HISTORICRACING

keeping the spirit alive

Driver Database

Driver histories dating back to the late 1800s. There are currently 3268 driver records in our database.


Mon
Tue
Wed
Thu
Fri
Sat
Sun

31
1
2
3
4
5
6

7
8
9
10
11
12
13

14
15
16
17
18
19
20

21
22
23
24
25
26
27

28
29
30
31
1
2
3

Blog

Check out out blog for stories and anecdotes from the history of motorsport.

Born on this day

Passed away on this day

Events on this day

Interesting and notable events from the history of motor sport.

1991

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.

Historic Racing News

from autosport

Motor Sport News

from autosport

Latest Posts

Giancarlo Baghetti, arguably the first and only person to win his very first F1 World Championship Grand Prix read more

2017-05-26 10:04:56.0 / by historicracing.com

Maurice Trintignant driving his Scuderia Centro-Sud Cooper-Climax to work in 1960 read more

2017-04-10 13:59:22.0 / by historicracing.com

So come on now…What do you think was the worst Formula 1 car ever built? read more

2017-04-07 12:42:51.0 / by historicracing.com

Sponsors

Historicracing.com would like to thank the following companies for their support.