This Week in Racing History (October 26 - November 1)

People in this week in racing history include: Bernd Schneider, Klaus Ludwig, Tony Hulman, Bernie Ecclestone, Bobby Allison, David Pearson, Ayrton Senna, Derek Bell, and Denny Hulme.

This Week in Racing History — Michael Stucker —

October 26
Bernd Schneider and Klaus Ludwig drive a Mercedes CLK to victory in the FIA GT Championship finale at Laguna Seca, California, USA. Schneider wins the drivers championship (1997).

October 27
Indianapolis Motor Speedway owner Tony Hulman dies (1977).

October 28
Bernie Ecclestone, one-time owner of Brabham and president and CEO of Formula One Management and Formula One Administration, born in Suffolk, England (1930).

October 29
Bobby Allison and David Pearson finish 1-2 in Holman+Moody Fords in the NASCAR Grand National race at Rockingham, North Carolina, USA (1967).

October 30
Ayrton Senna drives a McLaren-Honda to victory in the Japanese GP at Suzuka (1988).

October 31
Sports car racer and Le Mans champion Derek Bell born in Pinner, Middlesex, England (1941).

November 1
Final Can-Am race for Chaparral. Vic Elford starts on the pole at Riverside, California, USA, but his race ends after 5 laps, with engine failure. Denny Hulme drives a Team McLaren M8D-Chevrolet to the win (1970).

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Series Vintage
Drivers Vic Elford , Bernd Schneider , Klaus Ludwig , Denny Hulme , Ayrton Senna , Derek Bell , Bobby Allison , Bernie Ecclestone , David Pearson
Article type Special feature
Tags bernie ecclestone, tony hulman