This Week in Racing History
Champ Car race winner Ryan Hunter-Reay born (1980).
The first world Land Speed Record is set in Acheres. Compte Gaston de Chasseloup-Laubat drove a Jeantaud to a speed of 39.24 mph/62.78 kmh (1898).
The first Matra 3-liter V12 engine comes to life on a test-bench (1967).
Formula One and sportscar racer Karl Wendlinger born (1968).
Ayrton Senna tests a Penske Indycar at Firebird International Raceway in Phoenix, Arizona, USA (1992).
Garrie Clifford Cooper, founder of the Elfin race car company, born in Adelaide, South Australia, Australia (1935).
F1 and sportscar racer Michele Alboreto born in Milan, Italy (1956).