This Week in Racing History
Active suspension is tested for the first time on an F1 car when Dave Scott drives the Lotus 92 at Snetterton, England. Lotus founder Colin Chapman dies the same morning from a heart attack (1982).
First motor racing meet takes place on the new brick surface at the Indianapolis Motor Speedway (1909).
With Mark Donohue at the wheel, the Porsche 917-10 takes part in its first North American tests at Road Atlanta in Brazelton, Georgia, USA. (1971).
Ferdinand Porsche, designer of Auto Union Grand Prix racers and the original Volkswagen, is honored as the Car Engineer of the Century (1999).
Formula One and sportscar racer Karl Wendlinger born (1968).
Sports car racer Jack McAfee is born in San Francisco, California, USA (1922).
NASCAR great David Pearson born (1934).