Formula One in History

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  • 1950-05-13 First ever race of the FIA World Championship of Drivers Champonship held at Silverstone, England and won by Giuseppe Farina of Alfa Romeo
  • 1951-10-28 Juan Manuel Fangio of Argentina wins FIA World Championship of Drivers by taking out the Spanish Grand Prix at Pedralbes in an Alpha Romeo; wins by 6 points from Alberto Ascari of Italy
  • 1952-08-03 Alberto Ascari of Italy clinches FIA World Championship of Drivers by winning German Grand Prix at Nürburgring in a Ferrari
  • 1952-09-07 Alberto Ascari of Italy in a Ferrari wins FIA World Championship of Drivers with victory in season ending Italian Grand Prix at Monza; wins title by 12 points from countryman Giuseppe Farina
  • 1953-08-23 Alberto Ascari of Italy clinches his second FIA World Championship of Drivers by winning Swiss Grand Prix at Bremgarten in a Ferrari
  • 1953-09-13 Italian Ferrari driver Alberto Ascari retains FIA World Championship of Drivers although forced to retire (engine trouble) in season ending Italian Grand Prix at Monza; wins title by 6.5 points from Juan Manuel Fangio
  • 1954-08-22 Juan Manuel Fangio of Argentina clinches his second FIA World Championship of Drivers by winning Swiss Grand Prix at Bremgarten in a Maserati
  • 1954-10-24 Britain's Mike Hawthorne wins season ending Spanish Grand Prix at Pedralbes; Argentine Maserati driver Juan Manuel Fangio takes second FIA World Championship of Drivers title by 17 points from countryman José Froilán González
  • 1955-05-22 Oldest man to drive in the Grand Prix (aged 55) finishes 6th
  • 1955-07-16 Juan Manuel Fangio of Argentina clinches his third FIA World Championship of Drivers title by finishing 2nd to fellow Mercedes driver Sterling Moss in the British Grand Prix at Aintree
  • 1955-09-11 Juan Manuel Fango in a Mercedes wins season ending Italian Grand Prix at Monza to take his third FIA World Championship of Drivers title by 17 points from Englishman Stirling Moss
  • 1956-09-02 British Ferrari driver Peter Collins sportingly hands over his car to retired team mate Juan Manuel Fangio during season ending Italian Grand Prix at Monza; Fangio finishes 2nd to win World Champion of Drivers title
  • 1957-08-04 Argentine Maserati driver Juan Manuel Fangio clinches his record 5th World Championship of Drivers title (4th consecutive) in winning the German Grand Prix at the Nürburgring

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1958-02-23 5-time F1 world drivers champion Juan Manuel Fangio is kidnapped by Cuban rebels from Fidel Castro's 26th of July Movement; released soon after Cuban GP

Cuban Revolutionary and President Fidel Castro
Cuban Revolutionary and President
Fidel Castro
  • 1958-10-19 Stirling Moss wins season ending Moroccan Grand Prix at Ain-Diab but fellow Brit Mike Hawthorn takes World Championship of Drivers from Moss by just 1 point by finishing second; first British world champion
  • 1959-12-12 Jack Brabham finishes 4th in season-ending US Grand Prix at Sebring to become first Australian World Championship of Drivers winner; takes title by 4 points from Briton Tony Brooks

  • 1960-08-14 Australian driver Jack Brabham clinches his second consecutive World Championship of Drivers title by winning the Portuguese Grand Prix at Boavista
  • 1960-11-20 Australian driver Jack Brabham finishes 4th in season-ending US Grand Prix at Riverside Raceway to retain his World Championship of Drivers title by 9 points from Bruce McLaren of New Zealand
  • 1961-05-14 Stirling Moss wins the 1961 Monaco Grand Prix
  • 1961-08-06 British racing driver Sterling Moss scores his 15th and final Formula 1 victory in the German Grand Prix at the Nürburgring
  • 1961-09-10 Italian Grand Prix, a crash causes the death of German driver Wolfgang von Trips and 13 spectators hit by his Ferrari
  • 1961-09-10 American Ferrari driver Phil Hill wins Italian Grand Prix at Monza to clinch World Championship of Drivers title; first American F1 world champion
  • 1961-10-08 American Phil Hill's Ferrari team does not participate in season ending US Grand Prix at Watkins Glen; already clinched World Championship of Drivers title; English driver Innes Ireland wins Lotus' first ever Grand Prix
  • 1962-12-29 British driver Graham Hill wins the South African Grand Prix at Prince George Circuit in a BRM; takes out his first World Championship of Drivers title by 12 points from Scotsman Jim Clark
  • 1963-09-08 Scottish Lotus driver Jim Clark wins the Italian Grand Prix at Monza to clinch his first World Championship of Drivers title; Clark's 5th GP win of the season
  • 1963-12-28 Scottish Lotus driver Jim Clark wins his record 7th Grand Prix of the F! season, the South African event at Prince George Circuit; first Scotsman to win the World Championship of Drivers title
  • 1964-10-25 English driver John Surtees finishes 2nd behind American Dan Gurney in season ending Mexican Grand Prix at Autódromo Hermanos Rodríguez to clinch his first World Championship of Drivers title; edges Graham Hill by 1 point
  • 1965-08-01 Scottish Lotus driver Jim Clark wins the German Grand Prix at the Nürburgring to clinch his second World Championship of Drivers title
  • 1965-10-24 Jim Clark in a Lotus is forced to retire from season-ending Mexican Grand Prix at Autódromo Hermanos Rodríguez with engine trouble; American Richie Ginther is race winner and Clark claims his second World Championship of Drivers
  • 1966-09-04 Australian Jack Brabham clinches his 3rd World Championship of Drivers title with a 6th place in the Italian Grand Prix at Monza
  • 1966-10-23 Australian Jack Brabham is first to win World Championship of Drivers title and International Cup for constructors championships in the same year; 2nd in season ending Mexican Grand Prix at Autódromo Hermanos Rodríguez
  • 1967-10-22 Denny Hulme becomes first New Zealander to win the World Championship of Drivers title with 3rd place in the Mexican Grand Prix at Autódromo Hermanos Rodríguez; wins title by 5 points from team leader Jack Brabham
  • 1968-11-03 English Lotus driver Graham Hill wins his 2nd World Formula 1 Drivers Championship by taking out the Mexican Grand Prix at Autódromo Hermanos Rodríguez; wins title by 12 points from Scotsman Jackie Stewart
  • 1969-09-07 Scottish Matra-Ford driver Jackie Stewart wins the Italian Grand Prix at Monza to clinch his first World Formula 1 Drivers Championship; his 6th F1 win of the season
  • 1969-10-19 Scottish Matra-Ford driver Jackie Stewart finishes 4th in season ending Mexican Grand Prix to win his first World Formula 1 Drivers Championship by 26 points from Jacky Ickx of Belgium
  • 1970-10-04 Jochen Rindt of Austria posthumously clinches World Formula 1 Drivers title at the US Grand Prix at Watkins Glen when contender Jacky Ickx finishes 4th; Rindt killed in a practice accident at the Italian GP at Monza 5/9/70
  • 1970-12-15 Stan Smith and Rod Laver finish with 4-1 records atop inaugural season ending ATP Masters Grand Prix tennis standings in Tokyo, Japan; Smith wins event after beating Laver 4–6, 6–3, 6–4 in the rounds
  • 1971-08-15 Despite crashing out on lap 36, Scotsman Jackie Stewart clinches his second World Formula 1 Drivers title at the Austrian Grand Prix at Österreichring; French Tyrrell driver François Cevert wins the race
  • 1971-10-03 Scotsman Jackie Stewart finishes 5th in the season ending US Grand Prix at Watkins Glen to claim his second World Formula 1 Drivers title by 29 points from Swede Ronnie Peterson
  • 1971-12-12 Romanian tennis star Ilie Năstase finishes ATP Masters Grand Prix with a perfect 6-0 record to win the rich season ending event at the Coubertin Stadium, Paris
  • 1972-10-08 Despite retiring with suspension trouble at the US Grand Prix at Watkins Glen, Emerson Fittipaldi becomes first Brazilian to win the World Formula 1 Drivers title; wins by 16 points from Jackie Stewart

  • 1972-12-02 Romanian tennis star Ilie Năstase successfully defends his ATP Masters Grand Prix title with a 6–3, 6–2, 3–6, 2–6, 6–3 win over American Stan Smith in Barcelona, Spain
  • 1973-09-09 4th place finish in the Italian Grand Prix at Monza is enough to clinch Jackie Stewart his 3rd Formula 1 World Drivers Championship
  • 1973-10-07 Scotsman Jackie Stewart wins his 3rd World Formula 1 Drivers title despite withdrawing from the season ending US Grand Prix at Watkins Glen; wins title by 16 points from Emerson Fittipaldi
  • 1973-12-08 Romanian tennis star Ilie Năstase wins his 3rd consecutive season-ending ATP Masters Grand Prix title with a 6–3, 7–5, 4–6, 6–3 win over Dutchman Tom Okker in Boston, Massachusetts
  • 1974-10-06 Brazilian McLaren driver Emerson Fittipaldi finishes 4th in the US Grand Prix at Watkins Glen to win his 2nd World Formula 1 Drivers title by 3 points from Clay Ragazzoni
  • 1974-12-15 Guillermo Vilas of Argentina beats defending champion lie Năstase 7–6, 6–2, 3–6, 3–6, 6–4 to win his first and only season-ending ATP Masters Grand Prix tennis final in Melbourne, Australia
  • 1975-10-05 Austrian Niki Lauda wins the United States Grand Prix at Watkins Glen to claim his first World Formula 1 drivers championship; wins by 19.5 points from Emerson Fittipaldi of Brazil
  • 1975-12-07 Romanian tennis star Ilie Năstase wins his 4th season-ending ATP Masters Grand Prix title with a 6-2, 6-2, 6-1 rout of Björn Borg of Sweden in Stockholm
  • 1976-08-01 Reigning world F1 champion Niki Lauda of Austria suffers a near fatal crash during the German Grand Prix at Hockenheim
  • 1976-10-24 English McLaren driver James Hunt finishes 4th in the season ending Japanese Grand Prix at Fuji Speedway to win his first World Formula 1 Drivers title by 1 point from Niki Lauda
  • 1976-12-12 Spaniard Manuel Orantes beats Wojtek Fibak of Poland 5–7, 6–2, 0–6, 7–6, 6–1 to win his first and only season-ending ATP Masters Grand Prix tennis title in Houston, Texas
  • 1977-10-02 Austrian Ferrari driver Niki Lauda finishes 4th in the US Grand Prix East at Watkins Glen to clinch his second World Formula 1 Drivers title; Englishman James Hunt wins the race
  • 1977-10-23 Despite not driving in season ending Japanese Grand Prix, Austrian Niki Lauda wins his second World Formula 1 Drivers title by 17 points from Jody Scheckter of South Africa
  • 1978-01-08 American Jimmy Connors beats Björn Borg of Sweden 6-4, 1-6, 6-4 to win his first and only season-ending ATP Masters Grand Prix tennis title at Madison Square Garden, NYC
  • 1978-09-10 The single point American Lotus driver Mario Andretti earns for finishing 6th at the Italian Grand Prix at Monza is enough to clinch his first World Formula 1 Drivers title

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1978-10-08 American Mario Andretti in a Lotus finishes 10th in the season ending Canadian Grand Prix at Île Notre-Dame Circuit, but wins his first World Formula 1 Drivers title by 13 points from Ronnie Peterson

Racing Car Driver Mario Andretti
Racing Car Driver
Mario Andretti
  • 1979-01-14 John McEnroe wins his first of 3 season-ending ATP Masters Grand Prix tennis titles 6–7, 6–3, 7–5 against fellow American Arthur Ashe at Madison Square Garden, NYC
  • 1979-09-09 South African Ferrari driver Jody Scheckter wins the Italian Grand Prix at Monza to clinch his first World Formula 1 Drivers title; first RSA champion
  • 1979-10-07 Ferrari driver Jody Scheckter retires with tyre trouble in US Grand Prix at Watkins Glen; becomes first South African to claim World Formula 1 Drivers title; wins by 4 points from race winner Gilles Villeneuve
  • 1980-01-12 Björn Borg of Sweden wins his first of 2 season-ending ATP Masters Grand Prix tennis titles outclassing American Vitas Gerulaitis 6–2, 6–2 at Madison Square Garden, NYC
  • 1980-09-28 Australian Williams driver Alan Jones clinches his first World Formula 1 Drivers title by winning the Canadian Grand Prix at Île Notre-Dame Circuit
  • 1980-10-05 Australian Williams driver Alan Jones wins the United States East Grand Prix to claim his first World Formula 1 Drivers title; wins by 13 points from Nelson Piquet of Brazil
  • 1981-01-18 Swedish tennis star Björn Borg claims his second straight ATP Masters Grand Prix title with a 6–4, 6–2, 6–2 win over Ivan Lendl at Madison Square Garden, NYC
  • 1981-10-17 Brazilian Nelson Piquet driving for Brabham finishes 5th in the season ending Caesars Palace Grand Prix in Las Vegas to clinch his first World Formula 1 Drivers title by 1 point from Carlos Reutemann
  • 1982-01-17 Czech tennis star Ivan Lendl scores a 6–7, 2–6, 7–6, 6–2, 6–4 win over American Vitas Gerulaitis to claim his first of 5 ATP Masters Grand Prix titles at Madison Square Garden, NYC
  • 1982-09-25 Keke Rosberg becomes the first Fin to win the World Formula 1 Drivers title when he finishes 5th in season ending Caesars Palace Grand Prix in Las Vegas; wins by 5 points from Didier Pironi
  • 1983-01-23 Ivan Lendl scores a 6–4, 6-4, 6–2 win over American John McEnroe to claim back-to-back ATP Masters Grand Prix tennis titles at Madison Square Garden, NYC
  • 1983-10-15 Nelson Piquet of Brazil finishes 3rd in the season ending South African Grand Prix at Kyalami to clinch his second World Formula 1 Drivers title; wins by 2 points from Alain Prost
  • 1984-01-15 John McEnroe reverses previous year's result with a 6–3, 6–4, 6–4 win over Ivan Lendl to claim his second season-ending ATP Masters Grand Prix tennis title at Madison Square Garden, NYC
  • 1984-10-21 Austrian Ferrari driver Niki Lauda becomes a 3-time World Formula 1 Drivers champion when he finishes 2nd in the season ending Portuguese Grand Prix at Estoril; wins title by just 0.5 from Alain Prost
  • 1985-01-13 John McEnroe repeats previous year's result with a 7–5, 6–0, 6–4 win over Ivan Lendl to claim back-to-back season-ending ATP Masters Grand Prix tennis titles at Madison Square Garden, NYC
  • 1985-10-06 French McLaren driver Alain Prost clinches his first World Formula 1 Drivers title with a 4th placing in the European Grand Prix at Brands Hatch
  • 1985-11-03 French McLaren driver Alain Prost wins his first World Formula 1 Drivers title, finishing 4th in the Australian Grand Prix in Adelaide; wins title by 20 points from Italian Michele Alboreto
  • 1986-01-21 Czech tennis star Ivan Lendl defeats Boris Becker of Germany 6-2, 7-6, 6-3 to claim the season-ending ATP Masters Grand Prix title for a third time at Madison Square Garden, NYC
  • 1986-04-13 Spanish Grand Prix decided by 0.014 of a second
  • 1986-04-21 Bob Hering sets Formula One power boat record (165.338 mph, Ariz)
  • 1986-10-26 French McLaren driver Alain Prost retains his World Formula 1 Drivers Championship with victory in season ending Australian Grand Prix in Adelaide; wins title by 2 points from Nigel Mansell
  • 1986-12-10 Ivan Lendl repeats previous year's result with a 6–4, 6–4, 6–4 win over Boris Becker to claim back-to-back season-ending ATP Masters Grand Prix tennis titles at Madison Square Garden, NYC
  • 1987-09-20 French driver Alain Prost wins Portuguese Grand Prix at Estoril; his record 28th Formula 1 victory
  • 1987-11-01 Brazilian Williams driver Nelson Piquet finishes 15th in the Japanese Grand Prix at Suzuka but clinches his 3rd World Formula 1 Drivers Championship
  • 1987-11-15 Brazilian Williams driver Nelson Piquet retires from Australian Grand Prix at Adelaide with break trouble but wins his 3rd World Formula 1 Drivers Championship by 12 points from Nigel Mansell
  • 1987-12-04 Defending champion Ivan Lendl wins 3rd straight season-ending ATP Masters Grand Prix tennis title by defeating Mats Wilander of Sweden 6–2, 6–2, 6–3 in the final at Madison Square Garden, NYC

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1988-10-30 Brazilian McLaren driver Ayrton Senna wins Japanese Grand Prix at Suzuka, his record 8th GP win of the season; clinches first World Formula 1 Drivers title

Formula 1 Driver Ayrton Senna
Formula 1 Driver
Ayrton Senna
  • 1988-11-13 Brazilian McLaren driver Ayrton Senna finishes 2nd in the season ending Australian Grand Prix in Adelaide to win his first World Formula 1 Drivers Championship; wins title by 3 points from Alain Prost
  • 1988-12-05 Boris Becker beats defending champion Ivan Lendl 5–7, 7–6, 3–6, 6–2, 7–6 in a classic final to win his first of 3 ATP Masters Grand Prix tennis titles at Madison Square Garden, NYC
  • 1989-10-22 Over-competitive McLaren team mates Alain Prost & Ayrton Senna famously collide and skid into an escape road during Japanese Grand Prix at Suzuka; Prost retires from race and claims 3rd World Formula 1 Drivers title
  • 1989-11-05 French McLaren driver Alain Prost withdraws early in wet Australian Grand Prix in Adelaide but wins his 3rd World Formula 1 Drivers title; wins by 16 points from team mate Ayrton Senna
  • 1989-12-03 Stefan Edberg of Sweden claims his first and only ATP Masters Grand Prix tennis title with a 4–6, 7–6, 6–3, 6–1 win over defending champion Boris Becker at Madison Square Garden, NYC
  • 1990-10-21 Ayrton Senna of Brazil crashes his McLaren during the Japanese Grand Prix at Suzuka but clinches his second World Formula 1 Drivers Championship
  • 1990-11-04 Ayrton Senna retires with gearbox trouble during the season-ending Australian Grand Prix in Adelaide; wins by 7 points from Alain Prost; McLaren-Honda wins Constructors title for 3rd straight year
  • 1991-10-20 Brazilian McLaren driver Ayrton Senna clinches his 2nd straight, and 3rd overall World Formula 1 Drivers title by finishing second in the Japanese Grand Prix at Suzuka
  • 1991-11-03 Ayrton Senna wins Australian Grand Prix in Adelaide; shortest F1 race ever run (14 laps) because of wet conditions; Senna retains his 3rd World Drivers title by 24 points from Nigel Mansell
  • 1992-08-16 British Williams driver Nigel Mansell finishes second in Hungarian Grand Prix at the Hungaroring to clinch his first World Formula 1 Drivers Championship
  • 1992-11-08 Nigel Mansell in a Williams crashes during the season ending Australian Grand Prix in Adelaide but wins his first World Formula 1 Drivers title by 52 points; Mansell won record 9 GPs during the season
  • 1993-09-26 French Williams driver Alain Prost finishes 2nd in Portuguese Grand Prix at Estoril to clinch his 4th World F1 Drivers Championship; after race Prost announces his retirement at the end of the season
  • 1993-11-07 French Williams driver Alain Prost finishes 2nd in season ending Australian Grand Prix in Adelaide to claim his 4th World F1 Drivers Championship by 26 points from Ayrton Senna; Prost announces his retirement from F1 racing

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1994-11-13 Title contenders Michael Schumacher and Damon Hill famously collide on lap 35 of the season ending Australian Grand Prix in Adelaide; Schumacher wins his first World F1 Drivers title by 1 point from Hill

Formula 1 Driver Michael Schumacher
Formula 1 Driver
Michael Schumacher
  • 1995-10-01 German Benetton driver Michael Schumacher wins the Pacific Grand Prix at the TI Circuit in Aida, Japan to clinch his 2nd straight World Formula 1 Drivers Championship
  • 1995-11-12 German Benetton driver Michael Schumacher crashes in the season-ending Australian Grand Prix in Adelaide but claims second straight World F1 Drivers title by 33 points from Damon Hill

Birthdays in Sport

  • 1873-09-20 Ferenc Szisz, Hungarian race car driver (winner of the 1st Grand Prix motor racing), born in Szeghalom, Hungary (d. 1944)
  • 1904-08-08 Achille Varzi, Italian auto racer (14 Grand Prix wins), born in Galliate, Italy (d. 1948)
  • 1906-10-30 Giuseppe Farina, Italian race car driver and one-time F1 world champion (d. 1966)
  • 1911-06-24 Juan Manuel Fangio, Argentine auto racer (World F1 champion 1951, 1954-57), born in Balcarce, Argentina (d. 1995)
  • 1918-07-13 Alberto Ascari, Italian auto racer (World F1 champion 1952, 53), born in Milan, Italy (d. 1955)
  • 1924-12-07 John Love, Zimbabwean Formula One driver, born in Bulawayo, Southern Rhodesia (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)
  • 1928-07-26 Don Beauman, British Formula One racing driver, born in Farnborough, Hampshire, England (d. 1955)
  • 1939-05-05 Cesare Fiorio, Italian sporting director of various Formula One teams
  • 1939-06-11 Jackie Stewart, Scottish auto racer, analyst (27 Grand Prix wins, 3-time World F1 champion), born in Milton, Scotland
  • 1939-09-05 Clay Regazzoni, Swiss Formula One driver, born in Mendrisio, Switzerland (d. 2006)

Person of interestMario Andretti

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
  • 1942-04-12 Carlos Reutemann, Argentine racing driver (Formula One) and politician, born in Santa Fe, Argentina
  • 1943-07-20 Chris Amon, New Zealand Formula 1 racer, born in Bulls, New Zealand (d. 2016)
  • 1946-12-12 Emerson Fittipaldi, Brazilian auto racer (World F1 Champion 1972, 74, Indy 500 1989, 93), born in São Paulo, Brazil
  • 1947-08-29 James Hunt, English race car driver (won the Formula One World Championship 1976), born in Belmont, Surrey (d. 1993)
  • 1947-09-18 Giancarlo Minardi, Italian founder and Managing Director of Minardi Formula One team, born in Faenza, Italy
  • 1948-07-04 René Arnoux, French formula-1 racer (6th place-1980), born in Pontcharra, Isère, France
  • 1948-12-06 Keke Rosberg, Finnish auto racer (World F1 Champion 1982), born in Solna, Sweden
  • 1949-02-22 Niki Lauda, Austrian auto racer (F1 world champ 1975, 77, 84), born in Vienna, Austria
  • 1950-01-29 Jody Scheckter, South African auto racer (World F1 Champion 1979), born in East London, South Africa
  • 1950-09-12 Gustav Brunner, Austrian Formula One designer and engineer, born in Graz, Austria
  • 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), born in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
  • 1952-09-07 Ricardo Tormo, Spanish Grand Prix motocycle racer, born in Valencia, Spain (d. 1998)
  • 1954-04-17 Riccardo Patrese, driver (Grand Prix)
  • 1954-07-24 Philippe Alliot, race driver (grand prix)
  • 1954-08-08 Nigel Mansell, British auto racer (World F1 champion 1992, Indy Car 1993), born in Upton-upon-Severn, England
  • 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
  • 1955-03-09 Teo Fabi, Italian Formula-1 Indy-car racer (rookie of year-1983), born in Milan, Italy
  • 1956-12-23 Michele Alboretto, formula-1 racer (Ferrari)
  • 1957-11-07 Jonathan Palmer, formula-1 racer
  • 1958-04-10 Bob Bell, British engineer and Chief Technical Officer of the Renault Formula One team, born in Belfast, Northern Ireland
  • 1959-08-27 Gerhard Berger, formula-1 racer (Italian Grand Prix-1988)

Person of interestAyrton Senna

1960-03-21 Ayrton Senna, Brazilian Formula 1 driver (3-time world F1 champion), born in São Paulo, Brazil (d. 1994)

Formula 1 Driver Ayrton Senna
Formula 1 Driver
Ayrton Senna
  • 1960-09-19 Loïc Bigois, French Formula One engineer and aerodynamicist, born in Aix-en-Provence, France
  • 1961-06-06 Aldo Costa, Italian engineer and the Engineering Director of the Mercedes Formula One team, born in Parma, Italy
  • 1963-04-02 Mike Gascoyne, British Formula One engineer and designer, born in Norwich, England
  • 1964-06-11 Jean Alesi, French Formula One driver
  • 1965-11-10 Eddie Irvine, Irish auto racer (runner-up World F1 Championship 1999), born in Newtownards, Northern Ireland
  • 1968-02-22 James Allison, British Formula 1 Technical Director of Mercedes-AMG, born in Louth, Lincolnshire
  • 1968-07-27 Ricardo Rosset, Brazilian Formula One driver, born in São Paulo, Brazil
  • 1968-09-29 Mika Häkkinen, Finnish auto racer (World F1 Champion 1998, 99), born in Vantaa, Finland

Person of interestMichael Schumacher

1969-01-03 Michael Schumacher, German auto racer (7- time world F1 champion), born in Hürth, 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

Person of interestRalf Schumacher

1975-06-30 Ralf Schumacher, German Formula 1 race car driver, born in Hürth, North Rhine-Westphalia, Germany

Formula 1 Driver Ralf Schumacher
Formula 1 Driver
Ralf Schumacher
  • 1976-02-06 Colin Teo, Singaporean Grand Prix driver
  • 1976-07-24 Tiago Monteiro, Portuguese Formula One driver
  • 1977-05-10 Nick Heidfeld, German Formula 1 driver
  • 1978-01-05 Franck Montagny, French Formula One driver
  • 1979-04-16 Christijan Albers, Dutch Formula One driver, born in Eindhoven, Netherlands
  • 1979-04-18 Anthony Davidson, British Formula One driver

Person of interestKimi Räikkönen

1979-10-17 Kimi Räikkönen, Finnish auto racer (F1 World Champion 2007), born in Espoo, Finland

Formula 1 Driver Kimi Räikkönen
Formula 1 Driver
Kimi Räikkönen
  • 1980-01-19 Jenson Button, English Formula One driver (World Championship 2009), born in Frome, England
  • 1981-04-25 Felipe Massa, Brazilian Formula One racing driver (11 wins), born in São Paulo, Brazil
  • 1981-07-29 Fernando Alonso, Spanish Formula 1 Driver (World Championship 2005, 2006), born in Oviedo
  • 1982-03-18 Timo Glock German Formula 1 driver
  • 1984-12-07 Robert Kubica, the first Polish Formula One racing driver

Person of interestLewis Hamilton

1985-01-07 Lewis Hamilton, English auto racer (World F1 Champion 2008, 14-15, 17-18), born in Stevenage, England

Formula 1 Driver Lewis Hamilton
Formula 1 Driver
Lewis Hamilton
  • 1985-06-27 Nico Rosberg, German Finnish race car driver (F1 World Champion 2016), born in Wiesbaden, West Germany

Person of interestSebastian Vettel

1987-07-03 Sebastian Vettel, German racing driver (four-time Formula 1 world champion 2010-13), born in Heppenheim, Hesse, West Germany

Formula 1 Driver Sebastian Vettel
Formula 1 Driver
Sebastian Vettel
  • 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

  • 1944-02-21 Ferenc Szisz, Hungarian race car driver (winner of the 1st Grand Prix motor racing), dies at 70
  • 1948-07-01 Achille Varzi, Italian auto racer (14 Grand Prix wins), dies in practise crash at 43
  • 1955-05-26 Alberto Ascari, Italian auto racer (World F1 champion 1952, 53), dies in a testing accident at 36
  • 1955-07-09 Don Beauman, British Formula One racing driver, dies at 26
  • 1959-01-22 Mike Hawthorn, English race car driver and one-time F1 world champion (b. 1929)
  • 1966-06-30 Giuseppe Farina, Italian auto racer (World F1 champion 1950), dies in a domestic car accident at 59
  • 1967-05-07 Lorenzo Bandini, Italian Formula One driver (b. 1935)
  • 1967-07-07 Jo Schlesser, French Formula One racing driver (b. 1928)
  • 1968-04-07 Jim Clark, Scottish auto racer (Indianapolis 500 1965, world F1 Champion 1963, 65), dies in race accident at Hockenheim, Germany at 32
  • 1974-10-06 Helmuth Koinigg, Austrian Formula One driver (b. 1948)
  • 1977-03-05 Tom Pryce, Welsh Formula One driver, dies at 27
  • 1977-03-05 Jansen Van Vuuren, Dutch volunteer safety marshall at the 1977 South African Grand Prix
  • 1980-08-01 Patrick Depailler, French Formula 1 driver (b. 1944)
  • 1985-07-02 David Purley, British Formula 1 driver (b. 1945)
  • 1991-12-18 George Abecassis, English Formula 1 driver (b. 1913)

Person of interestAyrton Senna

1994-05-01 Ayrton Senna, Brazilian Formula One driver (3-time world F1 champion), dies in a crash at San Marino GP at 34

Formula 1 Driver Ayrton Senna
Formula 1 Driver
Ayrton Senna
  • 1995-07-16 Juan Manuel Fangio, Argentine auto racer (World F1 champion 1951, 1954-57), dies of kidney failure at 84
  • 1998-12-27 Ricardo Tormo, Spanish Grand Prix motocycle racer, dies at 46
  • 2005-04-25 John Love, Zimbabwean Formula One driver, dies at 80
  • 2006-12-15 Clay Regazzoni, Swiss Formula One driver, dies at 67
  • 2008-08-13 Dino Toso, American Formula-1 engineer (b. 1969)
  • 2008-08-28 Phil Hill, American race car driver and one-time F1 world champion (b. 1927)
  • 2010-12-12 Tom Walkinshaw, former racing driver and Formula 1 team owner (b. 1946)
  • 2011-01-07 Derek Gardner, British Formula 1 car designer (b. 1931)
  • 2014-05-19 Jack Brabham, Australian auto racer and team owner (F1 champ 1959-60, 66), dies of liver disease at 88
  • 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
  • 2016-08-03 Chris Amon, New Zealand Formula 1 racer, dies at 73