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Born on this day (25th - April)

Arthur Chevrolet

1884 - 1946


Herb Ardinger

1910 - 1973


Jean Lucas

1917 - 2003


Sergio Sighinolfi

1925 - 1956


Hans Laine

1945 - 1970


Vicente Alberto Pernía

1949


Cor Euser

1957


Duncan Dayton

1959


Klaus Panchyrz

1963


1965


Felipe Massa

1981



Died on this day (25th - April)

Frank Lockhart

1903 - 1928


Fred Frame

1894 - 1962


1934 - 1965


1895 - 1972


Michele Alboreto

1956 - 2001


John Love

1924 - 2005


Archie Bryde

1919 - 2008



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