This Week in Racing History
Bernie Ecclestone, one-time owner of Brabham and president and CEO of Formula One Management and Formula One Administration, born in Suffolk, England (1930).
Audi R8s finish 1-2 in the ALMS race in Las Vegas, Nevada, USA. Emanuele Pirro and Frank Biela finishing ahead of Dindo Capello and Allan McNish (2000).
Ned Jarrett and Junior Johnson retire from racing, both with 50 NASCAR Grand National wins (1966).
Johnny Rutherford drives a McLaren powered by a Drake-Offenhauser engine to victory in the USAC Championship race at Texas World Speedway in College Station, Texas, USA (1976).
Mika Hakkinen wins the Japanese GP and his first Formula One World Title at Suzuka in a McLaren-Mercedes (1998).
F1 champion Alan Jones born (1946).
FIA declares that, beginning in 1993, all F1 cars must have flat bottoms. Ground effects chassis are outlawed (1982).