This week in racing history (August 24-30)

People in this week in racing history include: Frank Raymond Wilton, Dario Franchitti, Ayrton Senna, Gerhard Berger, Frank Williams, James Hunt and Kenny Bernstein

This Week in Racing History - Michael Stucker -

August 24
Frank Raymond Wilton, "Lofty" England, rally driver, race car engineer, and Chairman & CEO of Jaguar, born in London, England (1911).

August 25
Dario Franchitti wins the CART race at Circuit Gilles Villeneuve in Montreal, Quebec, Canada (2002).

August 26
Ayrton Senna wins the Belgian GP to score his 25th F1 victory, which ties him for third on the all-time win list with Jim Clark and Niki Lauda (1990).

August 27
F1 racer Gerhard Berger is born in Worgl, Austria (1959).

August 28
Frank Williams wins an F3 race in Sweden (1966).

August 29
James Hunt wins the Dutch Grand Prix at Zandvoort in a McLaren M23 (1976).

August 30
Kenny Bernstein becomes the first NHRA Funny Car driver to break 270 mph when he runs 272.41 mph at Indianapolis, Indiana, USA (1986).

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Series Vintage
Drivers Kenny Bernstein , Gerhard Berger , Dario Franchitti , Jim Clark , Niki Lauda , Ayrton Senna , Gilles Villeneuve , Frank Williams , James Hunt
Teams Williams
Article type Special feature
Tags ayrton senna, dario franchitti, frank raymond wilton, frank williams, gerhard berger, jaguar, james hunt, kenny bernstein