This Week in Racing History
F1 and sports car racer Michele Alboreto born in Milan, Italy (1956).
John Cooper, builder of the first mid-engined F1 and Indy cars, dies at the age of 77 (2000).
Wilson Fittipaldi Jr., racer, team owner, brother of World Champion Emerson Fittipaldi and father of Christian Fittipaldi, born in Sao Paulo, Brazil (1943).
Although David Piper appears to win the Pietermaritzburg 3 Hours sports car race in South Africa, organizers place his Ferrari third and declare Paul Hawkin's Ferrari the winner (1968).
Jean Rondeau, the only man to win the 24 Hours of Le Mans in a car bearing his own name, dies at the age of 39 when the street car he is in is hit by a train (1985).
Jim Clark wins the South African Grand Prix at East London driving a Lotus 25 (1963).
Carlo Chiti, one-time engineer for Alfa Romeo and Ferrari, and co-founder of both ATS and Autodelta, born in Pistola, Italy (1924).