This Week in Racing History (August 5-11)

This Week in Racing History
Michael Stucker

August 5
Richie Ginther, who would give Honda their first F1 win, is born in Los Angeles, California, USA (1930).

Brian Redman
Brian Redman

Photo by: Bob Heathcote

August 6
Allan McNish and Dindo Capello drive an Audi R8 to victory in the ALMS race at Mosport Park near Bowmanville, Ontario, Canada (2000).

August 7
Brian Redman drives a Lola T332C-Chevrolet to victory in the SCCA F5000 Championship race on the Mid-Ohio Sports Car Course in Lexington, Ohio, USA (1976).

August 8
F1 and CART champion Nigel Mansell born (1953).

August 9
Nelson Piquet, driving a Williams-Honda FW11B, wins the Hungarian Grand Prix on the Hungaroring (1987).

August 10
After 16,000 km and exactly two months, the Italia of Prince Scipione Borghese, mechanic Ettore Guizzardi, and journalist Luigi Barzini arrives in Paris, France, to win the Paris-Peking race (1907).

August 11
Jo Siffert drives the Hart Ski Porsche 910 to victory in the GT race at Hockenheim, West Germany (1968).

Write a comment
Show comments
About this article
Series Vintage
Drivers Rinaldo Capello , Allan McNish , Nigel Mansell , Nelson Piquet , Brian Redman , Bob Heath
Teams Williams
Article type Special feature
Tags audi, barnini, capello, chevrolet, ginther, guizzardi, history, hockenheim, honda, hungaroring, lola, mansell, mcnish, mid-ohio, mosport, paris-peking, piquet, porsche, redman, scca, siffert, stucker, williams