historicracing

Born on this day (27th - March)

Louis LeCocq

1892 - 1919


Cale Yarborough

1939


Garcia Veiga

1945


Didier de Radigu├Ęs

1958


Mark Lovell

1960 - 2003


Parker Johnstone

1961


Gregor Foitek

1965


David Coulthard

1971



Died on this day (27th - March)

Tom Alley

1889 - 1953


Heinz Schiller

1930 - 2007



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.