Today in Motor Sport

Events in Sport

  • 1984-10-21 Niki Lauda becomes 3rd time motor racing world champ
  • 2005-04-02 James Stewart Jr. becomes first African American to win a major motor sports event.

Event of interestEvent of Interest

2013-12-29 7-time world F1 motor racing champion Michael Schumacher suffers a serious head injury in a ski accident in the French Alps, his condition still remains unclear

Formula 1 Driver Michael Schumacher
Formula 1 Driver
Michael Schumacher

Birthdays in Sport

  • 1903-06-24 Ernest Leslie Bouts, motor-racing driver
  • 1921-04-09 Jean-Marie Balestre, French president of motor sport's FIA, born in Saint-Rémy-de-Provence, France (d. 2008)
  • 1941-08-20 Jo Ramirez, Mexican motor racing team manager and author
  • 1947-09-18 Giancarlo Minardi, Italian motor racing team boss
  • 1951-09-18 Marc Surer, Swiss motor racing driver
  • 1952-04-11 Peter Windsor, English motor racing journalist and reporter, born in Reigate, Surrey, England
  • 1952-06-03 David Richards, CBE, British motor racing entrepreneur

Deaths in Sport

  • 1927-03-03 J.G. Parry-Thomas, Welsh motor-racing driver (b. 1884)
  • 1996-08-15 Ernest Leslie Bouts, motor-racing driver, dies at 93
  • 2008-03-27 Jean-Marie Balestre, French president of motor sport's FIA, dies at 86