michel Trolle born.
1959
07
07
Alessandro Nannini born.
1959
07
12
Max Dumesny born.
1959
08
27
Gehard Berger born.
1959
10
11
Wayne Gardner born.
1959
10
29
Tiff Needell born.
1959
11
05
Elton Sawyer born.
1959
12
20
Scott Goodyear born.
1959
12
30
Tony George born.
1959
01
22
Mike Hawthorn died in a road accident
1959
02
01
Daytona International Speedway opened
1959
02
11
Marshall Teague died in a Indycar teasting crash
1959
02
22
The first Daytona 500 race was held at the newly opened Daytona International Speedway
1959
03
16
Sports Illustrated magazine name Phill Hill as 'sportscar driver of the year'
1959
04
09
George Arnick died
1959
05
02
Jerry Unser Jnr recieved serious injuries in a crash during practice for the Indianapolis 500
1959
05
10
Jack Brabham's first Formula One win
1959
05
17
Jerry Unser died after crashing 15 days earlier in practice for the Indianapolis 500
1959
05
31
BRM teams first Formula One win (J Bonnier, Zandvoort, Netherlands)
1959
08
01
Jean Behra died in a sportscar race at Avus in Germany
1959
09
28
Rudolph Caracciola died of cancer
1959
12
12
Bruce Mclaren became the youngest driver to win a Formula One race at the age of 22 years 104 days (until beaten in 2003 by Fernando Alonso at 22 years and 26 days)
1959
12
26
Jim Clark entered his first single seater race
1960
01
03
Russell Spence born.
1960
01
06
Mauro Casadei born.
1960
01
09
Pascal Fabre born.
1960
01
21
Louise Aitken-Walker born.
1960
02
01
Fabrizio Pirovano born.
1960
02
17
Mike Jordan born.
1960
02
19
John Paul Jnr born.
1960
03
21
Ayrton Senna born.
1960
03
24
Scott Pruett born.
1960
03
31
Jon Beekhuis born.
1960
04
02
Will Hoy born.
1960
04
02
Brad Jones born.
1960
04
14
Dan Drinan born.
1960
06
02
Kyle Petty born.
1960
06
17
Adrian Campos born.
1960
07
04
Roland Ratzenberger born.
1960
07
15
Wayne Taylor born.
1960
07
20
Claudio Langes born.
1960
07
20
Kris Nissen born.
1960
07
30
Neil Crompton born.
1960
08
18
Doug Didero born.
1960
09
08
Aguri Suzuki born.
1960
09
17
Damon Hill born.
1960
09
17
Fabien Giroix born.
1960
09
23
Luis Moya born.
1960
10
21
Gary Evans born.
1960
10
24
Joachim Winkelhock born.
1960
11
19
Paul Pickett born.
1960
12
22
Kevin Heffernan born.
1960
02
23
Arthur Legat died
1960
03
10
Cannonball Baker died of natural causes
1960
04
24
The first reported 200 mph quater mile pass was made by Chris Karamesines at Alton dragway in Illinois , USA
1960
05
13
Harry Schell died during practice for the British Grand Prix at Silverstone
1960
05
29
Lotus teams first Formula One start
1960
05
29
John Surtees first Formula One start
1960
06
06
Jim Clark's first Formula One start
1960
06
19
Lance Reventlow becomes the first man to race a car of his own manufacture in a Formula One race. He started his Scarab 15th in the Belgian Grand Prix, but did not finish.
1960
06
19
Chris Bristow died in a crash during the Belguim GP
1960
06
19
Alan Stacey died during the Belguim GP
1960
06
20
Jimmy Bryan died in a crash in the USA
1960
07
03
Vanwall teams last Formula One start
1960
09
24
Johnny Thompson died in a sprint car race in America
1960
10
16
Charlotte Motor Speedway opened in the USA
1961
01
27
Gary Bradburry born.
1961
02
01
Jim Pace born.
1961
02
01
Bjorn Skogstad born.
1961
02
19
Andy Wallace born.
1961
02
25
Davey Allison born.
1961
02
28
Butch Leitzinger born.
1961
02
28
Eric Bachelart born.
1961
03
02
David Auger born.
1961
03
14
Hiro Matsushita born.
1961
03
29
Gary Brabham born.
1961
03
30
Mike Thackwell born.
1961
04
10
Henrick Larsen born.
1961
04
12
Corrado Fabi born.
1961
04
20
Paolo Barilla born.
1961
04
23
Pier Luigi Martini born.
1961
04
23
Kris Kneifel born.
1961
05
18
Donnie Beechler born.
1961
05
27
Pier Henri Raphanel born.
1961
06
14
Dr. Jack Miller born.
1961
06
22
Jeff Ward born.
1961
06
24
Hut Stricklin born.
1961
06
25
Joe Bessey born.
1961
07
22
Calvin Fish born.
1961
07
24
Stan Wattles born.
1961
07
27
David Holland born.
1961
07
28
Yannick Dalmas born.
1961
08
01
Allen Berg born.
1961
09
13
Jim Guthrie born.
1961
09
30
Eric Vandepoele born.
1961
10
09
Julian Bailey born.
1961
11
01
Nicky Grist born.
1961
11
08
Ed Berrier born.
1961
11
16
Mike Groff born.
1961
11
20
Tim Harvey born.
1961
12
06
Manuel Reuter born.
1961
12
11
Philippe Favre born.
1961
05
12
Tony Bettenhausen Snr died in a practice crash for the Indy 500
1961
06
03
Mosport Park in Canada held its first racing events
1961
08
06
The 100th Grand Prix of the modern era took place at the Nurburgring , Germany
1961
09
10
Wolfgang Von Trips died in crash during the Italian GP
1961
11
19
Al Keller died
1962
01
12
Emmanuele Pirro born.
1962
01
20
Freddie Spencer born.
1962
02
01
David Warnock born.
1962
02
12
Kevin Doty born.
1962
02
17
Oto Rensing born.
1962
03
02
Gabriele Tarquini born.
1962
03
07
Pierro Liatti born.
1962
03
16
Franck Freon born.
1962
03
18
Volker Weidler born.
1962
04
05
Keith Odor born.
1962
04
19
Al Unser Jnr born.
1962
05
31
Philippe Gache born.
1962
06
07
Takuya Kurosawa born.
1962
06
13
Davey Hamilton born.
1962
06
15
Mal Rose born.
1962
06
26
Kevin Lepage born.
1962
07
01
Peter Cunningham born.
1962
07
20
Giovanna Amati born.
1962
07
24
Johnny O'Connell born.
1962
08
16
Gregoire de Mevius born.
1962
08
18
Boris Said born.
1962
08
30
Francois Delecour born.
1962
09
18
Boris Said born.
1962
10
05
Michael Andretti born.
1962
10
09
Paul Radisich born.
1962
11
01
Francois Provost born.
1962
11
21
Cathy Muller born.
1962
11
23
Jeremy Dale born.
1962
11
24
Buddy Parrott born.
1962
12
04
Claudio Antonioli born.
1962
12
23
Bertrand Gachot born.
1962
04
12
Ron Flockhart died in a plane crash near Melbourne, Australia
1962
05
20
Lola teams first Formula One start
1962
06
02
Dennis Taylor died
1962
06
17
Jim Clark's first Formula One win
1962
07
08
Porsche teams first and only Formula One win and first win for Dan Gurney
1962
07
21
Last World Championship Formula One race at Aintree, England
1962
08
05
Brabham teams first Formula One start
1962
08
24
Shorty Templeman died
1962
11
01
Ricardo Rodriguez died after crashing during practice for the Mexican GP
1962
12
29
Graham Hill Cliched his first Formula One world championship
1963
01
01
Jean Marc Gounon born.
1963
01
02
Harry Nuttall born.
1963
01
30
Corey McClenathan born.
1963
02
10
Didier Artzet born.
1963
03
01
Ni Amorim born.
1963
03
03
Perry McCarthy born.
1963
03
06
Kurt Lubi born.
1963
03
12
John Andretti born.
1963
03
12
Whit Bazemore born.
1963
04
02
Mike Gascoyne born.
1963
04
02
Fabrizio Barbazza born.
1963
04
20
Mauricio Gugelmin born.
1963
04
23
Paul Belmondo born.
1963
04
29
Chad Little born.
1963
04
29
Michael Waltrip born.
1963
04
30
Andy Hillenburg born.
1963
05
12
Stefano Modena born.
1963
05
17
Luca Cadalora born.
1963
05
23
Wally Dallenbach Jnr born.
1963
05
24
Ivan Capelli born.
1963
05
29
Ukyo Katayama born.
1963
06
27
Johnny Benson born.
1963
07
03
Markus Oestreich born.
1963
07
16
Armin Schwarz born.
1963
07
21
Wayne Park born.
1963
08
09
Alain Menu born.
1963
08
23
Kenny Wallace born.
1963
09
05
Taki Inoue born.
1963
09
25
Michael Donaher born.
1963
09
26
Joe Nemecheck born.
1963
09
28
Eric Comas born.
1963
10
01
Jean Denis Delatraz born.
1963
11
28
Jeff Purner born.
1963
12
01
Marco Greco born.
1963
12
24
Scott Harrington born.
1963
12
29
Mark Larkham born.
1963
10
06
Ford engine made it's first Formula One start
1963
12
01
Wendell Scott won the Grand National race in Jacksonville, Florida, becoming the first African American driver ever to win a NASCAR event
1964
01
20
Scott Maxwell born.
1964
02
18
James Kaye born.
1964
02
23
Peter Kox born.
1964
02
24
Russell Ingall born.
1964
02
27
Todd Bodine born.
1964
03
18
Alex Caffi born.
1964
03
19
Nicola Larini born.
1964
03
22
Eugene O'Brien born.
1964
03
26
Martin Donnelly born.
1964
04
04
Jeremy McWilliams born.
1964
04
12
Ross Cheever born.
1964
04
12
Carlos Sainz born.
1964
04
14
Jeff Andretti born.
1964
04
17
Steve Knapp born.
1964
05
01
Paolo delle Piane born.
1964
05
05
Mark Kinser born.
1964
05
06
Bobby Hillin Jnr born.
1964
05
06
Andrea Chiesa born.
1964
05
08
Bobby Labonte born.
1964
05
17
Mauro Martini born.
1964
05
30
Andrea Montermini born.
1964
06
01
Davy Jones born.
1964
06
02
Domenic Beninca born.
1964
06
11
Jean Alesi born.
1964
06
19
Kevin Schwantz born.
1964
06
20
Pierfrancesco Chili born.
1964
06
25
Johnny Herbert born.
1964
06
26
Tommi Makinen born.
1964
06
28
Peter Goddard born.
1964
07
20
Bernd Schneider born.
1964
08
02
Frank Biela born.
1964
08
15
Sam Schmidt born.
1964
08
19
Andy Purvis born.
1964
08
24
Eric Bernard born.
1964
09
19
Enrico Bertaggia born.
1964
09
24
Jeff Krosnoff born.
1964
10
01
Jerome Policand born.
1964
10
13
Gabriel Furlan born.
1964
10
28
Scott Russell born.
1964
11
30
Shawna Robinson born.
1964
12
04
Thomas Danielsson born.
1964
12
21
Harri Luostarinen born.
1964
12
28
David Empringham born.
1964
01
07
Reg Parnell died
1964
02
28
Timmy Mayer died practising for a tasman cup race in Australia
1964
03
31
Fire damaged both of Andy Granatelli's Novi Indycars in the garages at Indianapolis
1964
04
15
Mario Andretti became a naturalized U.S citizen
1964
05
16
Jim Clark claimed pole position at the Indianapolis 500 in a Lotus Ford , This was the first time a rear engined car sat on pole
1964
05
24
Porsche teams last Formula One start
1964
05
30
Eddie Sachs and Dave McDonald died in a first lap crash during the Indianapolis 500
1964
06
28
Brabham teams first Formula One win
1964
07
02
Fireball Roberts died of injuries recieved a month earlier in a crash at Charlotte , North Carolina , USA
1964
07
11
First Formula One race at Brands Hatch , England
1964
07
19
Lee Petty drove in his last Nascar race at Watkins Glen , USA
1964
08
01
Carol de Beaufort died after crashing during practice for the German GP
1964
08
02
Honda teams first Formula One start
1964
09
19
The first British Drag Race festival began at the Blackbushe Airport,a few miles from London.
1964
10
02
Charles Cooper died
1964
10
15
Craig Breedlove became the first man to drive over 500mph
1964
12
02
As a publicity stunt, Ford had professional racers drive Ford Cortinas down the Cresta bobsled run in Cortina d'Amprezzo, Italy. Jim Clark with Colin Chapman as the co-driver turned in the best time
1964
12
04
Bobby Marshman died after a testing crash a week earlier at Phoenix, Arizona, USA
1965
01
15
Antonio Albacete born.
1965
02
07
Bob Vandergriff Jnr born.
1965
02
27
Pedro Chaves born.
1965
03
19
Neal Bates born.
1965
03
27
Gregor Foitek born.
1965
04
05
Mike Bliss born.
1965
04
12
Ellen Lohr born.
1965
04
20
Adrian Fernandez born.
1965
04
20
Jovy Marcelo born.
1965
05
05
Glenn Seton born.
1965
06
04
Michael Doohan born.
1965
06
24
Claude Bourbonnais born.
1965
07
04
Steve Robertson born.
1965
07
21
Jovy Marcelo born.
1965
08
08
Mark Poole born.
1965
08
10
Stephane Chambon born.
1965
09
02
Robbie Buhl born.
1965
09
05
David Brabham born.
1965
09
25
Gary Ayles born.
1965
10
07
Marco Apicella born.
1965
10
19
John Jones born.
1965
10
29
Paul Stewart born.
1965
11
03
Anthony Tratt born.
1965
11
10
Eddie Irvine born.
1965
11
20
Jimmy Vasser born.
1965
11
21
Bobby Verdon-Roe born.
1965
11
27
Nigel Corner born.
1965
12
12
Stephane Proulx born.
1965
12
14
Andy Hillenburg born.
1965
12
22
Shelly Anderson born.
1965
01
01
Last Grand Prix at East London (South Africa)
1965
01
01
Jackie Stewart first Formula One start
1965
08
17
Ken Miles died in a testing crash at Riverside in California, USA
1966
01
19
Aaron Slight born.
1966
01
22
Thomas Radstrom born.
1966
01
31
Robbie Groff born.
1966
01
31
JJ Lehto born.
1966
02
02
Billy Boat born.
1966
02
07
John Bintcliffe born.
1966
02
28
Joe Gaerte born.
1966
03
10
Dave Kudrave born.
1966
03
21
Kenny Brack born.
1966
03
26
Nick Wirth born.
1966
04
07
Loy Allen Jnr born.
1966
04
08
Mark Blundell born.
1966
04
08
Harri Rovanpera born.
1966
05
23
Ludovic Faure born.
1966
05
24
Ricky Craven born.
1966
06
13
Naoki Hattori born.
1966
06
23
Danny Osborne born.
1966
07
01
Carl Fogarty born.
1966
07
14
Ralf Waldmann born.
1966
08
03
Greg Ray born.
1966
08
10
Eric Helary born.
1966
08
13
Naoki Hattori born.
1966
09
02
Olivier Panis born.
1966
09
06
James Whitham born.
1966
09
14
Fritz Kreutzpointner born.
1966
09
15
Antonio Tamburini born.
1966
09
24
Christophe Bouchut born.
1966
10
07
Richard Dean born.
1966
10
09
Vincenzo Sospiri born.
1966
10
16
Grant "MagnetON" MacDonald born.
1966
10
17
Tommy Kendall born.
1966
10
20
Matt Neal born.
1966
10
23
Alessandro Zanardi born.
1966
11
21
Piers Hunnisett born.
1966
11
30
Mika Salo born.
1966
12
14
Fabrizio Giovanardi born.
1966
12
15
Max Angelelli born.
1966
12
20
Matt Neal born.
1966
01
04
The works Mini Team were Disqualified from 1st,2nd and 3rd places in the Monte Carlo Rally
1966
02
05
The first Daytona 24hr Sportscar race began in Daytona, Florida, USA
1966
02
06
The Porsche 906 won its class at the Daytona 24hr race on its racing debut
1966
03
09
Pablo Birger died
1966
03
25
The first SCCA Tans-Am race was held at Sebring , Florida , USA
1966
03
26
Four Spectators died after a crash during the 12 hours of Sebring race in Florida, USA
1966
04
07
Walt Hangsen died from injuries suffered five days earlier while testing at Le Man
1966
04
20
Willie Haupt died
1966
05
22
Mclaren Teams first Formula One start
1966
05
22
Repco engines first Formula One start
1966
06
19
Ford scored their first win at the Le Man 24hr race with a convincing 1-2-3 for their GT40's
1966
06
30
Giuseppe Farina died
1966
07
03
Repco engines first Formula One win
1966
09
08
John Taylor died in crash during the German GP
1966
11
12
Don Branson died
1966
11
20
Ray Heffernan died after crashing during a race at Oran Park , Sydney , Australia
1967
02
13
Tadayuki Okada born.
1967
04
03
Mark Skaife born.
1967
05
08
Christian Abt born.
1967
05
09
Tim Fedewa born.
1967
05
16
Stevie Reeves born.
1967
05
18
Hienz Harold Frentzen born.
1967
05
23
Didier Cottaz born.
1967
05
26
Stacy Compton born.
1967
06
05
Vincent Radermecker born.
1967
06
07
Andreas Meklau born.
1967
06
29
Jeff Burton born.
1967
07
05
Vincent Radermecker born.
1967
07
07
Tom Kristensen born.
1967
07
23
Noburu Ueda born.
1967
08
18
Uwe Alzen born.
1967
08
23
Steve Park born.
1967
09
07
Kelvin Burt born.
1967
09
18
Rodney Forbes born.
1967
09
22
Rickard Rydell born.
1967
09
30
Richard Kaye born.
1967
10
31
Buddy Lazier born.
1967
11
11
Gil De Ferran born.
1967
11
17
Bertrand Godin born.
1967
11
17
Domenico "Mimmo" Schiattarella born.
1967
12
14
Cameron McLean born.
1967
12
22
Paul Morris born.
1967
01
02
First GP at Kyalami (South Africa)
1967
01
02
Cooper teams last Formula One win (Pedro Rodriguez)
1967
01
04
Donald Campbell died while attempting a new world water speed record
1967
03
10
Tony Vandervell died
1967
05
10
Lorenzo Bandini died in a crash during the Monaco GP
1967
06
04
Ford Cosworth DFV engines first start and first win (Jim Clark)
1967
06
17
Geki died in an Italian F3 race
1967
06
18
Eagle teams first Formula One win
1967
07
02
First Formula Ford race held in England
1967
11
07
Ian Raby died during an Formula Two race at Zandvoort in the Netherlands
1967
11
26
Dan Gurney became the first driver to win in four major racing disciplines of Indycars, Stockcars, Formula One and Sportscars after winning an Indycar race at Riverside in California, USA
1968
01
12
Robby Unser born.
1968
01
13
Gianni Morbidelli born.
1968
02
05
Marcus Gronholm born.
1968
02
06
Piergiorgio Bontempi born.
1968
02
06
Patrick Lamarie born.
1968
02
14
Scott Sharp born.
1968
02
22
Lee Brookes born.
1968
02
23
Justin Bell born.
1968
02
23
Hiroki Katoh born.
1968
02
24
Emmanuele Naspetti born.
1968
03
08
Michael Bartels born.
1968
03
20
John Kocinski born.
1968
04
04
Roberto Colciago born.
1968
04
06
Affonso Giaffone born.
1968
05
18
Ralf Kelleners born.
1968
06
12
Derek Higgins born.
1968
07
27
Ricardo Rosset born.
1968
08
05
Colin McRae born.
1968
09
01
Oriol Gomez born.
1968
09
01
Franck Largorce born.
1968
09
28
Mika Hakkinen born.
1968
10
14
Jason Plato born.
1968
11
23
Carlos Menem Jnr born.
1968
12
08
Doriano Romboni born.
1968
12
17
Paul Tracy born.
1968
12
20
Phil Andrews born.
1968
12
20
Karl Wendlinger born.
1968
01
01
Jim Clark last F1 start and last Formula One victory
1968
01
01
The FIA allowed sponsorship on all cars competing in FIA sanctioned races as long as the sponsors logo was no bigger than one square foot
1968
01
19
Ray Harroun died (first Indy 500 winner)
1968
02
14
The Bob Bondurant School for High Performance Driving opened for business
1968
04
04
Roger Clark won the Circuit of Ireland rally the first win for the Ford Escort
1968
04
07
Jim Clark died in an Formula 2 crash in Germany
1968
05
07
Mike Spence died after crashing during practice for the Indianpolis 500
1968
05
26
Matra engines first Formula One start
1968
06
08
Ludovico Scafiotti died after crashing in a moutain climb in Germany
1968
06
09
Rear wings were used for the first time in a Formula One race at the Belgian Grand Prix
1968
06
23
Matra teams first Formula One win (Jackie Stewart)
1968
07
07
Jo Schlesser died during the French Grand Prix
1968
08
04
The first full faced helmet was worn by Dan Gurney in an Formula One race at the German GP
1968
11
24
The start of the London - Sydney Marathon Rally
1969
01
02
Robby Gordon born.
1969
01
03
Michael Schumacher born.
1969
01
08
Johnny Milner born.
1969
01
15
Simon Crafar born.
1969
01
19
Warren Hughes born.
1969
01
29
Paul Warwick born.
1969
03
07
Hideki Noda born.
1969
03
12
Gareth Rees born.
1969
04
22
Milka Duno born.
1969
04
23
PJ Jones born.
1969
04
24
Hermie Sadler born.
1969
05
14
Stephane Gregoire born.
1969
05
23
Laurent Aiello born.
1969
05
27
Jeremy Mayfield born.
1969
05
29
Uwe Nittel born.
1969
06
12
Giampiero Simoni born.
1969
07
21
Klaus Graf born.
1969
07
25
Guillaume Gomez born.
1969
08
05
Kenny Irwin born.
1969
08
16
Yvan Muller born.
1969
09
03
Jorg Muller born.
1969
09
06
Simon Harrison born.
1969
09
28
Sascha Maassen born.
1969
09
29
Memo Gidley born.
1969
10
03
Max Papis born.
1969
10
21
Lucio Cecchinello born.
1969
11
13
Jeret Schroeder born.
1969
11
19
Philippe Adams born.
1969
11
23
Olivier Beretta born.
1969
11
30
Marc Goossens born.
1969
12
18
Christophe Tinseau born.
1969
12
20
Ben Edwards born.
1969
12
27
Jean Christophe Bullion born.
1969
12
29
Allan McNish born.
1969
12
29
Jurgen Van Den Goorbergh born.
1969
12
30
Emanuel Clerico born.
1969
03
01
Repco engines last Formula One start
1969
03
30
Lucien Bianchi died after crashing during pratice for the Le Man 24 hour race in France
1969
05
18
Graham Hill's last Formula One win
1969
05
18
Cooper teams last Formula One start
1969
05
26
Paul Hawkins died during a race in England
1969
06
08
Lucien Bianchi died after crashing during a test session for the Le Man 24hr race
1969
07
27
Moises Solana died during a hill climb in Mexico
1969
09
02
Willy Mairesse died
1969
12
19
Akira Iida born.
1969
03
30
Troy Bayliss born.
1970
02
24
Jason Watt born.
1970
03
03
Alex Criville born.
1970
03
04
Alex Criville born.
1970
03
08
Paul Stokell born.
1970
03
19
Michael Krumm born.
1970
03
23
Pedro Couceiro born.
1970
03
30
Stephane Ortelli born.
1970
04
01
Darren Hossack born.
1970
04
04
Soheil Ayari born.
1970
04
24
Jean Philippe Belloc born.
1970
05
11
Marcos Gueiros born.
1970
05
12
Jordi Gene born.
1970
05
22
Pedro Diniz born.
1970
05
23
Bryan Herta born.
1970
05
26
John Henderson born.
1970
06
11
Alex Barron born.
1970
06
14
Tetsuya Harada born.
1970
07
22
Craig Baird born.
1970
07
23
Buckshot Jones born.
1970
08
24
Brian Cunningham born.
1970
09
09
Jerry Nadeau born.
1970
09
13
Wayne Wakefield born.
1970
09
26
Daryl Beattie born.
1970
09
28
Gualter Salles born.
1970
10
18
Alex Barros born.
1970
11
10
Freddy Loix born.
1970
11
23
Melinda Price born.
1970
11
23
Jim Cornish born.
1970
12
20
Alister McRae born.
1970
12
29
Hidetoshi Mitsusada born.
1970
03
07
Jack Brabham's last Formula One start
1970
03
07
March teams first Formula One start
1970
04
19
March teams first Formula One win (J Stewart , Spain)
1970
05
10
Ronnie Peterson's first Formula One start
1970
05
10
Bruce Mclaren's last Formula One start
1970
06
02
Bruce McLaren died in a testing crash in England in a Can Am car
1970
06
07
Last F1 race held at the old Spa Francorchamps track in Belguim
1970
06
14
Porsche scored their first overall win at the Le Man 24hr race when Hans Hermann and Richard Attwood take victory in a Porsche 917
1970
06
21
Piers Courage died
1970
07
18
Surtees teams first Formula One start
1970
08
02
First F1 race at Hockenheim , Germany
1970
09
05
Jochen Rindt died in practise crash for the Italian GP
1970
09
06
Clay Regazzoni won his first F1 race (Italy)
1970
09
20
Tyrrell teams first Formula One start
1970
10
04
Emerson Fittipladi won his first Formula One Grand Prix at Watkins Glen , U.S.A
1971
01
01
Dean Crosswell born.
1971
01
04
Richie Hearn born.
1971
01
14
Gianluigi Scalvini born.
1971
01
17
Richard Burns born.
1971
01
18
Christian Fittipaldi born.
1971
01
25
Luca Badoer born.
1971
01
25
Jaques Lazier born.
1971
02
24
Pedro de la Rosa born.
1971
03
24
Masao Azuma born.
1971
03
27
David Coulthard born.
1971
04
03
Emmanuel Collard born.
1971
04
04
Shinji Nakano born.
1971
04
09
Jacques Villeneuve born.
1971
05
02
Buzz Calkins born.
1971
05
04
Luiz Garcia Jnr born.
1971
05
20
Tony Stewart born.
1971
05
29
Bernd Maylander born.
1971
06
15
Akira Yanagawa born.
1971
06
19
Vittoriano Guareschi born.
1971
06
26
Max Biaggi born.
1971
07
21
Anthony Beltoise born.
1971
08
04
Jeff Gordon born.
1971
08
13
Patrick Carpentier born.
1971
08
31
Nobuatsu Aoki born.
1971
10
06
Phil Bennett born.
1971
10
07
Andrea Boldrini born.
1971
11
27
Troy Corser born.
1971
12
01
Christian Pescatori born.
1971
12
12
Oliver Martini born.
1971
12
27
Luca Boscoscuro born.
1971
01
10
Ignazio Giunti died after hitting a stranded car during a sportscar race in Buenos Aires , Argentina
1971
03
06
Mario Andretti's first FOrmula One win (South Africa)
1971
04
18
Tyrrell teams first Formula One win (J Stewart , Spain)
1971
04
23
Dempsey Wilson died
1971
05
23
the 200th Grand Prix of the modern era was held at Monte Carlo
1971
07
11
Pedro Rodriguez died in a sportscar race in Germany
1971
10
24
Jo Siffert died in a race at Brands Hatch , England
1972
01
22
Gonzalo Rodriguez born.
1972
02
03
Jamie Galles born.
1972
02
20
Jason Vincent born.
1972
03
04
Jos Verstappen born.
1972
03
10
Matt Kenseth born.
1972
03
20
Pedro Lamy born.
1972
04
05
Tom Coronel born.
1972
04
18
Garry McCoy born.
1972
04
26
Jason Bargwanna born.
1972
05
23
Rubens Barrichello born.
1972
07
22
Franco Battaini born.
1972
07
27
Xavier Pompidou born.
1972
08
16
Dugal McDougall born.
1972
08
22
Max Wilson born.
1972
08
23
Greg Murphy born.
1972
09
29
Oliver Gavin born.
1972
10
18
Alex Tagliani born.
1972
11
07
Steven Richards born.
1972
11
14
David Higgins born.
1972
11
27
Youichi Ui born.
1972
12
01
Stanton Barrett born.
1972
12
15
Sete Gibernau born.
1972
12
16
Jamie Campbell-Walter born.
1972
01
23
Carlos Ruetermann first Formula One race
1972
02
17
Friday Hassler died in an accident during a qualifying race at Daytona , Florida , USA
1972
04
03
Hannu Mikkola and Gunnar Palm became the first non-local drivers to win the Safari Rally
1972
05
14
BRM teams last Formula One win (JP Beltoise at Monaco)
1972
05
18
Jim Malloy died after crashing four days earlier during practice for the Indy 500
1972
07
15
Williams teams first Formula One start named as Politoys
1972
12
05
Roger Clark and Tony Mason won the RAC Rally in a Ford Escort RS1600
1973
01
14
Giancarlo Fisichella born.
1973
02
18
Stephen Watson born.
1973
02
22
Fabrice Walfish born.
1973
02
28
Nicolas Minassian born.
1973
03
01
Arnd Meier born.
1973
03
07
Jason Bright born.
1973
03
23
Wim Eyckmans born.
1973
04
04
Loris Capirossi born.
1973
05
14
Jonny Kane born.
1973
05
18
Tohru Ukawa born.
1973
05
19
Dario Franchitti born.
1973
05
22
Emilio Alzamora born.
1973
06
06
Dino Morelli born.
1973
07
04
Jan Magnussen born.
1973
07
07
Nathan Pretty born.
1973
07
15
Paolo Tessari born.
1973
07
20
Robby McGhee born.
1973
07
25
Kenny Roberts Jnr born.
1973
08
03
Kevin McGarrity born.
1973
08
05
Laurent Redon born.
1973
08
08
Andy Priaulx born.
1973
08
22
Giorgio Vinella born.
1973
08
29
Olivier Jacque born.
1973
09
19
Cristiano da Matta born.
1973
09
29
Gregorio Lavilla born.
1973
10
05
Owen McAuley born.
1973
11
02
James Haydon born.
1973
11
16
Christian Horner born.
1973
11
20
Neil Hodgson born.
1973
11
22
Paul Ramano born.
1973
02
11
First Formula One Grand Prix at Interlagos, Brazil
1973
03
03
Shadow teams first Formula One start
1973
04
05
David Murray died
1973
04
23
After 5,300km of competition Shekhar Mehta and Harry Kallstrom tie for the lead of the Safari Rally, Mehta is declared the winner after applying the tie-break rules
1973
05
12
Art Polland died during practice for the Indianapolis 500
1973
06
02
Swede Savage died after crashing thirty three days earlier during the Indy 500
1973
06
03
James Hunt's first Formula One start
1973
07
01
Ayrton Senna entered and took victory in his first ever go-kart race
1973
07
01
Ensign teams first Formula One start
1973
07
23
Eddie Rickenbacker died
1973
07
29
Roger Williamson died in a crash at the Dutch Grand Prix
1973
08
17
Fred Offenhauser died of natural causes
1973
09
23
Jackie Stewart's last Formula One start as a driver
1973
10
06
Francois Cevert died in practise for the USA Grand Prix
1974
01
21
Alex Sperafico born.
1974
01
22
Cameron McConville born.
1974
02
12
Toranasuke Takagi born.
1974
02
15
Alexander Wurz born.
1974
02
16
Jamie Davies born.
1974
02
27
Colin Edwards born.
1974
03
11
Gino Borsoi born.
1974
03
19
Marcel Tiemann born.
1974
03
29
Marc Gene born.
1974
04
13
Darren Turner born.
1974
04
26
James Thompson born.
1974
05
07
Ben Bostrom born.
1974
06
21
Craig Lowndes born.
1974
06
26
Martin Basso born.
1974
07
05
Roberto Locatelli born.
1974
07
13
Jarno Trulli born.
1974
07
13
Oriol Servia born.
1974
07
25
Mark Noske born.
1974
08
05
Christian Vann born.
1974
08
16
Elton Julian born.
1974
08
22
Steve Ellery born.
1974
09
04
Alex Gurney born.
1974
09
06
Steven Johnson born.
1974
09
12
Guy Smith born.
1974
11
02
Stephane Sarrazin born.
1974
11
18
Petter Solberg born.
1974
11
30
Arnaud Vincent born.
1974
12
31
Tony Kanaan born.
1974
01
13
Denny Hulme last Formula One win
1974
03
04
Bill Aston died
1974
03
22
Peter Revson died while testing for the Shadow Formula One team in South Africa
1974
03
30
Hesketh teams first Formula One start
1974
03
30
Carlos Reutemann
1974
04
28
Niki Lauda won his first Formula One race (Spain)
1974
09
22
Penske teams first Formula One start
1974
10
05
The Lancia Stratos took its first Wolrd rally Championship win on the Rally of San Remo
1974
10
06
Helmut Koinigg died in a crash during the USA Grand Prix
1975
01
05
Markus Friesacher born.
1975
01
20
Norberto Fontana born.
1975
01
22
Felipe Giaffone born.
1975
02
02
Jose Luis Cardoso born.
1975
02
13
Ben Collins born.
1975
03
02
Noriyuki Haga born.
1975
03
05
Luciano Burti born.
1975
03
05
Anthony Gobert born.
1975
03
05
Sascha Bert born.
1975
03
27
Katsuaki Fujiwara born.
1975
03
28
Fabrizio Gollin born.
1975
03
28
Derek Hill born.
1975
04
03
David Cook born.
1975
04
19
Townsend Bell born.
1975
04
22
Greg Moore born.
1975
04
30
Darren Manning born.
1975
04
30
Elliot Sadler born.
1975
05
06
Oliver Tichy born.
1975
05
08
Gaston Mazzacane born.
1975
05
10
Helio CastroNeves born.
1975
05
20
Ralph Firman Jnr born.
1975
05
26
Andej Pavicevic born.
1975
06
03
Dan Eaves born.
1975
06
30
Ralf Schumacher born.
1975
07
02
David Saelens born.
1975
07
02
Jaroslav Hules born.
1975
07
08
Regis Laconi born.
1975
07
16
Bas Leinders born.
1975
07
27
Jamie Robinson born.
1975
08
05
Gaston Mazzacane born.
1975
09
07
Norrick Abe born.
1975
09
13
Akihiro Asai born.
1975
09
16
Jason Leffler born.
1975
09
20
Juan Pablo Montoya born.
1975
12
01
Mario Dominguez born.
1975
12
15
Werner Lupberger born.
1975
01
02
Fittipaldi teams first Formula One start
1975
01
26
Graham Hill last Formula One start
1975
04
27
Alan Jones first Formula One start
1975
04
27
Last Formula One race at Montjuich park , Spain
1975
05
10
Darrell Waltrip won his first Nascar Winston Cup race at Nashville , USA
1975
06
22
James Hunt won his first Grand Prix at Zandvoort , It was also the only Grand Prix win for Hesketh Racing
1975
08
09
Mark Donohue set an American closed-course speed record of 221.120 MPH at Talledega, Alabama, in a Porsche 917/30
1975
08
19
Mark Donohue died after crashing in practice for the Austrian GP
1975
11
29
Graham Hill and Tony Brise died in a plane crash
1975
01
12
Yuji Ide born.
1976
01
19
Tarso Marques born.
1976
01
25
Mario Haberfield born.
1976
02
18
Jimmy Kite born.
1976
02
24
Marco Campos born.
1976
03
22
Haruchika Aoki born.
1976
03
23
Ricardo Zonta born.
1976
04
07
Daijiro Katoh born.
1976
04
24
Giovanni Montanari born.
1976
05
03
Mark Willis born.
1976
05
07
Thomas Biagi born.
1976
05
22
James Brock born.
1976
05
25
Mario Haberfeld born.
1976
06
02
Andrew Bordin born.
1976
07
04
Daijiro Katoh born.
1976
07
04
Christian D'Agostin born.
1976
07
20
Alex Yoong born.
1976
08
27
Mark Webber born.
1976
09
01
Marcos Ambrose born.
1976
09
02
Michel Jourdain Jnr born.
1976
09
11
Tomas Enge born.
1976
09
14
Mirko Giansanti born.
1976
10
25
Darren Malkin born.
1976
10
27
David Terrien born.
1976
10
31
Buddy Rice born.
1976
10
31
Simon Wills born.
1976
11
04
Bruno Junqueira born.
1976
11
04
Makoto Tamada born.
1976
11
23
Tony Renna born.
1976
12
14
Andre Couto born.
1976
12
28
Matthew Davies born.
1976
01
25
Ligier teams first Formula One start
1976
02
13
Paul Russo died of natural causes
1976
02
14
Piero Scotti died
1976
04
05
Indianapolis Motor Speedway hall of fame opened to the public
1976
05
02
Tyrrell debuted their famous six wheeler P34 Formula One car at the Spainish Grand Prix at Jarama
1976
08
01
Niki Lauda was lucky to survive a huge crash during the German GP
1976
08
01
Last Formula One race at the old Nurburgring , Germany
1976
08
15
Penske won their only Formula One race (John Watson , Austria)
1976
09
12
March teams last Formula One win (Ronnie Peterson , Italian GP)
1976
10
17
James Hunt won the World Drivers Championship by finishing 3rd at the Japanese Grand Prix at Fuji
1976
11
04
Toni Ulmen died
1976
12
30
Rudi Fischer died
1976
07
26
Tiago Monteiro born.
1976
08
05
Jeff Simmons born.
1977
01
14
Narain Karthikeyan born.
1977
01
21
David Besnard born.
1977
01
28
Takuma Sato born.
1977
03
31
Garth Tander born.
1977
04
15
Jamie Wall born.
1977
05
10
Nick Heidfeld born.
1977
07
30
Rodolfo Lavin born.
1977
09
09
Sebastian Gimbert born.
1977
10
10
Shinya Nakano born.
1977
12
09
David De Gea born.
1977
01
09
Wolf teams first Formula One start and first win (Jody Scheckter)
1977
03
05
Tom Pryce died in a crash during the South African GP
1977
03
05
BRM teams last Formula One start
1977
03
18
Carlos Pace died in a plane crash in Brazil
1977
03
19
The first 200 mph lap at the Indianapolis Motor Speedway was set by Gordon Johncock (200.4 mph)
1977
03
19
Max Stewart died after crashing during an event at calder Park Raceway , Melbourne , Australia
1977
05
05
Tom Pryce died after crashing during the South African Grand Prix
1977
05
11
Mario Andretti became the first person to lap the Indianapolis motor speedway at over 200mph when he lapped at 200.311mph
1977
05
22
Janet Guthrie became the first woman to qualify for the Indianapolis 500
1977
06
19
Jacques Laffite , Ligier teams and Matra engines first Formula One win
1977
07
16
Renault teams first Formula One start and first start for a turbo engine
1977
08
29
Brian McGuire died
1977
10
09
Last Formula One race at Mosport , Canada
1977
10
23
Last Formula One race at Fuji , Japan
1977
12
07
Georges Grinnard died
1977
10
10
Roger Yasukawa born.
1978
01
05
Franck Montagny born.
1978
01
08
Bobby Hamilton Jnr born.
1978
02
09
Airton Dare born.
1978
02
18
Ruben Xaus born.
1978
02
26
Marc Hynes born.
1978
03
03
Nicolas Kiesa born.
1978
03
12
Casey Mears born.
1978
03
16
Simone Sanna born.
1978
04
22
Esteban Tuero born.
1978
05
16
Hoover Orsi born.
1978
06
12
Dan Wheldon born.
1978
06
22
Daniel Wheldon born.
1978
07
12
Sebastian Porto born.
1978
09
12
Sebastian Porto born.
1978
09
27
Christian Jones born.
1978
10
09
Kristian Kolby born.
1978
11
17
Kurtis Roberts born.
1978
12
02
Fonsi Nieto born.
1978
12
12
Andrea Piccini born.
1978
01
29
Arrows teams first Formula One start
1978
02
08
Hans Stuck died of natural causes
1978
03
04
The 300th Grand Prix of the modern era was held at Kyalami in South Africa
1978
03
04
Eddie Cheever's first Formula One start
1978
03
04
Keke Rosberg's first Formula One start
1978
03
04
Hesketh teams last Formula One start
1978
06
17
The Brabham Fan car made its one and only appearance in a Formula One Grand Prix at Anderstorp , Sweden
1978
06
17
Last Formula One race at Anderstorp, Sweden
1978
08
27
Mario Andretti's last Formula One win (Netherlands)
1978
09
10
Alfa Romeo engines last Formula One win (Niki Lauda , Italian GP)
1978
09
10
John Goss became the first driver to win both the Australian Grand Prix and the Bathurst 1000 Touring Car race when he won the AGP at Sandown Park
1978
09
11
Ronnie Peterson died in a crash during the Italian GP
1978
10
08
First Formula One race at Montreal , Canada
1978
10
20
Gunnar Nilsson died of cancer
1978
11
05
Donnie Allison won his last Nascar race after Richard Petty was stripped of the win at Atlanta , U.S.A
1978
10
14
Ronnie Bremer born.
1978
11
25
Marcus Marshall born.
1978
10
19
Enrique Bernoldi born.
1979
01
07
Ricardo Mauricio born.
1979
01
20
Alex Muller born.
1979
02
04
Giorgio Pantano born.
1979
02
16
Valentino Rossi born.
1979
02
28
Sebastien Bourdais born.
1979
04
16
Christijan Albers born.
1979
06
28
Neil Shanahan born.
1979
07
21
Paul Weel born.
1979
07
23
Ricardo Sperafico born.
1979
07
23
Rodrigo Sperafico born.
1979
07
31
Justin Wilson born.
1979
10
09
Todd Kelly born.
1979
10
17
Kimi Raikkonen born.
1979
12
31
Paul O'Neill born.
1979
01
21
Elio De Angelis first Formula One race
1979
03
11
First CART race to be held at Phoenix , Arizona , USA. Won by Gordon Johncock
1979
04
05
Whitney Straight died in London , England at the age of 66
1979
05
27
James Hunt's last Formula One start
1979
06
22
Louis Chiron died
1979
07
01
Renault engines first Formula One win and first turbo win
1979
07
14
Williams teams first Formula One win (Clay Regazzoni)
1979
10
07
Wolf team last Formula One start
1979
12
14
Bjorn Waldergard won the innaugural World Rally Championship for drivers
1979
09
04
Kosuke Matsuura born.
1979
04
18
Anthony Davidson born.
1980
01
19
Jenson Button born.
1980
04
24
Jaime Melo Jnr born.
1980
04
27
Ananda Mikola born.
1980
06
05
Leanne Ferrier born.
1980
07
10
Adam Petty born.
1980
07
22
Scott Dixon born.
1980
09
11
Antonio Pizzonia born.
1980
09
20
Patrick Friesacher born.
1980
09
21
Tomas Scheckter born.
1980
09
24
Dean Canto born.
1980
10
04
Sarah Fisher born.
1980
11
01
Christian Murchison born.
1980
12
17
Ryan Hunter-Reay born.
1980
01
13
Alain Prost first Formula One start
1980
01
27
Rene Arnoux first Formula One win
1980
03
01
Osella teams first Formula One start
1980
03
01
Shadow teams last Formula One start
1980
03
30
Nelson Piquet won his first Formula One Grand Prix at Long Beach
1980
03
30
Clay Regazzoni crashed heavily in the Long Beach Grand Prix leaving him with injuries that would paralyze him for life
1980
08
01
Patrick Depailler died when testing for the Alfa Romeo Formula One team at Hockenheim in Germany
1980
09
14
First Formula One race at Imola , San Marino , Italy
1980
10
25
Last Formula One race at Watkins Glen , USA
1980
11
16
Alan Jones won the non Championship Australian Grand Prix driving for Williams
1980
12
15
Peter Gregg commited suicide
1980
08
06
Vitantonio Liuzzi born.
1980
06
22
Dick Johnson debuts his new Ford Falcon Touring Car at a club event at Lakeside, QLD. (This car would hit the famous rock at Bathurst later in the year)
1980
04
04
Bjorn Wirdheim born.
1980
07
19
Giorgio Mondini born.
1980
06
13
Markus Winkelhock born.
1980
01
04
Tristan Gommendy born.
1980
11
05
Jaime Camara born.
1981
01
01
Zsolt Baumgartner born.
1981
01
06
Gareth Howell born.
1981
02
09
Joel Camathias born.
1981
03
24
Gary Paffett born.
1981
04
22
Nilton Rossoni born.
1981
04
25
Felipe Massa born.
1981
07
17
Anthony West born.
1981
07
29
Fernando Alonso born.
1981
07
30
Nicky Hayden born.
1981
11
08
Mika Kallio born.
1981
12
16
AJ Allmendinger born.
1981
01
01
Mauri Rose died
1981
01
15
Graham Whitehead died
1981
02
15
Hannu Mikkola scored the Audi Quattro's first World Rally Championship win at the Swedish Rally
1981
03
15
Ayrton Senna won his first Formula Ford race at Brands Hatch in England
1981
03
23
Mike Hailwood died in a road accident
1981
03
24
Nigel Mansell saved Peter Collins from drowning in the ocean off Rio De Janeiro , Brazil
1981
03
29
David Prophet died in a helicopter accident in England
1981
05
03
Michele Alboreto's first Formula One start
1981
05
25
Bobby Unser was stripped of his previous days Indianapolis 500 win and it was given to Mario Andretti , Three months later Bobby Unser was reinstated as the winner
1981
06
21
Last Formula One race at Jarama , Spain
1981
06
21
Gilles Villeneuve last Formula One win
1981
07
05
Alain Prost's first Formula One win (France)
1981
07
30
Bud Tingelstad died
1981
09
13
Toleman teams first Formula One start
1981
09
13
Hart engines first Formula One start
1981
10
10
Michele Mouton and Fabrizia Pons became the first females to win a World Rally Championship round in the rally of San Remo
1981
10
13
Freddie Etancelin died
1981
05
30
Gianmaria Bruni born.
1981
09
24
Ryan Briscoe born.
1981
03
03
Ed Carpenter born.
1981
10
19
Heikki Kovalainen born.
1981
03
24
Gary Paffett born.
1981
09
23
Robert Doornbos born.
1981
01
29
Alex Figge born.
1981
03
01
Will Power born.
1982
02
03
Alan Gurr born.
1982
03
25
Danica Patrick born.
1982
08
07
Marco Melandri born.
1982
09
01
Paul Dumbrell born.
1982
03
21
Carlos Reutemann
1982
04
07
Harold Ertl died in a plane crash
1982
04
12
Shekhar Mehta won his 5th Safari rally and his 4th in a row
1982
04
25
Gilles Villenueve's last Formula One start (San Marino)
1982
05
08
Gilles Villeneuve died after crashing during practice for the Belgian Grand Prix at Zolder
1982
05
15
Gordon Smiley died during practice for the Indianapolis 500
1982
05
23
Ricardo Patrese's first Formula One win
1982
06
13
Riccardo Paletti died after crashing at the start of the Canadian Grand Prix
1982
06
13
BMW engines first Formula One win
1982
08
07
Didier Pironi crashed during practice for the German Grand Prix , This crash would end his Formula One career
1982
08
08
Eric Brandon died
1982
09
12
Ensign and Fittipaldi teams last Formula One starts
1982
09
25
Mario Andretti's last Formula One start
1982
09
25
Last Formula One race at Las Vegas , USA
1982
10
20
Ayrton Senna won the Macau Formula 3 race
1982
11
11
Ayrton Senna took victory on his debut in Formula 3 at Thruxton in England
1982
11
25
Walt Ader died
1982
12
16
Colin Chapman died of heart attack
1982
03
18
Timo Glock born.
1982
07
09
Sakon Yamamoto born.
1983
02
07
Christian Klien born.
1983
02
14
Manuel Poggiali born.
1983
03
27
John Watson's last Formula One win (Long Beach)
1983
03
27
Last formula One race at Long Beach, USA
1983
04
24
Rolf Stommelen died in a crash during an IMSA sportscar race in the USA
1983
05
22
First GP at the new Spa Francorchamps circuit (Belguim)
1983
06
05
Tyrrell teams last Formula One win (Michele Alboreto)
1983
06
16
Allan Moffat won the Australian Touring Car Championship driving a Mazda RX-7 , the first time the Championship was won by a Japanese car
1983
07
17
John Paul Jnr won his first and only CART race when he took victory at the Michigan 500
1983
07
19
Ayrton Senna first drove a Formula One car for the first time when he tested for the Williams team
1983
08
28
TAG Porsche engines first Formula One start
1983
09
04
Freddie Spencer clinched his first 500cc Motorcycle World Championship by finishing second at Imola
1983
12
28
Eugene Chaboud died
1983
01
24
Scott Speed born.
1983
08
25
James Rossiter born.
1983
01
11
Adrian Sutil born.
1983
12
08
Neel Jani born.
1983
10
10
Dan Clarke born.
1983
10
15
Bruno Senna born.
1984
11
22
Juan Olive born.
1984
03
01
Peter Walker died
1984
03
03
Mike Mosley died
1984
03
25
Phillipe Alliot's first Formula One race
1984
03
25
Martin Brundle's first Formula One start
1984
03
25
Ayrton Senna's first Formula One start
1984
03
25
TAG Porsche engines first Formula One win (A. Prost , Brazil GP)
1984
04
29
Last Formula One race at Zolder , Belguim
1984
05
20
Last GP at Dijon-Prenois (France)
1984
07
01
Allan Grice won the last Australian Touring car round to be run under Group C regulations
1984
07
18
The Tyrrell Formula One team were disqualified from the 1984 season due to infringing the rules, they were allowed to continue to compete until their appeal was heard
1984
08
11
Marcel Balsa died
1984
08
19
The 400th Grand Prix of the modern era was held at the Osterreichring in Austria
1984
09
08
Johnny Parsons died of natural causes
1984
09
19
Ferry Porsche received the honorary title of 'Professor'
1984
09
30
Peter Brock and Larry Perkins won the last Bathurst 1000 Touring Car race to be run under Group C regulations for the Holden Dealer Team
1984
10
07
First Formula One race at the new Nurburgring , Germany
1984
10
21
First Formula One race at Estoril , Portugal
1984
11
25
Jimmy Jackson died
1984
11
04
Peter Brock (Holden Commodore) won the last ever Group C Touring Car race in Australia, winning the Motorcraft 300 at Surfers Paradise
1984
05
25
AJ Foyt IV born.
1984
12
07
Robert Kubica born.
1984
11
21
Alvaro Bautista born.
1984
05
18
Simon Pagenaud born.
1984
09
08
Vitaly Petrov born.
1984
01
19
Karun Chandhok born.
1985
10
16
Casey Stoner born.
1985
01
27
The first Wellington 500 Touring car race was held in New Zealand won by Michel Delcourt and Robbie Francevic driving a Volvo 240T
1985
02
02
Bob Glidden became the first NHRA Pro Stock driver to run the 1/4 mile under 7.6 seconds (7.557) in California , USA
1985
02
10
The first Australian Touring Car Championship round run under International Group A regulations was held at Winton , Victoria
1985
03
24
The first European Formula 3000 race was held at Silverstone , England. Mike Thackwell took the victory
1985
04
03
Helmut Niedermayr died
1985
04
07
Minardi teams first Formula One start
1985
04
21
Ayrton Senna won his first Formula One Grand Prix at Estoril in Portugal driving for Lotus
1985
07
02
David Purley died
1985
07
07
Brabham teams last Formula One win (Nelson Piquet)
1985
07
07
Jim Richards became the first New Zealander to win the Australian Touring Car Championship after taking victory at Amaroo Park
1985
07
07
The first time the Australian Touring Car Championship was won by a European car manufacturer when Jim Richards won for BMW
1985
08
12
Manfred Winkelhock died in a sportscar race at Mosport in Canada
1985
08
25
Last Formula One race at Zandvoort, Netherlands
1985
09
01
Stefan Bellof died in a sportscar crash at Spa Francorchamps famous 'Eau Rouge' corner in Belguim
1985
10
06
The first Bathurst 1000 Touring Car race to be run exclusively under Group A regulations was run , won by John Goss and Armin Hahne driving a Jaguar XJS for Tom Walkinshaw Racing
1985
10
12
Duke Dinsmore died
1985
11
03
First Formula One race at Adelaide , Australia won by Keke Rosberg driving for Williams
1985
11
03
Niki Lauda , Alfa Romeo factory team and the Toleman team all competed in their last Grand Prix at Adelaide , Australia
1985
11
08
Masten Gregory died of a heart attack
1985
11
28
Debut win for the Lancia Delta S4 in the RAC Rally with Henri Toivonen and Neil Wilson
1985
12
23
Prince B Bira died of natural causes
1985
06
27
Nico Rosberg born.
1985
01
07
Lewis Hamilton born.
1985
07
25
Nelson Piquet Jnr born.
1985
01
11
Kazuki Nakajima born.
1985
03
19
(E.J) Ernesto Viso born.
1985
03
09
Pator Maldonado born.
1985
12
27
Jerome d'Ambrosio born.
1986
07
23
Nelson Philipe born.
1986
11
02
Hector Barbera born.
1986
01
14
Thierry Sabine founder of the Paris - Dakar Rally died in a helicopter crash during the 1986 event
1986
04
13
First Formula One race at Jerez , Spain
1986
04
13
Michael Andretti won his first CART race when he took victory at the Long Beach Grand Prix
1986
05
04
Henri Toivenen and his co driver Sergio Cresta died after crashing during the rally of Corsica
1986
05
11
Elio de Angelis's last Formula One start
1986
05
15
Elio De Angelis died testing for the Brabham Formula One team in France
1986
06
01
Jo Gartner died after crashing during the Le Mans 24hr race
1986
07
13
Last Formula One race at Brands Hatch , England
1986
07
13
Jacques Laffite suffered severe leg injuries that would end his career after crashing at the start of the Brittish GP at Brands Hatch
1986
08
10
The first Hungarian Grand Prix was held at the Hungaroring
1986
11
20
Andrew Ranger born.
1986
09
06
Thomas Luthi born.
1986
02
14
Michael Ammermuller born.
1986
04
17
Romain Grosjean born.
1986
09
13
Kamui Kobayashi born.
1986
04
16
Paul di Resta born.
1987
01
01
Group B rally cars were banned by the FIA
1987
02
10
Andy Linden died of natural causes
1987
02
12
Dennis Poore died
1987
02
18
Holden Motor Company withdrew support for Peter Brock's HDT Special Vehicles road car operation
1987
03
01
The Group A BMW M3 Touring Car made it's World racing debut in Round 1 of the Australian Touring Car Championship at Calder Park , Australia
1987
03
22
Allan Moffat and John Harvey driving a Holden Commodore won the first ever World Touring Car Championship round at Monza , Italy. They placed 7th in the race but the first 6 BMW M3's were later Disqualified
1987
04
11
Rudolf Krause died
1987
05
31
Ayrton Senna won the Monaco Grand Prix for Lotus , The first win for Active suspension
1987
06
21
Lotus teams last Formula One win (Ayrton Senna)
1987
06
28
Mauro Baldi and Jonathon Palmer won the World Sports Prototype race at the Norisring in Germany, This was the Final race for the Rothman's-backed factory Porsche team
1987
08
14
Stefan Johansson hit a deer in his McLaren at 180mph during practice for the Austrian Grand Prix , amazingly he walked away unhurt
1987
08
23
Didier Pironi died
1987
08
27
Tommi Makkinen made his World Championship Rally debut, he crashed out of the event
1987
09
05
Joe Amato became the first NHRA Top Fuel driver to surpass the 280 mph mark when he ran a 282.13mph pass during the US Nationals at Indianapolis, Indiana.
1987
10
07
FISA announced the cancellation of the World Touring Car Championship for Group A regulations, they state the WTCC would return in 1989 and run under Bernie Ecclestone's PROCAR regulations
1987
10
19
Hermann Lang died
1987
10
31
Nigel Mansell crashed during practice for the Japanese Formula One Grand Prix breaking his neck
1987
11
01
First Formula One race at Suzuka , Japan
1987
11
07
Roberto Ravaglia claimed the first and so far only World Touring Car Championship when he finished 3rd at Fuji in Japan
1987
03
13
Marco Andretti born.
1987
05
04
Jorge Lorenzo born.
1987
07
03
Sebastian Vettel born.
1987
08
19
Nico Hulkenberg born.
1988
01
03
Joie Chitwood died
1988
01
12
Piero Taruffi died
1988
02
28
The First Nascar race Held outside of the USA was held at the Calder Park Thunderdome, Melbourne, Australia
1988
03
15
FISA announced that Peter Brock , David Parsons and Peter McLoed are the winners of the 1987 Bathurst 1000 Touring Car race after the appeal by the Eggenberger Ford team was thrown out
1988
04
03
Judd engines first Formula One start
1988
04
09
The first sub 5 second run in an NHRA dragrace was recorded by Eddie Hill at 4.99 seconds over a quater mile
1988
06
19
Last Formula One race at Detroit , USA
1988
08
14
Enzo Ferrari died
1988
08
21
Johnny Herbert badly injured his legs and feet in a Formula 3000 crash at Brands Hatch in England
1988
09
30
Al Holbert died in a light plane crash in Ohio , USA
1988
10
13
FISA announced the cancellation of the European Touring Car Championship effective from the end of 1988
1988
11
13
Turbo engines last Formula One start and last win (A Prost , McLaren Honda , Australia)
1989
03
24
Richard Petty failed to qualify for the NASCAR race at Richmond. This ended his run of 513 consecutive starts which started in November 1971
1989
03
26
Lamborghini engines first Formula One start
1989
03
26
Yamaha engines first Formula One start
1989
03
26
Last Formula One race at Rio de Janeiro (Jacarepagua)
1989
08
13
Tim Richmond died of AIDS
1989
09
20
Richie Ginther died of heart failure
1989
12
11
Joseph R. Cloutier, President of the Indianapolis Motor Speedway, died
1989
12
16
Oscar Galvez died
1989
01
04
Graham Rahal born.
1989
07
01
Daniel Ricciardo born.
1989
05
09
Shane Van Gisbergen born.
1989
08
28
Valtteri Bottas born.
1989
08
03
Jules Bianchi born.
1990
03
10
Lancia took 1-2-3-4and 5th places in the rally of Portugal
1990
04
11
Subaru entered their first World Championship Rally event, The Safari Rally in Kenya
1990
05
13
The Tyrrell team debuted their 019 chassis featuring the first use of the anhedral front wing at the San Marino Grand Prix
1990
07
08
Last Formula One race at Paul Ricard , France
1990
08
26
Carlos Sainz and Luis Moya became the first non-Scandinavian crew to win the 1000 Lakes Rally in Finland
1990
09
28
Martin Donnelly survived a huge practice crash for the Spainish Grand Prix which ended his career
1990
10
11
Alessandro Nannini severed his right arm in a helicopter crash in Italy
1990
11
04
The 500th Grand Prix of the modern era was held in Adelaide , Australia
1990
11
24
Juan Manuel Bordeu died
1990
11
28
Chico Godia died
1990
03
23
Jaime Alguersuari born.
1990
02
15
Charles Pic born.
1990
01
26
Sergio Perez born.
1990
04
25
Jean-Éric Vergne born.
1991
03
10
Jordan teams first Formula One start
1991
03
10
Last Formula One race at Pheonix , USA
1991
03
10
Ilmor engines first Formula One start
1991
03
10
Ayrton Senna became the first driver to earn 10 points instead of 9 for a Grand Prix victory at Phoenix, USA
1991
03
17
Surfers Paradise , Australia held its first CART race
1991
03
19
Damon Hill made his Formula One test debut for the Williams team
1991
06
02
Nelson Piquet's last Formula One win (Canada)
1991
06
23
Mario Andretti started his 350th Indy car race, at Portland International Raceway, Portland, Oregon.
1991
06
23
Volker Weidler , Johnny Herbert and Bertrand Gachot won the Le Man 24hr race driving for Mazda , this was the first Le Man win for a Japanese manufacturer
1991
07
07
First Formula One race at Magny Cours , France
1991
07
21
Paul Warwick died in a Formula 3000 crash at Oulton Park, England
1991
08
05
Soichiro Honda died
1991
08
11
J D McDuffie died in a NASCAR crash at Watkins Glen, USA
1991
08
14
Alberto Crespo died
1991
08
18
Dale Jarrett won his first Nascar race at Michigan International Speedway
1991
08
25
Michael Schumacher's first Formula One start (Belguim)
1991
10
01
Richard Petty announced his intentions to reitre from driving at the end of the 1992 Nascar Winston Cup season
1991
11
03
The shortest Grand Prix in modern history was held at Adelaide , Australia. The race lasted just 14 laps before being stopped due to torrential rain.
1991
11
11
The FIA Sportscar Commission voted to end the Sportscar World Championship
1991
12
18
George Abecassis died
1991
02
18
Henry Surtees born.
1992
03
01
Mugen Honda engines first Formula One start
1992
03
03
Lella Lombardi died of cancer
1992
03
11
Christian Vanderpleyn died
1992
03
20
Kenny Bernstein became the first drag racer to break the 300 mph barrier when he drove his top fuel dragster at 301.7 mph in Gainesville , Florida , USA
1992
03
22
Last Formula One race at Mexico City
1992
04
05
The first BTCC race under the 2 litre format was held
1992
04
14
Ronnie Bucknum died from diabetes
1992
05
15
Jovy Marcelo died after crashing during practice for the Indianapolis 500
1992
05
24
Al Unser Jnr won the Indianapolis 500 by .043 over Scott Goodyear , the closest 500 finish ever
1992
06
07
Bill France Snr died of natural causes (founder of Nascar)
1992
06
21
Derek Warwick , Yannick Dalmas and Mark Blundell won the Le Man 24hr race in France driving a Peugeot 905B
1992
06
23
NASCAR ran for the first time at the Indianapolis Motor Speedway, in testing for the Brickyard 400.
1992
08
16
Brabham teams last Formula One start
1992
08
30
Michael Schumacher's first Formula One win (Belguim)
1992
09
13
Fondmetal (Osella) teams last Formula One start
1992
10
04
Denny Hulme died of a heart attack during the Bathurst 1000 touring car race in Australia
1992
10
04
Andy Rouse won his 60th and last Brittish Touring car race
1992
11
15
Richard Petty competed in his last NASCAR race as a driver at Atlanta Motor Speedway
1992
12
10
Rick Mears announced his retirement from driving
1992
12
21
Ayrton Senna tested a Penske Indycar at Firebird raceway in Arizona, USA
1992
05
07
Nelson Piquet suffered severe Leg injuries after crashing an Indycar at the Indianapolis Motor Speedway
1993
01
07
Honda announce that starting in 1994 they will supply engines to the CART PPG world series
1993
01
20
Feruccio Lamborghini died
1993
01
21
The Monte Carlo Rally saw the debut of the Mitsubishi Lancer Evo in the World Rally Championship
1993
02
03
Paul Emery died
1993
02
20
Ferrucio Lamborghini died
1993
02
28
The First Australian V8 Supercar race was held at Amaroo Park , Australia
1993
03
08
Duane Carter died
1993
03
14
Last Formula One race at Kyalami , South Africa
1993
04
01
Alan Kulwicki died in a plane crash near Bristol in the USA
1993
04
04
Mario Andretti won his last CART race at Phoenix , Arizona , USA
1993
05
16
AJ Foyt retired from driving
1993
06
15
James Hunt died of a heart attack
1993
07
09
Nissan scored their first victory in the BTCC at the Brittish GP support race
1993
07
13
Davey Allison died in a helicopter crash in the USA
1993
07
25
Alain Prost's last Formula One win (Germany)
1993
08
15
Damon Hill won his first Formula One race (Hungary)
1993
08
22
Paul Radisich won Fords 200th Brittish Touring car race
1993
08
27
The Subaru Impreza debuted in the World Rally Championship
1993
09
05
Wayne Rainey crashed during the Italian 500cc Motorcycle Grand Prix at Misano resulting in him being confined to a wheelchair
1993
09
26
Lola teams last Formula One start
1993
10
03
Jim Epler became the first man to run a 300mph pass in a Funny Car when he ran 300.40mph at Topeka , Kansas , U.S.A
1993
10
22
Innes Ireland died
1993
11
07
Lamborghini Engines last Formula One start
1993
11
07
Ayrton Senna won his last Formula One race (Australia)
1993
11
07
Ricardo Patrese drove in his 256th and last Grand Prix at Adelaide , Australia.
1993
11
21
Stephane Proulx died of complications from AIDS
1993
12
03
John Bingham died of complications from AIDS
1993
12
27
Andre Pilette died
1994
01
14
Myron Fohr died
1994
01
17
Andrew Craig was hired as CEO of the CART World Series
1994
02
11
Neil Bonnett died in a NASCAR crash at Daytona , USA
1994
03
11
Indianapolis Motor Speedway President Tony George announced plans for a new racing series that would include the Indy 500
1994
03
27
Simtek teams first Formula One start
1994
03
27
Pacific teams first Formula One start
1994
03
27
Hienz Harold Frentzen's first Formula One start
1994
03
27
Olivier Panis started his first Formula One race
1994
03
27
Peugeot engines first Formula One start
1994
04
04
Volvo entered their 850 Estate (station Wagon) in the Brittish Touring Car Championship
1994
04
17
First Formula One race at Aida , Japan
1994
04
30
Roland Ratzenberger died in a crash during Qualifying for the San Marino GP
1994
05
01
Ayrton Senna died in a crash during the San Marino Grand Prix
1994
06
19
Paul Collins (brother of Peter) died after suffering a heart attack during a Formula Holden race at Winton , Australia
1994
06
27
Sam Hanks died of natural causes
1994
07
08
The Indy Racing League was named
1994
08
06
NASCAR made its debut at the Indianapolis Motor Speedway (won by Jeff Gordon)
1994
09
30
Don Watson died in a crash while practising for the Bathurst 1000 touring car race in Australia
1994
10
09
Mario Andretti drove in his last CART race at Laguna Seca in California.
1994
11
13
The Lotus and Larrouse Formula One teams took part in their last Grand Prix in Australia
1994
11
13
Michael Schumacher and Damon Hill clashed in the Australian Grand Prix resulting in Schumacher winning his first World Drivers Championship
1994
05
12
Karl Wendlinger recieved serious head injuries after crashing during practice for the Monaco Grand Prix
1994
08
11
Gabriele Tarquini clinched the BTCC title at Silverstone
1994
09
05
Andy Rouse announced his retirement from driving
1994
05
24
Pedro Lamy recieved serious leg injuries after a testing crash at Silverstone for the Lotus Formula One team
1994
07
07
Carlo Chitti died of a heart attack at the age of 70
1995
04
30
Fabrizio Barbazza recieved series head injuries after crashing during a Sportscar race at Road Atlanta in the USA. This crash would end his racing Career
1995
01
17
Team Lotus is forced to close their doors after 37 years in Formula One
1995
01
28
Aldo Gordini died
1995
02
05
The first Nascar Truck race was held at Phoenix International Raceway , USA , won by Mike Skinner
1995
03
05
Gregg Hansford died after crashing a super touring car at Phillip Island , Australia
1995
03
15
Carlos Menem Jnr died in a helicopter accident
1995
03
26
Forti teams first Formula One start
1995
04
02
Robbie Gordon won his first CART victory at Phoenix International Raceway
1995
05
06
Price Cobb made his debut in SCCA Trans-Am and took victory at Phoenix
1995
05
14
Nigel Mansell's last Formula One start
1995
05
21
Team Penske failed to qualify for the Indianapolis 500
1995
05
28
Simtek teams last Formula One start
1995
05
28
Jacques Villeneuve won the Indianpolis 500 overcoming a 2 lap penalty to take the victory
1995
06
11
Jean Alesi won his first and only Formula One Grand Prix in Canada on his 31st Birthday
1995
07
17
Juan Manuel Fangio died
1995
08
13
Clifford Allison died in a practice crash for a Busch Grand National Nascar race at Michigan , USA
1995
08
20
Honda won their first CART event (Andre Ribeiro , New Hampshire oval)
1995
09
11
Keith Odor died in a touring car crash in Germany
1995
09
24
David Coulthard's first Formula One win (Portugal)
1995
10
15
Marco Campos died in a Formula 3000 crash at Magny Cours in France
1995
11
04
The Toyota World Rally Team were banned from competing in 1996 for using illegal turbo restrictors
1995
11
06
Bill Cheesbourg died
1995
11
12
Last F1 race at Adelaide , Australia
1995
11
22
Colin McRae won the RAC Rally to claim the first World Rally Drivers title by a Brittish driver
1995
11
27
Giancarlo Baghetti died of cancer
1996
01
27
The first IRL (Indy Racing League) race was held at Walt Disney World Speedway in Florida
1996
03
09
Jacques Villeneuve becomes only the 4th driver to start from pole position for their first Formula one race
1996
03
10
Jacques Villenueve's first Formula One start
1996
03
10
First modern Formula One race at Albert Park , Melbourne , Australia
1996
03
17
The first CART race at the Emerson Fittipaldi speedway was held in Brazil. Andre Ribeiro took the victory
1996
03
22
Buddy Lazier broke his back in a practice crash for the Indy Racing League race at Phoenix
1996
04
08
Audi debuted in the BTCC in spectacular fashion with a double victory for Frank Biela
1996
04
28
Jacques Villenueve's first Formula One win (Nurburgring)
1996
05
09
Nascar team owner Harry Hyde died of a heart attack
1996
05
17
Scott Brayton died in practice for the Indianapolis 500
1996
05
19
Olivier Panis first Formula One win
1996
05
19
Mugen Honda engines first Formula One win
1996
05
26
Buddy Lazier won the Indianapolis 500 just two months after breaking his back in a crash at Phoenix International Raceway
1996
06
23
Alex Zanardi won his first CART race, at Portland International Raceway, Portland, Oregon.
1996
07
13
Honda won their first BTCC race when David Leslie won the Brittish GP support race
1996
07
14
Jeff Krosnoff and corner marshall Gary Arvin died in a CART crash in Canada
1996
07
27
Jim Hall announced his retirement as a CART team owner
1996
07
28
Emerson Fittipaldi recieved injuries that would end his racing career after crashing during the Michigan 500
1996
08
10
Jacques Villeneuve announced he was leaving the CART World Series to join the Williams team in Formula One
1996
09
07
Alex Zanardi won the CART race at Laguna Seca after completing 'The Pass' on Bryan Herta at the corkscrew on the last lap
1997
02
16
Hendrick Motorsport cars finished 1-2-3 in the Daytona 500 (Jeff Gordon, Terry Labonte and Ricky Craven)
1997
04
13
The 600th Grand Prix of the modern era was held at Buenos Aires , Argentina
1997
05
19
Troy Ruttman died of lung cancer
1997
06
22
Mark Blundell won the closest ever race in CART history by just .027 seconds at Portland, Oregon, USA
1997
07
01
Dino Morelli recieved serious leg injuries in a Formula 3000 crash at the Nurburgring in Germany
1997
07
27
Gehard Berger won his last Formula One race at Hockenheim, Germany
1997
08
24
Luigi Villoresi died at the age of 88
1997
09
04
Jan Opperman died
1997
09
21
Carlos Sainz won the Rally of Indonesia, the last win for a Ford escort in the World rally Championship
1997
09
25
Andy Green recorded a new Land Speed Record of 714.144 Mph driving the Thrust SSC at Blackrock Desert
1997
10
26
Michael Schumacher and Jacques Villeneuve clashed in the European Grand Prix at Jerez resulting in Villenueve winning his first World Drivers Championship
1997
12
16
Three track officials and three members of the Williams Formula one team were acquited of manslaughter in the Ayrton Senna death trial
1997
10
15
Andy Green became the first person to break the sound barrier on land when he averaged 763.04 mph (1220.86 kph) in the Thrust SSC born.
1998
02
15
Dale Earnhardt won his first and only Daytona 500
1998
03
08
Grooved tyres were used for the first time in Formula One
1998
03
31
Nascar driver Tim Flock died at the age of 73
1998
04
10
Mary Fendrich Hulman died at the age of 93
1998
08
23
Tommi Makinen won his 5th 1000 Lakes Rally of Finland in a row
1998
09
07
Chris Bradley died in crash during an ASA stockcar race at Minnesota State Fairgrounds
1998
10
02
Olivier Gendebein died
1998
10
10
The first American Le Mans Series (ALMS) race was held at Road Atlanta in the USA
1998
11
01
Mika Hakkinen won the Japanese Grand Prix and claimed his first World drivers championship
1998
11
24
Carlos Sainz lost the World Rally Championship just 350 metres from the end of the seasons final rally
1999
01
06
Sam Schmidt was paralyzed after crashing during an IRL test in Florida , USA
1999
02
07
Umberto Maglioli died at the age of 69 after a long illness
1999
04
05
Matt Neal became the first Independent driver (Privateer) to win a Super Touring BTCC race outright
1999
04
13
Harvey Postlewaite died of a heart attack
1999
05
09
The Peugeot 206 WRC debuted in the World Rally Championship
1999
05
31
Neil Shanahan died after crashing in a Formula Ford race at Oulton Park in England
1999
07
11
Michael Schumacher broke his leg in a crash at the start of the Brittish Grand Prix at Silverstone
1999
07
17
The first night race in the Brittish Touring Car Championship was held at Snetterton
1999
09
11
Gonzalo Rodriguez died in CART crash at Laguna Seca , California
1999
10
13
Jason Watt suffered severe spinal injuries that would end his career after crashing while doing a promotional photo shoot on a motorcycle
1999
10
31
Greg Moore died in a CART race at Fontana Speedway , USA
1999
11
07
Tommi Makinen won his fourth consecutive World Rally Drivers title
1999
12
05
Don Panoz recieved the John Bolster Award for technical excellence
1999
12
19
Ferdinand Porsche was honored as 'Car Engineer of the Century'
1999
12
23
Audi debut their all conquering R8 sportscar at Vallelunga, Italy
1999
12
30
Stirling Moss recieved a knighthood from Queen Elizabeth
2000
02
14
Tony Bettenhausen Jnr died in a plane crash in the USA
2000
03
12
10 Tenths Motorsport relaunched as the worlds first motorsport portal website
2000
03
12
Jenson Button , Nick Hiedfeld and Gaston Mazzacane make their Formula one debut at Albert Park , Australia
2000
03
17
Renault purchased the Benetton Formula One team
2000
02
26
Max Papis won his first CART race at Miami , Florida , USA
2000
04
05
Lee Petty died after a long illness at the age of 86
2000
04
09
Rnd 2 of the champcar series at Nazareth was cancelled due to 2 feet of snow falling on race eve. The race was postponed for a month
2000
05
02
David Coulthard survived a plane crash in France which claimed the lives of the pilot and co-pilot
2000
06
16
Andrew Craig quit his position as CEO of the CART World Series
2000
06
18
Audi finish 1-2-3 at the Le Man 24hr race in France
2000
06
24
John Dawson-Damer and Marshal Andy Carpenter died in an accident at the Goodwood Festival of Speed, another Marshal Steve Tarrant received serious injuries in the same accident
2000
07
02
Joey Dunlop died after crashing at a motorcycle race in Estonia
2000
07
02
Roberto Moreno won his first CART race at Cleveland, Ohio, USA
2000
07
07
Kenny Irwin died after crashing his NASCAR in practice at New Hampshire, USA
2000
07
09
Valentino Rossi won his first 500cc motorcycle race at Donington Park in England
2000
07
30
Cristiano da Matta won his first CART race at Chicago, USA
2000
07
30
Rubens Barichello won his first Formula One race at Hockenheim in Germany
2000
07
30
A spectator wandered onto the track causing the safety car to be deployed during the German Grand Prix at Hockenheim
2000
09
10
Fire marshall Paolo Ghislimberti died after being struck by debris after a first lap crash at the Italian GP
2000
09
16
The last super touring car race took place in the Brittish Touring Car Championship
2000
09
24
The Indianapolis Motor Speedway held it's first formula One race using part of the oval and a new infield road course
2000
10
08
Michael Schumacher won his third Formula One drivers title and the first for Ferrari since 1979
2000
10
14
Wayne Bailey died after crashing during a Top Fuel Drag race in Louisiana, USA
2000
10
22
Johnny Herbert drove in his last Formula One race for Jaguar , he failed to finish when his rear suspension collapsed
2000
11
19
Garth Tander and Jason Bargwanna won the Bathurst 1000 touring car race at Mt. Panorama, Bathurst, Australia
2000
12
04
CART announce Joseph Heitzler as their new CEO
2000
12
08
The World Motorsport Council voted to allow traction control to be re-introduced into Formula One for the 2001 season
2000
12
19
Stan Fox died in a road accident in New Zealand
2000
12
24
John Cooper died of cancer
2000
12
31
Sportscars debuted on the streets of Adelaide Australia , when the American Le Mans series held the "Race of 1000 Years"
2000
12
07
Alex Zanardi signs with Mo Nunn to return to the CART series that he won in 1997 and 1998
2000
05
28
Juan Montoya wins the 84th Indy 500 at Indianapolis
2000
11
28
John Baldwin, techinical director for Panoz Motorsports died of a heart attack
2001
01
11
Louis Krages (1985 Le Man 24 Hours winner) committed suicide
2001
01
14
Former CART team owner Carl Hogan died
2001
01
21
Bertie Fisher and his two children Mark and Emma died in a helicopter crash
2001
01
30
Australian businessman Paul Stoddart purchased the Minardi Formula One team
2001
02
18
Dale Earnhardt died after a last lap crash during the Daytona 500
2001
02
26
Dennis 'Duke' Nalon died
2001
03
04
Track marshall Graham Beveridge died after being struck by debris in a crash during the Australian Grand Prix
2001
03
16
Bob Wollek died after being struck by a vehicle while riding a bicycle in the USA
2001
03
23
Toyota launch their test car that was used to prepare them for their entry into Formula One in 2002
2001
03
25
Mika Salo crashed the brand new Toyota test chassis two days after it's launch at Paul Ricard , France
2001
03
28
The new look BTCC was unveiled to the worlds media at Brands Hatch
2001
04
01
Michael and Ralf Schumacher became the first brothers ever to qualify on the front row of a Formula One race
2001
04
25
Michele Alboreto died after crashing during a test session in an Audi R8 sportscar at the Lausitzring in Germany
2001
05
04
Scott Dixon became the youngest driver to win a CART race at the age of 20 years , 9 months , and 14 days
2001
05
20
Mike Gagliardo died in a Transam crash at Mosport in Canada
2001
05
21
Gabriele Rumi died from cancer
2001
05
26
Vittorio Brambilla died of a heart attack
2001
06
03
Trevor Mustey died after crashing his Motorcycle during a race at Lakeside , Queensland , Australia
2001
07
28
Sara Senske became the first female to finish on the podium of a CART sanctioned event when she finished second in a Barber Dodge race at Chicago Motor Speedway
2001
08
23
Bobby Rahal was replaced by Niki Lauda as CEO of the Jaguar Formula One team
2001
08
25
Ken Tyrrell died of cancer
2001
09
02
Michael Schumacher won his 52nd Grand Prix taking over from Alain Prost as leader of the Most Grand Prix won when he won the Belgian Grand Prix
2001
09
09
Team mates, Jason Plato and Yvan Muller clashed in the BTCC event at Silverstone
2001
09
09
Phil Bennett took his first BTCC race win at Silverstone
2001
09
15
Alex Zanardi suffered horrific injuries in a CART crash in Germany which resulted in both his legs being amputated
2001
09
30
Murray Walker commentated on his last Formula One race (USA)
2001
10
05
Blaise Alexander died during an ARCA race at Charlotte Speedway in the USA
2001
11
04
The last Indy Lights race was held at Fontana , USA (Won by Townsend Bell)
2001
11
11
Greg Murphy won the first ever V8 Supercar Championship event to be held outside of Australia at Pukekohe in New Zealand
2001
11
25
Richard Burns won the World Rally Championship
2001
12
17
Craig Pollock quit his position of managing director of the BAR Formula One Team
2001
12
19
Chris Pook was announced as being the new CEO and President of the CART series
2001
03
04
Juan Montoya makes his F1 debut for Williams in Australia
2002
01
16
Former Formula One driver Ian Ashley was arrested at Londons Heathrow airport for carrying offensive weapons
2002
01
28
The Prost Formula One team was put into liquidation by a French court
2002
03
03
Toyota compete in their first ever Formula One race
2002
03
03
Mark Webber,Takuma Sato, Allan McNish and Filipe Massa all make their Formula One debuts at Albert Park , Australia
2002
04
01
Proton made their BTCC debut at Brands Hatch
2002
04
21
Paul O'Neill took a popular debut BTCC win at Oulton Park
2002
04
26
Bob Dorricott Snr died after battling cancer
2002
04
27
Liam Magee died after crashing during qualifying for a Superbike race at Mallala , South Australia
2002
06
25
Michael Schumacher,Rubens Barichello and the Ferrari Formula One team were fined US$1 million for contravening podium procedures during the Austrian Grand Prix
2002
07
14
Colin McRae became the first driver to win 25 WRC Rallies in the modern era
2002
07
14
Frederico Careca died after crashing during the EuroBOSS series race at the Autodrom Most in the Czech Republic
2002
08
11
Jason Priestly recieved serious injuries in a practice crash for the Infinity Pro Series race at Kentucky Speedway
2002
09
22
Valentino Rossi won the first MotoGP World Championship (Formerly 500cc)
2002
09
22
James Thompson beat his Vauxhall team mate Yvan MUller to win his first BTCC drivers Championship
2002
09
30
Rubens Barichello won the closest ever finish in Formula One history by finishing 0.11 seconds ahead of Michael Schumacher at the USA GP
2002
10
01
The World Motorsport Council stripped Thomas Enge of his Formula 3000 championship after he tested positive to a prohibited drug
2002
10
27
Mario Dominguez won his first CART race in the rain shortened Surfers Paradise round in Australia
2002
11
16
The first Bathurst 24 hour race took place at Bathurst , Australia
2002
11
17
Garth Tander,Steven Richards,Nathan Pretty and Cameron McConville won the first Bathurst 24hr race driving the brand new Holden Monaro on its racing debut
2002
12
19
Will Hoy died after a short illness
2002
01
08
Former BRM team principal Louis Stanley died at age 92
2003
01
24
Gianni Agnelli died at the age of 81
2003
03
08
Michael Schumacher took pole in the first 'single lap' qualifying session at the Australian Grand Prix
2003
03
09
Ralph Firman, Antonio Pizzonia, Justin Wilson and Cristiano Da Matta all made their Formula One debut's at the Australian Grand Prix
2003
03
09
Formula One points paid down to 8th position instead of the traditional 6th Place for the first time at the Australian Grand Prix
2003
03
10
Two times 500cc World Motorcycle Champion Barry Sheene died after battling cancer
2003
03
19
Karl Kling who raced for Mercedes before WW2 died at the age of 92
2003
03
23
Kimi Raikkonen won his first Grand Prix driving for McLaren at Sepang in Malaysia
2003
03
31
Fermin Velez died after losing his battle with cancer
2003
04
04
Marco Melandri broke his leg after crashing during practice for his debut Moto GP ride in Japan
2003
04
06
Daijiro Kato lapsed into a coma after crashing during the Japanese Moto GP race at Suzuka, Japan
2003
04
06
The 700th Formula One Grand Prix of the modern era was held at Interlagos in Brazil
2003
04
11
Kimi Raikkonen was stripped of victory of the Brazilian Grand Prix and the win handed to Giancarlo Fisichella after a time keeping error
2003
04
13
The IRL Indycar series held their first ever event outside of the USA at Twin Ring Motegi in Japan
2003
04
18
Possum Bourne suffered a severe brain injury in a crash while doing reconnaissance of a rally stage in New Zealand
2003
04
19
Daijiro Kato died from injuries recieved in a crash at the Japanese Moto GP 13 days earlier
2003
04
20
Michael Schumacher won the San Marino Grand Prix just hours after hearing of the passing of his mother , Ralf Schumacher finished 4th
2003
04
23
After 9 years out of the cockpit Mario Andretti returned to the Indianapolis Motor Speedway and walked away from a massive crash in one of his son's (Michael Andretti) Indycars
2003
04
30
Possum Bourne died from injuries recieved in an accident 12 days earlier in New Zealand
2003
05
11
Alex Zanardi returned to the cockpit of a specially modified Champcar to complete 13 laps of the Lausitzring in Germany , The scene of his career ending accident in 2001
2003
05
31
CART held its first ever night race at the Milwaukee Mile oval track won by Michael Jourdain Jnr (His first CART win)
2003
06
15
Ducati won their first ever MotoGP race when Loris Capirossi won the Spanish Grand Prix at Barcelona
2003
07
20
David Heynes died after crashing during the Historic Sports car race that supported the British Grand Prix at Silverstone
2003
07
20
Chaos reigned when a spectator invaded the track and ran down Hanger Straight in the path of cars during the running of the British Grand Prix at Silverstone
2003
07
30
Steve Hislop died in a helicopter crash
2003
08
19
Howard Marsden died after a short illness with cancer
2003
08
24
Fernando Alonso became the youngest winner of a Formula One Grand Prix when he won the Hungarian GP at the age of 22 years and 26 days
2003
10
09
Jacques Villeneuve quit the BAR Formula One team and was replaced by Takuma Sato for the Japanese Grand Prix
2003
10
12
Michael Schumacher finished 8th in the Japanese Formula One Grand Prix to secure his 6th and Record Word Drivers Championship
2003
10
12
Rick Kelly became the youngest ever winner of the Bathurst 1000 V8 Supercar race in Australia when he and Greg Murphy won the race driving a Holden Commodore
2003
10
12
Gil de Ferran drove in his last Indycar race, He celebrated by taking pole and winning the race at Texas Motor Speedway (He also finished 2nd in the Championship)
2003
10
12
Kenny Brack received serious injuries after crashing heavily in an Indycar race at Texas Motor Speedway
2003
10
17
Daniel Pedrosa crashed during practice for the Australian Motorcycle Grand Prix at Phillip Island breaking both his ankles one week after securing the 2003 125cc World Championship
2003
10
22
Tony Renna died after crashing at the Indianapolis Motor Speedway while testing an Indycar
2003
11
02
The final round of the CART World Series that was to be held at California Speedway was cancelled due to severe wildfires in the area
2003
11
15
Ian (Pete) Geoghegan died
2003
11
30
Marcos Ambrose won his first Australian V8 supercar Drivers Championship and Ford's first Manufacturers Championship for 6 years
2004
01
05
The Williams Formula One team launched their 2004 car with a radical new twin keel front nose cone
2004
01
19
John Edwards became the youngest ever winner of a Barber Formula Dodge race after winning a race at Daytona's infield road course at the age of 12
2004
01
28
A Michigan court ruled in favour of Open Wheel Racing Series (OWRS) to take over operations of the Champ Car World Series
2004
02
15
Dale Earnhardt Jnr won his first Daytona 500
2004
04
04
The first Bahrain Grand Prix was held at Sakhir
2004
04
05
Tim Busby committed suicide
2004
04
07
Doug Chivas passed away at the age of 82 at home in Western Australia
2004
04
23
Australian Motorsport promoter PROCAR ceased operations after 10 years of promoting series such as the PROCAR Champ Series
2004
04
24
Jensen Button claimed his first and the BAR teams first Formula One Pole Position at the San Marino Grand Prix
2004
05
23
Jarno Trulli won his first Formula One Grand Prix at Monaco
2004
06
20
Ralf Schumacher crashed heavilly during the US Grand Prix at Indianapolis recieving serious back injuries
2004
06
27
Darrell Russell died after crashing his Top Fuel Dragster at Gateway International Raceway in the USA
2004
06
27
Josh Brookes broke his pelvis after crashing during a Superbike race at Wanneroo Raceway in Western Australia
2004
06
30
Al Unser Jnr announced his retirement from Indycar competition
2004
07
05
2 time Indy 500 winner Rodger Ward died at the age of 83
2004
07
08
125cc and 250cc Grand Prix Motorcycle rider Jaroslav Hules committed suicide
2004
08
15
Michael Schumacher broke his own record when he became the first person to win 12 Formula One Grand Prix in a season after winning in Hungary
2004
08
15
Kirk McCarthy died after crashing during a Supersport Motorcycle race at Queensland Raceway in Australia
2004
08
29
Michael Schumacher clinched his 7th Formula One World Drivers Championship by finishing 2nd to Kimi Raikkonen at the Belgian Grand Prix
2004
09
12
Marcos Ambrose and Greg Ritter won the Sandown 500 v8 Supercar race leading home a Ford Falcon 1-2-3
2004
09
17
The Ford Motor Company announced a full pull out of Formula One Operations starting in 2005
2004
09
26
The First Chinese Formula One Grand Prix was held at Shanghai
2004
10
02
The first World Championship Motorcycle Grand Prix was held at the Losail circuit in Qatar
2004
10
09
Qualifying for the Japanese Grand Prix was cancelled due to the threat of a Typhoon
2004
10
24
Jaguar Teams last Formula One race
2004
11
15
Energy drink manufacturer Red Bull announced they had purchased the Jaguar Formula One Team
2004
12
17
David Coulthard signs to drive for the new Red Bull Racing team
2005
06
11
V8 Supercars made their debut at Shanghai in China
2005
02
12
Maurice Trintignant died at the age of 87
2005
02
26
Kyle Busch became the youngest driver ever to take a Nascar Pole position at the age of 19
2005
04
03
The IRL Indycar series held their first Non Oval event at St Petersbrug in Florida (Won By Dan Wheldon)
2005
04
23
The first GP2 (F3000 replacement) event took place at Imola won by Heikki Kovalainen
2005
05
01
China held its first Moto GP event
2005
01
24
The Midland group announce that they have purchased the Jordan Formula One team
2005
06
19
Micahel Schumacher won the "farcical" USGP at Indianapolis after all cars using Michelin tires refused to race leaving just 6 starters
2005
07
10
Justin Wilson won his first Champcar race at Toronto , Canada
2005
08
21
Turkey held its first ever Grand Prix in Istanbul , won by Kimi Raikkonen
2005
09
18
Michael Park died after he and his driver Markko Martin Crashed during the final leg of the Rally of Great Britian
2005
09
25
The first A1 GP event took place at Brands Hatch In England won by Brazil (Nelson Piquet Jnr)
2005
11
25
Richard Burns died after a long illness
2005
11
27
Russell Ingall won his first Australian V8 Supercar Championship
2005
12
18
Keith Duckworth, one of the joint founders of Cosworth died
2005
01
07
Red Bull racing announce Christian Horner would be their Sporting Director for 2005
2005
01
07
David Richards recieved a CBE (Commander of the British Empire) for his services to Motorsport
2005
02
27
Mark Webber Drove his Williams Formula One car across Sydney Harbour Bridge as a promotion for the upcoming Australian Grand Prix in Melbourne
2006
07
29
Guido Dacco died after a long illness at the age of 64
2006
01
09
Andy Caldecott died after crashing his Motorbike during a stage of the Dakar Rally
2006
03
12
Super Aguri F1, Torro Rosso , Midland and BMW all made their Formula One debut at the Bahrain Grand Prix
2006
03
11
Michael Schumacher took his 65th Formula One Pole Position at the Bahrain Grand Prix , equalling the record of Ayrton Senna
2006
03
26
Paul Dana died after a crash during the morning warm up for the Indycar race at Homstead Miami
2006
04
22
Michael Schumacher took his 66th Pole Position at the San Marino Grand Prix breaking the record held by Ayrton Senna
2006
05
27
Michael Schumacher was stripped of his Pole Position at the Monaco Grand Prix for allegedly deliberately stopping on the track
2006
08
06
Jenson Button won his first Formula One Grand Prix at the Hungaroring in Hungary
2006
08
27
Felipe Massa won his first Formula One Grand Prix in Turkey
2006
08
03
Cristiano da Matta recieved serious head injuries after hitting a deer while testing a Champcar at Road America
2006
09
08
Peter Brock died after crashing during Targa Western Australia
2006
10
08
Mark Porter died from injuries recieved two days earlier in a V8 Supercar Race at Bathurst in Australia
2006
08
06
David Clark and Mark Porter were seriously injured in a V8 Supercar Race at Bathurst in Australia
2006
10
22
Michael Schumacher drove in his last Formula One Grand Prix in Brazil (he finished 4th)
2006
10
29
Nicky Hayden won his first Moto GP World Championship
2006
10
29
Troy Bayliss won his first Moto GP at Valencia in Spain on a Ducati
2006
11
24
V8 Supercars made their debut at the Bahrain International Circuit
2006
12
15
Clay Regazzoni died in a road accident in Italy
2006
12
10
Rick Kelly won the V8 Supercar Championship after "allegedly" taking out Title rival Craig Lowndes at Phillip Island
2006
12
11
Rick Kelly was awarded the V8 Supercar Championship after he was cleared of any wrong doing in the Title decider at Phillip Island
2007
01
08
Bobby Hamilton Snr died of Cancer aged 49
2007
03
10
Casey Stoner took his first Moto GP victory in Qatar
2007
01
16
Benny Parsons died after a long battle with Lung Cancer
2007
04
08
Will Power won his first Champcar race at Las Vegas
2007
06
10
Lewis Hamilton won his first Formula One Grand Prix in Canada
2007
09
15
Colin McRae , his son Johnny and two family friends died after a helicopter crash in Scotland
2007
09
23
Casey Stoner won his first Moto GP World Championship
2007
09
13
The Mclaren Formula One team were fined $100 million by the FIA for stealing information from the Ferrari team
2007
10
31
EvilPumpkin & MagnetON's Wedding
2007
10
07
Norick Abe died after a motorcycle road accident in Japan
2008
05
11
Rubens Barichello drove in his 257th F1 Grand Prix becoming the driver with the most Grand Prix starts in history
2008
12
25
MERRY CHRISTMAS
2008
02
25
Ashley Cooper died 2 days after crashing during a V8 Supercar race at Adelaide
2008
03
09
Qatar held the first Moto GP event under Lights (won by Casey Stoner)
2008
04
20
Danica Patrick became the first woman to win an Indycar Race when she took victory at Motegi in Japan
2008
04
20
Champcar held their last event on the Streets of Long Beach (Won by Will Power)
2008
08
04
Craig Jones died after crashing during a World Supersport Motorcycle event the day before at Brands Hatch in England
2008
08
28
1961 Formula One World Champion Phil Hill died at the age of 81
2008
09
26
Actor/Indycar team owner Paul Newman died after a long battle with cancer
2008
09
28
The first night Formula One Grand Prix took place in Singapore
2008
11
02
Lewis Hamilton became the youngest Formula One World Champion in history by finishing 5th in the Brazilian Grand Prix
2008
11
02
David Coulthard drove in his last Formula One race in Brazil
2008
10
26
Ryan Briscoe became the first Australian to win the Surfers Paradise Indycar race
2008
10
12
Craig Lowndes and Jamie Whincup won their 3rd straight Bathurst 1000 V8 Supercar race
2008
12
07
Mark Skaife drove in his last V8 Supercar race before retiring
2008
12
07
Oran Park Raceway (In Sydney Australia) held its last ever V8 supercar event before it closed its gates permanently
2008
09
14
Sebastian Vettel Won his First Formula One Grand Prix at Monza in Italy for Torro Rosso
2008
09
28
Nelson Piquet Jnr "allegedly" crashed out of the Singapore Grand Prix deliberately, allowing his Renault Team Mate Fernando Alonso a better chance of Winning the Race. The "Crash-Gate" scandal began
2009
04
19
Red Bull won their first Formula One Grand Prix when Sebastian Vettel took victory in China. His Team Mate Mark Webber finished second
2009
07
12
Mark Webber won his first Formula One Grand Prix in Germany driving for Red Bull
2009
07
19
Henry Surtees died after being hit by a wheel during a Formula Two race at Brands Hatch in England
2009
08
29
Frank Gardner passed away after a long illnes at the age of 78
2009
07
26
Jaime Alguersuari became the youngest person ever to drive in a Formula One Grand Prix at the age of 19 years 126 days when he drove in the Hungarian GP finishing 15th
2009
07
25
Felipe Massa was seriously injured during Qualifying for the Hungarian Grand Prix when he was struck in the head by a piece of metal that fell off another car
2009
10
18
Jensen Button Won the 2009 Formula One Drivers World Championship after finishing 5th in the Brazilian Grand Prix
2009
11
01
Abu Dhabi held its first ever Formula One Grand Prix
2009
10
23
Jean Todt was elected to be the next president of the FIA replacing Max Mosley
2009
11
04
Toyota announced their immediate withdrawal from Formula One
2009
10
31
Tom Wheatcroft passed away
2010
01
01
Happy New Year!
2010
09
05
Shoya Tomizawa died after a crash during the Moto2 GP at Misano
2010
08
29
Rubens Barichello competed in his 300th Formula One Grand Prix at Spa Francorchamps in Belguim
2010
11
14
Sebastian Vettel won the season closing Grand Prix at Abu Dhabi and claimed his First Formula One World Championship, becoming the youngest ever Formula One World Champion
2010
12
12
Tom Walkinshaw died at the age of 64 after a long battle with cancer
2011
10
16
Dan Wheldon died after crashing during an Indycar race in Las Vegas
2011
10
23
Marco Simoncelli died after a crash during the Malaysian Moto GP race at Sepang
2011
11
23
Jim Rathmann died
2011
12
05
Peter Gethin died
2011
12
15
V8 Supercar driver Jason Richards died after losing his battle with cancer
2011
02
06
Robert Kubica suffered serious injuries to his arm after a rally crash in Italy
2012
04
15
Nico Rosberg won his first Formula One Grand Prix in China
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