This Week in Racing History
Ludovico Scarfiotti, driving a Ferrari, wins the sports prototype hillclimb at Schauinsland, Germany. The Up-to-2-Liter class is won by Gerhard Mitter in a Porsche Bergspyder (1965).
Nelson Piquet, driving a Williams-Honda FW11B, wins the Hungarian Grand Prix on the Hungaroring (1987).
The first three Wolsit race cars, made in England, are delivered to Italy where they will race (1907).
The TWR Jaguar XJR-6 makes its race debut in the 1000 km World Endurance Championship race at Mosport, Ontario, Canada. Manfred Winklehock suffers fatal injuries in the crash of his 962 during the race which is won by Derek Bell and Hans Stuck driving a Rothmans Porsche 962 (1985).
Carroll Shelby drives a Ferrari 410 Sport to victory in the Seafair Race in Seattle, Washington, USA (1956).
Pre-WWII racing legend Tazio Nuvolari is buried in Mantua, Italy, in his yellow shirt and leather helmet he wore while racing. His pall bearers are Alberto Ascari, Pietro Ghersi, Gigi Velloresi, Juan Fangio, Giovanni Bracco, Gino Valenzano, Renzo Castagneto, Umberto Maglioli, and Learco Guerra (1953).
Stefan Johansson destroys his McLaren but is unhurt after hitting a deer at nearly 180 mph during practice for the Austrian Grand Prix at the Oesterreichring (1987).