historicracing

Born on this day (22nd - May)

Gus Schrader

1895 - 1941


Alex von Falkenhausen

1907 - 1989


Joe Barzda

1915 - 1993


Sergio Mantovani

1929 - 2001


Bobby Johns

1934


Pedro Diniz

1970



Died on this day (22nd - May)

1881 - 1913



On this day
4 / 3 / 1978
South African Grand prix at Kyalami won by Ronnie Peterson in a Lotus.

He started from 11th on the grid. Winning ahead of Patrick Depailler in a Tyrrell and John Watson in his Brabham. Mario Andretti set the fastest lap of the race but finished one lap down in seventh. Lauda was on pole for that race, but his engine expired 53 laps in.