This Week in Racing History
Michael Stucker

December 20
Sports car and F1 driver Karl Wendlinger born in Kufstein, Austria (1968).

December 21
Ayrton Senna tests a Penske Indycar at Firebird International Raceway in Phoenix, Arizona, USA (1992).

December 22
NASCAR great David Pearson born (1934).

December 23
F1 and sportscar racer Michele Alboreto born in Milan, Italy (1956).

December 24
John Cooper, builder of the first mid-engined F1 and Indy cars, dies at the age of 77 (2000).

December 25
Future World Superbike champion Colin Edwards receives his first motorcycle, a Suzuki JR50, as a Christmas present at the age of 3 (1977).

December 26
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).