This Week in Racing History (January 18-24)

This Week in Racing History Michael Stucker January 18 F1 racer Gilles Villeneuve born in Quebec, Canada (1950). January 19 Sterling Moss wins the Argentine Grand Prix driving a Cooper. First wins for Cooper, a rear-engined F1 car, and team...

This Week in Racing History
Michael Stucker

January 18
F1 racer Gilles Villeneuve born in Quebec, Canada (1950).

January 19
Sterling Moss wins the Argentine Grand Prix driving a Cooper. First wins for Cooper, a rear-engined F1 car, and team owner Rob Walker (1958).

January 20
Freddie Spencer, 2-time 500cc motorcycle Grand Prix World Champion, born in Shreveport, Louisiana, USA (1962).

January 21
Emil Jellinek, who's daughter was the "Mercedes" in Mercedes-Benz, dies in Geneva, Switzerland (1918).

January 22
Alyssia Edwards, wife of Two-time World Superbike Champion Colin Edwards, gives birth to their first child, Gracie (2003).

January 23
Indianapolis and Pikes Peak racer John Mauro dies at age 91 (2003).

January 24
Dale Duncan puts out a fire in his Allard's engine compartment during the 1000 kilometer endurance race in Buenos Aires, Argentina, by urinating on it. His co-driver, Carroll Shelby, had thrown the fire extinguisher out of the car to save weight. They would finish tenth. Shelby's driving skills are noticed by John Wyer, who would later hire him to drive for Aston Martin (1954).

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Series History
Drivers Gilles Villeneuve , Colin Edwards , Freddie Spencer