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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 / 1976
South Africa Grand Prix, Kyalami. Won by Niki Lauda in a Ferrari

Niki Lauda led every lap to win the F1 South African GP in a Ferrari. A deflating tire forced Lauda to slow in the late laps, but a hard charging James Hunt still finished 1.3 seconds behind in his McLaren. Before the race, the Lotus and March teams made a "trade" with the unhappy Ronnie Peterson moving to March in exchange for Lotus receiving the rights to F3 star Gunnar Nilsson.
© Jim Thurman