This Week in Racing History (October 24-30)

This Week in Racing History October 24 - Nino Farina gives ferrari their first F1 victory when he wins a minor event at Lake Garda in a Type 125 (1948). October 25 - John Surtees wins the Formula 1 Grand Prix ...

This Week in Racing History

October 24 - Nino Farina gives ferrari their first F1 victory when he wins a minor event at Lake Garda in a Type 125 (1948).

October 25 - John Surtees wins the Formula 1 Grand Prix championship (1964).

October 26 - World of Outlaw racer Sammy Swindell born (1955).

October 27 - Ayrton Senna wins the British F3 race at Thruxton (1983).

October 30 - Wilbur Shaw dies in small plane crash at 4:09 PM, just outside of Decatur, Indiana, because the plane's wings had iced over. The pilot and another passenger also died (1954).

- Ayrton Senna drives a McLaren-Honda to victory in the Japanese GP at Suzuka (1988).

Previous installments of This Week in Racing History can be found at motorsport.com.

Copyright Michael J. Stucker 1999 stucker@$sugar-land.spc.slb.com Remove "$" from email address above. www.flash.net/~cstucker

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Drivers Ayrton Senna , Sammy Swindell , John Surtees