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Born on this day (25th - March)

Washington Roebling

1881 - 1912


Karl von Waldthausen

1907 - 1933


1911 - 1988


Breno Fornari

1925


Don Freeland

1925 - 2007


Fritz d'Orey

1938


Tom Weickardt

1947


Butch Lindley

1948 - 1990


Giniel de Villiers

1972


Danica Sue Patrick

1982



Died on this day (25th - March)

Billy Cotton

1899 - 1969


Juan Gaudino

1893 - 1975



On this day
6 / 3 / 1971
South Africa Grand Prix, Kyalami. Won by Mario Andretti in a Ferrari

Mario Andretti drove his Ferrari past Denny Hulme with 4 laps left and went on to score the first F1 win of his career in the South African GP. Hulme had taken the lead from Clay Regazzoni on lap 17 and built a commanding lead before a vibration forced him to ease the pace. It appeared that Hulme would hold off the flying Andretti until a bolt fell from the radius arm of Hulme's McLaren and Andretti zipped by for the win. Jackie Stewart finished 20 seconds behind Andretti in second as Hulme fell to 6th.
© Jim Thurman