This Week in Racing History
Sterling Moss drives a Ferrari to victory in the Cuban Grand Prix in Havanna. Juan Manuel Fangio fails to take part in the race after being kinapped by Fidel Castro's guerrillas (1958).
Barry Sheene wins the first ITV World of Sport Superbike Challenge Series "made for TV" motorcycle race, held at Donnington in Leicestershire, England (1979).
Ray Bellm and Maurizio Sandro Sala win the 4 Hours of Jerez, Spain, driving a Gulf McLaren F1 GTR (1995).
Dario Resta drives a Peugeot to victory in the American Grand Prize race in San Francisco, California, USA (1915).
2002 F3000 champion and 4-time Champ Car World Series champion Sebastian Bourdais born (1979).
Bill Elliott makes his NASCAR Winston Cup debut at Rockingham, North Carolina, USA (1976).
Actor James Dean trades his MG TD for a new Porsche 356 Speedster which he will later race (1955).