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Driver histories dating back to the late 1800s. There are currently 3267 driver records in our database.


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Events on this day

Interesting and notable events from the history of motor sport.

1935

The great "romantic" age of South American road racing begins with the start of the first Gran Premio Internacional. The running of this 2733.6 mile (4409 km) event from Buenos Aires to Santiago de Chili was a rally which was won by Arturo Kruuse of Patagonia, Argentina, in a Plymouth.

1971

Peter Gethin in his Chevron-Chevrolet F5000, won in the Race of Champions event at Brands Hatch, England. This was the first, and only time, a F5000 car won over the F1 mounts in a heads-up competition.

1976

James Hunt won his second in a row at the non-championship Race of Champions at Brands Hatch with his McLaren M23. READ MORE

1993

South African Grand Prix at Kyalami won by Alain Prost. READ MORE

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