This Week in Racing History (July 8-14)

This Week in Racing History Michael Stucker www.vintageRPM.com July 8 Porsche wins their first F1 race when Dan Gurney drives the type 804 to victory in the French GP, at Rouen (1962). July 9 The "Prancing Horse" logo first appears on one of...

This Week in Racing History
Michael Stucker
www.vintageRPM.com

July 8
Porsche wins their first F1 race when Dan Gurney drives the type 804 to victory in the French GP, at Rouen (1962).

July 9
The "Prancing Horse" logo first appears on one of Enzo Ferrari's cars (1932).

July 10
Arturo Merzario leads an Auto Delta 1-2-3 finish when he drives his Alfa Romeo T33/SC/12 to victory in the World Sportscar Race at Estoril, Portugal. Vitorio Brambilla is second with Spartico Dini and Georgio Francia third (1977).


July 11
Pedro Rodriguez and Leo Kinnunen drive a Porsche 917K to victory in the 6-Hour endurance race in Watkins Glen, New York, USA (1970).

July 12
The Maserati Tipo 60 makes its race debut by winning the 2-liter sports car race at Rouen, France, in the hands of Sterling Moss (1959).

July 13
Achille Varzi drives an Alfa Romeo 158 to victory in the first Bari Grand Prix, in Bari Italy. It would be Varzi's last race win (1947).

July 14
Teddy Pilette, driving a VDS Alfa Romeo T33/2, wins the North Sea Trophy race in Belgium (1968).

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Series History
Drivers Pedro Rodriguez , Dan Gurney , Teddy Pilette , Arturo Merzario