This week in racing history (1997-05-18)

This Week in Racing History Mike Stucker May 18 Simone Federmann, driving a Daimler Omnibus, wins the first Italian auto race, Turin-Asti-Turin, at an average speed of 15.5 kph (1895). First appearance of a Lotus in a Grand Prix happens at ...

This Week in Racing History Mike Stucker

May 18
Simone Federmann, driving a Daimler Omnibus, wins the first Italian auto race, Turin-Asti-Turin, at an average speed of 15.5 kph (1895).


First appearance of a Lotus in a Grand Prix happens at Monoco (1958).

May 19
Last Chrysler Hemi engine installed in a car (1971).

May 20
Porsche's first F1 car debuts at the Dutch Grand Prix at Zandvoort (1962).


The day that Ford and Ferrari were to sign agreement that would have sold Ferrari to Ford (1963).

May 21
Team Penske fails to qualify for the Indianpolis 500 (1995).

May 22
Jody Scheckter wins the Monoco Grand Prix. The 100th victory for the Cosworth DFV engine (1977).

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Drivers Jody Scheckter
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