This Week in Racing History (October 28-November 3)

This Week in Racing History
Michael Stucker

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).

Bernie Ecclestone, CEO Formula One Group
Bernie Ecclestone, CEO Formula One Group

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October 29
Audi R8s finish 1-2 in the ALMS race in Las Vegas, Nevada, USA. Emanuele Pirro and Frank Biela finishing ahead of Dindo Capello and Allan McNish (2000).

October 30
Ned Jarrett and Junior Johnson retire from racing, both with 50 NASCAR Grand National wins (1966).

October 31
Johnny Rutherford drives a McLaren powered by a Drake-Offenhauser engine to victory in the USAC Championship race at Texas World Speedway in College Station, Texas, USA (1976).

November 1
Mika Hakkinen wins the Japanese GP and his first Formula One World Title at Suzuka in a McLaren-Mercedes (1998).

November 2
F1 champion Alan Jones born (1946).

November 3
FIA declares that, beginning in 1993, all F1 cars must have flat bottoms. Ground effects chassis are outlawed (1982).

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Series Vintage
Drivers Mika Hakkinen , Allan McNish , Frank Biela , Ned Jarrett , Alan Jones , Junior Johnson , Dindo Capello , Bernie Ecclestone , Johnny Rutherford
Article type Special feature
Tags alan jones, audi, biela, capello, ecclestone, fia, fom, hakkinen, history, jarrett, johnson, mclaren, mcnish, pirro, rutherford, stucker, usac