This Week in Racing History
Sterling Moss wins his first Grand Prix, the British at Aintree, driving a Mercedes-Benz W196 (1955).
Five-time Grand Prix driving champion Juan Manuel Fangio dies of pneumonia and liver failure (1995).
Jim Clark drives a Lotus 33 to victory in the Dutch Grand Prix at Zandvoort (1965).
Lee Petty runs his last NASCAR race, at Watkins Glen, New York, USA (1964).
Mark Donohue drives a Chevrolet Camaro to victory in the SCCA Trans-Am race at Bryar Motorsports Park in Loudon, New Hampshire, USA (1969).
Gerrard Larrouse and Henri Pescarolo drive a Matra MS670 to victory in 6-hour endurance race at Watkins Glen, New York, USA. Matra clinches the World Championship of Makes title. This is the final sportscar race to see a works Ferrari entered (1973).
First auto competition involving more than one vehicle is held. The Peugeot of Lemaitre and the Panhard-Lavosser of Lavosser shared the win in the Paris-to-Rouen event, which was awarded to the vehicle that covered the 80 km "without danger" and "an ease of handling and economy" (1894).