This Week in Racing History
Michael Stucker

April 15
The Ford-powered Mirage M12 Le Mans racer is tested for the first time by Mario and Michael Andretti at Riverside International Raceway in California, USA (1982).

April 16
John von Neumann, Basil Panzer, Roger Barlow, Stan Mullin, and Vilam Haan organize the first post-World War II road race to be held in southern California, chosing Palm Springs as the location (1950).

April 17
F1 racer Ricardo Patrese born in Padua, Italy (1954).

April 18
Peter Gregg and Hurley Haywood win their first IMSA race in a Porsche 914/6 GT (1971).

April 19
Jackie Stewart, driving a Cosworth powered March 701, wins the Spanish GP at Jarama. Bruce McLaren

(McLaren 14A-Cosworth) is second with Mario Andretti (March 701-Cosworth) third. First F1 win for March (1970).

April 20
First right-hand drive Ferrari 250 GTO sold to Stirling Moss/UDT-Laystall (1962).

April 21
P. Moshous drives an Alfa Romeo T33/TT/3 to victory in a race on the Tatoi airfield circuit near Athons, Greece (1975).