historicracing

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
29 / 3 / 1981
Brazilian Grand Prix at the Jacarepagua circuit won by Carlos Reutemann ina Williams.

Carlos Reutemann won the F1 Brazilian Grand Prix at the Jacarepagua circuit, ignoring Williams team orders to let teammate Alan Jones pass for the win. With 7 laps to go in the scheduled 63 lap race, a pit board was displayed to Reutemann telling him to let Jones by. The sign was displayed 3 more laps, but Reutemann wound up taking the checkered 4 seconds ahead of defending World Champion Jones when the race reached the 2 hour time limit one lap early. Reutemann later insisted he was going to wave Jones by on lap 63, a lap which never came.