This Week in Racing History (May 11-17)

This Week in Racing History May 11 - Race debut of Ferrari 125 at Diacenza, Italy (1947). - Jack Sears wins British Saloon Car race at Silverstone in American Ford Galaxy (1963). May 12 - Pierro Taruffi drives a Ferrari 335S...

This Week in Racing History

May 11 - Race debut of Ferrari 125 at Diacenza, Italy (1947).

- Jack Sears wins British Saloon Car race at Silverstone in American Ford Galaxy (1963).

May 12 - Pierro Taruffi drives a Ferrari 335S to victory in the last Mille Miglia. Marquis Alfonso de Portago, his co- driver Ed Nelson, and ten spectators die when the Marquis' 335S crashes (1957).

       - Graham Hill wins the Spanish Grand Prix at Madrid in a
         Lotus 49-Cosworth.  Hill's first GP win in a Lotus (1968).

May 13 - Nino Farina, driving an Alfa Romeo 158, wins the European GP at Silverstone, the first race in the new World Driving Championship (1950).

May 14 - Emanual de Graffenried drives a Maserati 4CLT/48 to victory in the Bristish GP at Silverstone (1949).

       - Sterling Moss wins the Monoco Grand Prix in a Lotus 18-Climax
         entered by Rob Walker.  Moss' second straight Monoco win (1961).

May 16 - A.J. Foyt takes his last lap around the Indianapolis Motor Speedway as he retires from driving Indycars (1993).

May 17 - Kenelm Lee Guiness sets a speed record of 215.244 kph in a Sunbeam (1909).

- Scott Brayton, Indy 500 pole winner, is killed in a practice accident at Indianapolis (1996).

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 "It's great to do business in a Bernie-free country." -- BPR founder Stephane Ratel commenting on the United States

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