This Week in Racing History (March 6-12)

This Week in Racing History Michael Stucker March 6 Mario Andretti drives a Ferrari to his first Formula One win in the South African Grand Prix at Kyalami (1971). March 7 Stirling Moss and Bill Lloyd win the sportscar race at Sebring, ...

This Week in Racing History
Michael Stucker

March 6
Mario Andretti drives a Ferrari to his first Formula One win in the South African Grand Prix at Kyalami (1971).

March 7
Stirling Moss and Bill Lloyd win the sportscar race at Sebring, Florida, in Briggs Cunningham's 1.5-liter OSCA. Porfirio Rubirosa drives his 3.3-liter Lancia D24 to second place (1954).

March 8
While driving to Nice, France, after supervising a test session at Paul Ricard, Williams team principal Frank Williams loses control of his Ford Sierra rental car and crashes, breaking his neck (1986).

March 9
David Pearson drives a Holman-Moody Ford Torino to a NASCAR Grand National win at Rockingham, North Carolina, USA (1969).

March 10
Damon Hill wins the Australian GP in a Williams. His teammate, Jacques Villenueve, is second in his F1 debut (1996).

March 11
Gordon Johncock wins the first race staged by Championship Auto Racing Teams (CART), at Phoenix, Arizona, USA (1979).

March 12
NASCAR stockcar racer Casey Mears born (1978).

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Series History
Drivers Casey Mears , Mario Andretti , Damon Hill , Stirling Moss , Frank Williams , Gordon Johncock , Bill Lloyd , David Pearson
Teams Williams