historicracing

Born on this day (23rd - April)

1851 - 1898


Wilhelm Werner

1874 - 1947


Bob Burman

1884 - 1916


1932


Dick Atkins

1936 - 1966


Larry Rice

1946 - 2009


Mike Smith

1955 - 2014


Mike Ciochetti

1959


Pierluigi Martini

1961


Chris Kneifel

1961


Paul Belmondo

1963


Parnelli Jones Jr

1969


Thiago Marques

1980



Died on this day (23rd - April)

1892 - 1948


1912 - 1950


Dempsey Wilson

1927 - 1971


Alfred Ethelbert Moss

1896 - 1972



On this day
9 / 3 / 1997
Australian Grand Prix, Melbourne. Won by David Coulthard in a McLaren.

David Coulthard was the McLaren victor this time at Melbourne. From 4th on the grid he went on to win ahead of Michael Schumacher, 20 seconds behind and Mika Hakkinen finished third, 2.1 seconds later. Frentzen set fastest lap of the race. Jacques Villeneuve sat on pole, unfortunately, he was out with an accident even before he got a lap in. This was the first Mercedes powered F1 victory since Juan Fangio won the 1955 Italian Grand Prix.