This Week in Racing History (May 4-10)

This Week in Racing History May 4 - Grand Prix driver Wolfgang von Trips born in Cologne, Germany (1928). May 5 - World of Outlaw racer Mark Kinser born (1964). May 6 - Alessandro Cagno wins first Targa Florio in an Italia. ...

This Week in Racing History

May 4 - Grand Prix driver Wolfgang von Trips born in Cologne, Germany (1928).

May 5 - World of Outlaw racer Mark Kinser born (1964).

May 6 - Alessandro Cagno wins first Targa Florio in an Italia. He covered the 277.4 miles (446.4 kilometers) in 9 hours 32 minutes 22 seconds.

May 7 - Hermann Lang, driving a Mercedes W165, wins Grand Prix of Tripoli (1939).

May 8 - Mechanic and car builder A.J. Watson born in Mansfield Ohio. His cars would win the Indy 500 five times (1924).

- Gilles Villeneuve dies in a practice accident before Belgian Grand Prix at Zolder (1982).

May 9 - Count Carlo-Felice Trossi dies after a long illness (1949).

May 10 - Lorenzo Bandini dies in accident during Monoco GP (1967).

- Jochen Rindt wins the Monoco GP. Last F1 victory for the Lotus 49 (1970).

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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Drivers Mark Kinser , Gilles Villeneuve , Stéphane Ratel , Jochen Rindt