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Born on this day (23rd - May)

Ernst Klodwig

1903 - 1973


Joe James

1925 - 1952


Jim Mallory

1935 - 1972


Gerard Larrousse

1940


Wally Dallenbach Jr

1963


Didier Cottaz

1967


Laurent Aiello

1969


Bryan Herta

1970


Rubens Barrichello

1972



Died on this day (23rd - May)

Luigi Arcangeli

1902 - 1931


Ernst Henne

1904 - 2005



On this day
26 / 3 / 1989
Brazilian Grand Prix at Rio de Janeiro won by Nigel Mansell in a Ferrari.

Nigel Mansell in a Ferrari won the Brazilian GP at Rio de Janeiro from his sixth spot on the grid. He won over fifth place starter Alain Prost in his McLaren, finished 7.8 seconds behind Mansell. A stirring drive from Mauricio Gugelmin in a March took the third place spot from 12th on the grid. Ayrton Senna in the other McLaren, sat on pole but finished a disappointing 11th, 1 lap down. Riccardo Patrese set the fastest lap of the race in his Williams but was out with a broken camshaft.