This Week in Racing History (July 7-13)

People in this week in racing history include: jo Siffert, Benny Parsons, Peter Brock, Patsy Burt, Don Sesslar, Nigel Mansell and Enzo Ferrari

This Week in Racing History
Michael Stucker

July 7
Swiss sports car and F1 racer Jo Siffert is born in Freiburg (1936).

Nigel Mansell, FIA Steward
Nigel Mansell, FIA Steward

Photo by: XPB Images

July 8
Benny Parsons wins the NASCAR Winston Cup Talladega 500 in a Dodge Charger (1973).

July 9
Peter Brock drives a Ford Sierra to victory in the ATCC Group A race at Oran Park, New South Wales, Australia (1989).

July 10
Patsy Burt, the first woman to win the Brighton Speed Trials and the RAC National Sprint Championship, born in Chelsea, London, England (1928).

July 11
The B Production race during the SCCA National event at Mid-Ohio is won by Don Sesslar, driving the Sports Car Forum Sunbeam Tiger (1965).

July 12
Nigel Mansell drives a Williams-Honda FW11B to victory in the British Grand Prix at Silverstone, England (1987).

July 13
Enzo Ferrari, with mechanic Eugenio Siena, drives an Alfa Romeo RLSS to victory in the first Coppa Acerbo road race (1924).

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Series Vintage
Drivers Nigel Mansell , Benny Parsons , Peter Brock
Teams Williams
Article type Special feature
Tags brock, burt, ferrari, history, mansell, parsons, sesslar, siffert