This Week in Racing History (March 24-30)


People in this week in racing history include: Steve McQueen, Ayrton Senna, Julian Bailey, Jamie Campbell-Walker, Jim Hall, Hap Sharp, Lorraine Barrow, Jo Siffert and David Piper's

This Week in Racing History
Michael Stucker

March 24
Steve McQueen, actor and racer who starred in the movie "Le Mans", is born in Beech Grove, Indiana (1930).

Toleman TG183B-Hart 415T - Ayrton Sennas first F1 car
Toleman TG183B-Hart 415T - Ayrton Sennas first F1 car

Photo by: Ed Fahey

March 25
Ayrton Senna starts his first F1 race, the Brazilian GP at Rio, in a Toleman. Alain Prost wins the race in a McLaren MP4/2-TAG (1984).

March 26
Julian Bailey and Jamie Campbell-Walker drive a Lister Storm to victory in the FIA GT race in Valencia, Spain.

First FIA GT win for Lister. First time in 20 months that a car other than a Chrysler Viper has won an FIA GT event (2000).

March 27
Jim Hall and Hap Sharp, driving a Chaparral 2, win the rain soaked 12 Hours of Sebring (1965).

March 28
Lorraine Barrow sets a standing-start one mile record of 72.6 seconds in a 35-HP Mercedes during the Nice, France, "Week of Speed" (1901).

March 29
NPTI (Nissan Performance Technology Inc.), formerly Electromotive Engineering, the builders and racers of Nissan's IMSA GTP cars, closes its doors (1993).

March 30
Jo Siffert drives David Piper's Porsche 917K to victory in the BARC 200-Embassy Trophy race at Thruxton, England (1970).

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Series Vintage
Drivers Julian Bailey , David Piper , Alain Prost , Ayrton Senna
Article type Special feature
Tags bailey, barrow, campbell-walker, hall, history, mcqueen, piper's, senna, sharp, siffert