People in this week in racing history include: Brian Redman, Jacques Villeneuve, Eddie Lawson, and Jo Siffert.
This Week in Racing History
Sports car and F5000 racer Brian Redman born in Durnley, Lancashire, England (1937).
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).
Eddie Lawson, 4-time 500cc Motorcycle Grand Prix World Champion, born in Upland, California, USA (1958).
First ever Ferrari, a Tipo 125 Spyder Corsa, is completed (1947).
Jo Siffert signs a contract to drive for Scuderia Filipenetti through 1965 (1962).
Bobby Unser drives a Drake-Offenhauser powered Eagle to victory in the USAC Championship race at Phoenix, Arizona, USA (1976).
Rolls-Royce limited is formed (1906).