This Week in Racing History (March 2-8)

This Week in Racing History March 2 - Porsche Type 547 (Carrera) engine runs in Zuffenhausen for the first time. First engine ever designed by Ernst Fuhrmann (1953). March 4 - Jim Clark, F1 World Driving Champion, born in...

This Week in Racing History

March 2 - Porsche Type 547 (Carrera) engine runs in Zuffenhausen for the first time. First engine ever designed by Ernst Fuhrmann (1953).

March 4 - Jim Clark, F1 World Driving Champion, born in Kilmany, Fife, Scotland (1936).

March 6 - Frank Lockhart sets a one-lap record at the Culver City, California, board track of 144.2 mph driving a 91 cubic inch displacement Miller with supercharger and intercooler. First intercooled automobile supercharger (1927).

March 7 - Stirling Moss and Bill Lloyd win the sportscar race at Sebring, Florida, in Briggs Cunningham's 1.5-liter OSCA. Porfirio Rubirosa drives his 3.3-liter Lancia D24 to second place (1954).

- Jack Brabham, driving a Brabham BT33-Cosworth, wins the South African Grand Prix at Kyalami. First appearance in an F1 GP by a March automobile (1970).

Previous issues of This Week in Racing History can be found at the Motorsport News International website (http://www.motorsport.com/).

Michael Stucker | Anadrill Schlumberger, Sugar Land, Texas stucker@sugar-land.anadrill.slb.com | Definately not Anadrill's opinion. Copyright Michael J. Stucker 1997 Give me ambiguity or give me something else.

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Series General
Drivers Jim Clark , Stirling Moss , Jack Brabham , Bill Lloyd