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This Week in Racing History
Engineer and designer Adrian Newey born in Stratford-upon-Avon, Warwickshire, England (1958).
John Love and Bill Gunstan drive a Lola T212 to victory in the Springbok race at Pietmaritzburg, South Africa (1971).
David Hobbs, driving a Chevrolet-powered Surtees TS5, wins both heats of the SCCA Formula A Race at Sebring, Florida, USA. Tony Adamowicz wins the season championship (1969).
Graham Hill wins his first Grand Prix driving title when he drives his BRM to victory in the South African GP at East London. BRM also clinches the manufacturer's title (1962).
NASCAR racer Fred Lorenzen born (1934).
CART Champ Car and IRL Indy car racer Tony Kanaan born (1974).
Peter Schutz becomes the CEO of Porsche (1981).