This Week in Racing History
Michael Stucker

July 31
Mark Donohue drives a Lola T70 to victory in the USRRC race at Kent, Washington, USA. First win for Donohue in a Roger Penske entered car (1966).

August 1
David Hobbs drives a Chevrolet-powered McLaren M10B to victory in the L&M Continental 5000 Championship race at Edmonton International Speedway in Edmonton, Alberta, Canada (1971).

David Hobbs
David Hobbs

Photo by: Jean-Philippe Legrand

August 2
Thirteen year old Allesandro Zanardi, who will later become a 2-time CART Champ Car champion, drives a kart for the first time (1980).

August 3
Giuseppi Compari gives Alfa Romeo their first GP win when he drives a P2 to victory in the Grand Prix of France and Europe at Lyon (1924).

August 4
J.M. Fangio, driving a Maserati 250F, overcomes a 30 second deficit to go from third to first and win the German GP at the Nurburgring. The win gives Fangio his fifth and final driving title (1957).

August 5
Alain Prost wins the German Grand Prix at Hockenheim in a McLaren MP4/2-TAG (1984).

August 6
Mario Andretti drives a Ford-powered Brawner Hawk to victory in both heats of the USAC Championship road race at St. Jovite, Quebec, Canada (1967).