historicracing

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 / 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