This Week in Racing History April 27 - Christian Werner wins the Targa Florio. First win for a supercharged Mercedes (1924). - Rally driver Ari Vatanen born (1952). April 28 - Exotic car mavin Ferruccio Lamborghini born...
This Week in Racing History
April 27 - Christian Werner wins the Targa Florio. First win for a supercharged Mercedes (1924).
- Rally driver Ari Vatanen born (1952).
April 28 - Exotic car mavin Ferruccio Lamborghini born (1916).
- Bobby Albert wins the midget feature race at Freeport, N.Y., in an Offenhauser powered Bulldog Kurtis (1968).
April 29 - Pre-war American driving ace Eddie Rickenbacher scores his first "kill" as a fighter pilot in WWI (1918).
- NASCAR champion Dale Earnhardt born (1952).
April 30 - Wolfgang von Trips and Olivier Gendebien drive a Ferrari 246SP to victory in the Targa Florio (1961).
- Roland Ratzenberger dies in a crash during practice for the San Marino Grand Prix, at Imola, Italy (1994).
May 1 - Stirling Moss wins the Mille Miglia in just over 10 hours (1955).
- Ayrton Senna dies in crash during San Marino Grand Prix (1994).
May 2 - The Bob Bondurant School of High Performance Driving moves to its own purpose built facility in Phoenix, Arizona (1990).
May 3 - F1 team owner Ken Tyrrell born (1924).
- Harry Miller, who's engines defined American racing in the 1920s, dies, alone and in poverty, in Detroit, Michigan (1943).
Last week, I of course meant that Phil Hill's F1 driving title came in 1961, not 1960. Also, I apologize for leaving a letter out of Reinhold Joest's name.
Previous issues of This Week in Racing History can be found at the Motorsport News International website (http://www.motorsport.com/).
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