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


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Events on this day

Interesting and notable events from the history of motor sport.

1999

1999 saw the arrival of BAR on the F1 scene. Having made predictions about winning their first race as per Wolf the reality was somewhat different. The biggest impact (no pun intended) they made all season occured on this day (28 August) in qualifying for the Belgian Grand Prix at Spa. READ MORE

2005

After Alessandro Zanardi's accident in 2001 which cost him both his legs no-one, apart from maybe the man himself, thought he would ever race again. On this day he was not only racing again but he took his first win since the crash, taking the chequered flag in the second race of the FIA World Touring Car Championship at the Motorsport Arena Oschersleben in Germany, not far from the Lausitzring where his accident had happened.

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