This Week in racing History (March 9-16)

This Week in Racing History Michael Stucker www.vintageRPM.com March 9 David Coulthard wins the Australian Grand Prix in a Mercedes powered McLaren. First Mercedes Formula One victory since Juan Fangio won the 1955 Italian Grand Prix ...

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

March 9
David Coulthard wins the Australian Grand Prix in a Mercedes powered McLaren. First Mercedes Formula One victory since Juan Fangio won the 1955 Italian Grand Prix (1997).

March 10
NASCAR stockcar racer Matt Kenseth born (1972).

March 11
Gordon Johncock wins the first race staged by Championship Auto Racing Teams (CART), at Phoenix, Arizona, USA (1979).

March 12
Dick Johnson drives a Ford Sierra to victory in the ATCC Group A race at Symmons Plains, Tasmania, Australia. Mark Gibbs wins the Group E race in a Toyota Supra Turbo (1989).

March 13
Sportscar and Indianapolis 500 racer Lynn St. James born in Willoughby, Ohio, USA (1947).

March 14
Lee Petty, stockcar racer and father of Richard Petty, is born (1914).

March 15
Formula One racer Jack Fairman born in Smallfield, Surrey, England (1913).

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