This Week in Racing History (May 18-24)

This Week in Racing History May 18 - Simone Federmann, driving a Daimler Omnibus, wins the first Italian auto race, Turin-Asti-Turin, at an average speed of 15.5 kph (1895). - First appearance of a Lotus in a Grand...

This Week in Racing History

May 18 - Simone Federmann, driving a Daimler Omnibus, wins the first Italian auto race, Turin-Asti-Turin, at an average speed of 15.5 kph (1895).

- First appearance of a Lotus in a Grand Prix happens at Monoco (1958).

May 19 - Last Chrysler Hemi engine installed in a car (1971).

May 20 - Porsche's first F1 car debuts at the Dutch Grand Prix at Zandvoort (1962).

- The day that Ford and Ferrari were to sign agreement that would have sold Ferrari to Ford (1963).

May 21 - Team Penske fails to qualify for the Indianpolis 500 (1995).

May 22 - Jody Scheckter wins the Monoco Grand Prix. The 100th victory for the Cosworth DFV engine (1977).

Previous issues of This Week in Racing History can be found at the Motorsport News International website (http://www.motorsport.com/).

Michael Stucker | Anadrill Schlumberger, Sugar Land, Texas stucker@sugar-land.anadrill.slb.com | Definately not Anadrill's opinion. Copyright Michael J. Stucker 1997 "It's great to do business in a Bernie-free country." -- BPR founder Stephane Ratel commenting on the United States

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Series General
Drivers Stéphane Ratel , Jody Scheckter
Teams Team Penske