Michael Stucker, Historian
This Week in Racing History
Ayrton Senna starts his first F1 race, the Brazilian GP at Rio, in a Toleman. Alain Prost wins the race in a McLaren MP4/2-TAG (1984).
Max Papis wins the Marlboro Miami Grand Prix for his first CART Champ Car victory (2000).
Al Unser Sr. wins the USAC Jimmy Bryan 150 at Phoenix, Arizona, USA (1971).
A Daimler driven by S. Knapp wins the 82 mile "Tourist Race" during the Nice, France, "Week of Speed" (1901).
Alfred Neubauer, manager of Mercedes' racing efforts in the '30s, '40s and '50s, born in Bohemia (1891).
NPTI (Nissan Performance Technology Incorporated), formerly Electromotive Engineering, the builders and racers of Nissan's IMSA GTP cars, closes its doors (1993).
Rally driver Toni Gardemeister born in Kouvola, Finland (1975)