This week in racing history (1997-05-04)

This Week in Racing History Mike Stucker 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...

This Week in Racing History Mike Stucker

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).

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Drivers Mark Kinser , Gilles Villeneuve , Jochen Rindt