Events on this day
Interesting and notable events from the history of motor sport.
After the Hungarian Grand Prix in 1991 where Gachot finished 9th, he travelled to England where he got into a minor traffic accident with a London taxi. However what had started as a small incident resulted in a physical altercation, during which Gachot sprayed the taxi driver with CS gas, which was illegal. Not only was Bertrand arrested, but he was sentenced to 6 months to 2 years in Brixton prison. On appeal the court agreed that the sentence was too harsh and the he walked free after just 2 months.