This Week in Racing History

This Week in Racing History March 22 - Rod Millen born (1951). - Peter Revson dies in Formula one testing crash at Kyalami, South Africa (1974). March 23 - Adrian Reynard born (1951). - Mike Hailwood dies in...

This Week in Racing History

March 22 - Rod Millen born (1951).

- Peter Revson dies in Formula one testing crash at Kyalami, South Africa (1974).

March 23 - Adrian Reynard born (1951).

- Mike Hailwood dies in road accident (1981).

March 24 - Roger Mears born (1947).

- Nigel Mansell saves Peter Collins from drowning in the ocean off Rio de Janeiro, Brazil (1981).

March 26 - The first Mille Miglia road race begins. It will be won, the next day, by Emilio Materassi at an average speed of 44 mph/71 kph (1927).

March 27 - Cale Yarborough born (1939).

March 28 - Rolla Vollstedt buys the first Offenhauser engine built for rear-engine application. It was put in the Bryant Heating Special which finished 15th in the Indianapolis 500 with Len Sutton at the wheel (1964).

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Drivers Nigel Mansell , Peter Collins , Roger Mears , Rod Millen , Cale Yarborough , Peter Revson , Mike Hailwood