People in this week in racing history include: Tazio Nuvolari, Jackie Ickx, Jo Bonnier, Rob Walker, Gordon Johncock, Vic Elford, Alain Prost
This Week in Racing History
Tazio Nuvolari, racing great between the world wars, dies of tuberculosis at his home in Mantua, Italy (1953).
The Vintage Sports Car Club holds the last auto race at Donnington Park, in England, before the start of WWII (1939).
Gulf Mirage M1-Fords finish 1-2 in the sports car race at Karlskoga, Sweden. Jackie Ickx wins with Jo Bonnier second (1967).
F1 team owner Rob Walker born (1917).
Gordon Johncock drives a Wildcat-DGS to victory in the USAC Championship race at Trenton, New Jersey (1976).
Driving a Chaparral-entered Chevrolet Camaro, Vic Elford wins the SCCA Trans-Am race at Watkins Glen, New York, USA. Only Camaro Trans-Am win this year (1970).
Alain Prost wins the Austrian Grand Prix at the Osterreichring in a McLaren MP4/2C-TAG (1986).