This Week in Racing History
Bernd Rosemeyer, Grand Prix driver between the world wars, is born at Lingen an der Ems, Germany (1909).
Alfa Romeo T33s finish 1-2 in the Bettoja Trophy race at Vallelunga in Rome, Italy, with Andre de Adamich beating Ignazio Giunti (1967).
Phil Hill and Jim Hall, driving Chaparral 2Es, finish 1-2 in the Laguna Seca Can-Am race. Only Can-Am victory for Chaparral (1966).
Derek Bell and Gij Van Lennep drive a Gulf Porsche 917 to victory in the Paris 1000 km race at Montlhery, France (1971).
Nigel Mansell wins the Mexican Grand Prix at Mexico City driving a Williams-Honda FW11B (1987).
Michael Webber drives an Alfa Romeo T33/2 to victory in the Preis von Hessen at Hockenheim, Germany (1969).
Lotus F1 driver Gunnar Nilsson dies of cancer (1978).