This week in racing history (March 9-15)

People in this week in racing history include: Brian Redman, Jacques Villeneuve, Eddie Lawson, and Jo Siffert.

This Week in Racing History
Michael Stucker

March 9
Sports car and F5000 racer Brian Redman born in Durnley, Lancashire, England (1937).

Ferrari 125S, the first Ferrari
Ferrari 125S, the first Ferrari

Photo by: Luis Betancourt

March 10
At the Australian Grand Prix, Jacques Villeneuve becomes the fourth driver to start on pole in their F1 debut, but finishes second to his Williams teammate, Damon Hill (1996).

March 11
Eddie Lawson, 4-time 500cc Motorcycle Grand Prix World Champion, born in Upland, California, USA (1958).

March 12
First ever Ferrari, a Tipo 125 Spyder Corsa, is completed (1947).

March 13
Jo Siffert signs a contract to drive for Scuderia Filipenetti through 1965 (1962).

March 14
Bobby Unser drives a Drake-Offenhauser powered Eagle to victory in the USAC Championship race at Phoenix, Arizona, USA (1976).

March 15
Rolls-Royce limited is formed (1906).

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Series History
Drivers Jacques Villeneuve , Bobby Unser , Damon Hill , Brian Redman , Eddie Lawson
Teams Williams
Article type Special feature
Tags bobby unser, brian redman, eddie lawson, history, jacques villeneuve, jo siffert