This Week in Racing History (March 7-13)

This Week in Racing History Michael Stucker www.vintageRPM.com 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...

This Week in Racing History
Michael Stucker
www.vintageRPM.com

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
Keiji Matsumoto wins the Japanese F2 race at Suzuka, Japan, driving a March (1981).

March 9
David Coulthard wins the Australian Grand Prix in a Mercedes powered McLaren. First Mercedes Formula One victory since Juan Fangio won the 1955 Italian Grand Prix (1997).

March 10
Two-time 500cc Motorcycle Grand Prix World Champion Barry Sheene dies from cancer at age 52 (2003).

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

March 12
Porsche unveils their 917 race car to the public at the Geneva Auto Show (1969).

March 13
Tazio Nuvolari drives a Bugatti 35C to victory in the Grand Prix of Tripoli for his first international auto racing win (1928).

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Series History
Drivers David Coulthard , Stirling Moss , Gordon Johncock , Bill Lloyd , Keiji Matsumoto , Tazio Nuvolari