Formula One in History

Events in Sport

  • 1986-04-21 Bob Hering sets Formula One power boat record (165.338 mph, Ariz)
  • 1987-09-20 Alain Prost wins record 28th Formula one auto race
  • 1991-11-03 Ayrton Senna wins shortest Formula One race ever run (17 laps)

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2012-10-04 Formula One legend Michael Schumacher retires

Formula 1 Driver Michael Schumacher
Formula 1 Driver
Michael Schumacher

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2012-10-28 Sebastian Vettel wins the 2012 Formula One Indian Grand Prix

Formula 1 Driver Sebastian Vettel
Formula 1 Driver
Sebastian Vettel

Birthdays in Sport

  • 1924-12-07 John Love, Zimbabwean Formula One driver (d. 2005)
  • 1926-11-11 Maria Teresa de Filippis, Italian racing car driver (first woman to complete in Formula One), born in Naples (d. 2016)
  • 1936-03-04 Jim Clark, Scottish Formula One driver (World Champion 1963,65), born in Kilmany, Fife (d. 1968)
  • 1939-05-05 Cesare Fiorio, Italian sporting director of various Formula One teams

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1940-02-28 Mario Andretti, Italian American race-car driver (1969 Indianapolis 500, 1978 Formula One World Champion), born in Montona, Italy

Racing Car Driver Mario Andretti
Racing Car Driver
Mario Andretti
  • 1952-03-26 Didier Pironi, French Formula One driver (d. 1987)
  • 1952-08-17 Nelson Piquet, auto racer, 3-time Formula One champ (1981, '83, '87)
  • 1955-02-24 Alain Prost, Formula One racing driver (Championships: 85, 86, 89, 93)
  • 1955-02-26 Rupert Keegan, Westcliff-on-Sea, Essex, England, Formula One racing car driver
  • 1961-06-06 Aldo Costa, Italian engineer and the Engineering Director of the Mercedes Formula One team, born in Parma, Italy
  • 1964-06-11 Jean Alesi, French Formula One driver
  • 1968-07-27 Ricardo Rosset, Brazilian Formula One driver

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1969-01-03 Michael Schumacher, German Formula 1 racing driver and seven time world champion, born in Hürth, North Rhine-Westphalia, Germany

Formula 1 Driver Michael Schumacher
Formula 1 Driver
Michael Schumacher
  • 1970-05-22 Pedro Diniz, Brazilian Formula One driver
  • 1971-02-24 Pedro de la Rosa, Spanish Formula One driver
  • 1972-03-04 Jos Verstappen, Dutch Formula One driver
  • 1972-05-23 Rubens Barrichello, Brazilian formula one driver
  • 1973-11-16 Christian Horner, British Formula One team owner
  • 1974-05-29 Marc Gené, Spanish Formula One driver
  • 1976-07-24 Tiago Monteiro, Portuguese Formula One driver
  • 1977-01-28 Takuma Sato, Japanese racing car driver (Indianapolis 500 2017), born in Toyko, Japan
  • 1978-01-05 Franck Montagny, French Formula One driver
  • 1979-04-16 Christijan Albers, Dutch Formula One driver
  • 1979-04-18 Anthony Davidson, British Formula One driver
  • 1980-01-19 Jenson Button, English Formula One driver (World Championship 2009), born in Frome, England
  • 1981-04-25 Felipe Massa, Brazilian Formula One driver
  • 1984-12-07 Robert Kubica, the first Polish Formula One racing driver
  • 1989-08-03 Jules Bianchi, French Formula One racing driver, born in Nice (d. 2015)

Weddings in Sport

  • 2006-11-11 Dutch Formula One racer Christijan Albers (27) weds Liselore Kooijman at The Grand in Amsterdam

Deaths in Sport

  • 1967-05-07 Lorenzo Bandini, Italian Formula One driver (b. 1935)
  • 1967-07-07 Jo Schlesser, French Formula One racing driver (b. 1928)
  • 1974-10-06 Helmuth Koinigg, Austrian Formula One driver (b. 1948)
  • 1977-03-05 Tom Pryce, Welsh Formula One driver (b. 1949)
  • 2006-12-15 Clay Regazzoni, Swiss Formula One driver (b. 1939)
  • 2015-07-17 Jules Bianchi, French Formula One racing driver, dies from injuries during accident at Japanese Grand Prix in 2014, at 25
  • 2016-01-08 Maria Teresa de Filippis, Italian racing car driver (first woman to complete in Formula One), dies at 89