This Week in Racing History (December 16-22)

This Week in Racing History Michael Stucker www.vintageRPM.com December 16 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...

This Week in Racing History
Michael Stucker
www.vintageRPM.com

December 16
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).

December 17
First motor racing meet takes place on the new brick surface at the Indianapolis Motor Speedway (1909).

December 18
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).

December 19
Ferdinand Porsche, designer of Auto Union Grand Prix racers and the original Volkswagen, is honored as the Car Engineer of the Century (1999).

December 20
Formula One and sportscar racer Karl Wendlinger born (1968).

December 21
Sports car racer Jack McAfee is born in San Francisco, California, USA (1922).

December 22
NASCAR great David Pearson born (1934).

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Drivers Karl Wendlinger , Mark Donohue , David Pearson , Colin Chapman
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