Events on January 13rd
Interesting and notable events from the history of motor sport.
Argentine Grand Prix, Buenos Aires. Won by Juan Manuel Fangio in a Maserati
Buenos Aires, Argentina...Juan Manuel Fangio won the Argentine GP in a Maserati. Including a co-drive to victory in 1956, it was the fourth straight win for Fangio in his home GP. Fangio averaged 80 mph for the 3 hour/100 lap race over the 2.42 mile Buenos Aires Autodrome circuit. Fangio took the checkered flag 18.3 seconds ahead of Jean Behra, also in a Maserati. Joakim Bonnier and Wolfgang von Trips made their GP debuts.
Argentine Grand Prix, Buenos Aires.Won by Denis Hulme in a McLaren
Buenos Aires, Argentina...Denis Hulme won the Argentine Grand Prix in his McLaren. Niki Lauda of Austria finished second, 9.2 seconds back, in a Ferrari, with Lauda's teammate Clay Regazzoni coming home 3rd. The win was the 8th and final career F1 win for 1967 World Champion driver Hulme, who retired from F1 at the end of the 1974 season.
Argentine Grand Prix, Buenos Aires.Won by .Alan Jones in a Williams
Buenos Aires, Argentina...Alan Jones won the Argentine GP in a Williams. Jones was the pole winner and led 46 of the 53 laps, taking the checkered flag 24 seconds ahead of the Brabham of Nelson Piquet with Keke Rosberg coming home 3rd in a Fittipaldi. Alain Prost made his GP debut in a McLaren and finished 6th, earning a point in his first start.