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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.

1897

The first speed hillclimb in motor racing history. READ MORE

1905

A G MacDonald was reported to be the 1st person to exceed 100 mph (161 kph) in a car at Daytona Beach, Florida. It was in fact Louis Rigolly in a Gobron Brillie at Ostend six months earlier on July 21st 1906. He achieved a speed of 103.56 mph.

1907

The Parisian newspaper "Le Matin" anouncess Peking to Paris. READ MORE

1955

100-mile South Pacific Championship Race (Australia) won by Peter Whitehead in a 3-litre ex-GP Ferrari. READ MORE

1960

Buenos Aires 1000 Kilometers won by Phil Hill and Cliff Allison in Ferrari 250 Testa Rossa READ MORE

1970

Timaru Gold Star race won by Graham McRae in a Begg F5000.

1970

March 701, March's first F1 car, was unveiled.

1970

CSI officially homologated the Ferrari 512S READ MORE

1970

Daytona 24 Hour race won by Rodríguez Kinnunen in a Porsche 917. READ MORE

1974

Brazilian Grand Prix won by Emerson Fittipaldi in a Marlboro McLaren M23. READ MORE

1999

37th Rolex 24 Hour Race at Daytona USA won by Andy Wallace, Elliott Forbes-Robinson and Butch Leitzinger in a Ford powered Riley & Scott. READ MORE

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