This Week in Racing History
Sports car and F1 driver Karl Wendlinger born in Kufstein, Austria (1968).
Ayrton Senna tests a Penske Indycar at Firebird International Raceway in Phoenix, Arizona, USA (1992).
NASCAR great David Pearson born (1934).
F1 and sportscar racer Michele Alboreto born in Milan, Italy (1956).
John Cooper, builder of the first mid-engined F1 and Indy cars, dies at the age of 77 (2000).
Future World Superbike champion Colin Edwards receives his first motorcycle, a Suzuki JR50, as a Christmas present at the age of 3 (1977).
Colin Chapman meets Jim Clark for the first time during a race meeting at Brands Hatch, England. Chapman wins with Clark second, both driving Lotus Elites (1958).