This Week in Racing History (January 12-18)

This Week in Racing History Michael J. Stucker January 12 Emerson Fittipaldi drives a Marlboro McLaren M23-Cosworth to victory in the Argentine Grand Prix at Buenos Aires (1975). January 13 Barney Oldfield wins 2 of 3 main events at Ascot in...

This Week in Racing History
Michael J. Stucker

January 12
Emerson Fittipaldi drives a Marlboro McLaren M23-Cosworth to victory in the Argentine Grand Prix at Buenos Aires (1975).

January 13
Barney Oldfield wins 2 of 3 main events at Ascot in Los Angeles, California, USA, driving the Miller "Golden Submarine", but with the fully enclosed body removed (1918).

January 14
Thomas Binford, founding member of USAC, former USAC president and Indy 500 Chief Steward, dies of cerebral hemorage in his office in Indianapolis, Indiana, USA (1999).

January 15
Car builder and racer Bill Stroppe born in Long Beach, California, USA (1919).

January 16
Four-time Indy 500 champion A.J. Foyt born in Houston, Texas, USA (1935).

January 17
Juan Fangio wins the Argentine Grand Prix at Buenos Aires. First race of the 2.5-liter F1 formula. First win for Maserati 250F (1954).

January 18
F1 racer Gilles Villeneuve born in Quebec, Canada (1950).

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Drivers Gilles Villeneuve , Emerson Fittipaldi , A.J. Foyt