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/).
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