This week in racing history (August 3-9)

People in this week in racing history include: Ludwig Heimrath, Michele Alboreto, Sochiro Honda, George Follmer, Ralph Mulford, Achille Varzi, and Patrick Depailler.

This Week in Racing History Michael Stucker

August 3

Ludwig Heimrath wins the USAC-sanctioned sports car race at St. Jovite, Quebec, Canada, driving a Cooper-Ford (1964).

August 4

Michele Alboreto drives a Ferrari 156/85 to victory in the German Grand Prix on the Nurburgring (1985).

August 5

Sochiro Honda, founder of the Honda Motor Company, dies at the age of 84 (1991).

August 6

George Follmer drives a Penske Porsche 917/10K to victory in the Mid-Ohio Can-Am race in Ohio, USA (1972).

August 7

Ralph Mulford drives a Dusenberg to victory in a 300 mile race at Des Moines Speedway in Des Moines, Iowa, USA (1915).

August 8

Grand Prix racing driver Achille Varzi born in Gilliante, Italy (1904).

August 9

Patrick Depailler dies in a crash during testing at Hockenheim, Germany (1980).

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Series History
Drivers George Follmer , Michele Alboreto , Ludwig Heimrath , Patrick Depailler
Article type Special feature
Tags achille varzi, george follmer, ludwig heimrath, michele alboreto, patrick depailler, ralph mulford, sochiro honda