Events on January 21st
Interesting and notable events from the history of motor sport.
The start of the first Monte Carlo Rally took place.
Tasman Cup, Lady Wigram Trophy, Wigram, New Zealand. Won by Peter Whitehead in a Ferrari.
Tasman Cup, Lady Wigram Trophy, Wigram, New Zealand. Won by Jack Brabham.
the Lady Wigram Trophy is held in pouring rain but Jack Brabham (Cooper) comes through it all to win from Stirling Moss (Lotus 18)
Round 3 Tasman Cup, Lady Wigram Trophy, Wigram, New Zealand. Won by Jim Clark in a Lotus-Climax.
Jim Clark won the 'Lady Wigram Trophy' race in a Lotus-Climax. The race on the Wigram airfield circuit was round 3 of the Tasman Cup series for formula cars up to 2.5 liters. New Zealand
Argentinian Grand Prix. Won by Jacques Laffite in a Ligier Ford.
Jacques Laffite won the Argentine Grand Prix as Ligier joined teams using Ford engines. Laffite and teammate Patrick Depailler put Ligier 1-2 on the grid. A lap 1 pile-up eliminated Jody Scheckter, Didier Pironi, Patrick Tambay, Nelson Piquet and Arturo Merzario. John Watson, also involved, re-started his McLaren after making repairs using parts from Tambay's car. Lafitte won by 14.9 seconds over Carlos Reutemann in a Lotus with Watson 3rd and Depailler 4th with a misfiring motor. Defending World Champion Mario Andretti (Lotus) and Emerson Fittipaldi (Copersucar) rounded out the point earners. Buenos Aires, Argentina
Elio De Angelis first Formula One race.