This week in racing history (1997-05-11)

This Week in Racing History Mike Stucker May 11 Race debut of Ferrari 125 at Diacenza, Italy (1947). Jack Sears wins British Saloon Car race at Silverstone in American Ford Galaxy (1963). May 12 Pierro Taruffi drives a Ferrari 335S to...

This Week in Racing History Mike Stucker

May 11
Race debut of Ferrari 125 at Diacenza, Italy (1947).


Jack Sears wins British Saloon Car race at Silverstone in American Ford Galaxy (1963).

May 12
Pierro Taruffi drives a Ferrari 335S to victory in the last Mille Miglia. Marquis Alfonso de Portago, his co-driver Ed Nelson, and ten spectators die when the Marquis' 335S crashes (1957).


Graham Hill wins the Spanish Grand Prix at Madrid in a Lotus 49-Cosworth. Hill's first GP win in a Lotus (1968).

May 13
Nino Farina, driving an Alfa Romeo 158, wins the European GP at Silverstone, the first race in the new World Driving Championship (1950).

May 14
Emanual de Graffenried drives a Maserati 4CLT/48 to victory in the Bristish GP at Silverstone (1949).


Sterling Moss wins the Monoco Grand Prix in a Lotus 18-Climax entered by Rob Walker. Moss' second straight Monoco win (1961).

May 16
A.J. Foyt takes his last lap around the Indianapolis Motor Speedway as he retires from driving Indycars (1993).

May 17
Kenelm Lee Guiness sets a speed record of 215.244 kph in a Sunbeam (1909).


Scott Brayton, Indy 500 pole winner, is killed in a practice accident at Indianapolis (1996).

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Drivers Graham Hill , A.J. Foyt