This Week in Racing History (January 16-22)

This Week in Racing History Michael Stucker January 16 William Grover-Williams, who would win the first Monoco Grand Prix, is born in Paris, France, to English parents (1903). January 17 Juan Fangio wins the Argentine Grand Prix at Buenos...

This Week in Racing History
Michael Stucker

January 16
William Grover-Williams, who would win the first Monoco Grand Prix, is born in Paris, France, to English parents (1903).

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

January 18
Bill Krause drives a Maserati Tipo 61 to victory in a sports car race at Palm Springs, California, USA (1961).

January 19
Joe Weatherly, champion AAA motorcycle and NASCAR stockcar racer, dies in a crash during the NASCAR Motor Trend 500 at Riverside, California, USA (1964).

January 20
Team Lotus race cars take the grid for the Tasman Series Lady Wigram Trophy Race in New Zealand painted Gold Leaf Cigarettes red and white instead of British Racing Green. The era of major sponsorship in racing begins (1968).

January 21
Emil Jellinek, who's daughter was the "Mercedes" in Mercedes-Benz, dies in Geneva, Switzerland (1918).

January 22
The Buick Motor Company, Detroit, is dissolved in preparation for new incorporation in Flint, Michigan, USA (1904).

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Teams Team Lotus , Williams