This Week in Racing History
French national motorcycle champion and politician Christian Estrosi is born in Nice (1955).
Emerson Fittipaldi, driving a Penske PC-18, wins the CART Budweiser Cleveland Grand Prix at the Burke Lake Front Airport in Cleveland, Ohio, USA (1989).
Andre Citroen, founder of the Citroen automobile company, dies from stomach cancer at age 57 (1935).
John Zeitler, driving a Zeitler, wins the first ever Formula Super Vee race, held at Lime Rock, Connecticut, USA (1970).
Nigel Mansell drives a Williams-Honda FW11B to victory in the French Grand Prix at Paul Richard (1987).
Ferrari suspends all racing activity indefinately because of continuing industrial disruptions in Italy. The suspension will last almost three weeks (1966).
Tony Pilette drives the VDS entered Alfa Romeo T33/2 to victoy in the Coupe Benelux at Zandvort, Holland (1968).